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Sen. Heitkamp campaign ad used sexual assault victims’ names without permission

By Ray Downs  (0) Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, center, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2016. Heitkamp is seeking re-election in November. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., issued an apology Tuesday after publishing a newspaper campaign ad that used the names of sexual [...]

2018-10-17T14:48:42+00:00October 17th, 2018|

YouTube back online after outage hits website, TV, music service

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) YouTube Back Online After Global Outage Oct. 17 (UPI) -- YouTube experienced a major, but brief, outage late Tuesday. Google, YouTube's owner, said the 90-minute outage knocked the video website, its subscription TV service and its Music access offline. It affected users in the United States, Brazil, Japan, parts of Australia, Southeast Asia and [...]

2018-10-17T14:38:28+00:00October 17th, 2018|

For first time, woman takes charge of U.S. Army Forces Command

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson is the first woman to lead the U.S. Army Forces Command in U.S. history. Photo by Monica King/U.S. Army Oct. 17 (UPI) -- For the first time in U.S. history, a woman is leading the U.S. Army Forces Command -- having taken over Tuesday for Gen. Robert [...]

2018-10-17T14:23:08+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Scuba divers compete in underwater pumpkin carving

By Ben Hooper  (0) WEB EXTRA: Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Scuba divers in the Florida Keys took their Halloween spirit 30 feet below the surface for an underwater pumpkin carving contest. The contest, organized by the Amoray Dive Resort, saw the divers going 30 feet below the surface at the Florida Keys National Marine [...]

2018-10-17T00:25:24+00:00October 17th, 2018|

More than 1,300 still missing in Florida after Hurricane Michael

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) From left to right, Spc. Sean Westmoreland, Spc. Herbert Joyner, and Pfc. Jeremy Grant, from the 153rd Charlie Troop in Tallahassee, hang the American flag on a 4x4 of debris after Hurricane Michael hit in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Saturday. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rescuers said [...]

2018-10-17T00:11:41+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Maryland police officer charged with raping woman at traffic stop

By Ray Downs  (0) Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Maryland police officer has been charged with raping a woman at a traffic stop, law enforcement officials said Monday. Authorities said Prince George's County Police officer Ryan Macklin pulled over a woman around 1 a.m. Thursday in Langley Park, Md., and forced her to perform a sexual act [...]

2018-10-17T00:00:48+00:00October 17th, 2018|

American Bar Association upholds Kavanaugh’s ‘well qualified’ rating

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh will maintain a well qualified rating from the American Bar Association. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The American Bar Association will maintain its "well qualified" rating for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a panel of 15 lawyers decided Monday. The ABA decided to reevaluate Kavanaugh's [...]

2018-10-16T15:36:44+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Suspicious letter claiming ricin sent to Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Sen. Susan Collins said a suspicious letter was sent to her home in Bangor, Maine, on Monday that claimed it contained the toxin ricin. File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A suspicious letter was sent Monday to the Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins that the author said contained [...]

2018-10-16T15:27:06+00:00October 16th, 2018|

German police save hostage, capture suspect at train station

Special police respond to a hostage situation at the main train station in Cologne, Germany on Monday. Photo by EPA-EFE Oct. 15 (UPI) -- German police rescued a hostage after an hours-long standoff in a Cologne train station Monday morning. Police say a man entered the pharmacy near a train station at Breslauer Platz at 6:45 [...]

2018-10-16T01:41:22+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Squirrel knocks out power to 2,296 in New Jersey

By Ben Hooper  (0) Officials with a New Jersey utility company said more than 2,000 customers lost power due to a power line-climbing squirrel. Photo by Giedriius/Shutterstock.com Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A New Jersey utility company said an outage that knocked out electricity service to 2,296 customers was caused by an unlucky squirrel. Jersey Central Power [...]

2018-10-16T01:30:50+00:00October 16th, 2018|