SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Researchers looking into an increase in 911 calls in San Francisco said about 30 percent of calls to the emergency number are accidental butt dials.
The Google researchers said they shadowed 911 ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The rising value of the dollar and the slowing global economy caused exports to drop in August, pushing the U.S. trade deficit to its widest level in five months.
The nation imported $48.3 billion more in ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Idella T. Dingle gingerly opened the front door to her modest three-bedroom apartment and held up her cellphone to illuminate a pile of damp debris -- clothes, magazines, overturned televisions -- strewn ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's campaign will begin airing a national TV ad Tuesday featuring controversial comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggesting her poll numbers were dropping because of a ...Read more
CHICAGO -- As if job interviews weren't stomach-churning enough, imagine sitting through one while looping around a giant Ferris wheel.
Last month, top executives from ad agency Havas Worldwide commandeered six gondolas ...Read more
CHICAGO -- A small cluster of stones on Maggie Birk's desk remind the consultant what she does best.
Responsibility, reads one stone. Emotional expression, reads another. Balance, reads a third.
The stones, tucked under ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Filling out a traffic crash report felt as challenging as a chemistry test to Joan "Joann" Glover Straughter. A call for all available units boomed across the St. Louis police sergeant's radio, but she didn't...Read more
CHICAGO -- Like many United fliers in recent years, Oscar Munoz was recently on a lousy flight to Chicago.
It was Labor Day, just after his daughter got married and just before he took over as CEO of the airline. He was ...Read more
The Knights of Juzhani: The Emerald of the Black CaveBrandon Young
Jimmy is an ordinary kid who is a senior in high school. Except for being a black belt, he is an average kid in every respect, with the same hopes and angst. Little does he know that his life is about to change, starting with his discovery of a strange emerald during his class’s field trip ...
E-cigarettes increasingly are being used as a less detectable way to inhale cannabis, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
A study published recently in the journal Pediatrics said 16 percent of high school students,...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Like many blue states, California enthusiastically embraced Obamacare, signing up millions for health insurance. Now, it's venturing into a potentially costly and controversial new frontier of health policy:...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Liz Szabo has spent many summers craving a healthy smoothie. Driving around Pittsburgh, the most common were sugary, calorie-ridden concoctions sold at gas stations and fast food joints.
In a burst of free-...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Murphy has become the master of the macabre through his "American Horror Story" anthology series. Each transformation of the show has tapped into a different fear.
True horror fans loved the first ...Read more
ATLANTA -- To settle a long-running ownership dispute over their father's Nobel Prize and Bible, the children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have turned to a man who knows something about conflict negotiations: Jimmy Carter...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Amtrak's Vermonter derailed Monday on along a stretch of track that will be exempt from a Dec. 31 congressional deadline to install a system to prevent trains from colliding.
The Vermonter is among half a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced Monday he would place a hold on three ambassadorial nominations until there are consequences -- and a criminal investigation -- for Secret Service agents who allegedly ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced plans to further crack down on illegal fishing, a global problem that can hurt both fishing communities in impoverished nations and the seafood industry in the ...Read more
MONROVIA, Calif. (UPI) -- A California homeowner's security cameras were rolling when his 20-pound French bulldog chased a trio of bears off the family's property.
David Hernandez, whose Monrovia home is located in the ...Read more
The first officer of an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston took over command of Flight 550 and safely landed the plane after the pilot became ill, officials said Monday.
The pilot died, according to the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The federal government on Monday announced the details of a record $20 billion civil settlement with the British oil company BP over the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. ...Read more
Red crosses painted on the roofs of hospitals are supposed to protect the facilities and their patients from the ravages of war under the Geneva Conventions that have sought for decades to impose humanitarian order amid ...Read more