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|

Pot use may change structure of the heart

People who regularly use marijuana tend to have a larger left ventricle, which is the main pumping chamber of the heart, a new study found. Photo by chuck herrera/Pixabay Regular pot use might potentially cause changes in the heart's structure, a new study suggests. People who regularly use marijuana tend to have a larger left ventricle, [...]

2019-12-21T17:20:54+00:00December 21st, 2019|

U.S. vaping deaths rise again

A total of 2,506 patients have been hospitalized for vaping illnesses, an increase of 97 from last week. Photo by tomkohhantsuk/Pixabay Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The number of vaping-related lung illness deaths reported by federal health authorities rose again this week to 56, up four from last week's total. The deaths occurred in 27 states. A [...]

2019-12-19T19:59:34+00:00December 19th, 2019|

Supreme Court to take up Second Amendment argument on NYC gun law

By Daniel Uria  (1) The Supreme Court will weigh in on a New York City gun law Monday, taking up a Second Amendment case for the first time in a decade. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court will weigh in on Second Amendment rights for the first time in about [...]

2019-12-02T15:57:37+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

Eleven injured in shooting in New Orleans’ French Quarter

By Allen Cone  (0) Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Eleven people were injured, including two critically, in a shooting early Sunday on the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter, police said. The gunfire broke out on Canal Street just before 3:30 a.m., NOLA.com reported. The area is near Bourbon Street, which is popular for tourists. The events included Southern's [...]

2019-12-01T15:34:21+00:00December 1st, 2019|

Trump signs bipartisan federal animal cruelty bill into law

By Darryl Coote  (2) U.S. President Donald Trump holds up H.R. 724, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, after signing it during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI | License Photo Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill into [...]

2019-11-27T00:42:33+00:00November 27th, 2019|

Two boys shot, killed sitting in van outside California school

By Daniel Uria  (1) Police in California said two boys were shot and killed in the parking lot of a school early Saturday morning. Photo courtesy Union City Police Department Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Two children were shot and killed in a Northern California elementary school parking lot, police said. Union City Police said the two [...]

2019-11-25T15:25:14+00:00November 25th, 2019|