Italian police seize missile, weapons cache from

Special forces officers inspect an air-to-air missile seized during an operation against the extreme right in Turin, Italy, on Monday. Photo by Tina Romano/EPA-EFE July 15 (UPI) -- A police task force in Turin, Italy, seized an air-to-air missile along with dozens of other weapons during raids on far-right extremists, law enforcement officials said Monday. Turino [...]

2019-07-16T13:55:48+00:00July 16th, 2019|

Watch: U.S. Coast Guard apprehends narco-sub with 16,000 pounds of cocaine

By Darryl Coote  (1) July 12 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence called the seizure of more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth a combined $569 million by the U.S. Coast Guard "historic." At the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., Pence congratulated the crews of three Coast Guard cutters [...]

2019-07-12T14:01:18+00:00July 12th, 2019|

Volkswagen ends production of latest Beetle model

Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, board member in charge of development of Volkswagen Group, introduces the new VW Beetle at the 2012 North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in Detroit, January 9, 2012. UPI/Mark Cowan | License Photo July 9 (UPI) -- The Volkswagen Beetle will go out of production this week after 82 years and [...]

2019-07-10T14:18:13+00:00July 10th, 2019|

U.S. seeks to create coalition to protect ships in waters near Iran,

By Darryl Coote  (0) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said the United States should know which countries will participate in the coalition in the next few weeks. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 10 (UPI) -- The United States aims to create a coalition to protect shipping vessels in the Strait [...]

2019-07-10T13:57:46+00:00July 10th, 2019|

British ambassador to U.S. quits after leaked comments about Trump

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch resigned Wednesday after leaks exposed his criticism of President Donald Trump. File Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE July 10 (UPI) -- British ambassador Kim Darroch resigned Wednesday after leaked memos showed he criticized President Donald Trump as "insecure" and "incompetent." Darroch said in a letter to the [...]

2019-07-10T13:50:28+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Trump: We will no longer ‘deal with’ Britain’s ambassador

President Donald Trump criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May for how she handled her country's exit proposal from the European Union in a tweet thread that said the White House would no longer work with the European nation's ambassador to the United States. May Photo by Shealah Craighead/UPI | License Photo July 9 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump said he [...]

2019-07-09T13:45:10+00:00July 9th, 2019|

Ransom hackers hit Georgia courts after cities pay $1M

By Daniel Uria  (1) July 8 (UPI) -- Hackers behind what appear to be a series of specialized and repeating ransomware attacks against a number of U.S. cities -- holding hostage key computer systems for hundreds of thousands of dollars -- are keeping up the assault after at least two cities paid them off. The hackers [...]

2019-07-08T15:28:36+00:00July 8th, 2019|

CPB: 32 pounds of rat meat seized at O’Hare airport

By Darryl Coote  (0) July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday it confiscated 32 pounds of rat meat from a passenger arriving at Chicago O'Hare International Airport from the Ivory Coast. Steve Bansbach, a spokesman for Chicago's CPB office, said the passenger told officials he was carrying the prohibited food. "He declared it," [...]

2019-07-05T15:30:31+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Ex-Rio governor: Paid $2M for votes to win 2016 Olympics

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Christ the Redeemer is seen next to the Olympic rings on Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 6, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 5 (UPI) -- The former governor of Rio de Janeiro has told a Brazilian court he paid [...]

2019-07-05T15:25:39+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Outages hit Facebook, Instragram, WhatsApp users worldwide

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Outages affecting Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were concentrated Wednesday in the United States, Europe and South America. File Photo by Sascha Steinbach/EPA-EFE July 3 (UPI) -- Social network Facebook and associated platforms Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered international outages Wednesday. Failures were reported in many parts of the world, but were most [...]

2019-07-04T13:27:17+00:00July 4th, 2019|