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Construction complete at North Korea rocket launch pad, says report

SEOUL, July 28 (UPI) -- Construction at a North Korea launch pad has been completed as uncertainty remained over whether Pyongyang will use the...

Convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard granted parole

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Parole Commission ordered for convicted Israeli spy Jonathon Pollard to be released from prison after...

Islamic State militants repelled in counter-attack on Ramadi university

RAMADI, Iraq, July 28 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces holding the University of Anbar in Ramadi repelled a coordinated counter-attack by Islamic State...

Rep. Mark Meadows seeks ouster of John Boehner as speaker

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., submitted a resolution Tuesday calling for the ouster of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio,...

Experts begin to exhume mass grave at Colombian landfill

MEDELLIN, Colombia, July 28 (UPI) -- Forensics experts have begun to exhume the bodies of up to 300 people believed to be buried in a landfill in...

Minnesota dentist says he regrets killing Cecil the lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 28 (UPI) -- A Minnesota dentist said Tuesday he regrets killing a popular African lion named Cecil while on a hunting trip...


Sport News

NFL upholds Tom Bradys deflategate suspension

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- The National Football League is upholding its four-game suspension and $1 million penalty for New England Patriots...

Ohio State Buckeyes get dummy pranked

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 27 (UPI) -- Quarterback Cardale Jones isnt intimidated by SEC defensive lines, but when it comes to mannequins, he jumps with...

Jamaal Charles speaks of time in Special Olympics

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Before he was blazing down the field of Arrowhead Stadium, Jamaal Charles was showcasing himself in the Special...

Houston Astros bump Taylor Swift for possible playoff run

HOUSTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros knew there could be trouble when Taylor Swift walked into its stadium schedule on Oct. 13. At the...

Technology News

Radiation protection vest being investigated for use in space

Radiation shielding technology by StemRad Ltd. is being jointly investigated with Lockheed Martin for possible use to protect astronauts. ...

Navy researches use of transparent material as armor

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is working to improve a transparent material for use as bullet-proof windows and for military optics. The...

Patrick Stewart endorses Snotbot whale research drone

Patrick Stewart partnered with Ocean Alliance to star in a promotional video to help raise money for a new research drone on Kickstarter. The...

World Trade Organization members reach deal to eliminate tariffs on $1.3T in technology

Member countries of the World Trade Organization on Friday reached a tentative agreement to reduce tariffs on more than $1 trillion worth of...

Entertainment News

U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

The U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in Times Square in New York City on July 27, 2015.

Vacation premiere in Los Angeles

The premiere of the motion picture comedy Vacation at the Regency Village Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 27, 2015.

Celebrity Redheads

From Blake Lively to "Tree of Life" star Jessica Chastain, more and more celebrities can be seen working the fiery look on the red carpet of award...

Keanu Reeves promotes Suzuka Circuit

Actor Keanu Reeves makes an appearance at the Suzuka 8 Hours FIM Endurance world championship Final at Suzuka Circuit in Mie prefecture, Japan on...

Business News

David Taylor takes over as CEO of Procter & Gamble

CINCINNATI, July 28 (UPI) -- For the second time in six years, A.G. Lafley is handing over the reins as CEO of Procter & Gamble, this time to...

Fiat Chrysler hit with $105M fine by NHTSA over failed recalls

DETROIT, July 26 (UPI) -- Fiat Chrysler was officially hit with a record $105 million penalty by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Sunday...

Liquor producer under investigation for misleading shipments

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The parent company of Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker is under investigation for possibly shipping more inventory than...

Amazon surpasses Walmart as most valuable retailer

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Amazon is now the most valuable retailer in the world after earning a surprising $92 million profit on its second...

Travel News

Asia Transpacific Journeys Makes Solo Travel Simple and Inspiring

The idea of traveling abroad sans a traveling partner can be equal parts exciting and daunting, particularly when exploring faraway lands and...