Appeals court overturns death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

By Danielle Haynes  (0) The appeals court ordered a new penalty phase trial for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. File Photo courtesy of the FBI July 31 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people. The [...]

2020-08-01T01:44:28+00:00August 1st, 2020|

Justice Dept.: Federal officers will go to ………

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Officers from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA and ATF will be sent to the three cities. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 29 (UPI) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to deploy federal law enforcement officers to three more cities -- Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee. The Justice [...]

2020-07-29T19:37:43+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Fed extends emergency lending for 3 more months

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, shown testifying on Capitol Hill July 17, said the Federal Reserve has extended emergency lending to the end of the year. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the Federal Reserve approved a three-month extension of emergency lending under the Federal Reserve Act, [...]

2020-07-29T01:00:38+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Florida man charged with using COVID-19 relief funds on Lamborghini

July 27 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Florida on Monday accused a man of defrauding nearly $4 million from a coronavirus aid program and buying himself a Lamborghini sports car with some of his ill-gotten gains.David T. Hines, 29, has been charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of making false statements to a [...]

2020-07-29T00:45:06+00:00July 29th, 2020|

$1T GOP relief bill proposes more stimulus, $100B for schools, reduced jobless funds

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 2. Senate Republicans will unveil their new relief proposal on Monday afternoon. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 27 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans officially introduced a $1 trillion coronavirus relief package on Monday including another stimulus payment for Americans and [...]

2020-07-28T00:10:16+00:00July 28th, 2020|

14 injured in mass shooting at Chicago funeral

By Darryl Coote  (0) July 21 (UPI) -- At least 14 people were injured in a mass shooting that erupted at a Chicago funeral, authorities said. Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter told reporters the shooting began at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when occupants of a black vehicle that drove up to the funeral home opened [...]

2020-07-22T17:25:15+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

COVID-19 stimulus: McConnell supports second round of direct payments

By Danielle Haynes  (0) Senate Democratic leader Mitch McConnell declined to offer details on what a second round of direct payments would look like. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 21 (UPI) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he wants another round of direct payments to be included in Congress' next stimulus package, though details [...]

2020-07-22T17:21:45+00:00July 22nd, 2020|

Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital

By Daniel Uria  (0) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the University of Chicago in Chicago on Monday, September 9, 2019. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Ph July 15 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a possible infection, a representative said. Ginsburg [...]

2020-07-15T23:48:10+00:00July 15th, 2020|

Officers arrest Portland, Ore., protester for vandalizing federal courthouse

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Federal officers made an arrest in Portland for tagging the federal courthouse a day after a "BLACK LIVES MATTER" mural was painted on Fifth Avenue outside of Trump Tower in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 11 (UPI) -- Portland, Ore., police confirmed Saturday that federal officers arrested [...]

2020-07-12T15:04:27+00:00July 12th, 2020|

Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom reopen in Florida

By Karen Butler  (0) The Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World theme park and resort in Bay Lake, Florida reopened to the general public Saturday after a nearly four-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 11 (UPI) -- Florida's Walt Disney World reopened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom [...]

2020-07-12T14:59:10+00:00July 12th, 2020|