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Poll finds Christie’s approval at home sinks to record low

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has sunk to new lows in the eyes of New Jersey residents. As he works to lay the groundwork for an expected 2016 presidential bid, his favorability rating at home has dropped to its lowest point, according to a poll by Rutgers University’s Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling out Friday. Most Popular Utah mother pleads guilty ...

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Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work told police he feared for safety after threats, reports say

While the story of James Robertson — the Detroit man who walked 21 miles to work every day — inspired strangers to raise $ 350,000 in donations and give the 56-year-old factory worker a new car, Robertson himself has become uneasy with his newfound wealth and quickly threw his belongings into garbage bags and moved to a location he feels ...

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USDA approves new biotech apple for growth in U.S.

Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) — They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a new biotech version — approved Friday for growth in the U.S. — also keeps the spoiling away, as well. Latest News – UPI.com

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Dog sniffs way to find Cedar Rapids hospital where owner was

Nation News February 13, 2015 3:25 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Summer, a pit bull-terrier mix who ran away from her foster home was lost for almost four months. She is now back with her foster owner Corinne Hashenberger at her home in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Photo Credit: AP advertisement | advertise on newsday A family says ...

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Gary Busey strikes pedestrian with his car

Danielle HaynesMALIBU, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) — Gary Busey struck and injured a pedestrian with his vehicle Friday while backing out of a parking lot in California. Latest News – UPI.com

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Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber announces his resignation amid scandal

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned Friday, giving in to mounting pressure to abandon his office amid suspicions that his fiancee used her relationship with him to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business. In a lengthy statement, the state’s longest-serving chief executive insisted he broke no laws. He said the resignation would be effective Wednesday. Most Popular Cops: Man who ...

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Competence at center of ‘American Sniper’ murder trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – While defense attorneys mount an insanity defense for the former Marine on trial in the shooting deaths of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, prosecutors have described Eddie Ray Routh as a troubled drug user who knew right from wrong. Criminal law experts say the case hinges on whether the defense can prove ...

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School resumes after wind takes out cafeteria roof

Ben HooperKAILUA, Hawaii, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Education officials in Hawaii said students returned to an Oahu school Wednesday after strong winds ripped the roof off of the cafeteria. Latest News – UPI.com

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Chris Kyle “American Sniper” murder trial to begin

Amy R. ConnollyAUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11 (UPI) — Two years after Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and a friend were shot and killed, the murder trial is starting. Eddie Routh pleaded guilty by reason of insanity. Latest News – UPI.com

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