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|

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign staff first to unionize

By Allen Cone  (2) Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to supporters while standing next to wife Jane O'Meara Sanders after he speaks at his first event of his 2020 presidential campaign at Brooklyn College in New York City on March 2. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo March 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign staff members have [...]

2019-03-17T14:07:21+00:00March 17th, 2019|

Suspect in custody in death of reputed Gambino family boss

By Allen Cone  (1) Reputed mob boss Frank Cali, shown in a 2008 photo released by the Italian Police Press Office, was shot outside his New York City home and later died. Photo courtesy Italian Police/EPA March 16 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday morning in connection with the killing three days [...]

2019-03-17T14:01:33+00:00March 17th, 2019|

New Broncos QB Joe Flacco says he was ‘miserable’ in Baltimore

By Alex Butler  (0) Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was officially traded to the Denver Broncos Wednesday. Flacco lost his job to rookie Lamar Jackson in 2018. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo March 15 (UPI) -- Joe Flacco was a Super Bowl MVP with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, but the new Denver Broncos quarterback said he was [...]

2019-03-16T14:35:08+00:00March 16th, 2019|

Parked car falls through garage floor in Missouri

By Ben Hooper  (0) March 15 (UPI) -- A Missouri man who heard a loud noise outside his home was shocked to discover his car had fallen through the floor of the garage.Willard Ralls said he was eating dinner before 4 p.m. Wednesday at his Kansas City home when he heard the crashing noise coming from his [...]

2019-03-16T14:27:39+00:00March 16th, 2019|

Tennessee firefighters rescue dog trapped inside wall

March 15 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Tennessee cut through a wall at a family's home to rescue a dog that took a fall while chasing a squirrel in the house's attic. The Chattanooga Fire Department said the Engine 11 crew responded to the Hixson home about 7:30 p.m. Thursday to conduct an unusual dog rescue. The [...]

2019-03-16T14:17:03+00:00March 16th, 2019|

Stanford students file class-action lawsuit against schools in college bribery scandal

By Clyde Hughes, Daniel Uria and Danielle Haynes  (0) A pair of Stanford students filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities and other parties involved in a sweeping college bribery case opened by the Justice Department. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo March 14 (UPI) -- Two current Stanford University students have filed a class-action [...]

2019-03-15T16:11:26+00:00March 15th, 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|

Tornadoes pepper parts of Midwest as storm system heads east

March 15 (UPI) -- Severe weather that produced a "bomb cyclone" in the Rockies this week headed east Friday after creating multiple tornadoes across several states, forecasters said. Meteorologists said tornadoes touched down Thursday in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The twisters caused heavy damage in Lovelaceville, Ky., and a person was injured when a tree crashed into [...]

2019-03-15T14:50:35+00:00March 15th, 2019|