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A quarter of the nation's school teachers reported a gun-related lockdown last year
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
A quarter of the nation's school teachers reported a gun-related lockdown last year
April 12 (UPI) -- A quarter of teachers in the United States say their school went into a gun-related lockdown in the last year, and more than half worry about a shooting at their school, new data from the Pew Research Center show.
Neo-Nazi member who stole helmet 'war trophy' on Jan. 6 pleads guilty
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Neo-Nazi member who stole helmet 'war trophy' on Jan. 6 pleads guilty
April 11 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire man linked by federal authorities to a neo-Nazi group has admitted to participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection during which he stole a police riot helmet he described in boast as a 'war trophy.'
FBI director warns of 'attacks' on American soil
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
FBI director warns of 'attacks' on American soil
April 11 (UPI) -- FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress on Thursday about potential attacks on U.S. soil due to events overseas.
Harvard returns to requiring standardized test scores for admissions
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
Harvard returns to requiring standardized test scores for admissions
April 11 (UPI) -- Harvard announced Thursday it will reinstitute the mandatory submission of standardized test scores for fall 2025 admissions. It's an abrupt reversal from previous policy of being test-optional on admissions.
N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez, wife to face separate corruption trials
U.S. News // 18 hours ago
N.J. Sen. Bob Menendez, wife to face separate corruption trials
April 11 (UPI) -- Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine, will face separate trials in their indictment for bribery, obstruction and acting as a foreign agent. U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein on Thursday severed the cases.
Speaking to Congress, Japan's Kishida urges U.S. to overcome 'self-doubt' of world role
U.S. News // 18 hours ago
Speaking to Congress, Japan's Kishida urges U.S. to overcome 'self-doubt' of world role
April 11 (UPI) -- Japanese Primer Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday urged the United States to uphold its role as a world leader during an address to a joint meeting of Congress.
Human-rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza marks 2 years in Russian jail
World News // 19 hours ago
Human-rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza marks 2 years in Russian jail
April 11 (UPI) -- Kremlin critic and human-rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza Thursday marked two years in what the U.S. State Department says is unjust detention. The U.S. considers his sentence spurious and politically motivated.
Ukraine parliament, facing pressing need, passes military mobilization bill
World News // 21 hours ago
Ukraine parliament, facing pressing need, passes military mobilization bill
April 11 (UPI) -- Ukraine's parliament Thursday passed a military mobilization bill to update the legal framework on conscription with goal of increasing military mobilization in 2024.
Lunchables contain concerning levels of lead, sodium, Consumer Reports warns
Health News // 21 hours ago
Lunchables contain concerning levels of lead, sodium, Consumer Reports warns
Lunchables, those ubiquitous plastic packets of cheese, deli meats and crackers that many parents choose for convenience, contain concerning levels of lead and sodium, Consumer Reports warns.
Meta tests auto-blurring nudity in Instagram DMs to fight teen 'sextortion'
U.S. News // 22 hours ago
Meta tests auto-blurring nudity in Instagram DMs to fight teen 'sextortion'
April 11 (UPI) -- Meta said Thursday it is testing new features designed to help protect young people on its Instagram platform from being coerced into providing explicit images of themselves and then coerced for money.
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