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Firefighters free teen from baby swing in TikTok stunt gone wrong

By Ben Hooper  (0) July 15 (UPI) -- Firefighters rescued a British teenager after she climbed into a baby swing to shoot a TikTok video and got stuck. Layani Maclean, 14, of Oxfordshire, was filming a TikTok video with friends at an Oxfordshire playground when she climbed into the baby swing and found herself unable to climb [...]

2020-07-16T13:36:11+00:00July 16th, 2020|

U.S. mortgage rates fall to new record low

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Applications for loan refinancing also increased 12 percent and are 107 percent higher year-to-year, analysts said. File Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI | License Photo July 15 (UPI) -- Mortgage rates have again sunk to a record low -- 3.19 percent, according to new data Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that the [...]

2020-07-16T13:31:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|

ViacomCBS severs ties with Nick Cannon over ‘hateful speech’ on podcast

By Karen Butler  (0) ViacomCBS has fired Nick Cannon for making anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast.  File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo July 15 (UPI) -- ViacomCBS has announced it ended its relationship with actor, producer and television personality Nick Cannon over controversial remarks he made on his podcast. "ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we [...]

2020-07-15T23:54:38+00:00July 15th, 2020|

Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

By Daniel Uria  (0) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Monday, September 9, 2019. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Ph July 15 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a possible infection, a representative said. Ginsburg [...]

2020-07-15T23:48:10+00:00July 15th, 2020|

Officers arrest Portland, Ore., protester for vandalizing federal courthouse

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Federal officers made an arrest in Portland for tagging the federal courthouse a day after a "BLACK LIVES MATTER" mural was painted on Fifth Avenue outside of Trump Tower in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 11 (UPI) -- Portland, Ore., police confirmed Saturday that federal officers arrested [...]

2020-07-12T15:04:27+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom reopen in Florida

By Karen Butler  (0) The Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World theme park and resort in Bay Lake, Florida reopened to the general public Saturday after a nearly four-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 11 (UPI) -- Florida's Walt Disney World reopened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom [...]

2020-07-12T14:59:10+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Braves’ Nick Markakis opts out after ‘eye-opening’ talk with Freddie Freeman

By Connor Grott  (0) Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis (pictured) was entering his sixth season with the Braves. He was competing for a spot in the team's outfield after the off-season signing of slugger Marcell Ozuna. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 6 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves veteran outfielder Nick Markakis has opted out of the 2020 [...]

2020-07-08T18:19:54+00:00July 8th, 2020|

Kansas City liquor store employee broke news of Patrick Mahomes’ contract

A liquor store employee broke the news of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' new contract hours before major outlets reported the 10-year extension. File Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo July 7 (UPI) -- A liquor store employee in Kansas City, Mo., was the first person to report Patrick Mahomes' record contract extension with the Kansas City [...]

2020-07-08T18:14:32+00:00July 8th, 2020|

Mary Kay Letourneau dies of cancer at 58, reports say

By Don Jacobson  (0) July 8 (UPI) -- Mary Kay Letourneau, a Washington state elementary school teacher famously convicted 20 years ago of raping a teenage student whom she later married, has died of cancer at the age of 58. Attorney David Gehrke told The New York Times that Letourneau died at her Seattle-area home Monday near [...]

2020-07-08T18:04:59+00:00July 8th, 2020|

Supreme Court rules states can punish ‘faithless’ electors

By Don Jacobson  (0) A campaign worker holds an electoral map at the Javits Center in New York City on election night, November 8, 2016. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can legally punish "faithless" electors -- those who formally cast the votes for president [...]

2020-07-07T12:48:54+00:00July 7th, 2020|