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Boeing 737 airliner crashes after takeoff in Iran, killing 176

By Darryl Coote & Don Jacobson  (0) Workers are seen Wednesday amid wreckage from a Boeing 737 jetliner about 30 miles south of Tehran, Iran. Photo by Morteza Nikoubazi/UPI | License Photo Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Investigators have located the "black boxes" from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran Wednesday and killed all 176 people aboard, [...]

2020-01-08T22:09:33+00:00January 8th, 2020|

Pat Sajak’s daughter serves as letter-turner on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

By Annie Martin  (0) Wheel of Fortune ✔@WheelofFortune We’re keeping it in the family – meet our special guest letter-turner, Maggie Sajak! @patsajak #Family #FamilyTime #WheelOfFortune 407 6:05 PM - Jan 6, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 99 people are talking about this Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Wheel of Fortune recruited a special guest letter-turner following [...]

2020-01-07T18:50:17+00:00January 7th, 2020|

At least 50 dead in stampede during funeral for Iranian general

By Don Jacobson  (2) Thousands of mourners pay tribute to Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Qassem Soleimani during his funeral Monday in Tehran. Photo by Majid Asgaripour/UPI | License Photo Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A stampede during a funeral procession Tuesday for slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman, lran, killed more than three [...]

2020-01-07T18:45:24+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Puerto Rico shaken by 2nd powerful earthquake in 2 days; 1 dead

By Clyde Hughes  (0) A bicyclist passes a house damaged by a strong earthquake Monday on the coast of Guanica, Puerto Rico. A stronger quake rattled the island territory Tuesday. Photo by Thais Llorca/EPA-EFE Jan. 7 (UPI) -- At least one person died Tuesday following a magnitude-6.4 earthquake off the southern Puerto Rico shore, which triggered [...]

2020-01-07T18:41:40+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Police investigating release of bedbugs in Pa. Walmart changing room

By Don Jacobson  (0) Jan. 6 (UPI) -- State authorities say they are investigating the release of bedbugs inside a men's changing room in a northwestern Pennsylvania Walmart store. Pennsylvania State Police officials in Girard, Pa., said they were seeking those responsible for unleashing the pests Friday at the Walmart in Edinboro, Pa., located 23 miles south [...]

2020-01-06T17:07:20+00:00January 6th, 2020|

Dozens of Iranian-Americans detained at U.S-Canada border

By Darryl Coote  (0) Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Dozens of Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained for hours at the Washington state-Canada border over the weekend, a Muslim rights and advocacy group said. In a statement Sunday, the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said more than 60 Iranians and U.S. citizens of Iranian descent were [...]

2020-01-06T17:02:02+00:00January 6th, 2020|

Astronaut’s blocked vein, treated in space, brings medical insight

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News  (0) With planning in progress to send humans back to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars, both of which will include long periods of exposure to weightlessness, doctors are learning how to treat medical conditions in space -- with implications for treatment back on Earth. Photo by Christina Koch/NASA Jan. [...]

2020-01-05T16:12:47+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Google’s AI better than humans at spotting breast tumors

By Amy Norton, HealthDay News  (0) A sample cancer case that was missed by all six readers in the U.S. reader study, but correctly identified by the AI system. Photo courtesy Nature Jan. 3 -- Machines can be trained to outperform humans when it comes to catching breast tumors on mammograms, a new study suggests. Researchers at Google [...]

2020-01-05T16:08:30+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Terrorists attack military base in Kenya that houses U.S. soldiers

By Allen Cone  (0) Manda Airport is operated by Kenya and U.S. military forces. Google Maps screenshot Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Al-Shabab, a Somali terror group linked to al-Qaeda, attacked a military base Sunday morning in Kenya that houses some American military personnel Sunday, U.S. and Kenyan military said. Al-Shabab is a Sunni Muslim group and is [...]

2020-01-05T15:59:56+00:00January 5th, 2020|

Meth use up sixfold, fentanyl use quadrupled in U.S. in last 6 years

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News  (0) On top of soaring rates of use of meth and fentanyl individually, researchers say their analysis revealed the drugs are being used together in potentially lethal ways. Photo by OverHook/Pixabay Jan. 3 -- A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates [...]

2020-01-04T16:54:03+00:00January 4th, 2020|