Pentagon chief says military force not yet needed to control protests

Protesters rally at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to oppose police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 25. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo June 3 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first public remarks since protests began nationwide, said Wednesday the situation has not yet reached a point that [...]

2020-06-03T21:27:25+00:00June 3rd, 2020|

United States to send Brazil 2M doses of hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the end of their joint press conference in the Rose Garden in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2019. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo June 1 (UPI) -- The White House announced it will send Brazil 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine in its fight against [...]

2020-06-01T12:35:19+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Minnesota AG to lead prosecution of George Floyd’s death; protests across U.S.

By Daniel Uria & Darryl Coote  (0) Protesters are pushed back by NYPD Police officers as looters raged through SoHo while protests around the country continue over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police in New York City on Sunday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo May 31 (UPI) -- Minnesota [...]

2020-06-01T12:17:44+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Protests grip dozens of cities in response to George Floyd’s death

Black Lives Matter protesters clash with New York police officers Friday as demonstrations take place across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo May 30 (UPI) -- Protests erupted in dozens of cities across the United States overnight as activists called for [...]

2020-05-30T13:53:49+00:00May 30th, 2020|

Las Vegas casinos get green light to reopen next week

By Don Jacobson  (0) Las Vegas Boulevard is seen empty on March 26 after state and city officials closed businesses on "the Strip" due to the coronavirus outbreak. File Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo May 27 (UPI) -- Las Vegas casinos began preparing Wednesday to reopen after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak gave them the go-ahead [...]

2020-05-27T23:23:33+00:00May 27th, 2020|

America gets ready to again see astronauts head into space from U.S. soil

The astronaut walkway is extended to SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket to prepare for liftoff Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo courtesy of SpaceX ORLANDO, Fla., May 26 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX plan to provide more than 24 hours of live coverage for the return of human spaceflight from the [...]

2020-05-27T02:04:58+00:00May 27th, 2020|

UConn student linked to killings may be traveling with ride-share services

By Daniel Uria  (0) Police in Connecticut warned that Peter Manfredonia, suspected of killing two people, may be seeking to solicit rides from services such as Uber and Lyft as he attempts to flee the area. Photo courtesy  Connecticut State Police Department/Twitter May 26 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut on Tuesday warned that a man wanted [...]

2020-05-27T01:59:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|

4 Minneapolis officers fired after video showed man pinned by neck

May 26 (UPI) -- The Minneapolis Police Department fired four officers Tuesday in response to a video appearing to show one officer keeping his knee on the neck of a handcuffed man who later died. Activists and the family of the deceased man, George Floyd, who was black, have decried the police use of force as [...]

2020-05-27T01:54:56+00:00May 27th, 2020|

Grizzly bear with white fur caught on camera in Canada

By Ben Hooper  (0) May 22 (UPI) -- A traveler on a highway through the Rocky Mountains in Canada captured video of an unusual local resident -- a white grizzly bear. Cara Clarkson said she and her family were traveling the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park when they spotted the white bear and its darker-colored sibling. [...]

2020-05-26T00:22:44+00:00May 26th, 2020|

Republicans sue to block California from voting by mail in November

By Darryl Coote  (0) May 25 (UPI) -- Several Republican groups have filed a lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order to allow Californians to vote by mail in the November presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit filed Sunday by the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican [...]

2020-05-26T00:12:24+00:00May 26th, 2020|