FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cuban immigrants are cashing in on U.S. welfare and returning to the island, making a mockery of the decades-old premise that they are refugees fleeing persecution at home.
Some stay for months at...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- More Cubans are coming to Florida in their golden years to retire, able to tap U.S. government assistance even though they never lived or worked here.
The number of Cubans arriving over the age of...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- The Lost Baby is having a slow night.
Gerald Morrissen, 44, stands in the crowded downtown Las Vegas pedestrian mall known as the Fremont Street Experience, dressed in white diapers, baby bib, sneakers and an...Read more
BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power launched a major ground offensive Thursday targeting rebel positions in northern Syria, according to government and opposition accounts.
Syrian Gen. Ali ...Read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPI) -- A Saudi woman could face jail time for defamation after posting a discreetly filmed video of her husband allegedly cheating on her.
In the video, a man dressed in white with a brightly-...Read more
You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either?
It turns out that just 4.8 percent of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are much...Read more
Spencer Stone, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed Wednesday night in the Sacramento area and is in stable condition, Air Force officials said.
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Professor Stephen Hawking's answers to select questions submitted to a Reddit Ask Me Anything thread in July were released today.
On July 27, a collaborative effort between Reddit, WIRED and Nokia ...Read more
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) -- Famous Internet feline Lil Bub is releasing a new album called Science & Magic on Dec. 4.
The album will be released via distributor Joyful Noise and will feature 10 tracks including "...Read more
NEW YORK -- When British filmmaker Joe Wright was about 10, he created a character named The Great Kazam and began performing magic tricks in public.
Wright, the director of the new Peter Pan story "Pan," was basically a ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Once Dana Donofree got over the breath-halting news that she had breast cancer, she went through a double mastectomy, six sessions of chemotherapy and reconstructive surgery. Finally, she thought, it was ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- When the Places for People outreach team found Chandra Thirdkill, she was about 40 years old and had been homeless for two years. Her struggles, however, began as a teen. Everyone looked at her like she was ...Read more
THERMAL, Calif. -- When five farmworker families pooled their money to build the Don Jose Mobile Home Park on a plot of dusty land here, they knew little about building permits.
So they jury-rigged almost everything: ...Read more
TANGSHAN, China -- Wei Jiushan spends his day in a fantasy land, surrounded by rides, arcades, souvenir shops, bungee-jumping towers that look like six-story-high banyan trees and a small village of mushroom-shaped houses....Read more
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Normally this time of year at Haskell Indian Nations University, they'd be getting ready for the homecoming football game.
But not this October. There will be no game because Haskell recently cut its ...Read more
After some deep thought and research, I could find only one situation where a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, might work better than a home equity conversion mortgage, or HECM, in meeting the needs of consumers. In ...Read more
Hear that? That's the sound of an exhausted team of reporters collectively high-fiving over the end of music festival season. Whether it was the lush green setting of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Horror director Eli Roth ("Hostel") was a 20-year-old film student at New York University answering phones for producer Frederick Zollo when he met actress/producer Colleen Camp.
He recalled the first time ...Read more
MOSELEY, Va. (UPI) -- A Virginia zoo shared video of a hand-raised cheetah cub playing with his designated animal companion, a lab mix puppy from a rescue group.
The Metro Richmond Zoo, which posted the video to YouTube, ...Read more
If it weren't for the rats, Grace Lee Boggs might never have become a radical.
But when she was fresh out of graduate school and working in a Chicago library for $10 a week, she had to run a gantlet of rats to get into ...Read more