Second person found dead in Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans

By Allen Cone  (0) Two people died and another remains missing after the upper floors of the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday. Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Fire Department Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A second person was found dead before a search ended Saturday night in the collapse earlier in [...]

2019-10-13T13:47:54+00:00October 13th, 2019|

Fall blizzard hits Great Plains before harvest, burying crops

By Jessie Higgins  (0) A farm near Valley City, N.D., is blanketed by snow Friday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Alisha Nord EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A rare fall blizzard this week has buried thousands of acres of crops from Montana to Minnesota. Farmers across the Great Plains were scrambling to get their crops out [...]

2019-10-12T14:33:51+00:00October 12th, 2019|

Lioness escapes enclosure at Florida animal sanctuary

By Ben Hooper  (0) Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Florida wildlife sanctuary said a female lion was tranquilized after escaping her enclosure through a gate that had been left open by a volunteer. The Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Marion County said the 16-year-old lioness, named Venus, escaped Wednesday when a volunteer accidentally left a gate open [...]

2019-10-12T14:09:56+00:00October 12th, 2019|

Fast-moving LA-area wildfire burns homes, prompts evacuations

By Nicholas Sakelaris & Danielle Haynes  (0) Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Four fast-moving wildfires swept through Southern California Friday, destroying buildings and forcing thousands of people to evacuate as humidity dropped and winds picked up, fire officials said. The largest is the Saddleridge Fire near Slymar that burned 4,700 acres as of Friday morning and spread [...]

2019-10-12T14:03:26+00:00October 12th, 2019|

Accused El Paso Walmart gunman pleads not guilty

By Darryl Coote  (0) Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The 21-year-old man accused of killing 22 people at a West Texas Walmart has pleaded not guilty. Patrick Crusius, indicted last month by a grand jury on charges of capital murder, entered his plea Thursday during his arraignment hearing at the El Pas County Courthouse. Crusius was arrested on Aug. 3 close to [...]

2019-10-11T14:52:16+00:00October 11th, 2019|

Millions in California face more darkness on day 2 of anti-fire blackouts

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Planned power outages would continue in dozens of California counties on Thursday, Pacific Gas & Electric said, as a wildfire-preventing measure. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Systemic power outages in California may be expanded to cover more than 1 million homes and businesses, as Pacific Gas [...]

2019-10-10T14:00:08+00:00October 10th, 2019|

Wheel dropped by helicopter crashes through roof of Illinois home

By Ben Hooper  (0) Oct. 8 (UPI) -- An Illinois family said they returned home to find a wheel that had been dropped by a helicopter in midair crashed through the roof of their home. Linda Taylor-Whitt said she and her family had just returned to their Lynwood home from eating out Saturday evening when her [...]

2019-10-09T14:18:57+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Planned Parenthood launches $45M bid to defeat Trump, flip Senate

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The family planning organization said its national efforts aim to "take back the Senate, the White House, state legislatures and defeat harmful ballot measures across the country." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The political action committee of Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday it will dedicate $45 million for efforts [...]

2019-10-09T14:08:54+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Melania Trump announces construction of White House…..

By Daniel Uria  (0) Melania Trump ✔@FLOTUS Exciting to break ground on the new tennis pavilion project at the White House today. Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families to gather at and enjoy for years to come. @theNationalMall @NatlParkService 17.9K 4:39 PM - Oct [...]

2019-10-09T14:03:30+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Julian Castro escorts group of asylum seekers from Mexico to Texas

By Daniel Uria  (0) Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro escorted a group of asylum seekers from Mexico to the United States on Monday. Photo courtesy Julian Castro/Twitter Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro escorted a group of asylum seekers from Mexico to Texas, seeking to have their cases heard on Monday. Castro crossed a bridge between [...]

2019-10-08T14:08:23+00:00October 8th, 2019|