Hawaii wildfire forces evacuations, cuts power in Maui

July 12 (UPI) -- A wildfire has burned more than 3,000 acres on Maui, Hawaii, forcing residents to evacuate to shelters while firefighters regrouped overnight. Flames in the cities of Kihei and Maalaea burned out of control, officials said, briefly diverting air traffic from Kahului Airport, shutting down several roads and causing power outages throughout the island. [...]

2019-07-12T13:52:27+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|

2 Marines charged with taking bribes to …..

U.S. Border Patrol agents guard a fence that divides the United States and Mexico at Border Field State Park in San Diego, Calif. File Photo by Ariana Drehsler/UPI | License Photo July 9 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Marines in Southern California have been accused of accepting cash payments to transport undocumented immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Border [...]

2019-07-09T14:02:27+00:00July 9th, 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|

Admiral picked to lead Navy retires over inappropriate relationship

By Darryl Coote  (0) Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, said he will retire instead of assuming the head of the Navy, due to a professional relationship he kept with a retired Navy official accused of sexual misconduct. Photo by Peter Foley/UPI | License Photo July 8 (UPI) -- Less than a month before he [...]

2019-07-08T15:15:04+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Ex-QB Kurt Warner donates fully furnished home in St. Louis

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner and wife Brenda embrace a family that has been presented a new home in St. Louis on Saturday. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo July 6 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda donated a fully furnished Habitat for Humanity home to a [...]

2019-07-07T14:48:35+00:00July 7th, 2019|