|Iranian woman to be stoned
TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars have supported an illiterate Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning but critics say her case is diverting attention from real dissidents.
Obama to Mubarak: No violence, do reforms
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday urged Egypt not to use violence against anti-government protesters and to move forward with political and economic reforms.
Lura Ryan's condition 'very grave'
KANKAKEE, Ill., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The terminally ill wife of jailed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is home from the hospital but may have only weeks to live, an attorney said.
Top Obama YouTube questions: Legalize pot
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The top questions Americans want to ask U.S. President Barack Obama on YouTube Thursday deal with legalizing marijuana, a review of the questions indicated.
DWTS Burke reveals she was abused
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Cheryl Burke says she was repeatedly molested as a child by a trusted friend of her family at home in California.
Travolta to star in biopic of John Gotti
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Travolta reportedly will portray mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic, a Hollywood veteran says.
Kids eat mother's pot cookie
COVINA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Covina, Calif., woman was arrested and her two children hospitalized after the girls ate a marijuana-laced cookie, police said.
Man gets five years for fake death scam
PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida restaurant owner is getting five years in prison for fabricating his own death with his wife's help.
County IQ and county crime rates linked
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- There is an association between county-level IQ and county-level crime rates in the United States, researchers say.
Body of Italian quiz show host stolen
ROME, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The body of a popular Italian television quiz show host is missing from his tomb 16 months after he died, police said Tuesday.
Alleged arsonist loses tip of finger
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An alleged arsonist-for-hire was busted after he left the tip of his finger at the crime scene, police in Florida said.
Mexican singer held on rape charges
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Mexican singer accused of raping a 17-year-old girl has been given a six-day extension to present evidence in his defense, Mexico's state media reported.
St. Jude settles in doctor kickback suit
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- St. Jude Medical Inc., a Minnesota medical device producer, agreed to pay $16 million to settle claims of kickbacks to doctors, the Justice Department said.
Girls' coach charged with molesting 4
TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A 39-year-old California girls' softball coach was charged with molesting four young girls.
Teen sentenced for alpaca theft, killing
HAMILTON, Ohio, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio teen was sentenced to more than a year behind bars Thursday for his part in the theft of a 3-month-old alpaca that was beaten to death.
TIger Woods hospital nurse alleges slander
OCOEE, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A nurse on duty when Tiger Woods was wheeled into a Florida hospital after crashing his car into a tree sued the hospital, alleging it defamed his reputation.
Producers told to tone down 'Skins'
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- MTV executives have ordered producers to tone down some sexually explicit scenes featuring underage actors in the drama "Skins," The New York Times said.
EU emission trading system attacked
BRUSSELS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Cyberattacks on national registries have led to the closure of the European Union's emissions trading system for at least a week, officials said.
Sentencing begins in Marine killing
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A sentencing hearing began Wednesday for a U.S. Marine who admitted the murder of a corporal who was killed with a 10-pound spike.
Loughner indicted in Giffords shooting
TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Tucson Wednesday indicted Jared Lee Loughner on charges of attempting to kill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.