Police horse delights shoppers inside PetSmart store

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Louisiana shared video of a police horse going shopping inside a pet supply store, to the delight of staff and customers. The Slidell Police Department said Officer Robert "Mongo" Crowell of the department's Mounted Division took his horse, Misfit, shopping at the PetSmart store in Slidell. The [...]

2019-12-09T16:32:31+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Lawmakers reach deal for arbitration on bill to prevent surprise medical payments

By Daniel Uria  (0) Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group House and Senate leaders reached a deal Sunday on legislation seeking to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reached an agreement with House energy and commerce committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and the top Republican on the panel [...]

2019-12-09T16:20:47+00:00December 9th, 2019|

FBI warning: Web-connected ‘smart’ TVs can watch owners

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The bureau said web-connected televisions are vulnerable to various forms of attack, during which a hacker could seize control of the device and "cyberstalk" owners. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the American public about a peculiar possibility -- that [...]

2019-12-06T16:49:09+00:00December 6th, 2019|

Cybersecurity firm: Millions of text messages left unguarded online

The database was discovered on November 26 and was left unguarded until November 29, cybersecurity firm vpnMentor said Monday. File Photo by Skylines/Shutterstock/UPI Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A database with access to hundreds of millions of private text messages was discovered unguarded online for "an extended period of time" in recent days, researchers said Monday. Cybersecurity [...]

2019-12-03T16:22:53+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Shoppers spend $7.4 billion online during Black Friday sales

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Shoppers holding bags from retail stores walk by discount Black Friday signs in Herald Square on Black Friday in New York City on Friday, November 29, 2019. Online retailers were the big winners Friday, bringing $7.4 billion in sales, but while some traditional retailers have struggled to adapt to customers' shifting [...]

2019-12-01T15:47:01+00:00December 1st, 2019|

Four injured in explosion at Dippin’ Dots factory in Kentucky

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Four employees of the Dippin' Dots ice cream production facility were hurt in an explosion at the factory in Paducah, Ky., on Friday night. One person is still in the hospital and another was released early Saturday morning, WPSD in Kentucky reported Saturday. Dippin' Dots Vice President of Administration [...]

2019-11-25T15:31:08+00:00November 25th, 2019|

Tesla unveils futurist ‘Cybertruck,’ shatters ‘unbreakable’ glass

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Designed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car, Tesla will offer the Cybertruck in three variants: Single motor rear-wheel drive, dual motor four-wheel drive, and triple-motor four-wheel-drive. Photo courtesy Tesla/UPI | License Photo Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors showed off its electric "Cybertruck" late Thursday -- [...]

2019-11-22T17:18:39+00:00November 22nd, 2019|

SpaceX’s Starship prototype blows its top during Texas test

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An early prototype of SpaceX's Starship rocket blew its top during a test Wednesday at the company's construction yard in Boca Chica, Texas. Images captured by two independent videographers from outside the plant -- LabPadre and SPadre on YouTube -- showed the top of the rocket flying into the [...]

2019-11-21T01:33:54+00:00November 21st, 2019|

Supreme Court: Sandy Hook families’ case against Remington can proceed

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Marchers hold up photos of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings at the March for Our Lives demonstration in New York City in 2018. The Supreme Court will allow the lawsuit against gunmaker Remington to proceed. However, Justices will not take up the case. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License [...]

2019-11-12T15:50:37+00:00November 12th, 2019|

As auto technology advances, so does risk for hacking

By Daniel Uria  (0) New vehicles and auto technology on display at the Paris Motor Show last year. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo Nov. 12 (UPI) -- As vehicle technology advances and cars become more sophisticated, experts say they also will become more popular targets for cybercriminals. Cybersecurity firm IntSights reported recently, in an [...]

2019-11-12T15:43:30+00:00November 12th, 2019|