Failed demolition leaves behind ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’

By Ben Hooper  (0) Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The failed implosion of an 11-story building in Dallas left behind a structure dubbed "The Leaning Tower of Dallas." The former Affiliated Computer Services building near the city's downtown was supposed to be demolished Sunday, but the implosion failed to bring down the center of the structure, which remained [...]

2020-02-19T02:44:22+00:00February 19th, 2020|

FAA’s ineffective oversight of Southwest airlines put passengers at risk

By Daniel Uria  (0) The Federal Aviation Administration's ineffective oversight of Southwest Airlines has put millions of passengers at risk, a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general said. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general said the Federal Aviation Administration has not effectively overseen [...]

2020-02-13T03:33:12+00:00February 13th, 2020|

Amazon workers defy company rules with public list of complaints

By Don Jacobson  (0) The post is a show of support for two employees who were warned by Amazon this month for violating company rules. File Photo by Friedemann Vogel/EPA-EFE Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Amazon employees are defying company rules -- which bar workers from speaking publicly about official business -- by posting a list of [...]

2020-01-28T19:37:03+00:00January 28th, 2020|

TSA discovered record 4,432 firearms at airport checkpoints in 2019

By Daniel Uria  (0) Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that officers caught the highest number of guns at airport checkpoints nationwide in 2019. TSA said it discovered 4,432 firearms in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints throughout the country, the highest total in the agency's 18-year history and a five [...]

2020-01-16T02:50:08+00:00January 16th, 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|

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|

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|

Volkswagen bids goodbye to Beetle

By Don Jacobson  (0) Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Saying a final goodbye to its iconic Beetle, Volkswagen on Tuesday released a new television commercial for the discontinued model celebrating its role in American culture. The 90-second spot, entitled The Last Mile, is an animated spot which was set to air on New Year's Eve on ABC and CNN, along [...]

2019-12-31T16:34:30+00:00December 31st, 2019|

Fantasy sports firm DraftKings to go public through ‘reverse merger’

By Don Jacobson  (0) DraftKings said it will pursue a "reverse merger" instead of a traditional IPO. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Fantasy sports provider and bookmaker DraftKings announced Monday it will become a publicly traded company and create the United States' only vertically-integrated sports betting and online gaming company.DraftKings [...]

2019-12-23T21:49:44+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

Out-of-pocket costs for Medicare recipients to rise in 2020

Experts say announced cost increases for Medicare recipients could cause problems for some living on a tight budget. Photo by TBIT/Pixabay Dec. 17 -- Seniors on Medicare are going to take a hit to the pocketbook in 2020, with premiums and deductibles set to increase on coverage for medical services and prescription drugs. The standard monthly premium [...]

2019-12-18T16:02:24+00:00December 18th, 2019|