Armed gunmen abduct 300 girls from school in northern Nigeria

A schoolgirl attends class at the Dairy Farm primary school in Lagos, Nigeria, on January 22. More than 300 schoolgirls were taken from a different school Friday in northern Nigeria. File Photo by Akintunde Akinleye/EPA-EFE Feb. 26 (UPI) -- For the third time in two months, armed gunmen on Friday kidnapped a group of schoolchildren in [...]

2021-03-01T14:48:38+00:00March 1st, 2021|

Cuomo ‘truly sorry’ if words ‘misinterpreted,’ wants investigation

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing related to COVID-19 in New York City on September 8. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Feb. 28 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he was "truly sorry" if "some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation," after earlier in [...]

2021-03-01T14:42:02+00:00March 1st, 2021|

House Democrats pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill Saturday. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Feb. 27 (UPI) -- House Democrats on Saturday passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite unanimous Republican opposition.The COVID-19 relief bill -- the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 -- passed at 2:01 a.m. by [...]

2021-03-01T14:34:46+00:00March 1st, 2021|

FCC votes to give households up to $75 monthly discounts for Internet

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to establish a program to offer qualified households up to a $75 monthly benefit toward broadband Internet access during the pandemic. The so-called Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is expected to be implemented within 60 days.   "This $3.2 billion program was designed to lower the cost [...]

2021-03-01T14:28:12+00:00March 1st, 2021|

Police: Tiger Woods won’t face charges over vehicle crash

By Darryl Coote  (0) The median on Hawthorne Blvd. that golf legend Tiger Woods crossed before rolling his car in Rolling Hills Estates as seen on Wednesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Los Angeles said they will not pursue charges against golf legend Tiger Woods after he was involved in a [...]

2021-02-25T17:55:31+00:00February 25th, 2021|

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands safely on Mars

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) NASA's Mars rover Perseverance sent this photo of the Martian surface back after landing Thursday on Mars. Photo courtesy of NASA ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars rover Perseverance made a dangerous, robotic landing on Mars on Thursday, starting a high-tech mission to hunt for signs of life in an ancient lakebed. [...]

2021-02-19T03:45:24+00:00February 19th, 2021|

Eagles to trade Carson Wentz to Colts

By Alex Butler  (0) Carson Wentz struggled last season with the Philadelphia Eagles, but will have a chance to revive his career next season with the Indianapolis Colts. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade former No. 2 overall pick and 2017 Pro Bowl selection Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis [...]

2021-02-19T03:40:33+00:00February 19th, 2021|

Panel named to explore removal of Confederate names from U.S. bases

By Ed Adamczyk  (0) Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin named a four-person panel on Friday to a commission charged with renaming property honoring Confederate leaders, like Fort Hood, Texas, pictured, named after Confederate Ge. John Bell Hood. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Four representatives were named on Friday to serve on a commission [...]

2021-02-13T01:59:04+00:00February 13th, 2021|

Tennessee man shot and killed after ‘prank’ robbery goes wrong

By Christen McCurdy  (2) A 20-year-old Tennessee man died Friday conducting a "prank" robbery in the parking lot of a Nashville trampoline park. Image via Google Maps Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man was shot and killed Friday night after a "prank" robbery went wrong, police said. The Metro Nashville Police Department is investigating a claim [...]

2021-02-08T02:20:27+00:00February 8th, 2021|

Former Secretary of State George Shultz dies at age 100

Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz died at his home on the Stanford University Campus in California on Saturday. He was 100 years old. File Photo by Molly Riley/UPI  | License Photo Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz died on Saturday, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University said. He [...]

2021-02-08T02:16:55+00:00February 8th, 2021|
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