Family members reflect on deadly tornado that nearly killed them

By Ashley Williams,  (0) Shannon, Justin, Sophie and Peyton Duett pose for a photo as they continue to recover from the horrific tornado that destroyed their home on April 13 in Hamilton, Miss. Photo by Shannon Duett/ "We shouldn't be here. We should not be alive." Anyone who hears the harrowing survival story of [...]

2019-07-06T14:14:51+00:00July 6th, 2019|

Trump says ‘favored-nations clause’ on drug prices is on its way

By Danielle Haynes  (1) President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before his departure Friday for Bedminster, N.J., promised executive action to help cut drug prices. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Photo July 5 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration intends to announce a plan to decrease [...]

2019-07-06T14:02:05+00:00July 6th, 2019|

CPB: 32 pounds of rat meat seized at O’Hare airport

By Darryl Coote  (0) July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday it confiscated 32 pounds of rat meat from a passenger arriving at Chicago O'Hare International Airport from the Ivory Coast. Steve Bansbach, a spokesman for Chicago's CPB office, said the passenger told officials he was carrying the prohibited food. "He declared it," [...]

2019-07-05T15:30:31+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Ex-Rio governor: Paid $2M for votes to win 2016 Olympics

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Christ the Redeemer is seen next to the Olympic rings on Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 6, 2016. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 5 (UPI) -- The former governor of Rio de Janeiro has told a Brazilian court he paid [...]

2019-07-05T15:25:39+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Bill De Blasio vows to put ‘working families first’ in presidential bid

By Daniel Uria  (0) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to speak to reporters June 27 on the second night of the first Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami, Fla. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo July 5 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president [...]

2019-07-05T15:18:54+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Major fire burns Jim Beam whiskey warehouse in Kentucky

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (1) July 3 (UPI) -- Officials say a lightning strike may be to blame for a major fire late Tuesday night at a warehouse that stores Jim Beam bourbon in central Kentucky. The flames began shortly before midnight Tuesday at the Woodford County warehouse. Wednesday, dozens of firefighters let it burn itself out [...]

2019-07-04T13:32:22+00:00July 4th, 2019|

Outages hit Facebook, Instragram, WhatsApp users worldwide

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Outages affecting Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were concentrated Wednesday in the United States, Europe and South America. File Photo by Sascha Steinbach/EPA-EFE July 3 (UPI) -- Social network Facebook and associated platforms Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered international outages Wednesday. Failures were reported in many parts of the world, but were most [...]

2019-07-04T13:27:17+00:00July 4th, 2019|

Iran threatens to hike uranium levels if no deal comes by Sunday

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) A guard walks in front of the nuclear power plant in Bushehr in southern Iran. File Photo by Maryam Rahmanian/UPI | License Photo July 3 (UPI) -- After growing its uranium stockpile this week beyond internationally accepted limits, Iran threatened Wednesday to take another step closer to producing nuclear weapons. President Hassan Rouhani warned Europe [...]

2019-07-03T16:56:26+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

Tanks arrive in Washington for military-themed July 4th events

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (2) President Donald Trump will speak at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the The Salute to America event on Thursday. Trump is pictured in the Oval Office after signing a bill for border funding. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 3 (UPI) -- The Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., [...]

2019-07-03T16:50:31+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

CBP to investigate secret border patrol Facebook group

By Darryl Coote  (1) July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched an investigation into reports of a secret Facebook group of thousands of former and current border agents where they made jokes about the deaths of migrants and racist comments about Latino members of Congress. On Monday, ProPublica reported graphic screenshots from the [...]

2019-07-02T16:20:33+00:00July 2nd, 2019|