Lawmakers reach deal for arbitration on bill to prevent surprise medical payments

By Daniel Uria  (0) Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group House and Senate leaders reached a deal Sunday on legislation seeking to protect patients from surprise medical bills. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reached an agreement with House energy and commerce committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and the top Republican on the panel [...]

2019-12-09T16:20:47+00:00December 9th, 2019|

Arizona couple found dead of likely hypothermia after….

By Christen McCurdy  (0) An elderly couple found dead in snow on another couple's property likely succumbed to hypothermia, authorities said Saturday. Screenshot: ABC15 Arizona/YouTube Dec. 7 (UPI) -- An elderly Arizona couple has died of likely hypothermia after being found buried in snow, authorities said Saturday. Richard Alexander, 74, and Elizabeth Alexander, 79, of Ash Fork, [...]

2019-12-08T19:56:48+00:00December 8th, 2019|

Storms, erosion a costly problem at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) Kennedy Space Center has spent millions of dollars on shoreline restoration to protect its largest and most significant launch pads from rising seas and storms. Photo courtesy of NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Kennedy Space Center in Florida has spent $100 million fixing storm damage and rebuilding sand [...]

2019-12-06T16:58:36+00:00December 6th, 2019|

White House adviser on U.S. jobs surge: ‘I don’t see any end to it’

By Don Jacobson  (0) Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council, applauds the November jobs report issued Friday, which said 266,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The United States job market performed far better in November than most analysts predicted, [...]

2019-12-06T16:54:28+00:00December 6th, 2019|

FBI warning: Web-connected ‘smart’ TVs can watch owners

By Clyde Hughes  (0) The bureau said web-connected televisions are vulnerable to various forms of attack, during which a hacker could seize control of the device and "cyberstalk" owners. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the American public about a peculiar possibility -- that [...]

2019-12-06T16:49:09+00:00December 6th, 2019|

Bloomberg unveils sweeping gun control platform

By Darryl Coote  (0) Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has unveiled his sweeping gun control platform that includes stricter background checks, firmer regulations and increased funding for violence prevention. Bloomberg, who entered the Democratic primary race last month, unveiled his gun safety proposal Thursday in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman [...]

2019-12-06T16:42:26+00:00December 6th, 2019|

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks for articles of …

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces Thursday the chamber will file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Declaring "no one is above the law," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asked committee chairmen investigating President Donald Trump to go ahead with articles of impeachment. "The president leaves us no choice [...]

2019-12-05T17:06:01+00:00December 5th, 2019|

49ers suspend analyst for ‘dark skin’ remark about Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

By Alex Butler  (4) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) dives for a first down against San Francisco 49ers defenders on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for comments he made about Lamar Jackson's skin color following the team's [...]

2019-12-05T16:52:52+00:00December 5th, 2019|

Class ring lost at Florida beach found in sand 50 years later

By Ben Hooper  (0) Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A class ring lost during a 1970 day at a Florida beach turned up buried in sand a few miles down the shore nearly 50 years later. Kenneth Board said he lost his Auburndale High School ring at Cocoa Beach the day after his senior prom and it [...]

2019-12-03T16:30:45+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Cybersecurity firm: Millions of text messages left unguarded online

The database was discovered on November 26 and was left unguarded until November 29, cybersecurity firm vpnMentor said Monday. File Photo by Skylines/Shutterstock/UPI Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A database with access to hundreds of millions of private text messages was discovered unguarded online for "an extended period of time" in recent days, researchers said Monday. Cybersecurity [...]

2019-12-03T16:22:53+00:00December 3rd, 2019|