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Supreme Court to hear case allowing electors to go against popular vote

By Danielle Haynes  (1) In 2016, 10 electors voted or attempted to vote against the wishes of their state's popular vote. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which electoral college members seek the right to vote for a presidential candidate who didn't [...]

2020-01-18T21:59:00+00:00January 18th, 2020|

U.S. now says 11 troops hurt in Iranian missile strikes

By Darryl Coote  (0) U.S. Marines are seen at the Baghdad Embassy Compound on December 31. Photo by Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot/U.S. Marine Corps | License Photo Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Nearly a dozen U.S. troops were injured after two Iranian missile strikes on a pair of American-held bases in Iraq last week, the Pentagon reported in [...]

2020-01-17T14:41:53+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Khamenei: Missile attacks major blow to U.S. ‘superpower image’

By Don Jacobson  (0) Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei leads prayers Friday in Tehran, Iran. Photo by Office of Iran's Supreme Leader Office/EPA-EFE Jan. 17 (UPI) -- In a rare Friday address, Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed the missile strikes that damaged two U.S. bases in Iraq last week and injured nearly a dozen American [...]

2020-01-17T14:36:41+00:00January 17th, 2020|

Trump, Chinese leader sign ‘phase one’ trade deal in 1st step to end conflict

By UPI Staff & Don Jacobson  (0) U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He hold the "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China they signed Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. Photo by Alex Wroblewski/UPI | License Photo Jan. 15 (UPI) -- After a year and a half [...]

2020-01-16T02:56:52+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Tim Allen: ‘Nothing not to like’ about Keanu Reeves

By Annie Martin  (0) Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Tim Allen says there's "nothing not like" about his Toy Story 4 co-star Keanu Reeves. The 66-year-old actor discussed Reeves, 55, during an interview Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Allen and Reeves voice Buzz Lightyear and Duke Caboom, respectively, in Toy Story 4, which opened in theaters in June. Allen jokingly said the movie had "too [...]

2020-01-16T02:53:38+00:00January 16th, 2020|

TSA discovered record 4,432 firearms at airport checkpoints in 2019

By Daniel Uria  (0) Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that officers caught the highest number of guns at airport checkpoints nationwide in 2019. TSA said it discovered 4,432 firearms in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints throughout the country, the highest total in the agency's 18-year history and a five [...]

2020-01-16T02:50:08+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to lift stay on public charge rule

By Darryl Coote  (0) Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court asking the justices to lift a hold preventing it from strengthening requirements for granting residency to immigrants. In the 40-page filing, Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who represents the administration at the Supreme Court, urged the justices to lift the stay [...]

2020-01-15T01:08:01+00:00January 15th, 2020|

Iran arrests several over shootdown of Ukrainian airliner

By Don Jacobson  (0) A sign on a street in Tehran, Iran, reads in Persian, "We are all in pain and sympathize" -- a reference to the crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet accidentally shot down last week. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities have arrested several people in connection with the [...]

2020-01-15T01:02:20+00:00January 15th, 2020|

Passenger jet drops jet fuel on California schools, injuring at least 60

A Delta Air Lines plane dropped jet fuel over a California elementary school after being forced to return to Los Angels International Airport due to an engine issue. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Jan. 14 (UPI) -- At least 60 people were injured Tuesday after a Delta airplane dropped jet fuel, hitting several schools in California, [...]

2020-01-15T00:53:27+00:00January 15th, 2020|

Patriots WR Julian Edelman arrested, cited for…

By Connor Grott  (0) New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is scheduled to appear in court on April 13. File Photo by Derik Hamilton/UPI | License Photo Jan. 12 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested Saturday night in Beverly Hills, Calif., and cited for misdemeanor vandalism, according to a police spokeswoman. Edelman, 33, jumped [...]

2020-01-13T20:05:53+00:00January 13th, 2020|