Federal regulators pull $929M for California high-speed rail

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) May 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has made good on its threat to pull nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail project in California, because it hasn't made significant progress. The Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday it's terminated the agreement worth $929 million, which was reached under former President Barack Obama [...]

2019-05-17T19:05:06+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Alabama Senate approves near total abortion ban, sends bill to….

Activists demonstrate outside the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday approved a restrictive abortion bill and sent it to the governor. File Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Phot May 14 (UPI) -- Alabama's Senate passed a near complete ban on abortion late Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign [...]

2019-05-15T15:37:07+00:00May 15th, 2019|

One dead, eight injured in shooting at Colorado school

By Daniel Uria  (0) May 7 (UPI) -- At least one person died and eight more sustained injuries in a shooting at a school in Colorado on Tuesday, police said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said all of the victims were students aged 15 years old and older. The sheriff's office said the person who died was [...]

2019-05-08T15:03:07+00:00May 8th, 2019|

FCC: Don’t call back ‘One Ring’ robocalls

By Tauren Dyson  (1) The FCC is warning people not to call back robocalls, especially if they ring only once, because they could bring heavy charges on their phone bills. Image courtesy FCC May 4 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission is warning people not to call back robocalls, especially if they ring only once, because [...]

2019-05-05T15:27:48+00:00May 5th, 2019|

‘A miracle’: Jet slips off runway, crashes into river……

By Allen Cone  (0) A Boeing 737, with 136 passengers and seven crew members, slid off the runway of Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida on Friday night. Photo courtesy Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Twitter May 4 (UPI) -- A Boeing 737 slid off the runway of Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, injuring some of the 136 passengers [...]

2019-05-04T14:48:53+00:00May 4th, 2019|

Davenport, Iowa, remains flooded from breached levee

By Clyde Hughes  (0) May 3 (UPI) -- Blocks of Davenport, Iowa, remained flooded Thursday after a levee that was supposed to have kept high Mississippi River water out breached earlier in the week. Relief will not come soon with the river expecting to crest at a record 22.7 feet sometime Friday, beating the old 1993 record [...]

2019-05-03T14:40:45+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

U.S. beats Wall Street expectations with job growth, lowest unemployment in 50 years

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) The United States added 263,000 jobs in April, beating Wall Street expectations, while the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since 1969. Photo courtesy of Harris Corp. | License Photo May 3 (UPI) -- The United States added 263,000 jobs in April, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent, the lowest [...]

2019-05-03T14:25:50+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

Former CIA agent pleads guilty to conspiring to spy for China

Former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee has said though he considered handing sensitive information over to Chinese intelligence agents, he never did. (UPI Photo/Dennis Brack/Pool) | License Photo May 1 (UPI) -- A former CIA agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to spy for China though there is no evidence to show that he shared information with [...]

2019-05-02T15:20:35+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Police arrest more than 100 in central Florida drug bust

By Darryl Coote  (0) Police in Brevard County arrested over 100 people accused of being members of a drug gang. Photo courtesy of Brevard County Sheriff's Office/Facebook May 2 (UPI) -- Florida police issued arrest warrants for over 100 members of a suspected criminal drug origination and seized 75 firearms and over 500,000 lethal doses of [...]

2019-05-02T15:13:03+00:00May 2nd, 2019|

Crane collapse in Seattle kills four, injures three in cars

A construction crane crashed down on cars in downtown Seattle on Saturday, killing four people, including two workers, authorities said. Photo courtesy Seattle Fire Department/Twitter April 27 (UPI) -- Four people died Saturday after a construction crane crashed down on cars in downtown Seattle, authorities said. The crane fell across a building on Mercer Street and Fairview [...]

2019-04-28T15:53:59+00:00April 28th, 2019|