Record seaweed blooms cut tourism, hurt beaches in Florida, Caribbean

By Paul Brinkmann  (0) ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Record amounts of seaweed this summer have caused historic damage to beaches and cut tourism in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, researchers and public officials say. The sargassum seaweed has piled up several feet deep in South Florida and other regions, becoming a plague for tourists [...]

2019-08-16T15:05:26+00:00August 16th, 2019|

Knife attacker kills woman in Sydney stabbing spree,

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) A woman is taken to an ambulance after an attack Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Dean Lewins/EPA-EFE Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Australian authorities said a knife attack in downtown Sydney Tuesday killed one woman before the assailant was subdued by three bystanders. Police said Mert Ney attacked the woman and shouted an [...]

2019-08-13T15:02:35+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Hackers can hijack your digital photos for ransom, experts warn

By Daniel Uria  (0) Cybersecurity experts say hackers may soon turn their efforts to hijack your photos stored on certain digital cameras with DSLR capability. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hackers and malware and ransomware have for years targeted personal computers and computerized networks, but analysts say cybercriminals may soon [...]

2019-08-13T14:09:38+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Jeffrey Epstein investigation expands to France, Caribbean

By Clyde Hughes  (0) French authorities are examining Epstein's activities in Paris, where he owned an apartment. Photo by New York State Division of Criminal Justice/EPA-EFE Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The investigation into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epsteinhas branched out overseas -- as authorities are now examining his properties in France and the Caribbean. French authorities said they [...]

2019-08-13T13:59:22+00:00August 13th, 2019|

Trump says he received a ‘beautiful’ letter from Kim Jong Un

By Elizabeth Shim  (1) President Donald Trump said Friday he received communication from Kim Jong Un. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he received a "beautiful" letter from Kim Jong Un, three days after North Korea fired short-range projectiles from its east coast. Speaking to reporters as he left the White [...]

2019-08-10T15:08:51+00:00August 10th, 2019|

Russia military depot shaken by 2nd explosion in 4 days

By Clyde Hughes  (0) An explosion is seen Monday at a military ammunition depot in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia, Russia. Photo by Dmitry Dub/EPA-EFE Aug. 9 (UPI) -- For the third time in four days, Russian authorities responded Friday to an explosion at a military outpost.Officials said the blast occurred at a Siberian ammunition depot [...]

2019-08-10T15:02:46+00:00August 10th, 2019|

Reports: Financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell in suicide

By Allen Cone  (1) Financial Jeffrey Epstein was an inmate at Manhattan Correctional Center. Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney Southern District of New York/EPA-EF Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Convicted financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his Manhattan jail cell early Saturday morning, media outlets reported. A cardiac arrest was reported at 6:38 a.m. at Manhattan Correctional Center, Fire [...]

2019-08-10T14:53:24+00:00August 10th, 2019|

U.S. warns commercial ships Iran may be meddling with GPS

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) Several attacks on oil tankers this summer led to the new U.S. advisory for commercial vessels. File Photo courtesy Stena Bulk Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has issued a new warning about possible navigating concerns to the commercial shipping industry, due to a recent spate of attacks in the Persian [...]

2019-08-09T14:14:25+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Keto diet may help control Type 2 diabetes

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay News  (3) Losing just 5 percent of your weight has an impact on blood sugar levels. Photo courtesy of HealthDay News The keto diet has plenty of weight-loss devotees who swear by the high fat, low-carb plan. Now, new research from India suggests it may benefit people with Type 2 diabetes. [...]

2019-08-08T14:02:06+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Treasury designates China a currency manipulator

U.S. markets fell Monday after a decline in the Chinese yuan and warnings of a recession. File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury designated China a currency manipulator Monday evening after all three major U.S. stock indexes plummeted amid a trade dispute with Beijing. The Dow Jones Industrial [...]

2019-08-06T16:14:07+00:00August 6th, 2019|