Beijing to punish passengers who eat on subway with lower credit score

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Chinese passengers riding the Beijing subway are facing new restrictions on trains that went into effect on Wednesday. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo May 16 (UPI) -- The city of Beijing is using its system of social credit to police the public behavior of citizens riding the city's subway. Chinese [...]

2019-05-17T19:20:48+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Trump says merit-based immigration plan will be ‘envy of the modern world’

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on his plan for a new immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Thursday. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Photo May 16 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled a new merit-based immigration system he described as benefiting American workers and asylum seekers with a "legitimate" claim. Speaking [...]

2019-05-17T19:11:14+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Federal regulators pull $929M for California high-speed rail

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) May 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has made good on its threat to pull nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail project in California, because it hasn't made significant progress. The Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday it's terminated the agreement worth $929 million, which was reached under former President Barack Obama [...]

2019-05-17T19:05:06+00:00May 17th, 2019|

North Korea women in China trapped in sex trade

By Elizabeth Shim  (0) Chinese women dressed in Korean dress pose for pictures in Dandong, China. North Korean women refugees are easily exploited by crime rings in northeast China, according to researchers in Britain. File Photo by Stephen Shaver | License Photo NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Human traffickers are increasingly targeting young North Korean women, [...]

2019-05-16T16:51:56+00:00May 16th, 2019|

Rescuers find missing toddler in Kentucky woods after 3 days

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) May 16 (UPI) -- Rescuers say a 22-month-old boy who disappeared for three days has turned up safe in the Kentucky wilderness. Officials said the boy, Kenneth Howard, was found in "remarkably good condition" and was treated for dehydration. The toddler was found about 1,700 feet away from his home in rough terrain. Using [...]

2019-05-16T16:46:03+00:00May 16th, 2019|

NASA: $1.6B extra in 2020 adequate for moon mission,

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks Tuesday at a town hall meeting with agency employees about a proposed moon landing in 2024. Photo courtesy of NASA May 15 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed doubts and naysayers in a town hall meeting about President Donald Trump's proposal to add $1.6 billion for the 2020 budget to advance [...]

2019-05-15T15:50:09+00:00May 15th, 2019|

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy

By Clyde Hughes  (0) U.S. officials said Wednesday non-emergency staff in Baghdad, Iraq, should leave due to rising tensions in the region. File Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, [...]

2019-05-15T15:44:48+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Alabama Senate approves near total abortion ban, sends bill to….

Activists demonstrate outside the U.S. Capitol on April 2. Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday approved a restrictive abortion bill and sent it to the governor. File Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Phot May 14 (UPI) -- Alabama's Senate passed a near complete ban on abortion late Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign [...]

2019-05-15T15:37:07+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves halfway house

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, shown here in 2017, was freed Tuesday from a halfway house after serving a sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo May 14 (UPI) -- Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner walked out of a Bronx halfway house Tuesday morning a free man after [...]

2019-05-14T15:37:41+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Famous birthdays for May 14: Cate Blanchett, George Lucas….

By UPI Staff  (0) Cate Blanchett attends the red carpet arrivals at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 10. The actor turns 50 on May 14. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo May 14 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. [...]

2019-05-14T15:20:32+00:00May 14th, 2019|