Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

Holder eases federal prosecution for minor drug offenders

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday he has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek long sentences for minor drug-related crimes.

Texas protesters demand education changes

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Ten thousand protesters marched on the Texas Capitol demanding changes in the state's testing system and more money for public schools, rally officials said.

Wreck of ship from famed expedition found

NUUK, Greenland, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The ship that transported Capt. Robert Scott to the Antarctic for his doomed expedition a century ago has been discovered off Greenland, U.S. researchers say.

Prince Philip resumes public schedule

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prince Philip of Britain attended a dinner Tuesday in Cambridge, his first public appearance since he was hospitalized with a heart attack at Christmastime.
Magnetic South Pole target of expedition

Magnetic South Pole target of expedition

AVALON, New Zealand, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Two scientists from New Zealand say they will travel to the Antarctic to continue a 100-year-long record of Earth's magnetic field.
Sandusky waives preliminary hearing

Sandusky waives preliminary hearing

BELLEFONTE, Pa., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges he sexually assaulted young boys.

Texas businesses asked to avoid dropouts

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- Businesses throughout Texas should avoid hiring high school dropouts to help teens remain focused on education, the state's top education official says.

Texas opts out of U.S. school standards

AUSTIN, Texas, June 24 (UPI) -- Texas has become the fourth state to reject voluntary national standards for the teaching of English and math in public schools.

Climbing pioneer wants Everest memorial

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The first man to ever climb Mount Everest has called for a pair of iconic huts in the Antarctic to be maintained by the British government.

Doomed explorer Scott's letters on display

CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The sad letters of Capt. Robert Scott, who died in 1912 trying to reach the South Pole, will go on display for the first time at Cambridge University.

WW II ace, author Robert Scott dead at 97

WARNER ROBINS, Ga., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. World War II fighter ace and best selling author, retired Brig. Gen. Robert Scott has died in a Georgia nursing home of natural causes at age 97.

Scott's s South Pole epic trek recreated

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Ninety-four years ago Tuesday British Capt. Robert Scott discovered his Antarctic expedition had been beaten to the South Pole.

GAO to investigate election irregularities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential election.
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Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) of the House Judiciary Committee speaks on the legal ramifications of President Bush's surveillance practices at a news briefing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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