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CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- For the week ending April 5, most U.S. states reported minimal influenza activity, but New York City flu activity remained high.
Alex Cukan
North Korea unveils new space agency logo

North Korea unveils new space agency logo

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 3 (UPI) -- Today, North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration, or NADA, unveiled their new logo; and it looks a lot like NASA's.
Brooks Hays
Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 2015 Pentagon budget will cut benefits for active-duty personnel and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

Santa Barbara college students to get imported vaccine

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The government is allowing California college students to get a specially imported meningitis vaccine -- not U.S. approved but used in Europe, officials say.
66 percent of Americans say kids treated with dignity, respect

66 percent of Americans say kids treated with dignity, respect

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Wealthier Americans in the United States are more apt than poorer ones to say children are treated with dignity and respect, a Gallup Poll indicates.

Abbey in Spencer, Mass., produces first U.S. Trappist beer

SPENCER, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A community of monks in central Massachusetts has begun producing the first Trappist ale to be brewed outside Europe.

Jackson Hewitt will help customers file for health insurance

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- For taxpayers who missed the Dec. 24 deadline for health insurance or may be confused by their options, Jackson Hewitt says it can help its U.S. customers.

Poll finds U.S. residents appreciate their public libraries

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Most U.S. residents like their public libraries although half say modern technology means they are less needed, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
6,000 Princeton University students getting meningitis vaccine

6,000 Princeton University students getting meningitis vaccine

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Some 6,000 students at Princeton University and others in New Jersey began vaccinations Monday against meningitis which has sickened eight, officials say.

Survey: Criminal background checks likely mishandled at companies

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Most U.S. company human resources officials believe criminal-history questions are handled appropriately but likely they are not, a private survey indicated.

Poll: 47% have at least somewhat favorable opinion of Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- While most U.S. voters say they don't like the new healthcare law, they also said it hasn't impacted them so far, a Rasmussen Reports poll indicated.
Most doctors, healthcare providers read their online reviews

Most doctors, healthcare providers read their online reviews

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The first annual Digital Doctor Survey indicates most U.S. physicians and other healthcare providers monitor online reviews about themselves.

Pollution near high-volume roadways said risk in much of U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- One-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where vehicle exhaust has typically elevated pollution levels, a study found.
Uninsured to be able to buy health insurance for $100 or less

Uninsured to be able to buy health insurance for $100 or less

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Most U.S. adults who are currently uninsured will be able to find health insurance for $100 or less per month via the Marketplace, officials say.
Confronting Iran, Syria's conjoined twin

Confronting Iran, Syria's conjoined twin

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Why look to Damascus when Tehran controls anti-U.S. acts in the region?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Cpl. Michael T. Wier, from 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, or “First Team,” provides weapons maintenance to his vehicle’s main gun before “leaving the wire” for a mission on Al Anbar Province’s dangerous roads, June 3, 2006. The 22-year-old from Scottsdale, Ariz., is with the battalion’s Personal Security Team. The team’s job is cut and dry – provide maximum security for the battalion’s top brass. The team consists of a handful of armored humvees with a variety of infantry weapons, to include heavy machine guns and anti-armor weapons. While most U.S. Marine Personal Security Teams are composed of infantrymen, Marano’s Personal Security Team is comprised mostly of “support” Marines – administrative clerks, communications technicians, and other “non-infantry”-type occupations. (UPI Photo/Cpl. Antonio Rosas/US MARINE CORPS)
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