Houston rapper Breadman, 8 others charged in drug conspiracies

By Darryl Coote  (0) Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Justice Department announced Thursday that authorities have arrested nine people, including the Houston rapper Jermaine West, on a slew of drug charges. Acting Assistant General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department's Criminal Divison said the 42-year-old West, who goes by the stage name Breadman, has been charged in [...]

2020-08-21T20:27:05+00:00August 21st, 2020|

‘Golden State Killer’ Joseph DeAngelo gets life in prison: ‘I’m truly sorry’

By Don Jacobson  (1) Joseph James DeAngelo, also known as the "Golden State Killer" who eluded authorities for decades after a series of brutal crimes, is seen Thursday on the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, in Sacramento, Calif. Photo by Santiago Mejia/EPA-EFE/Pool Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Joseph [...]

2020-08-21T20:22:08+00:00August 21st, 2020|

Ex-CIA agent charged with selling classified information to…

By Darryl Coote  (0) Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, was arrested last week on charges of selling classified information to China. Photo courtesy of U.S Department of Justice Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have charged and arrested a former Central Intelligence Agency officer for selling classified information to China for more than a decade. In a [...]

2020-08-18T19:11:06+00:00August 18th, 2020|

300 U.S. Pizza Hut restaurants will close after

By Jean Lotus  (0) More than 300 Pizza Hut locations with dine-in restaurants will close in the United States, following the bankruptcy of one of the company's largest franchisees, the company announced Monday. Photo by Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock Aug. 17 (UPI) -- As many as 300 U.S. Pizza Hut restaurant locations will close permanently in the wake [...]

2020-08-18T19:01:56+00:00August 18th, 2020|

Wildlife officials searching for elk with tire around neck

By Ben Hooper  (0) Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Colorado said they are trying to locate an elk caught on camera with a car tire around its neck. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted video showing the bull elk wandering around while wearing the car tire like a necklace. The department said the footage was captured [...]

2020-08-12T02:59:10+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Supreme Court blocks Oregon group’s efforts to redraw congressional map

By Daniel Uria  (0) The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a ruling granting an Oregon group a lower threshold of in-person signatures to place a redistricting reform measure on the November ballot. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a lower court ruling easing a signature threshold for [...]

2020-08-12T02:47:09+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Stimulus negotiations stall; Trump promises to take action

President Donald Trump took executive action Friday after negotiators failed to agree on a stimulus package. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo Aug. 7 (UPI) -- During a primetime news conference Friday, President Donald Trump said he plans to take action to extend some coronavirus relief benefits after negotiators were unable to come to terms on a stimulus [...]

2020-08-08T12:49:15+00:00August 8th, 2020|

Nearly 4 million in Northeast without power after Isaias; 6 dead

Emergency crews in Bucks County, Pa., respond to a damaged home and downed power lines on Tuesday after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through the area. Photo courtesy Bucks County Government/Twitter Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Close to 4 million customers in the northeastern United States still didn't have power Wednesday morning after Tropical Storm Isaias passed through [...]

2020-08-05T13:53:44+00:00August 5th, 2020|

Apple Fire grows to 26,850 acres, destroys 12 buildings in California

By Daniel Uria  (0) The 26,850-acre Apple Fire destroyed 12 structures in California as several other wildfires in the state neared full containment. Photo by Lt. James Mahan/Twitter  Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Apple Fire grew by 400 acres overnight into Tuesday as evacuations in California remained in effect and a dozen structures were destroyed. Cal [...]

2020-08-05T13:47:57+00:00August 5th, 2020|

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|
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