‘El Chapo’ trial details decades of drug-running, bribery charges

Accused of running a multibillion-dollar drug cartel out of Mexico for decades, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is on trial this week in New York on charges of money laundering, smuggling and conspiracy to commit murder. File Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is perhaps best known as the accused Mexican [...]

2018-11-14T17:36:41+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Justice Dept., SEC seek info from Snap over IPO claims

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Electronic signs show the Snap logo on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time on March 2, 2017. File Photo by Monika Graff/UPI | License Photo Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Social media and camera company Snap said Tuesday the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have requested documents in connection [...]

2018-11-14T17:31:18+00:00November 14th, 2018|

After three weeks, still no claim for $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot

Whoever bought the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot last month has not yet claimed the cash. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Whoever has the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still has not come forward, South Carolina lottery officials say. The winning ticket for [...]

2018-11-14T17:27:08+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Dow Jones falls 600 points as…….

By Daniel Uria  (0) The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 602 points on Monday, as tech stocks including Apple plummeted. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points Monday as major tech stocks faltered. The Dow was down 602 points or about 2 [...]

2018-11-13T15:35:55+00:00November 13th, 2018|

China bans North Korea financial transactions

Trade between China and North Korea has "decreased significantly" since July and August, multiple sources say. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Nov. 13 (UPI) -- China is enforcing secondary North Korea sanctions that impact domestic firms as North Korea faces a long hard winter, according to a South Korean press report. Financial transactions that involve funds [...]

2018-11-13T15:30:04+00:00November 13th, 2018|

N.H. judge orders Amazon to release Echo recordings in murder case

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire judge has said Amazon must turn over any audio recordings made by one of its Echo smart home devices as evidence in a double murder trial. Judge Steven Houran of New Hampshire's Superior Court, said the recordings could reveal information about who was responsible for the deaths of Christine Sullivan and Jenna [...]

2018-11-13T15:25:28+00:00November 13th, 2018|

North Korea ‘ghost ships’ turn up in record numbers near …..

North Korean fishing boats continue to turn up near Japan's Hokkaido Island. North Korean fishermen are required to fulfill state quotas for seafood production. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A record number of North Korean "ghost ships" have been identified near the coast of Japan in 2018, according to Tokyo's [...]

2018-11-12T17:15:34+00:00November 12th, 2018|

California fires ‘most destructive’ in state history; 31 dead

Nearly three dozen people have died in connection to wildfires in Northern and Southern California, officials said. Photo courtesy Douglas Morrison/Los Angeles County Fire Department/Twitter Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly three dozen people have now died in connection to wildfires burning across the state of California, as crews fight Monday to get control of the flames. [...]

2018-11-12T17:11:31+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Trump calls for end to Florida recount; no evidence of fraud

Republican Gov. Rick Scott has a 0.15 percent lead over incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. It's a difference of 12,562 votes. File Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI | License Photo Nov. 12 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump called for an end to the Florida recount and declared victory for the Republican candidates for U.S. senate and the governor's seat. The [...]

2018-11-12T17:07:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Dubai police training to ride drone-like ‘hoverbikes’

By Ben Hooper  (0) Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Dubai police confirmed officers are being trained to ride drone-like "hover bikes" so they can be used in the future to access difficult to reach areas. The department is training officers on Hoversurf's electric vertical take-off and landing, or eVTOL, vehicle after receiving the first serial production unit of [...]

2018-11-11T20:27:05+00:00November 11th, 2018|