MUMBAI, India -- Bowing to a public outcry, the Indian government on Tuesday said it would lift a days-old ban on hundreds of pornographic websites after critics accused the government of encroaching on personal freedoms. ...Read more
MANSFIELD, Ohio (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a fight in a prison yard was found to be spurred by a package of drugs dropped into the facility by a drone.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said the ...Read more
ISLAMABAD -- After fleeing the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar took refuge in Pakistan's densely populated southern port city of Karachi.
His cover? Potato trader in a downtown ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Think of it as Christmas in August. Gasoline prices are expected to drop sharply this month and might be approaching $2 a gallon in much of the country by the time winter's chill arrives.
Normally, pump ...Read more
MIAMI -- The mother of a 3-year-old child in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head said her son climbed on a chair, opened a drawer, found a loaded weapon and accidentally shot himself.
The child, who was to...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A playground-loving golden retriever was caught on video using some tough love to teach a puppy how to use the slide.
Pat O'Brien, who posted the video to YouTube, recorded her golden retriever, Lily, ...Read more
HOUSTON -- Sandra Bland's family filed a lawsuit against police and jail officials Tuesday to seek answers and accountability for her death in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell last month.
"Candidly, we were unable to get...Read more
Nearly half a million viewers of "The Voice of China," a popular TV singing competition, got a shock one Friday evening last August when a series of messages denouncing the ruling Communist Party suddenly appeared on their...Read more
Carson Chance, P. I.N. E. Brown
Set against the rock and roll era of the early 1960’s, when casual sex and recreational drugs were the norm, a chance meeting on a road trip finds twenty-six year old Carson Chance smitten with a young female hitchhiker he gives a ride to. Sparks fly as the two loners reach out to each ...
After 10 years in the workforce, Edward Cruz wanted someone to guide him on his career path, an experienced professional who could provide objective advice. Cruz, director of career development at the University of Miami, ...Read more
Jim Derhaag is a big-game trophy hunter -- and proud of it.
At his office in Shakopee, Minn., scores of game animals are on display: a stuffed Russian brown bear looms over his desk, a lion gazes out from tufts of savanna...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Even though Senate support for a medical marijuana bill is building, it's not getting the support it needs.
Two influential Democratic senators, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Barbara A. Mikulski of ...Read more
From one angle, it's almost unnoticed: the droop of his nose, the concave cheeks, the pinched mouth with 13 teeth -- three top, 10 bottom, too few to chew steak.
The face of a child.
But Filmon Haile is 19.
"Look how ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP field as new polls deliver a verdict on which candidates will face off in Thursday's first debate: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have made the cut, while...Read more
Crunching through waist-high prairie grass, the researchers scan ahead with binoculars. Peering out at the black-eyed susans reaching above the prairie dropseed, they are searching for something they do not expect to find ...Read more
Thanh Van Nguyen said he served in South Vietnam's navy and risked his life for U.S. troops before escaping in April 1975, a day before Saigon fell to the communist North Vietnamese.
Now 62 and a naturalized citizen, the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants over the next 15 years will force states to address climate change by pushing them to act more like California.
The Clean Power Plan ...Read more
PAMUNKEY RESERVATION, Va. -- The tidal river that surrounds this spit of scrubby land has long functioned like a moat that rises and falls through the day.
A single road connects the reservation's sycamore, poplars and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The engineers at Los Angeles startup Zefr needed to unwind after completing a months-long project.
That's when they entered the "War Room," a specially built space inside the company's offices with ...Read more
Glenn Ferry has busted pastors, organized crime figures and fake nurses in nearly three decades fighting Medicare fraud.
He's special agent in charge of the Los Angeles regional office of the U.S. Department of Health and...Read more
Watching William Kentridge's video installation "7 Fragments for Georges Melies" is like watching a bunch of ghosts play with the materials of art. In this suite of seven videos, ink flows backward. Torn scraps of paper ...Read more