Coronavirus: Cruise ship evacuations begin; death toll rises to 1,670

By Allen Cone  (0) Buses with closed curtains arrive Sunday at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the Diamond Princess cruise ship is docked in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA-EFE Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The death toll from the coronavirus rose to 1,670 Sunday as evacuations began on a cruise ship that [...]

2020-02-16T16:38:48+00:00February 16th, 2020|

MLB players react to possible change in playoff format

By Alex Butler  (0) Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer called Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred a "joke" after hearing about possible changes to the league's playoff format. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball is considering several substantial rule changes to its playoff format. Several players said [...]

2020-02-12T02:10:43+00:00February 12th, 2020|

Three NYPD officers shot within 12 hours, suspect in custody

By Daniel Uria  (0) Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Three New York City Police Department officers were shot within 12 hours this weekend in a pair of attacks on a Bronx precinct. One officer was shot and injured at the 41st Precinct in the Bronx on Sunday morning after two officers were shot and injured by a man [...]

2020-02-10T03:11:26+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Man arrested outside White House for threatening to assassinate Trump

By Daniel Uria  (0) A man was arrested outside the White House on Saturday after telling a Secret Service member he planned to assassinate President Donald Trump while carrying a knife. File Photo by Oliver Contreras/UPI | License Photo Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Police arrested a man carrying a sheathed knife outside of the White House for [...]

2020-02-10T03:06:26+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Trail of destruction left in South following

By Mark Puleo, Accuweather.com  (0) This week's storms cause record rainfall in some cities throughout the region. Photo courtesy of the Danville (Va.) Police Department Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A burst of heavy rainfall and severe weather rocked the South from Wednesday through Friday morning, killing at least five people and leaving over 250,000 others without power from Florida [...]

2020-02-08T16:22:29+00:00February 8th, 2020|

Chiefs stage another comeback to beat 49ers for Super Bowl LIV title

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Chiefs defeated the 49ers 31-20. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-20 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers in [...]

2020-02-03T15:46:40+00:00February 3rd, 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|

Russia calls U.S. attack ‘short-sighted’ while Iraq claims sovereignty breached

A woman weeps as thousands of Iranians take to the streets to mourn the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani after Friday prayer in Tehran. Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike will "negatively affect" global security, Russia said Friday, [...]

2020-01-03T17:21:19+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

Trump signs robocall bill, reauthorizes Debbie Smith Act

By Clyde Hughes  (0) President Donald Trump signed a bill that gives law enforcement and phone customers more options in fighting robocalls. Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo Dec. 31 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump has signed a bills offering greater protection for U.S. consumers from unsolicited robocalls and reauthorizing an act that helps state and local law [...]

2019-12-31T16:45:47+00:00December 31st, 2019|

FDA begins enforcement of new minimum age for tobacco sales

By Don Jacobson  (0) The FDA has begun enforcement of a new law raising the minimum age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21. Photo by Free-Photos/Pixabay Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has quickly implemented a newly signed law raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products nationwide from 18 to 21, according [...]

2019-12-27T18:28:19+00:00December 27th, 2019|