Newly spotted comet is likely an interstellar traveler

By Brooks Hays  (0) Astronomers suspect the comet C/2019 Q4 — imaged here by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii’s Big Island — is just passing through our solar system. Photo by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Sept. 13 (UPI) — Astronomers have identified a new comet, named C/2019 Q4, traveling inbound toward the sun. Early analysis of the […]

Sackler family protecting $1B using Swiss accounts

By Danielle Haynes Sept. 13 (UPI) — The Sackler family has transferred $1 billion from Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company they own, to their own bank accounts to avoid relinquishing the funds amid legal action over the company’s involvement in the opioid crisis, the New York attorney general office said Friday in a court filing. Attorney […]

Dorian cuts power to Bahamas; several dead; 62K without clean water

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Sept. 3 (UPI) — Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the country is in the midst of a “historic tragedy” after Hurricane Dorian battered the Atlantic islands for most of Monday and killed several people.Minnis said his office in downtown Grand Bahama is flooded, as is the first floor of the hospital. So far, there […]