Sen. Heitkamp campaign ad used sexual assault victims’ names without permission

By Ray Downs  (0) Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, center, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 21, 2016. Heitkamp is seeking re-election in November. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., issued an apology Tuesday after publishing a newspaper campaign ad that used the names of sexual [...]

2018-10-17T14:48:42+00:00October 17th, 2018|

For first time, woman takes charge of U.S. Army Forces Command

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson is the first woman to lead the U.S. Army Forces Command in U.S. history. Photo by Monica King/U.S. Army Oct. 17 (UPI) -- For the first time in U.S. history, a woman is leading the U.S. Army Forces Command -- having taken over Tuesday for Gen. Robert [...]

2018-10-17T14:23:08+00:00October 17th, 2018|

More than 1,300 still missing in Florida after Hurricane Michael

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) From left to right, Spc. Sean Westmoreland, Spc. Herbert Joyner, and Pfc. Jeremy Grant, from the 153rd Charlie Troop in Tallahassee, hang the American flag on a 4x4 of debris after Hurricane Michael hit in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Saturday. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rescuers said [...]

2018-10-17T00:11:41+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Maryland police officer charged with raping woman at traffic stop

By Ray Downs  (0) Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Maryland police officer has been charged with raping a woman at a traffic stop, law enforcement officials said Monday. Authorities said Prince George's County Police officer Ryan Macklin pulled over a woman around 1 a.m. Thursday in Langley Park, Md., and forced her to perform a sexual act [...]

2018-10-17T00:00:48+00:00October 17th, 2018|

American Bar Association upholds Kavanaugh’s ‘well qualified’ rating

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh will maintain a well qualified rating from the American Bar Association. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The American Bar Association will maintain its "well qualified" rating for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a panel of 15 lawyers decided Monday. The ABA decided to reevaluate Kavanaugh's [...]

2018-10-16T15:36:44+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Suspicious letter claiming ricin sent to Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Sen. Susan Collins said a suspicious letter was sent to her home in Bangor, Maine, on Monday that claimed it contained the toxin ricin. File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A suspicious letter was sent Monday to the Maine home of Sen. Susan Collins that the author said contained [...]

2018-10-16T15:27:06+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Squirrel knocks out power to 2,296 in New Jersey

By Ben Hooper  (0) Officials with a New Jersey utility company said more than 2,000 customers lost power due to a power line-climbing squirrel. Photo by Giedriius/Shutterstock.com Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A New Jersey utility company said an outage that knocked out electricity service to 2,296 customers was caused by an unlucky squirrel. Jersey Central Power [...]

2018-10-16T01:30:50+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney’s fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said they would appeal the decision. Daniels, whose [...]

2018-10-16T01:22:34+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world’s biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company became a corporate juggernaut, following a dispute [...]

2018-10-16T01:16:12+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Pharma group promises more drug price transparency with new TV ads

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said PhRMA's announcement was a "small step in the right direction." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The United States' largest drug industry trade group said Monday that member companies will begin directing patients to information about prescription drug costs [...]

2018-10-15T22:17:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|