Democrats shift August convention to smaller, more virtual event

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 27, 2016. The 2020 convention in Milwaukee was adjusted Wednesday to a smaller and more virtual event in response to the coronavirus crisis. File Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo June 25 (UPI) -- The Democratic Party says there will [...]

2020-06-25T13:39:47+00:00June 25th, 2020|

Trump to visit section of border wall, youth rally in Arizona

By Don Jacobson  (0) President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20, 2020. Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI | License Photo June 23 (UPI) -- Three days after restarting his campaign tour in Oklahoma, President Donald Trump will visit Arizona Tuesday for an agenda that includes a trip [...]

2020-06-23T14:13:32+00:00June 23rd, 2020|

Klobuchar withdraws from vice president consideration

By Darryl Coote  (0) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said late Thursday she supports former Vice President Joe Biden picking a woman of color as his running mate. Pool Photo by Tom Williams/UPI | License Photo June 19 (UPI) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced she has removed herself from contention to become former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate in [...]

2020-06-20T01:56:04+00:00June 20th, 2020|

Air Force looking into reports that planes monitored protesters

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Activists protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 2, a day when flight data show a plane used by federal authorities circled over D.C. dozens of times. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo June 19 [...]

2020-06-20T01:51:46+00:00June 20th, 2020|

Louisville police firing officer in Breonna Taylor case

By Clyde Hughes  (1) June 19 (UPI) -- The Louisville Metro Police have initiated the process to fire Officer Brett Hankison, one of three officers who fired weapons into Breonna Taylor's apartment on March 13 while executing a no-knock search warrant, killing her, Mayor Greg Fischer said Friday. Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder accused Hankison of "blindly" [...]

2020-06-20T01:45:11+00:00June 20th, 2020|

Escaped monkey caught on camera in Missouri

By Ben Hooper  (0) June 12 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman said she was shocked when an animal ran past her truck and even more surprised when the creature stopped and she was able to identify it as a large monkey. April Holesapple said she was in her back yard, near Alton in Oregon County, on [...]

2020-06-13T23:38:15+00:00June 13th, 2020|

San Antonio police launch manhunt after 8 shot at bar

By Danielle Haynes  (0) June 13 (UPI) -- San Antonio police said they launched a manhunt for a man accused of shooting eight people outside a bar. Police Chief William McManus said none of the victims was killed in the shooting late Friday in the parking lot of REBAR. "They are all in stable condition, the [...]

2020-06-13T23:21:46+00:00June 13th, 2020|

Brewery offers $20,000 to hike the Appalachian Trail, drink beer

By Ben Hooper  (5) June 1 (UPI) -- A Virginia brewery announced it is seeking a "Chief Hiking Officer" who would be paid $20,000 to spend five to seven months hiking the Appalachian Trail and drinking beer. The Devil's Backbone Brewing Co., based in Lexington, said it is accepting applications from people who "love hiking and beer" [...]

2020-06-10T02:20:58+00:00June 10th, 2020|

Minneapolis announces plan to disband police department

By Daniel Uria  (0) June 7 (UPI) -- A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council announced a plan to defund the city's police department on Sunday. Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and Council Vice President Andre Jenkins were joined by other council members and activists from Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block as [...]

2020-06-08T00:49:19+00:00June 8th, 2020|

Amy Grant undergoes open heart surgery for……

By Annie Martin  (0) June 4 (UPI) -- Amy Grant is recovering after undergoing open heart surgery. Grant's rep gave an update Wednesday after the 59-year-old Christian music singer had surgery to correct partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR), a rare heart condition she's had since birth. "Thank you for so many prayers today. Amy is out of [...]

2020-06-05T01:53:25+00:00June 5th, 2020|