• UPIFreed North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier dead, family says

    June 19 (UPI) — Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was detained in North Korea for more than a year before being released last week, has died, his family said Monday. Warmbier, 22, was released from North Korea June 12 in a comatose medical state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” according to physicians. He had been receiving intensive care in Cincinnati Read more...

  • UPIMouse eyes react to light without the help of the brain

    June 19 (UPI) — New analysis suggests the iris in the eye of a mouse doesn’t need the brain’s help to sense light and direct the pupils to dilate or contract in response. Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine severed the neural connection between brain and eyes in several mice specimens and then observed the behavior of the iris as the Read more...

  • UPILockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India

    June 19 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited to manufacture the F-16 fighter plane in India, the companies announced Monday. The deal was signed at the Paris Air Show, and is intended to make India the main service and manufacturing hub for the 3200 F-16s in service worldwide. “Our partnership significantly strengthens the Read more...

  • UPIRep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

    June 18 (UPI) — The hospital treating Rep. Steve Scalise said it upgraded his condition to “serious” after performing additional surgery for injuries sustained in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice last week. Scalise “continues to show signs of improvement,” MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family Saturday. “He is more Read more...

  • UPIGunmen attack luxury resort in Mali, kill 2

    June 18 (UPI) — Jihadists are suspected of killing at least two people with gunfire in a luxury resort located near Bamako, Mali’s capital city. Two of a suspected three gunmen were killed by Mali security forces, according to CNN. Mali’s Ministry of Security and Civil Protection blamed “armed individuals, certainly terrorists” for the attack at Le Campement, a popular Read more...

  • UPIClimate scientists predict an increase in deadly heat waves

    June 19 (UPI) — If greenhouse gas emissions continue at the same rate, 74 percent of the planet’s populations will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by the end of the century. Even if world leaders manage to curb carbon emissions, nearly half the world’s populations will still be exposed to deadly temperatures by 2100. “For heatwaves, our options are now Read more...

  • UPI'Teen Mom OG' star Amber Portwood joins 'Marriage Boot Camp'

    June 16 (UPI) — Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood will join the WE tv series Marriage Boot Camp. The 27-year-old reality star will appear on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with fiancé Matt Baier and mom Tonya Portwood, according to E! News. Sources said Portwood and Baier signed up for the show following “a rough couple months Read more...

  • UPILondon: Man drives into crowd of people leaving mosque; 1 dead

    June 18 (UPI) — Police in London said they arrested a man after he “intentionally” drove a vehicle into several pedestrians near a mosque Sunday, leaving one person dead. London Metropolitan Police said in a statement that one death has been confirmed and eight people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. Two more people were treated for minor injuries Read more...

  • UPIReport: Beyonce gives birth to twins

    June 18 (UPI) — Music superstar Beyoncé has given birth to her second and third children with rapper Jay Z. “Bey and Jay are thrilled and have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends,” a source told People magazine Saturday. Us Weekly said it also confirmed the babies were born earlier this week. Neither media outlet reported Read more...

  • UPISlow growth, low price of oil raising economic concern in Russia

    June 15 (UPI) — As oil prices lose their grip on $50 per barrel, polling data published in Russian media Thursday show the state of the economy is a growing public concern. Russian news agency Tass published data from All-Russia Public Opinion Study Center that found nearly a quarter of the 1,600 people taking part in the survey told investigators Read more...