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Military base in Syria captured by rebels; al-Assad losing grip of Idlib

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 28 (UPI) -- Rebels have seized a military base in northwest Syria soon after capturing a strategic town in the Idlib...

Poll: Most Bostonians oppose death penalty for marathon bomber

BOSTON, April 27 (UPI) -- According to a new poll, most Boston and Massachusetts residents oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The...

Explosions near U.S. Army base in Japan, no injuries reported

TOKYO, April 28 (UPI) -- Japanese police are investigating a possible small-projectile rocket attack shortly after midnight Tuesday at the U.S....

Baltimore wakes to a city in tatters after night of riots, fires

BALTIMORE, April 28 (UPI) -- Baltimore residents woke up to a city that looked like a war zone Tuesday after a night of riots, fires and looting. ...

Japanese prime minister skirts confrontation with Harvard protesters

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes official visit to the United States to bolster ties was overshadowed by a...

Pope Francis and President Obama will discuss climate change, poverty

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Pope Francis will discuss climate change during Septembers anticipated papal visit to the...


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Wimbledon bans selfie sticks

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- Selfie sticks will no longer be welcome at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, organizers announced Monday. The All...

Fans create GoFundMe for Alex Rodriguez

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- What do you get a man who will have earned at least $375,416,252 at the end of this baseball season? A {link:GoFundMe...

Skateboarder Rob Dyrdek gets engaged to Playmate

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Rob Dydrek may want to add the occupation of genie to his resumé that includes professional skateboarder,...

MLB suspends, fines total of 7 players for Royals-White Sox brawl

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball passed out suspensions and fines on Saturday for seven players involved in an on-field brawl in...

Technology News

Wimbledon bans selfie sticks

Selfie sticks will no longer be welcome at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, organizers announced Monday. The All England Lawn Tennis Club,...

Best Buy to begin accepting Apple Pay in stores

Best Buy has just released an update to its IOS app that makes it so it accepts Apple Pay for in-store pickups and deliveries, and the company...

Navy tests software for automated carrier landing capability

The U.S. Navy has field tested an automated landing software system for carrier-borne F/A-18 and E/A-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft. ...

Raytheon forming cyber-security JV; launches new products

Raytheon is investing $1.57 billion in the formation of a joint venture company to provide defense-grade cyber solutions for the global...

Entertainment News

42nd Chaplin Award Gala

Photos from the red carpet at the 42nd Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.

Larry Elder gets Walk of Fame star

Radio personality Larry Elder was honored with the 2,549th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on April 27, 2015.

The White House Correspondents Association Gala 2015

Photos from the red carpet at the the annual White House Correspondents Association Gala at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, April 25,...

Toni Braxton headlines Varietys Dinner with The Stars

Toni Braxton entertains those in attendence at the annual Variety Dinner with the Stars at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on April 25, 2015.

Business News

Kentucky business refuses to sell gay pride shirts

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 28 (UPI) -- A Kentucky t-shirt maker was vindicated by a court under religious freedom after refusing to make gay pride...

Best Buy to begin accepting Apple Pay in stores

RICHFIELD, Md., April 27 (UPI) -- Best Buy has just released an update to its IOS app that makes it so it accepts Apple Pay for in-store pickups...

Chipotle becomes first major fast food chain to stop serving genetically modified food

DENVER, April 27 (UPI) -- The Mexican-style fast food chain Chipotle will no longer serve food that has been genetically modified starting on...

Walmart prepares suit to sell liquor in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Walmart Corp., seeking to sell alcohol in its Texas stores, is taking the state to court, claiming its laws are...

Travel News

Mothers Day at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

On Sunday, May 10, visitors and locals alike are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day with a variety of culinary offerings and a special Dine and...