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Trump admin increases efforts to bar Chinese access to U.S. data
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Trump admin increases efforts to bar Chinese access to U.S. data
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States is increasing its efforts to prevent China from accessing the private data of Americans.
Proposal to replace Minneapolis police won't be on November ballot
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Proposal to replace Minneapolis police won't be on November ballot
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Minneapolis Charter Commission on Wednesday voted for a 90-day review of an amendment seeking to replace the city's police department, effectively blocking it from the November ballot.
Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to felons who have served their entire sentences.
Instagram introduces potential TikTok competitor 'Reels'
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Instagram introduces potential TikTok competitor 'Reels'
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Instagram on Wednesday introduced "Reels," an apparent competitor to the TikTok app as the latter faces a threat of being banned in the United States.
Apple Fire reaches 30% containment, evacuations lifted in some areas
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Apple Fire reaches 30% containment, evacuations lifted in some areas
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Apple Fire doubled in containment to 30% on Wednesday, prompting officials to lift evacuations in some parts of California.
Colorado experts predict increase in hurricanes in 'extremely active' season
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Colorado experts predict increase in hurricanes in 'extremely active' season
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A team of meteorologists in Colorado revised its predictions for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, expecting an additional eight named storms in an "extremely active" year.
Dow rises for fourth straight day on optimism from COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Dow rises for fourth straight day on optimism from COVID-19 vaccine
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 373 points on Wednesday following optimism surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Lebanon blames blast on chemicals; port officials under house arrest
World News // 16 hours ago
Lebanon blames blast on chemicals; port officials under house arrest
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government on Wednesday placed Beirut port officials on house arrest as they investigate why highly explosive materials linked to this week's explosions were stored in warehouses there.
216-year-old sculpture damaged by tourist posing for photo
Odd News // 18 hours ago
216-year-old sculpture damaged by tourist posing for photo
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An Italian art museum said an Austrian tourist has apologized after damaging a 19th century sculpture while posing for a photo.
Drug reverses hair loss caused by radiation for brain, head, neck cancers
Health News // 18 hours ago
Drug reverses hair loss caused by radiation for brain, head, neck cancers
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Treatment with topical minoxidil helps restore hair loss caused by radiation treatment for brain tumors and other head and neck cancers, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Dermatology found.
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