Nearly 4 million in Northeast without power after Isaias; 6 dead

Emergency crews in Bucks County, Pa., respond to a damaged home and downed power lines on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through the area. Photo courtesy Bucks County Government/Twitter Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Close to 4 million customers in the northeastern United States still didn't have power Wednesday morning after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through [...]

2020-08-05T13:53:44+00:00August 5th, 2020|

Apple Fire grows to 26,850 acres, destroys 12 buildings in California

By Daniel Uria  (0) The 26,850-acre Apple Fire destroyed 12 structures in California as several other wildfires in the state neared full containment. Photo by Lt. James Mahan/Twitter  Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Apple Fire grew by 400 acres overnight into Tuesday as evacuations in California remained in effect and a dozen structures were destroyed. Cal [...]

2020-08-05T13:47:57+00:00August 5th, 2020|

At least 100 dead in Beirut explosions; recovery could cost $5B

A view of the destroyed port is seen after a massive explosion in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photo by Wael Hamzeh/EPA-Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Beirut have increased the death count from the devastating explosions on Tuesday to at least 100, while one official said Wednesday it could cost Lebanon's capital about $5 billion [...]

2020-08-05T13:41:08+00:00August 5th, 2020|

Ghislaine Maxwell: Judge unseals records that detail sex abuse claims

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Ghislaine Maxwell is seen during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in 2013. File Photo by Rick Bajornas/EPA-EFE July 31 (UPI) -- Court documents unsealed late Thursday say Ghislaine Maxwell, a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein who faces criminal charges in New York City, trained underage girls for [...]

2020-08-01T01:51:14+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Appeals court overturns death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

By Danielle Haynes  (0) The appeals court ordered a new penalty phase trial for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. File Photo courtesy of the FBI July 31 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people. The [...]

2020-08-01T01:44:28+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Justice Dept.: Federal officers will go to ………

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Officers from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA and ATF will be sent to the three cities. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 29 (UPI) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to deploy federal law enforcement officers to three more cities -- Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee. The Justice [...]

2020-07-29T19:37:43+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Fed extends emergency lending for 3 more months

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, shown testifying on Capitol Hill July 17, said the Federal Reserve has extended emergency lending to the end of the year. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the Federal Reserve approved a three-month extension of emergency lending under the Federal Reserve Act, [...]

2020-07-29T01:00:38+00:00July 29th, 2020|

First fatal shark attack in Maine blamed on great white

By Danielle Haynes  (0) The Maine Department of Marine Resources said Monday's great white shark attack was the first fatal shark attack in the state's recorded history. File Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Maine officials said Tuesday that a great white shark was responsible for killing a woman off the coast [...]

2020-07-29T00:56:42+00:00July 29th, 2020|

MLB postpones 6 Marlins games due to virus; Goodell writes to NFL fans

By Alex Butler  (0) The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies game, planned for Tuesday night, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball on Tuesday postponed the Miami Marlins' next six games because of the team's recent coronavirus outbreak, while commissioner Roger Goodell wrote about the [...]

2020-07-29T00:51:30+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Florida man charged with using COVID-19 relief funds on Lamborghini

July 27 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Florida on Monday accused a man of defrauding nearly $4 million from a coronavirus aid program and buying himself a Lamborghini sports car with some of his ill-gotten gains.David T. Hines, 29, has been charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of making false statements to a [...]

2020-07-29T00:45:06+00:00July 29th, 2020|