Cyclone Idai: Rescuers search for hundreds missing in southeast Africa

Rescued villagers are seen Tuesday aboard a rescue helicopter near Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, days after the region was hammered by Cyclone Idai. Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA-EFE March 19 (UPI) -- Officials ramped up rescue efforts Tuesday to help the tens of thousands affected by Cyclone Idai, which spun in to the southeast African coast this week. The [...]

2019-03-20T17:00:14+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Supreme Court: U.S. can arrest deportation-eligible immigrants years after crime

By Danielle Haynes  (1) The Supreme Court's decision overturned a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on a statute about when immigrants who committed crimes making them eligible for deportation must be arrested. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo March 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that federal authorities can arrest [...]

2019-03-20T02:08:14+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Model to testify about ex-Italian leader Berlusconi dies of suspected poisoning

Moroccan-born model Imane Fadil arrives at court on April 16, 2012, in Milan, Italy, as a witness against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. She died on March 1 of suspected poisoning. Photo by Daniele Mascolo/EPA March 16 (UPI) -- A model who was to testify in former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's upcoming bribery trial has [...]

2019-03-17T14:20:46+00:00March 17th, 2019|

Iran sentences Navy vet Michael White to 10 years

By Clyde Hughes  (1) The Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Bahram Ghasemi initially said in January that U.S. Navy veteran Michael White faced a private lawsuit, but he was sentenced this week on other charges. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA March 16 (UPI) -- Iranian authorities sentenced U.S. Navy veteran Michael White to 10 years in prison for allegedly insulting [...]

2019-03-17T14:12:30+00:00March 17th, 2019|

49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings;

Police are looking into a lengthy manifesto posted online before the attacks, believed to be from the gunman. By Darryl Coote and Ed Adamczyk  (0) Armed police respond to a shooting Friday at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attack, and another at a different mosque, killed nearly 50 people, officials [...]

2019-03-15T15:57:22+00:00March 15th, 2019|

Facebook, related apps experience hours-long outage

Facebook and related apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, experienced an outage for several hours on Wednesday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 13 (UPI) -- Users of Facebook and its associated applications including Instagram and WhatsApp experienced issues accessing and posting on the platforms Wednesday. Facebook issued a statement on Twitter responding to reports from [...]

2019-03-14T14:06:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|

Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe

Scientists surveyed dozens of newly discovered quasars using the Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam. Photo by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan March 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered 83 new supermassive black holes in the distant universe, or early universe, representing a time when the university was less than 2 billion years old. Researchers were surprised [...]

2019-03-14T13:56:42+00:00March 14th, 2019|

Boeing faces losing billions over 737 Max 8; U.S. airlines shuffle flights

A baggage cart passes a Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 airliner Wednesday at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo March 14 (UPI) -- Boeing stands to lose billions over the fallout from the global grounding of its 737 Max 8 aircraft and airlines are reshuffling flights to accommodate [...]

2019-03-14T13:44:14+00:00March 14th, 2019|

U.S. agencies announce plan to regulate lab-grown meat

A chef cooks a lab-grown chicken nugget made by the company Just, which hopes to make its first commercial sale of the product this year. EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 12 (UPI) -- Federal agencies have settled on a framework for regulating lab-grown meats in the United States -- putting the emerging industry one step closer to commercially [...]

2019-03-12T15:58:28+00:00March 12th, 2019|

Kim Jong Un missing from Supreme People’s Assembly list

A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Kim Jong Un casting his vote on Sunday. Photo by KCNA/EPA-EFE SEOUL, March 12 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un was not on a list of delegates newly elected to Pyongyang's 14th Supreme People's Assembly on Tuesday, contradicting earlier reports Kim "won an overwhelming victory" [...]

2019-03-12T15:35:20+00:00March 12th, 2019|