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Singaporean who murdered maid should face heavier penalties, authorities say
World News // 2 hours ago
Singaporean who murdered maid should face heavier penalties, authorities say
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Singaporean authorities are seeking the highest charges against a local woman who allegedly beat, immolated and threw her Myanmar housemaid "like a ragdoll."
Actress Lee Young-ae in spotlight for large political donations
World News // 3 hours ago
Actress Lee Young-ae in spotlight for large political donations
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- An award-winning South Korean actress donated large sums of money to local lawmakers serving on the National Assembly's Defense Committee.
Winter storm could be costliest disaster in Texas history
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
Winter storm could be costliest disaster in Texas history
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The storm that left dozens of Texans dead, millions without power and nearly 15 million with water issues could be the costliest disaster in state history, exceeding the $125 billion in damage from Hurricane Harvey.
Australia passes law requiring digital platforms to pay for news
World News // 11 hours ago
Australia passes law requiring digital platforms to pay for news
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Australia passed legislation to require Internet companies to pay news publishers for showing their content online days after it amended the law to end Facebook's protest of blocking Australian news on its platform.
Exercise may help curb migraines for people with certain triggers
Health News // 11 hours ago
Exercise may help curb migraines for people with certain triggers
Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping.
Russian court jails woman, son in Jehovah's Witness crackdown
World News // 13 hours ago
Russian court jails woman, son in Jehovah's Witness crackdown
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a 69-year-old mother to jail for her religious beliefs, becoming the first woman jailed amid the Kremlin's continued crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses.
U.S. to seek election to U.N. Human Rights Council
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
U.S. to seek election to U.N. Human Rights Council
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the United Nations on Wednesday that the United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council three years after the Trump administration withdrew it from the body.
Lawmakers grill HHS nominee Xavier Becerra on Obamacare, abortion
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Lawmakers grill HHS nominee Xavier Becerra on Obamacare, abortion
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Members of the Senate finance committee questioned Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, about his past stances on Medicare for All and abortion rights.
Amnesty International no longer considers Navalny 'prisoner of conscience'
World News // 16 hours ago
Amnesty International no longer considers Navalny 'prisoner of conscience'
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amnesty International on Wednesday said it stripped Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny of his "prisoner of conscience" status, accusing him of using hate speech in past comments on migrants.
Biden administration to deliver 25M masks to health centers, food pantries
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
Biden administration to deliver 25M masks to health centers, food pantries
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- White House coronavirus coordinator Jeffrey Zients announced Wednesday that the Biden administration plans to deliver 25 million masks to community health centers, and 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens in March.
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