Newly spotted comet is likely an interstellar traveler

By Brooks Hays  (0) Astronomers suspect the comet C/2019 Q4 — imaged here by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii’s Big Island — is just passing through our solar system. Photo by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Sept. 13 (UPI) — Astronomers have identified a new comet, named C/2019 Q4, traveling inbound toward the sun. Early analysis of the […]

For 2nd time in 30 years, less than half of Americans view NRA favorably

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Activists march and hold signs in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., on August 4, 2018. File Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) — For just the second time in 30 years, the share of Americans who view the National Rifle Association favorably has fallen below […]

Texas Republican lawmaker to Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR is ready for you’

By Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune  (1) At Thursday night’s debate, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke,  touted his proposed mandatory buyback program for assault weapons. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) — Republican Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain drew fierce ire Thursday night for a gun-related tweet that many considered to be a death threat against […]

Sackler family protecting $1B using Swiss accounts

By Danielle Haynes Sept. 13 (UPI) — The Sackler family has transferred $1 billion from Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company they own, to their own bank accounts to avoid relinquishing the funds amid legal action over the company’s involvement in the opioid crisis, the New York attorney general office said Friday in a court filing. Attorney […]

China adds U.S. agricultural products to tariff-exempt list

A Keokuk County, Iowa, farmstead is pictured with soybeans in the foreground and silos, a barn and out buildings in the back. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) — The Chinese government said Friday it will add American-made soybeans and other agricultural products to its list of items exempt from new punitive […]

Felicity Huffman to be sentenced in the college admission scandal

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) Actress Felicity Huffman is set to be sentenced Friday in the college cheating scandal. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) — Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for paying thousands in a cheating scandal aiming to get her daughter admitted to college. The sentencing hearing is set […]

Nearly 150 businesses sign letter to Senate urging gun control action

The letter calls on the upper chamber to act on legislation already passed by the House, to strengthen background checks for weapons purchases. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo Sept. 12 (UPI) — Nearly 150 U.S. companies have signed and sent a letter to the U.S. Senate, urging the chamber to act on gun control […]

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks

By Alex Butler  (0) Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (C) had two catches for 16 yards before leaving in the first quarter of a Week 1 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in Jacksonville. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo Sept. 11 (UPI) — Kansas CityChiefs star Tyreek Hill is expected to miss at least one month […]