• UPIDoJ seeks personal info of 1.3 million anti-Trump website users

    Aug. 15 (UPI) — The Department of Justice has demanded information about 1.3 million users of a website that helps people organize protests against the President Donald Trump administration, the website’s hosting service announced Monday. Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said the DoJ has served the company a search warrant asking for “all information available to us about this website, its owner, Read more...

  • UPIKCNA: Kim Jong Un briefed on Guam missile tests

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — Kim Jong Un has received confirmation from his military North Korea maintains preparedness to fire a missile that can target the U.S. territory of Guam, according to multiple Japanese press reports. Quoting Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA, the Asahi Shimbun and other newspapers reported the North Korean leader inspected the regime’s strategic command on Monday and Read more...

  • UPIUrban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — New analysis of flow rates and precipitation totals suggest flooding in urban areas is intensifying while rural areas dry up. In an effort to identify links between rising global temperatures and river flow patterns, scientists at the University of New South Wales surveyed flow rate and rainfall data from 5,300 river monitoring sites and 43,000 rain Read more...

  • UPIFederal jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping case

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — A federal jury in Denver sided with pop star Taylor Swift in her civil lawsuit against a former DJ who groped her during a photo-op in 2013. The jury ordered David Mueller to pay Swift a symbolic $1 settlement after it decided he committed assault and battery when he reached under the singer’s skirt and grabbed Read more...

  • UPIPowerball pot now $430 million after Saturday's drawing failed to yield a winner

    Aug. 13 (UPI) — On Saturday night, another drawing came and went without a winning ticket. As a result, the lottery jackpot now stands at an estimated $430 million. There hasn’t been a Powerball winner since June 10. The next Powerball drawing will happen on Wednesday. The weekend didn’t go by without a lottery winner. On Friday, a ticket buyer Read more...

  • UPITillerson, Mattis say 'no' to regime change on North Korea

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — Top U.S. officials confirmed their united front on North Korea: denuclearization through a new policy of “strategic accountability,” and not regime change, is what they seek from Pyongyang in a time of heightened tensions. In a jointly written opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Read more...

  • UPIFamous birthdays for Aug. 14: Mila Kunis, Steve Martin

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: — American West figure Doc Holliday in 1851 — Writer Ernest Thayer (“Casey at the Bat”) in 1863 — Writer Russell Baker in 1925 (age 92) — Singer Buddy Greco in 1926 — Baseball Hall of Fame member Earl Weaver in 1930 — Read more...

  • UPIKurdish oil player sees steady production course ahead

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — Production from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq remains at the high-end of expectations for the year, a company said. Gulf Keystone Petroleum operates the Shaikan oil field in Kurdish northern Iraq. The company said Monday it was notified by the government of a gross payment of $15 million for oil exported from the field Read more...

  • UPINorth Korea warns of 'second Korean War' ahead of joint drills

    Aug. 14 (UPI) — North Korea slammed upcoming U.S.-South Korea exercises and warned of a “second Korean War” should Seoul and Washington go ahead with the annually held Ulchi-Freedom Guardian. The combined military exercise, set to begin Aug. 21, could trigger a conflict, according to Pyongyang’s state-controlled news agency KCNA. “If sparks fly as a result of an incident, no Read more...

  • UPINew study details one of biology's largest proteins

    Aug. 9 (UPI) — Scientists have discovered one of the largest proteins in nature. The protein serves as an anchor for the unique bacterium living in the frigid waters of Antarctica. The protein MpAFP, an “adhesion” measuring 600 nanometers in length, helps the Marinomonas promoryiensis bacterium attach itself to ice. Scientists hope their analysis of the protein structure — detailed Read more...