|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.
'Jihad Jane' reportedly to plead guilty
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia-area woman who allegedly used the name "Jihad Jane" in extremist Internet postings will plead guilty next week, her lawyer said Friday.
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.
Plea agreement in Afghan killings case?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army spokesman has confirmed a plea deal with Jeremy Morlock, one of five soldiers charged with killing Afghan civilians.
N.J. mayor charged with insurance fraud
ROSELLE, N.J., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A New Jersey mayor who allegedly drove away from a crash Christmas morning faces criminal charges.
Deaf man gets life for two murders
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A homeless deaf man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in a Louisville, Ky., court of committing two murders within a week.
Report: 'Blunt force trauma' killed birds
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says "blunt force trauma" killed thousands of blackbirds northeast of Little Rock.
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.
FBI arrests Md. man for fraudulent claims
BALTIMORE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The FBI has arrested a Maryland man, saying his claims to be a retired Army Special Forces colonel with multiple university degrees are fabrications.
U.S. troop killed by IEDs jumps in 2010
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan by roadside bombs jumped by 60 percent in 2010, while the number of wounded nearly tripled, military data show.
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.
'Fantastic Four' hero killed off in comic
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "Fantastic Four" superhero Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch, was killed off in the issue of the U.S. comic book that went on sale Tuesday.
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.
Thousands protest, 3 killed in Egypt
At least three people were killed Tuesday in Egypt as thousands took to the streets for anti-government protests, officials said.
Insurers mine social networks for fraud
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Insurance companies are using Facebook and other social networking sites to find evidence of fraud, although experts say they are cautious.