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Prosecutors drop charges against 129 Inauguration Day protesters

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against more than 100 protesters arrested during the presidential inauguration, court documents indicated. The U.S. Attorney's Office...

Calif. parents of 13 children held captive charged with torture

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A California couple accused of abusing and starving their 13 adult and juvenile children face up to 94 years in...

Facebook names former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to board of directors

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Facebook named former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault as the newest member of its board of directors on Thursday. Facebook CEO...

Speaker Paul Ryan: Military past ‘breaking point’ over budget cuts

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday budget cuts are putting services members' lives at stake by creating readiness problems in...

Study: Looming student loan crisis could be worse than anticipated

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 40 percent of students who entered college in 2004 may default on their student loan debt within five years, according to...

Amazon picks 20 locations as finalists for second headquarters

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- After reviewing 238 proposals from across the United States, Canada and Mexico, Amazon on Thursday announced 20 locations as finalists...

Cold weather, winter storm kill 10 across Southern U.S.

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Cold weather and other effects of a winter storm that hit the southern United States this week have killed at...

U.S. Border Patrol accused of destroying water left for migrants

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A humanitarian group has accused U.S. Border Patrol agents of destroying thousands of water jugs left out for migrants in...

DHS to bar Haiti from temporary agricultural, seasonal worker visas

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security plans to block Haiti and two other countries from applying for temporary and seasonal visas. The...

Trump announces ‘Fake News’ awards for incorrect reporting, unfavorable coverage

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump announced his "Fake News" awards Wednesday night, making good on his promise to criticize the media for...