Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Dorsey testify about election content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears on a television screen as he testifies remotely during a Senate hearing October 28 on potential reforms to  Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Pool Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI | License Photo Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify in the Senate on Tuesday to [...]

2020-11-17T14:56:02+00:00November 17th, 2020|

Alaskans rocked by 3 overnight earthquakes

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Three earthquakes shook north of Anchorage, Alaska Saturday morning. Photo by Frank Kovalchek (CC BY 2.0) via Wikipedia Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Three earthquakes shook the Anchorage, Alaska area Saturday morning. The strongest registered at magnitude 5.0 and took place right before 3:30 a.m., 20 miles north of Anchorage, the Anchorage Daily News reported. About 20 [...]

2020-11-09T00:25:11+00:00November 9th, 2020|

No winner yet between Trump, Biden; both confident as states count votes

By Don Jacobson  (0) President Donald Trump makes a statement to the nation from the East Room of the White House early Wednesday. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential race remains undecided Wednesday, with both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden short of the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. [...]

2020-11-04T17:33:50+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Retailers board up windows, hire extra security in advance of Election Day

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Workers board up businesses near the White House, Saturday, October 31, 2020, Washington, DC. Precautions are being made in case of violence on or after Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Business owners in multiple American cities say they're bracing for potential social [...]

2020-11-01T13:35:11+00:00November 1st, 2020|

Philadelphia protests over fatal police shooting lead to 30 officers injured

Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Philadelphia police shot and killed a Black man waving a knife toward them, prompting overnight protests in the city and leaving some 30 officers injured, authorities said Tuesday. The fatal shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, on Monday afternoon was captured on video, leading to the protests against police brutality and racial bias. [...]

2020-10-28T16:00:00+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Pichai testify in Senate over law shielding user content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pictured during testimony in the House on October 23, 2019. He and the leaders of Google and Twitter will appear remotely in a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, Google head Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify [...]

2020-10-28T15:42:32+00:00October 28th, 2020|

FDA approves remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients

By Daniel Uria  (0) Gilead Sciences' antiviral COVID-19 drug remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, was approved by the FDA Thursday to treat patients who have been hospitalized with the virus. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19, drugmaker Gilead [...]

2020-10-23T00:43:30+00:00October 23rd, 2020|

U.S. intelligence blames Iran for emails threatening Democratic voters

By Daniel Uria & Danielle Haynes  (0) Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Iranian intelligence attempted to harm President Donald Trump with an email campaign threatening Democrats. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia obtained voter information ahead of [...]

2020-10-22T01:51:41+00:00October 22nd, 2020|

teacher beheaded in terrorist attack,

By Jean Lotus  (0) French anti-terrorism authorities are investigating the killing of a Paris teacher Friday who was beheaded after reportedly showing his students cartoon images of the Prophet Muhammad. File photo by Mohammed Badra/EPA-EFE Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Paris middle school teacher was killed and beheaded in an attack Friday after reportedly showing his [...]

2020-10-18T00:23:22+00:00October 18th, 2020|

Social Security cost-of-living increase next year will be lowest since 2017

The increase for next year, always based on the Consumer Price Index, will be the lowest since 2017. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Monthly Social Security benefits for American retirees and others will increase 1.3% next year with a cost-of-living adjustment, officials announced Tuesday. The Social Security Administration said the higher [...]

2020-10-13T16:54:06+00:00October 13th, 2020|
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