Camp Fire latest: 71 now dead; more than 1,000 missing

Businesses and buildings along Skyway in Paradise, California lie in ruins on November 15, 2018. The entire town of Paradise has been burned out or evacuated. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Nov. 17 (UPI) -- At least 71 people are now confirmed dead in northern California's Camp Fire, the Butte County Fire Department [...]

2018-11-17T19:26:42+00:00November 17th, 2018|

French protester run over, killed during anti-fuel tax blockade

People wearing yellow vests gather in Antibes, southern France, as they try to block roads and cause traffic chaos as part of a nationwide protest against fuel taxes. One female protester was killed when she was run over by a car in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, in the southeastern Savoie region. Photo by Sebastien Nogier/EPA Nov. 17 (UPI) [...]

2018-11-17T19:21:53+00:00November 17th, 2018|

Judge allows failed Reagan assassin Hinckley to……

BySommer Brokaw John Hinckley Jr. is flanked by federal agents as he is driven away from court April 10, 1981. The son of a former Colorado oilman, Hinckley was convicted in a 1982 trial that included evidence he shot Reagan in an effort to impress Jodie Foster, an actress he had never met. File Photo [...]

2018-11-17T19:17:45+00:00November 17th, 2018|

Venomous snake found in Texas resident’s sprinkler system

ByBen Hooper Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Texas city is warning locals to be alert after a venomous cottonmouth snake was found seeking warmth in a resident's sprinkler system. The City of Fulshear said a resident snapped photos of the potentially deadly snake coiled up for warmth right next to the knob the Cross Creek [...]

2018-11-16T17:40:23+00:00November 16th, 2018|

North Korea says it will deport U.S. citizen, detained for illegal entry

North Korean residents take a look at the Chinese side of the North Korea-China border aboard a pleasure boat on the Yalu River, in the northeastern border city of Dandong, China, on March 8, 2016. Photo by Yonhap/EPA SEOUL, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- North Korea's state media said Friday that the country will deport a [...]

2018-11-16T17:31:53+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Facebook will create oversight board to moderate content

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network will create a new oversight board that will moderate content. File Photo by Erin Schaff/UPI | License Photo Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Facebook will create an independent governing body to monitor content on the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said after a scathing New York [...]

2018-11-16T17:26:49+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Justice Dept. filing alludes to charges against WikiLeaks founder Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he's lived since 2012. File Photo by Kerim Okten/EPA Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have revealed by mistake that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been secretly charged in sealed court documents. Assange's name was mentioned twice in a filing [...]

2018-11-16T17:20:49+00:00November 16th, 2018|

Saudi prosecutors indict 11 in slaying of reporter Jamal Khashoggi

Protesters demonstrate at the White House on October 19 to call attention to the abduction and death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Five of nearly a dozen suspects charged in the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi face the death penalty, Saudi prosecutors announced Thursday. The state-run [...]

2018-11-15T14:03:21+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Judge extends recount deadline for Florida

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Broward County election workers check early voting ballots during a machine recount for both the gubernatorial and Senate races in Lauderhill, Fla. Photo by Gary Rothstein/UPI | License Photo Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of provisional and mail-in ballots in Florida that were initially set aside now have more time to join the [...]

2018-11-15T13:57:09+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Calgary voters reject plan to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada celebrates with a national flag February 15 after setting an Olympic record to win the gold medal in the men's 10,000m speed skating at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, South Korea, during the 2018 Winter Games. Photo by Andrew Wong/UPI | License Photo Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Residents of Calgary voted Tuesday to [...]

2018-11-14T17:42:37+00:00November 14th, 2018|