‘Wings’ alum David Schramm dead at 73

By Karen Butler  (0) "Wings" actor David Schramm died Sunday at the age of 73. Photo courtesy of Pixnio March 29 (UPI) -- Wings alum David Schramm has died at age 73, his publicist Rick Miramontez said Sunday. The actor died in New York, but no other details about the circumstances or cause of his death were immediately available. The [...]

2020-03-30T16:22:41+00:00March 30th, 2020|

4 die aboard Holland America cruise as it tries to find port

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Holland America said it's working with Panamanian authorities on approval to transit the Panama Canal for sailing to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. File Photo courtesy of Holland America March 27 (UPI) -- Four elderly passengers have died and 138 passengers and crew members have complained of flu-like symptoms on board the Zaandam cruise [...]

2020-03-28T22:45:23+00:00March 28th, 2020|

Survey: 12 percent of at-home workers skip video due to lack of clothes

By Ben Hooper  (0) A survey of stay-at-home workers in the United States found 12 percent of respondents had kept their webcams off during video meetings because they were naked or only partially clothed. Photo by Aksa2011/Pixabay.com March 26 (UPI) -- A survey of stay-at-home workers in the United States suggests 12 percent of workers have [...]

2020-03-28T02:32:44+00:00March 28th, 2020|

U.N. says world losing coronavirus fight; cases top 500,000

Chinese still wear protective face masks and have their temperature checked by security at a fashion galleria as the threat of the deadly coronavirus fades in Beijing on Thursday. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo March 27 (UPI) -- The United Nations warned the world is losing its battle to the coronavirus as the number of [...]

2020-03-27T15:14:47+00:00March 27th, 2020|

Entire N.J. nursing home presumed to have COVID-19 as U.S. toll hits 900

New Jersey Air Guard Airmen from the 108th Wing provide traffic control at a COVID-19 community-based testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., on Monday. Photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht/U.S. Air National Guard | License Photo March 25 (UPI) -- Health officials in New Jersey presume all 94 residents at a nursing [...]

2020-03-26T17:40:52+00:00March 26th, 2020|

Dow posts more gains on Wall Street ahead of vote on rescue bill

By Don Jacobson  (0) The floor of the New York Stock Exchange is seen at the opening bell on Wall Street in New York City on Friday. World markets on Wednesday reacted positively to the news of agreement on a $2 trillion U.S. stimulus bill. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. [...]

2020-03-25T15:58:02+00:00March 25th, 2020|

South Korea ring blackmailed girls for sex videos, police say

By Thomas Maresca  (0) Suspect Cho Ju-bin, 24, faces reporters Wednesday while being transferred to the prosecutor's office in Seoul. He is accused of operating chat rooms that shared violent and degrading sex videos he obtained through blackmail and coercion. Photo by Yonhap SEOUL, March 25 (UPI) -- A man accused of blackmailing girls into sharing [...]

2020-03-25T15:51:34+00:00March 25th, 2020|

Potato industry scrambles to meet surging consumer demand

By Jessie Higgins  (0) Fifty-pound boxes of potatoes normally sent to food service companies are being rerouted to grocery stores to meet surging consumer demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 25 (UPI) -- Potato growers and shippers are working overtime to keep American grocery stores stocked with [...]

2020-03-25T15:44:39+00:00March 25th, 2020|

White House, Senate reach historic $2T coronavirus relief deal

By Darryl Coote  (0) White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland (L), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (C) and Acting Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) walk from a meeting with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo March 25 (UPI) -- Senate leaders and [...]

2020-03-25T15:20:26+00:00March 25th, 2020|

CVS, Walmart, Amazon hiking workers’ pay during COVID-19 crisis

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The companies are hiring more employees in an effort to support customers that need their essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Peter DaSilva/UPI | License Photo March 23 (UPI) -- CVS Health, Walmart and Amazon have announced major moves to support employees amid the global coronavirus outbreak, raising wages and offering bonuses. CVS [...]

2020-03-23T20:25:35+00:00March 23rd, 2020|