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'Dad, the burgers set the house on fire'

'Dad, the burgers set the house on fire'

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., June 29 (UPI) -- The most U.S. cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving followed by Christmas, but the Fourth of July isn't far behind, claims from State Farm insurance indicate.
Weezer appears on Muppets tribute album

Weezer appears on Muppets tribute album

BURBANK, Calif., June 28 (UPI) -- OK Go, Weezer and The Fray have recorded tracks for the upcoming tribute CD, "Muppets: The Green Album," America's Walt Disney Records said.

Headley: Confining in Rana was a mistake

CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) -- A defendant in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks told a Chicago court Thursday he mistakenly told his friend, Tahawwur Rana, about the plot.
Woods falls out of the golf's Top 10

Woods falls out of the golf's Top 10

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods Monday dropped out of the Top 10 of the men's world golf rankings for the first time in 14 years.
Legislators seek curbs on airport screens

Legislators seek curbs on airport screens

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Legislators in several states have introduced bans on airport patdowns, but the moves are largely symbolic, observers say.
NHL, NBC extend relationship for 10 years

NHL, NBC extend relationship for 10 years

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- The NHL and NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year deal Tuesday that beefs up the network's exclusive coverage during the playoffs.
Taylor Swift sells 20 million albums

Taylor Swift sells 20 million albums

NASHVILLE, March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Taylor Swift has surpassed the 20 million milestone for album sales, Big Machine Records said.
More charges for father of missing boys

More charges for father of missing boys

ADRIAN, Mich., March 9 (UPI) -- An unemployed Michigan man whose three sons have been missing since Thanksgiving faced six new charges Wednesday.

18 charged in gang rape of girl, 11

CLEVELAND, Texas, March 7 (UPI) -- Eighteen suspects have been arrested in the alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas, authorities said.

Dad of missing boys faces new charges

ADRIAN, Mich., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The father of three missing Michigan boys faces new charges of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment that carry a potential life sentence.

Missing boys' dad: I gave them to rescuers

ADRIAN, Mich., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan man charged with parental abduction of his three missing sons says he gave them to a couple from a child rescue group.
Missing boys case now murder investigation

Missing boys case now murder investigation

MORENCI, Mich., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Michigan said the disappearance of three young brothers has transitioned from a kidnapping case to a murder investigation.
Oprah reveals she has a half-sister

Oprah reveals she has a half-sister

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey revealed on her U.S. talk show Monday she discovered in November she has a half-sister who was put up for adoption as a child.

Zoo changes panda's cycle to produce cub

MEMPHIS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Memphis Zoo officials said they're attempting to change a giant panda's fertility cycle with an eye toward producing a cub.
Reagan's 100th birthday observed worldwide

Reagan's 100th birthday observed worldwide

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, the "folklore president," will be observed in London, Krakow and the United States, observers say.
Trial date set in Thanksgiving shooting

Trial date set in Thanksgiving shooting

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has set April 9 as the trial date for a man accused of killing four members of his family in a 2009 Thanksgiving shooting rampage.
Florida freeze squeezes produce buyers

Florida freeze squeezes produce buyers

MIAMI, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Florida's freeze caused produce prices to shoot up, agriculture officials said.
Father of missing boys waives hearing

Father of missing boys waives hearing

ADRIAN, Mich., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan father accused of kidnapping his three young sons, who remain missing, Monday waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
U.S. holiday trips expected to rise 3.1%

U.S. holiday trips expected to rise 3.1%

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. holiday travel of 50 miles or more is expected to rise 3.1 percent this year, AAA estimates.
$750K in art stolen from New York home

$750K in art stolen from New York home

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Valuable jewelry and art, including prints by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, were stolen from a luxury New York apartment, police said.

Mother of missing boys has Christmas hope

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The mother of three missing Michigan boys -- whose estranged husband is in custody charged with parental kidnapping -- says she believes the boys are alive.

Conyers pays for son's use of car

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee John Conyers, D-Mich., said he has reimbursed the taxpayers for his son's use of his government-leased car.
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