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Laura grows into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 hurricane

By UPI Staff  (0) Hurricane Laura is seen Wednesday afternoon just off the U.S. Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center said the storm is "extremely dangerous" and will produce "unsurvivable" storm surge. Image courtesy NOA/NHC Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hurricane Laura grew to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to remain at [...]

2020-08-26T20:53:53+00:00August 26th, 2020|

U.S. again sees under 40K new COVID-19 cases, but……..

By Don Jacobson  (0) Nuns wear protective face masks to guard against COVID-19 before they enter the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Tuesday in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The United States again saw fewer than 40,000 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday but new deaths rose dramatically, according to [...]

2020-08-26T20:49:02+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Teva charged with price fixing generic drugs

By Darryl Coote  (0) The Teva Pharmaceutical denied price-fixing charges the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has charged Teva Pharmaceuticals with conspiring with its competitors to fix the prices of generic medications. In a statement Tuesday, the Justice Department said Teva has been charged [...]

2020-08-26T20:45:10+00:00August 26th, 2020|

‘Sister Wives’ star Maddie Brown says daughter is recovering after amputation

By Annie Martin  (0) Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Sister Wives star Maddie Brown says her daughter is "recovering beautifully" after having an amputation. The 24-year-old television personality gave an update Monday on Instagram after Evangalynn, aka Evie, her 1-year-old daughter with her husband, Caleb Brush, underwent an amputation surgery. Brown shared a photo of herself holding Evie, whose left [...]

2020-08-25T23:22:36+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Hurricane Laura: 500,000 ordered to evacuate along Texas, Louisiana coasts

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities ordered more than 500,000 people in coastal Texas and Louisiana to evacuate before Hurricane Laura makes landfall. Tropical Storm Laura strengthened into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, and it is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 storm or stronger when it makes landfall [...]

2020-08-25T23:14:00+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Violence again mars protests over Wisconsin police shooting

Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A second night of protests was marred by violence and fires, in Kenosha, Wis., in the wake of the police shooting of a Black man in front of his children. Cellphone video shows Jacob Blake, 29, was shot in the back several times Sunday. His father told the Chicago Sun Times his son is paralyzed from [...]

2020-08-25T23:09:12+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Houston rapper Breadman, 8 others charged in drug conspiracies

By Darryl Coote  (0) Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Justice Department announced Thursday that authorities have arrested nine people, including the Houston rapper Jermaine West, on a slew of drug charges. Acting Assistant General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department's Criminal Divison said the 42-year-old West, who goes by the stage name Breadman, has been charged in [...]

2020-08-21T20:27:05+00:00August 21st, 2020|

‘Golden State Killer’ Joseph DeAngelo gets life in prison: ‘I’m truly sorry’

By Don Jacobson  (1) Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the "Golden State Killer" who eluded authorities for decades after a series of brutal crimes, is seen Thursday on the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, in Sacramento, Calif. Photo by Santiago Mejia/EPA-EFE/Pool Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Joseph [...]

2020-08-21T20:22:08+00:00August 21st, 2020|

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli get prison in college scandal

By Clyde Hughes & Danielle Haynes  (0) Actress Lori Loughlin (L) and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, exit the U.S. courthouse in Boston last year. They were sentenced to prison on Friday in a college admissions scandal. File Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in [...]

2020-08-21T20:02:31+00:00August 21st, 2020|

Ex-CIA agent charged with selling classified information to…

By Darryl Coote  (0) Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, was arrested last week on charges of selling classified information to China. Photo courtesy of U.S Department of Justice Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have charged and arrested a former Central Intelligence Agency officer for selling classified information to China for more than a decade. In a [...]

2020-08-18T19:11:06+00:00August 18th, 2020|
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