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‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek dead at 80

By Karen Butler  (0) Alex Trebek died Sunday at the age of 80. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, the TV game show announced Sunday. He was 80. "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early [...]

2020-11-09T00:29:31+00:00November 9th, 2020|

Alaskans rocked by 3 overnight earthquakes

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Three earthquakes shook north of Anchorage, Alaska Saturday morning. Photo by Frank Kovalchek (CC BY 2.0) via Wikipedia Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Three earthquakes shook the Anchorage, Alaska area Saturday morning. The strongest registered at magnitude 5.0 and took place right before 3:30 a.m., 20 miles north of Anchorage, the Anchorage Daily News reported. About 20 [...]

2020-11-09T00:25:11+00:00November 9th, 2020|

Biden to announce COVID-19 response team; U.S. adds 126,742 cases

By Daniel Uria  (0) The United States reported 126,742 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day with more than 100,000 new cases as president-elect Joe Biden prepared his virus response plan. Pool photo by Andrew Harnik/UPI | License Photo Overall, the United States has reported 9,860,558 cases and 237,113 deaths since the start of the [...]

2020-11-09T00:18:13+00:00November 9th, 2020|

North Korea bans smoking in public places to protect lives, health

By Thomas Maresca  (0) North Korea has instituted a ban on smoking in public places, state-run media announced on Thursday. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, has been photographed with a cigarette in his hand on several occasions. Photo by KCNA/UPI | License Photo SEOUL, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- North Korea banned smoking in public places in order [...]

2020-11-06T01:21:01+00:00November 6th, 2020|

U.S. Navy orders new insignia for easier identification of rank

By Ed Adamczyk  (0) The U.S. Navy authorized new rank insignia for camouflage uniforms to make rank easier to identify.  Photo courtesy of Navy Personnel Command Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's new rank insignia for uniforms will make identification of rank easier and follows requests from personnel, the Navy Personnel Command said. Wearing a [...]

2020-11-04T17:46:16+00:00November 4th, 2020|

States vote on legal pot, drug reforms, Puerto Rico statehood

Voters cast ballots at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday. Most voters in the state have so far favored a measure to allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying their drivers as independent contractors.  Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Voters in dozens of states weighed in on more than [...]

2020-11-04T17:40:12+00:00November 4th, 2020|

No winner yet between Trump, Biden; both confident as states count votes

By Don Jacobson  (0) President Donald Trump makes a statement to the nation from the East Room of the White House early Wednesday. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential race remains undecided Wednesday, with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden short of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. [...]

2020-11-04T17:33:50+00:00November 4th, 2020|

At least 19 dead after 6-hour siege at ……

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Afghan security officials stand guard during a militant attack Monday at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan. The prolonged assault killed at least 19 people. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA-EFE Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A militant attack that lasted for hours at a university in Afghanistan's capital on Monday has killed nearly two dozen people, [...]

2020-11-02T17:12:07+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

CDC unveils guidance to allow cruise ships to return to sea

The cruise ship Grand Princess eases into a berth in the Port of Oakland, Calif., on March 9. The CDC said cruise lines must build laboratories on board each vessel equipped to test crew and passengers for coronavirus. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]

2020-11-01T13:50:41+00:00November 1st, 2020|

U.S. commandos rescue American hostage in Nigeria: Pentagon

By Jean Lotus  () Elite commandos fro the U.S. SEAL Team 6 were involved in a rescue of a 27-year-old U.S. citizen held hostage by an armed gang in Nigeria, the Pentagon said Saturday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. elite forces rescued a kidnapped American citizen held captive by a [...]

2020-11-01T13:44:17+00:00November 1st, 2020|
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