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Only top 7% got richer; rest got poorer, study says

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Only the richest 7 percent of Americans got richer during the first two years of the economic recovery while the remaining 93 percent got poorer, a report says.

U.S. Hispanic voters expected to double

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The record number of Latinos who voted for U.S. president this year is likely to double in a generation, an analysis showed Wednesday.

Critics question poll on Asian-Americans

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Critics of a study that calls Asian-Americans the most successful immigrants in the United States said it is a "monolithic portrayal" of the group.
Asian Americans more educated, successful

Asian Americans more educated, successful

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Asian Americans are the fastest-growing, best educated and most successful racial group in the United States, a Pew Research Center study indicates.
Saab: Under new management

Saab: Under new management

Just when it looked like the bankrupt Swedish automaker would be sold off piecemeal, a multinational consortium gobbled up many of its assets.
AL SWANSON, United Press International

Americans less tied to military

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A survey indicates fewer U.S. citizens are serving in the armed forces, resulting in younger Americans losing a family connection to the military.

Teachers aide gets 8 years on guns charge

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A teacher's aide at a Catholic school in England was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for allowing her boyfriend to stash weapons in their home.

Report: More homes with extended families

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Pew Research Center in Washington said the number of U.S. residents in multigenerational households has reached a 50-year high.

Man accused of Scottish terror

MANCHESTER, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A 45-year-old Manchester, England, man allegedly sent small bottles of vodka filled with poison to British officials in an attempt to run them out of Scotland.

Cadillac Award presented at Tribeca

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The documentary "We Are Together (Thina Simunye)" was named winner of The Cadillac Award at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Researchers studying brain injury

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brain injury can occur within one millisecond after a human head is propelled into a windshield during a car accident, a University of New Mexico study shows.

Brain wave interactions are studied

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined one's brain can suffer injury within 1 millisecond after striking a car's windshield during a traffic accident.

Cousins get prison for racial killing

LIVERPOOL, England, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Two English cousins have been given long prison terms for killing a black teen in a racially motivated killing in a Liverpool-area park.

Chrysler mixes smooth jazz and cars

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 28 (UPI) -- Spyro Gyra and Chuck Mangione will headline the 2005 "Cool Cars and Smooth Jazz" outdoor concert series in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Critics unimpressed with Kevin Spacey

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Theater critics reportedly were unimpressed with Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey's debut as artistic director of "Cloaca" at London's Old Vic Theater.

Michigan most digitally advanced government

FOLSOM, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Michigan, which has improved its information infrastructure, has the most digitally advanced state government, a group tracking state government concluded.

Ford chairman rebuilding dealer trust

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. Chairman and CEO William Clay Ford has apologized to the automaker's 4,500 independent dealers nationwide for trying to impose a business policy

Moribund Graham Dance Company revived

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Martha Graham Dance Company, suspended two years ago due to a complicated legal battle over ownership of Graham's dances, has been revived as the result of a favorable court ruling and will return to the stage next year. The announcement of the compan
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Paul Webster was born this day in 1909 in Kansas City, Mo. He was the lead horn player in Jimmy Lunceford's orchestra from 1935 to 1943 and with Cab Calloway from 1944 to 1952.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Forum calls for spectrum fee, free ads

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Free airtime for political candidates on broadcast television and radio networks is critical to reducing the costs of election campaigns and increasing the flow of information to voters, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday at a think tank forum in Washington.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

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Kennedy Center promises exciting season

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- On the brink of its 32nd season, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts promised it would be an extraordinary year, with the rich sounds of the Nati
KATHLEEN MCLEOD

Taylor dancers interpret Great Depression

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- The Paul Taylor Dance Company has taken on a new dance subject, the Great Depression of the 1930s, performing to Tin Pan Alley songs that mirror the both the gr
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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