Europe's river cruises on a roll

Europe's river cruises on a roll

European river cruises and exotic locales, such as Cuba and Myanmar, that were not so long ago off-limits to U.S. visitors top the list of expected travel trends for 2014, travel experts say.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., explains tweet about being called black

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen explained a tweet in which he said a black man called him black by saying, "My constituents don't look at me as a white person."

Congressman not the father of woman he thought was daughter

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is not the father of a woman he thought was his out-of-wedlock daughter, a paternity test revealed.
The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

The Issue: Discord between state, federal marijuana laws just crazy

Is the grass turning greener for marijuana laws in the United States?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Cohen says 'friend' is really his daughter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A woman U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., described as a family friend is really his daughter, and he didn't know about her until three years ago, an aide said.
Giffords officially vacates House seat

Giffords officially vacates House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., officially resigned from Congress Wednesday to focus on recovering from a gunshot wound she got during a 2011 shooting spree.
Warhol's Taylor portrait up for sale

Warhol's Taylor portrait up for sale

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Andy Warhol's 1963 portrait of screen icon Elizabeth Taylor is expected to fetch at least $20 million at a New York auction, The Wall Street Journal said.

Memphis mayor resigns to seek House seat

MEMPHIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton says he is resigning his post in order to seek a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Cohen wins primary in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A white Jewish congressman in a majority black district in Memphis beat a controversial Democratic primary challenger Thursday, election returns showed.

Race, religion enter Tenn. Dem primary

MEMPHIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The campaign of a Tennessee attorney running in the Democratic congressional primary is invoking race and religion in ads against the incumbent.

House resolution apologizes for slavery

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives, on a voice vote Tuesday, approved a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation of African-Americans.

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Report: W.Va. justice a 'hellhole'

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A report listing West Virginia No. 4 in the "judicial hellhole" national rankings drew -- predictably -- mixed comments.

Cohen joins House impeachment process

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Bills in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney were supported last week by Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.

E. coli worries spur ground beef recall

VERNON, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- United Food Group issued a voluntary recall for ground beef in 11 states because the California company is concerned about possible E. coli contamination.

Congressman proposes slavery apology

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- A white congressman from a largely black district hopes to convince the U.S. House to apologize to African-Americans for slavery.

'Colbert Report' is lawmakers' Siren

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Watching Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, OK; being interviewed on "The Colbert Report," not OK, new members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told.

Call for an end to race-based caucuses

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., is calling for an end to race-based groups in Congress like the Congressional Black Caucus.

Sirius with live Wimbledon coverage

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Sirius Satellite Radio will be providing live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Sirius to broadcast all NCAA games

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Sirius Satellite Radio will broadcast every game of the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament.

Phil Jackson to host NBA show on SIRIUS

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Lakers coach Phil Jackson will host an NBA Talk show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, the company said Wednesday.

Living Today: Issues of modern living

The number of "living" languages spoken in the world is dwindling, according to a study by the University of East Anglia in England, published in the journal Nature.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

UPI Farming Today

UPI Farming Today -- Monday, Oct. 7, 2002
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

USDA accused of allowing tainted beef

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Consumer groups and legislators Thursday charged the U.S. Department of Agriculture with failing to conduct required safety testing of beef, allowing millions of pounds potentially contaminated with the bacteria salmonella to go to market.
STEVE MITCHELL, Medical Correspondent