Coronavirus: Cruise ship evacuations begin; death toll rises to 1,670

By Allen Cone  (0) Buses with closed curtains arrive Sunday at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal where the Diamond Princess cruise ship is docked in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA-EFE Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The death toll from the coronavirus rose to 1,670 Sunday as evacuations began on a cruise ship that [...]

2020-02-16T16:38:48+00:00February 16th, 2020|

Saudi plane goes down in Yemen; Houthi leader says rebels shot it down

By Christen McCurdy  (1) Yemenis walk through a popular market in the old quarter of Sanaa Saturday. Saudi and Houthi forces both confirmed that a Saudi plane went down in Yemen Saturday, with Houthi officials claiming credit for shooting it down. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA-EFE Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in [...]

2020-02-16T16:23:41+00:00February 16th, 2020|

First U.S. citizen dies of coronavirus,

By Sommer Brokaw  (0) A subway carriage is nearly empty during a normally busy rush hour as the deadly coronavirus continues to threaten Beijing on Thursday. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Phot Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The first U.S. citizen has died from the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, as the country's death toll rose past 700, [...]

2020-02-08T16:27:04+00:00February 8th, 2020|

China to slash punitive tariffs on $75B worth of U.S. goods

Trucks deliver offloaded containers to designated areas at the Qingdao New Qianwan Automatic Container Terminal in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China on October 14. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Feb. 6 (UPI) -- China announced Thursday it will slash punitive tariffs imposed on about $75 billion worth of U.S. exports as the two countries continue [...]

2020-02-06T16:35:41+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Americans evacuated from China screened for coronavirus, quarantined

By Brian P. Dunleavy  (0) 80 people are dead and more than 2,700 cases have been confirmed in China, as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Jan. 29 (UPI) -- All 195 people flown on a U.S. government-chartered plane from Hubei province [...]

2020-01-30T00:48:10+00:00January 30th, 2020|

U.S. orders diplomats to leave Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

By Danielle Haynes  (0) People wear protective respiratory masks in Beijing on Saturday. The U.S. State Department is arranging a chartered flight to evacuate U.S. diplomats and other Americans from Wuhan, China. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has ordered all U.S. diplomats in Wuhan, China, to leave the [...]

2020-01-26T01:31:32+00:00January 26th, 2020|

Wreckage found likely bombed Korean Air flight

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Korean Air Flight 858 was not recovered following its midair explosion on November 29, 1987, but a South Korean network said Thursday they may have found the wreckage. File Photo by UPI | License Photo Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A South Korean television network says the wreckage of Korean Air Flight 858, which [...]

2020-01-24T02:14:07+00:00January 24th, 2020|

Bomb cyclone buries St. John’s, delivers snowfall record

By Adriana Navarro,  (0) Crews work to remove snow from Route 220 on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada. Photo courtesy Transportation and Works Newfoundland and Larador/Twitter Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Many residents of Newfoundland opened their doors to find a wall of snow trapping them within their own home, including up to 3 feet. [...]

2020-01-20T20:52:39+00:00January 20th, 2020|

Violence in Iraq escalates, U.N. official calls for protection

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the UN special representative for Iraq, called on the government to do more to protect protesters Monday as three died in demonstrations. Photo by Murtaja Lateeef/EPA-EFE Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Violence escalated in Baghdad overnight Sunday and early Monday as anti-government protests continued, and a United Nations official called for [...]

2020-01-20T20:44:29+00:00January 20th, 2020|

U.S. now says 11 troops hurt in Iranian missile strikes

By Darryl Coote  (0) U.S. Marines are seen at the Baghdad Embassy Compound on December 31. Photo by Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot/U.S. Marine Corps | License Photo Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Nearly a dozen U.S. troops were injured after two Iranian missile strikes on a pair of American-held bases in Iraq last week, the Pentagon reported in [...]

2020-01-17T14:41:53+00:00January 17th, 2020|