New Zealand volcano: Officials say at least 5 dead, ‘no signs of life’

By Darryl Coote & Don Jacobson  (0) A visitor takes a photo of the White Island volcano as it erupts Monday, in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Photo by Michael Schade/EPA-EFE Dec. 9 (UPI) -- At least five people have died and several others are missing in the vicinity of New Zealand's White Island after [...]

2019-12-09T16:37:15+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Police horse delights shoppers inside PetSmart store

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Louisiana shared video of a police horse going shopping inside a pet supply store, to the delight of staff and customers. The Slidell Police Department said Officer Robert "Mongo" Crowell of the department's Mounted Division took his horse, Misfit, shopping at the PetSmart store in Slidell. The [...]

2019-12-09T16:32:31+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Elizabeth Warren discloses $1.9M in earnings from legal work

By Darryl Coote  (0) Democratic candidate for President Elizabeth Warren made the disclosure amid a feud with fellow candidate Pete Buttigieg over financial connections to corporations. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren disclosed she made about $1.9 million from her work representing corporate clients during her time as [...]

2019-12-09T16:26:43+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Lawmakers reach deal for arbitration on bill to prevent surprise medical payments

By Daniel Uria  (0) Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group House and Senate leaders reached a deal Sunday on legislation seeking to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reached an agreement with House energy and commerce committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and the top Republican on the panel [...]

2019-12-09T16:20:47+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Coast Guard crew rescues dog in distress off Florida coast

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of a dog spotted struggling to swim off the coast of Florida. The Coast Guard's Station Fort Myers Beach said the night crew were just started their shift Wednesday when they were alerted to a "dog in distress" off Bowditch [...]

2019-12-08T20:11:20+00:00December 8th, 2019|

Banana duct taped to wall sells for $120,000 at Florida gallery

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A piece of art that sold for $120,000 at a Florida gallery this week is drawing attention due to being a banana duct taped to a wall. The Comedian, a piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, sold for $120,000 this week at Miami's Art Basel, and experts said the [...]

2019-12-08T20:05:29+00:00December 8th, 2019|

New Jersey man pleads guilty in GoFundMe scam that netted $400K

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man pleaded guilty for being the mastermind behind a crowd-funding scheme that netted more than $400,000. Mark D'Amico pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misapplication of entrusted property Friday. Prosecutors said D'Amico and Katelyn McClure used GoFundMe to raise money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a [...]

2019-12-08T20:00:51+00:00December 8th, 2019|

Arizona couple found dead of likely hypothermia after….

By Christen McCurdy  (0) An elderly couple found dead in snow on another couple's property likely succumbed to hypothermia, authorities said Saturday. Screenshot: ABC15 Arizona/YouTube Dec. 7 (UPI) -- An elderly Arizona couple has died of likely hypothermia after being found buried in snow, authorities said Saturday. Richard Alexander, 74, and Elizabeth Alexander, 79, of Ash Fork, [...]

2019-12-08T19:56:48+00:00December 8th, 2019|

Storms, erosion a costly problem at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) Kennedy Space Center has spent millions of dollars on shoreline restoration to protect its largest and most significant launch pads from rising seas and storms. Photo courtesy of NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Kennedy Space Center in Florida has spent $100 million fixing storm damage and rebuilding sand [...]

2019-12-06T16:58:36+00:00December 6th, 2019|

White House adviser on U.S. jobs surge: ‘I don’t see any end to it’

By Don Jacobson  (0) Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, applauds the November jobs report issued Friday, which said 266,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United States job market performed far better in November than most analysts predicted, [...]

2019-12-06T16:54:28+00:00December 6th, 2019|