As of Thursday, Dec 12, 04:00 PM CST
North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle
Gabrielle LevyDec. 12 (UPI) -- The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a traitor, North Korean state news reported.
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/North-Korea-executes-Kim-Jong-Uns-uncle/3771386884410/Posted 4 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Settlement in knockoff suit 'pocket change' to Swap Shop owner
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The owner of a popular South Florida flea market says the $5.5 million he agreed to pay to settle a copyright infringement suit with Coach is "pocket change."
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/Settlement-in-knockoff-suit-pocket-change-to-Swap-Shop-owner/UPI-91091386885186/Posted 4 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Police: Naked man in guitar case was trying to warm up
MUSKOGEE, Okla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Oklahoma said a man found naked in a guitar case was trying to keep warm after falling through ice.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/12/12/Police-Naked-man-in-guitar-case-was-trying-to-warm-up/UPI-35021386885286/Posted 4 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Math model can track epidemics in an increasingly connected world
EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A new mathematical theory on the global spread of epidemics could help identify an outbreak's origin and how it might spread globally, researchers say.
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/12/12/Math-model-can-track-epidemics-in-an-increasingly-connected-world/UPI-54081386885424/Posted 4 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Markets slide on weekly jobs data
NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. markets lost ground Thursday for the eighth of the last 10 sessions as weekly first time jobless benefit claims soared in the week, climbing by 68,000.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2013/12/12/Markets-slide-on-weekly-jobs-data/UPI-75471386884970/Posted 10 minutes 30 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Pennsylvania police department to toss records, keep Tommy gun
SHARON, Ohio, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania police chief said housekeeping efforts to clear storage space will not affect a Thompson submachine gun reputedly bought to fight John Dillinger.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/12/12/Pennsylvania-police-department-to-toss-records-keep-Tommy-gun/UPI-75761386884984/Posted 10 minutes 30 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Jordan Graham pleads guilty to killing newlywed husband
MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Montana bride Jordan Graham Thursday pleaded guilty to pushing her newlywed husband to his death in Glacier National Park last July.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/Jordan-Graham-pleads-guilty-to-killing-newlywed-husband/UPI-68781386877640/Posted 16 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
First Guantanamo commander says shutdown is overdue
DETROIT, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. detention center at Guantanamo in Cuba should be closed as quickly as possible, the U.S. Marine general who opened it said Thursday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/First-Guantanamo-commander-says-shutdown-is-overdue/UPI-82941386884670/Posted 16 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Instagram launches direct messaging
Sonali BasakDec. 12 (UPI) -- Instagram launches direct message and private photo-sharing option Instagram Direct, in bid to compete with Snapchat.
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/Instagram-launches-direct-messaging/7001386882170/Posted 22 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Colombia turns down rebels' cease-fire offer
BOGOTA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he won't halt a military crackdown on Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels until a peace deal is clinched.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2013/12/12/Colombia-turns-down-rebels-cease-fire-offer/UPI-64471386884235/Posted 22 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
National cathedral hosts vigil to mark year since Newtown massacre
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Washington National Cathedral is hosting a vigil Thursday commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/National-cathedral-hosts-vigil-to-mark-year-since-Newtown-massacre/UPI-94811386884266/Posted 22 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
An Arizona detective resigns after citizenship status revealed
PHOENIX, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An Arizona state police detective has resigned following revelations she was born abroad and brought into the country illegally when she was young.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/An-Arizona-detective-resigns-after-citizenship-status-revealed/UPI-87321386883711/Posted 28 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Jordan 'flu shoes' get $104,765 at auction
NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The shoes an ailing Michael Jordan wore during an NBA playoff game brought in nearly $105,000 in an auction, the Grey Flannel auction house said.
http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2013/12/12/Jordan-flu-shoes-get-104765-at-auction/UPI-44641386883830/Posted 28 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Where's 'The Butler'? Globes Snubs and Surprises
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The long race to the Academy Awards is especially steep this year and it's no surprise that an ample list of notables were left empty-handed in the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations on Thursday....
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOLDEN_GLOBES_NOMINATIONS_SNUBS_AND_SURPRISES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULTPosted 28 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Costly malfunction causes beer flood at Boston-area brewery
Evan Bleier Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Beer floods Boston-area brewery Jacks Abby after gasket malfunction tanks 1,500-gallon tank of Jabby Brau pilsner.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/Blog/2013/12/12/Costly-malfunction-causes-beer-flood-at-Boston-area-brewery/3561386881556/Posted 34 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Man accused of bombing district attorney's office to stand trial
MEDFORD, Ore., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- An Oregon man will stand trial in February for allegedly detonating a makeshift bomb outside the office of the Jackson County District Attorney.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/Man-accused-of-bombing-district-attorneys-office-to-stand-trial/UPI-27831386883558/Posted 34 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
U.S. Congress, CIA still feuding over interrogations and secret prisons
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee and Central Intelligence Agency still have major disagreements over a huge report the committee is trying to complete that is highly critical of harsh counter-terrorism practices such as "waterboarding," which the agency used under President George W. Bush.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/q9KgxpkOn6E/story01.htmPosted 34 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana newlywed pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage....
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEWLYWED_MURDER_TRIAL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULTPosted 34 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
U.S. designates companies that helped Iran bypass Western sanctions
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Washington Thursday named several companies as part of a network helping Iran evade oil embargoes and sanctions on the country's nuclear activities.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/12/US-designates-companies-that-helped-Iran-bypass-Western-sanctions/UPI-43061386882645/Posted 46 minutes 32 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Ford's Mulally pressured on Microsoft executive decision
Sonali BasakDec. 12 (UPI) -- Ford's executive board may want to know if CEO Alan Mulally will stay, or leave to join as head of Microsoft, but rumors surrounding Mulally's exit might be diluting the announcement of new Mustang and F-150 pickups key for the company's growth.
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/Fords-Mulally-pressured-on-Microsoft-executive-decision/1931386880493/Posted 52 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Woman ticketed for stopping to help elderly couple
CLEVELAND, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Cleveland woman said she was issued a $290 ticket for impeding the flow of traffic when she stopped her car so a passenger could assist an elderly couple.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/12/12/Woman-ticketed-for-stopping-to-help-elderly-couple/UPI-60101386882274/Posted 52 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Nigeria's leader under fire over missing $50B in oil money
ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- President Goodluck Jonathan is under growing pressure about top-level corruption in Nigeria's oil industry, with the central bank asking what happened to $50 billion in missing oil revenues and his political mentor, former president Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo complaining about massive fraud in the industry.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2013/12/12/Nigerias-leader-under-fire-over-missing-50B-in-oil-money/UPI-25741386882380/Posted 52 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Ohio officers dashcam video shows him running over college basketball player
Evan Bleier Dec. 12 (UPI) -- OWU basketball player Caroline Walker hit by police car, suffers concussion and injuries.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/Blog/2013/12/12/Ohio-officers-dashcam-video-shows-him-running-over-college-basketball-player/1351386879938/Posted 58 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Ashley Benson slams 'Pretty Little Liars' promo: 'No one looks like this'
Veronica LinaresDec. 12 (UPI) -- Ashley Benson spoke up for women everywhere and slammed a "Pretty Little Liars" poster that has been floating around for being too photoshopped.
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/Ashley-Benson-slams-Pretty-Little-Liars-promo-No-one-looks-like-this/9701386879703/Posted 58 minutes 31 seconds ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story
Marlee Matlin slams fake interpreter at Mandela memorialNext 25 >>
Gabrielle LevyDec. 12 (UPI) -- It's not entirely clear how -- or why -- the organizers of the Nelson Mandela memorial thought they could get away with using a fake sign language interpreter.
http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/12/Marlee-Matlin-slams-fake-interpreter-at-Mandela-memorial/9601386878468/Posted 1 hour 9 minutes ago - 12/12/13 - Full Story