Former U.S. Rep. Stockman sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a four-year scheme to defraud big-money donors to secretly funnel the funds to pay his personal and campaign expenses. Photo by United States Congress/Wikimedia Commons Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison [...]

2018-11-08T14:36:24+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Record number of women elected to Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won election to the House on Tuesday from New York. At 29, she is the youngest woman in Congress. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Women will be going to Congress in historic numbers after Tuesday's midterm elections, with some winning key gubernatorial races as well. Some were expected, such [...]

2018-11-07T15:13:49+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Mail bomb suspect ordered held without bail

Cesar Sayoc of Aventura, Fla., will be held without bail on charged that he sent several bomb threats to critics of President Donald Trump. Photo courtesy of Broward County Sheriff's Office Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Cesar Sayoc, the man accused of sending devices that looked like pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump, will be [...]

2018-11-07T15:04:01+00:00November 7th, 2018|

What to do if you’re turned away at the polls

There is still a way for you to cast a ballot Tuesday if you're turned away at the polls. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Tuesday is Election Day in the United States, where many states have reported problems at the polls in the early voting period. If you arrive to [...]

2018-11-06T14:16:01+00:00November 6th, 2018|

Facebook kills 115 suspicious accounts on eve of election day

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill April 10 during a hearing before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees about social media privacy and the use and abuse of data. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Facebook said late Monday it shut down more than 100 accounts [...]

2018-11-06T14:09:49+00:00November 6th, 2018|

3 Girl Scouts killed by truck while …….

By Daniel Uria  (0) ‘Tragic & Senseless’: 3 Girl Scouts, 1 Volunteer Killed In Wis. Hit-&-run CBS Minnesota Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Four people, including three Girl Scouts, were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin on Saturday, police said. A Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed through a lane of traffic and into a ditch where [...]

2018-11-05T13:31:50+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Georgia Sec. of State’s office: Failed alleged hack of voter system

The office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after a failed alleged attempt to hack the state's voter registration system. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Georgia's secretary of state's office said Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into [...]

2018-11-05T13:25:52+00:00November 5th, 2018|

14 Idaho teachers on paid leave after dressing as…….

Fourteen teachers at Middleton Elementary School in Idaho were placed on paid administrative leave after depicting Mexican people behind a border wall or wearing stereotypical outfits. Photo courtesy of Middleton School District Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Fourteen elementary school teachers in Idaho have been placed on paid administrative leave after depicting Mexican people behind a border wall [...]

2018-11-04T15:18:22+00:00November 4th, 2018|

Twitter removes accounts discouraging midterm voting

As Tuesday's midterm elections approach with some people already voting early, Twitter has removed accounts that have tried to discourage people from voting. File Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Twitter deleted thousands of automated accounts the social media company accused of posting messages to discourage Democrats from voting in Tuesday's [...]

2018-11-04T15:02:58+00:00November 4th, 2018|

One train worker killed, another injured in Chicago explosion

By Allen Cone  (0) A Metro train stops at a station in downtown Chicago. On Saturday, an explosion on train tracks on the northwest side of Chicago late Saturday morning killed one worker and critically injured another. Photo courtesy Metra/Twitter Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An explosion on train tracks late Saturday morning in Chicago killed one worker [...]

2018-11-04T14:57:27+00:00November 4th, 2018|