Canadian man sentenced to life for 2017 Michigan airport attack

By Darryl Coote April 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian citizen was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport in 2017. Amor Ftouhi, 51, was charged with an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, violence at an international airport and interference with airport security and was convicted [...]

2019-04-19T15:05:35+00:00April 19th, 2019|

Florida strawberry farmers using robots to pick fruit, control mildew

Doctoral candidate Rodrigo Borba Onofre works with robotic UV equipment for the University of Florida's Strawberry Lab near Tampa, Fla. Photo courtesy of UF-IFAS ORLANDO, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Florida strawberry growers are investing heavily in robots to pick their crops and control disease, partly in response to declining farm laborer immigration. Strawberry farmer Gary Wishnatzki [...]

2019-04-18T15:13:46+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Watch live: AG William Barr to release full Mueller report

By Daniel Uria  (0) Protesters rally in Los Angeles on April 4 to demand U.S. Attorney William Barr release the full Russia investigation report compiled by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller. A redacted version is expected to be released Thursday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr will [...]

2019-04-18T15:08:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Man carrying gas cans into New York cathedral arrested

A man was apprehended after having entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral with two two-gallon gas cans, two bottles of lighter fluid and two lighters. Photo courtesy of New York Police Department/Twitter April 18 (UPI) -- A man carrying gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters was arrested by police after entering a Manhattan cathedral days after Paris' Notre Dame was [...]

2019-04-18T15:01:27+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Denver districts close schools as police conduct ‘massive manhunt’ for armed woman

By Daniel Uria and Darryl Coote  (0) Authorities in Colorado are searching for Sol Pais, 18, a woman who is armed and considered to be "extremely dangerous" after making statements deemed threatening to schools. Photo courtesy Jeffco Sheriff/Twitter April 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Colorado conducted a "massive manhunt" for an armed woman in connection with threats [...]

2019-04-17T14:54:04+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Wind leaves pontoon boat perched at edge of dam

April 16 (UPI) -- Stormy weather left a pontoon beat stranded on the edge of a North Carolina dam, and emergency officials said conditions are preventing them from removing it. The Town of Columbus Fire Department posted drone photos to Facebookshowing the unoccupied pontoon boat partially hanging over the edge of the Turner Shoals Dam on Lake Adger. Polk [...]

2019-04-17T14:47:40+00:00April 17th, 2019|

CVS fined $535,000 for filling invalid Percocet prescriptions

CVS Pharmacy was fined $535,000 in a settlement over allegations its pharmacies in Rhode Island filled invalid prescriptions for Percocet. File photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock April 16 (UPI) -- CVS Pharmacy reached a settlement Tuesday over allegations its stores in Rhode Island filled invalid prescriptions for Percocet. The pharmacy chain agreed to pay $535,000 to settle allegations the stores [...]

2019-04-17T14:41:48+00:00April 17th, 2019|

California bill seeks to automatically seal 8M criminal records

A proposed law in California would clear records for about 8 million people who've been arrested or convicted for misdemeanor and non-violent offenses. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo April 15 (UPI) -- A proposal making its way through the California Assembly would automatically seal low-level criminal records -- part of a growing effort by [...]

2019-04-15T14:08:59+00:00April 15th, 2019|

At least five killed in powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes in….

By Daniel Uria  (1) AccuWeather ✔@accuweather A tornado in Franklin, Texas left a trail of destruction through this neighborhood. 140 10:30 AM - Apr 14, 2019 67 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy April 14 (UPI) -- At least five people died over the weekend as powerful thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes made [...]

2019-04-15T14:01:38+00:00April 15th, 2019|

Appeals court temporarily allows return of asylum seekers to Mexico

By Allen Cone  (2) People stand in line at the Port of Entry in San Ysidro, Calif., on December 29, 2018. File Photo by Ariana Drehsler/UPI | License Photo April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is allowed to return asylum seekers to Mexico after a federal appeals court temporarily put on hold a district judge's order [...]

2019-04-14T14:58:31+00:00April 14th, 2019|