New gas leak reported after explosions in Massachusetts

This is destroyed home is where an 18-year-old was killed while sitting in a car in the driveway in Lawrence, Mass. A series of gas explosions rocked towns north of Boston and forced the mandatory evacuation of residents Thursday. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A new natural gas leak was reported in Lawrence, [...]

2018-09-17T12:12:16+00:00September 17th, 2018|

New Mexico sues Google, Twitter for illegally,,,,,,

The Google logo is on display outside of Google New York Business Consulting in New York City on July 18. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is accusing the company of violating the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico has filed a lawsuit [...]

2018-09-17T12:06:29+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Pope Francis expels Chilean priest accused of child sex abuse

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday expelled a Chilean priest under investigation in a case involving the sexual abuse of children, according to a report by local media on Saturday, amid a growing global abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis talks as he meets with young people at the [...]

2018-09-16T13:22:18+00:00September 16th, 2018|

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies. U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, [...]

2018-09-16T13:16:18+00:00September 16th, 2018|

Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines

HONG KONG/MANILA (Reuters) - A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines. Packing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph), tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit [...]

2018-09-16T13:07:05+00:00September 16th, 2018|

Texas Border Patrol agent suspect in serial murder case

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested early Saturday in South Texas by officials searching for a serial killer in the Laredo area. Juan David Ortiz, a 10-year veteran of the agency, is suspected of killing four women and kidnapping a fifth woman who alerted authorities after she escaped. Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/UPI | License [...]

2018-09-16T13:02:42+00:00September 16th, 2018|

Mike Pompeo: John Kerry’s Iran meetings ‘beyond inappropriate’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said his predecessor John Kerry's meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif were "beyond inappropriate" and undermined U.S. foreign policy in an unprecedented manner. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings with Iranian officials have become a political battleground with [...]

2018-09-16T12:58:19+00:00September 16th, 2018|

Philippines brace for powerful Typhoon Mangkhut

By Ed Adamczyk  (0) Personnel at a disaster management center in Quezon City, Philippines, monitor the progress of Typhoon Mangkhut on Thursday. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA-EFE Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Philippines began evacuations Thursday ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut, which forecasters say is the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane. The storm, [...]

2018-09-14T12:46:42+00:00September 14th, 2018|

Cuomo defeats actress Nixon in N.Y. Democratic primary

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shakes hands with supporters as he arrives at a protest with students from Leadership and Public Service High School on March 14. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Sept. 13 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday defeated primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, a former actress who jumped into the gubernatorial fray [...]

2018-09-14T12:19:13+00:00September 14th, 2018|

Hundreds rescued as Florence arrives on land; 300K without power

By Nicholas Sakelaris  (0) Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Hurricane Florence began flooding coastal towns in North Carolina early Friday, prompting dozens of swift water rescues and power blackouts for hundreds of thousands. The center of Florence hit southeast North Carolina early Friday, where an estimated 20 or 40 inches of rain is forecast before the storm disappears. Nearly [...]

2018-09-14T12:14:24+00:00September 14th, 2018|