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Discovery cancels live Mount Everest jump in wake of avalanche

Discovery cancels live Mount Everest jump in wake of avalanche

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- The Discovery had planned a live broadcast of climber Joby Ogwyn's jump off Mount Everest in a winged suit.
Kate Stanton
Mount Everest avalanche search likely to end

Mount Everest avalanche search likely to end

KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 20 (UPI) -- Nepalese officials say it's not possible to find missing climbers after Mount Everest avalanche.
Danielle Haynes
Giant lasers could control the weather

Giant lasers could control the weather

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Central Florida believe they've developed a technique, using a laser, to induce clouds to drop rain and hurl thunderbolts.
Brooks Hays
Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

DURHAM, N.C., April 18 (UPI) -- New research proves that more patient and strategic dormant plant seeds result a more diverse array of species.
Brooks Hays
Vice principal rescued from South Korean ferry found hanging from tree

Vice principal rescued from South Korean ferry found hanging from tree

JINDO, South Korea, April 18 (UPI) -- The vice principal of Ansan Danwon High School, who was rescued from the sunken South Korean ferry, was found hanging from a tree, police said Friday.
Ananth Baliga

Weaver eyes win No. 1 in Detroit

Jered Weaver takes another shot at win No. 1 on Friday when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim open a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Captain of South Korean ferry apologizes

Captain of South Korean ferry apologizes

SEOUL, April 17 (UPI) -- The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized Wednesday with 460 people aboard apologized during a press conference for the accident.
Aileen Graef
Bad weather hampers South Korean ferry rescue

Bad weather hampers South Korean ferry rescue

JINDO, South Korea, April 17 (UPI) -- Bad weather, murky waters and strong currents have made it difficult to search for survivors from the South Korean ferry that sank 12 miles off Byungpoong.
Ananth Baliga
Housing starts rise slightly in March, builder confidence up as well

Housing starts rise slightly in March, builder confidence up as well

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Housing starts grew slightly by 2.8 percent, below analysts' expectations, suggesting the sector is struggling to recover from the slump seen early in the year.
Ananth Baliga
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

The last two big prep races for the Derby didn't settle much, one went to a long shot and the other to a specialist who may not tackle the Run for the Roses.
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute said hydraulic fracturing of shale reserves helped lead to the gas production increase credited with lowering U.S. emissions.
Daniel J. Graeber
Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

BELEM, Brazil, April 15 (UPI) -- The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest.
Brooks Hays

Cleveland vs. Detroit game postponed after rain delay

Tuesday's game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers was postponed because of inclement weather at Comerica Park.
Asian pollution energizes North American storms

Asian pollution energizes North American storms

PASADENA, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- A new study suggests Asia's dirty air is influencing the weather patterns of North America and affecting the lives of people thousands of miles away.
Brooks Hays
Flight MH370: Robotic submersible search mission aborted

Flight MH370: Robotic submersible search mission aborted

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 15 (UPI) -- The search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 had another setback when a robotic submarine aborted its search of the ocean floor after reaching its depth limit.
Ananth Baliga
Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, Facebook had shown interest

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, Facebook had shown interest

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Google has agreed to buy solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, beating Facebook who was also interested in the acquisition.
Ananth Baliga
Netherlands develops glow-in-the-dark road

Netherlands develops glow-in-the-dark road

OSS, Netherlands, April 14 (UPI) -- A road in Oss, Netherlands, has painted markings that store solar power by day and illuminate the road at night.
Ed Adamczyk
Retail sales increase 1.1 percent in March for biggest surge since 2012

Retail sales increase 1.1 percent in March for biggest surge since 2012

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Americans upped their spending in March, as retail sales for the month increased by 1.1 percent, helping the economy recover from a dull start to the year.
Ananth Baliga
Climate risks real, U.S. energy secretary says

Climate risks real, U.S. energy secretary says

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Without aggressive action now, it will be hard to keep greenhouse gas emissions in check long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.
Daniel J. Graeber
New Israeli military satellite in orbit

New Israeli military satellite in orbit

LOD, Israel, April 14 (UPI) -- Launch and operation of an Israeli military satellite is successful.
Richard Tomkins
UPI weekend horse racing preview

UPI weekend horse racing preview

April 11 (UPI) -- Horse of the Year Wise Dan returns to action and the last two major Kentucky Derby prep races will set the field for the Run for the Roses.
By ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

Cyclone Ita strikes northwestern Australia

COOKTOWN, Australia, April 11 (UPI) -- Heavy rain, flooding and high winds came to northwest Australia as Cyclone Ita made landfall late Friday with sustained winds of 105 mph.
Ed Adamczyk
Scientists predict quiet Atlantic this year with only three hurricanes

Scientists predict quiet Atlantic this year with only three hurricanes

FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 11 (UPI) -- El Nino, the upwelling of warm water in the Pacific, will damp down the Atlantic hurricane season this year, with only nine named storms, researchers say.
Frances Burns

NL East heavyweights square off in Dixie

The surging Washington Nationals pay a visit to Turner Field Friday to open a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves.
Jobless claims fall by 32,000, nearing seven-year low

Jobless claims fall by 32,000, nearing seven-year low

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, reaching its lowest level in almost seven years, suggesting a revival in the labor market.
Ananth Baliga
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