Local official: Stop going after marijuana

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 30 (UPI) -- A Cambridge, England, official suggests the city should effectively legalize pot, at least in one neighborhood where police already consider it a low priority.
China celebrate Lunar New Year

China celebrate Lunar New Year

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- People across China Sunday participated in activities to celebrate the Lantern Festival, which marks the first full moon of the Chinese Lunar New Year.
More Berlusconi tales -- from London

More Berlusconi tales -- from London

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Silvio Berlusconi once asked for model Naomi Campbell's phone number, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife says.

Bruni Web site posts unflattering drawings

PARIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The wife of Britain's prime minister says she was "a bit bemused" by a caricature of her posted on the official Web site of France's first lady.

Young, Blur rock at Glastonbury Festival

GLASTONBURY, England, July 5 (UPI) -- The alternative band Blur and Canadian rocker Neil Young reportedly provided a couple of the more memorable performances at Britain's Glastonbury Festival.
First lady lauds London cancer center

First lady lauds London cancer center

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama and the wife of Britain's prime minister joined in the first anniversary celebration of a London cancer care center.

Sex education in schools an unknown factor

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Exactly what most schools in the United States are teaching teenagers about sex is unknown due to a lack of a tracking system, researchers say.

Watercooler Stories

Family refuses to give up goats … Jesus statue stolen from church … Activists place masks on Rome statues … Mysterious substance in fudge not pot … Watercooler stories from UPI.

Family refuses to give up goats

FORTVILLE, Ind., June 5 (UPI) -- Members of a Fortville, Ind., family -- fined by police for keeping pet goats in the city -- say they plan to plead their case to the City Council.

Prince Charles tours Uganda shantytown

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Prince Charles of Britain, in what could be the start of a campaign to become head of the Commonwealth of Nations, visited a Kampala slum.

Study: Abstinence-only doesn't work

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Abstinence-only sex education has no effect on the sexual behavior of U.S. teenagers, a new study found.

Teen births decrease, remain expensive

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A report by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in Washington said childbearing teens cost U.S. taxpayers at least $9.1 billion in 2004. The nonprofit organization said teen pregnancy has declined since the early 1990s, but the children of tee

Tony award-winner Barnett dead at 80

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Former Broadway star Isabel Bigley Barnett, who won a Tony award for her role in "Guys and Dolls," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

Record births for unwed women in 2003

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The National Center for Health Statistics says the number of births among unmarried women in the United States reached a record high during 2003.

Headley and Aiken in AIDS benefit

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Tony Award winner Heather Headley will be joined by several performers during a one-night-only concert May 24 at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York.

Living Today: Issues of modern living

In its Connected Home concept, based on the increasing availability of broadband and recent developments in wireless connectivity, Philips is developing the home of the future.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International


Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International