Second person found dead in Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans

By Allen Cone  (0) Two people died and another remains missing after the upper floors of the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday. Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Fire Department Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A second person was found dead before a search ended Saturday night in the collapse earlier in [...]

2019-10-13T13:47:54+00:00October 13th, 2019|

Planned Parenthood launches $45M bid to defeat Trump, flip Senate

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The family planning organization said its national efforts aim to "take back the Senate, the White House, state legislatures and defeat harmful ballot measures across the country." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The political action committee of Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday it will dedicate $45 million for efforts [...]

2019-10-09T14:08:54+00:00October 9th, 2019|

GE to freeze pensions for 20,000 employees in debt-cutting move

By Clyde Hughes  (0) GE said it expects the moves to cut as much as $8 billion in debts. File Photo by Urs FlueelerEPA-EFE Oct. 7 (UPI) -- General Electric announced Monday it will freeze pension plans for some 20,000 U.S. workers with salaried benefits, along with the supplementary pensions of 700 others as a measure [...]

2019-10-08T14:17:19+00:00October 8th, 2019|

Facebook must remove illegal posts if ordered, top EU court rules

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The ruling said Facebook has a responsibility to respond to governments that order the takedown of content that qualifies as illegal under established laws. File Photo by Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA-EF Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The European Union's top court said in a landmark ruling Thursday governments in the 28-nation bloc can order social [...]

2019-10-03T15:07:40+00:00October 3rd, 2019|

Yahoo engineer admits hacking user accounts to search for sexual images

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) The former Yahoo engineer faces five years in prison, prosecutors said. File Photo by Mohammad Kheirkhah/UPI  | License Photo Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking thousands of user accounts searching for sexual images, authorities said. Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted to using his Yahoo access to [...]

2019-10-01T13:47:27+00:00October 1st, 2019|

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

By Darryl Coote  (0) Forever 21, a shopping mall staple and one of the retailers that popularized fast fashion, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday. Photo by EPA Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The U.S. company said in a statement Sunday that it voluntarily filed for bankruptcy [...]

2019-09-30T14:36:05+00:00September 30th, 2019|

U.S., Japan ink trade pacts on agriculture, digital goods

By Darryl Coote  (0) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump signed two trade deals Wednesday on agriculture and digital goods. Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosia Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed a limited trade pact Wednesday to lower or eliminate tariffs on imports of [...]

2019-09-26T14:55:08+00:00September 26th, 2019|

Former Hilton Hotels head Barron Hilton dead at 91

By Karen Butler  (0) Barron Hilton retired from Hilton Hotels Corp. in 1966. Photo by Dveram/Wikimedia Commons Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Barron Hilton, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hilton Hotels Corp., has died at the age of 91. "Today the world of hospitality mourns for one of the greats," Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton's current [...]

2019-09-22T16:32:20+00:00September 22nd, 2019|

Walmart to halt sales of e-cigarettes

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Walmart announced Friday it will stop selling all e-cigarettes after health officials linked at least seven deaths and hundreds of illnesses to vaping products. The company said its decision also applies to Sam's Club locations in the United States. "Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we [...]

2019-09-21T13:15:41+00:00September 21st, 2019|

Military spent $184,000 at Trump’s Scotland resort

The Pentagon said it spent $184,000 at President Donald Trump's Scotland resort, Trump Turnberry, in the past two years, double the $64,380 it spent at the hotel in the two years before he became president. Photo by Robert Perry/EPA-EFE Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. military spent at least $184,000 at President Donald Trump's Scotland golf resort [...]

2019-09-19T13:33:03+00:00September 19th, 2019|