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California ski resort avalanche kills 1
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
California ski resort avalanche kills 1
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An avalanche at a resort ski resort near Tahoe City, Calif., left one person dead Friday and another injured, local law enforcement officials said.
Supreme Court to hear case allowing electors to go against popular vote
U.S. News // 18 hours ago
Supreme Court to hear case allowing electors to go against popular vote
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which electoral college members seek the right to vote for a presidential candidate who didn't win the popular vote in their state.
Mike Pompeo: U.S. will keep pressure on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro
U.S. News // 19 hours ago
Mike Pompeo: U.S. will keep pressure on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The United States and its Western allies will put additional pressure on the Venezuelan authoritarian regime of Nicolás Maduro, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.
Trump administration proposes further rollbacks of school lunch standards
U.S. News // 19 hours ago
Trump administration proposes further rollbacks of school lunch standards
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Trump administration on Friday announced a rollback of regulations on school lunch standards, promising to put school officials "back in the driver's seat of their programs."
LA sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly lying about being shot by sniper
U.S. News // 19 hours ago
LA sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly lying about being shot by sniper
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office arrested a former deputy accused of fabricating a story that he was shot by a sniper last year.
Screenings to detect new coronavirus to begin at three U.S. airports
U.S. News // 19 hours ago
Screenings to detect new coronavirus to begin at three U.S. airports
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Screenings to detect a new strain of the coronavirus from China begin Friday at three U.S. airports, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
Bodies of two Chinese tourists found near popular Icelandic plane wreck site
World News // 20 hours ago
Bodies of two Chinese tourists found near popular Icelandic plane wreck site
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Iceland Friday were investigating the deaths of two Chinese tourists found dead along a hiking trail leading to the site of a decades-old American plane wreck.
U.S. job openings fall to lowest level in 21 months
U.S. News // 20 hours ago
U.S. job openings fall to lowest level in 21 months
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Job openings in the United States in November fell to the lowest level in almost two years, aided by a surge of hiring and little turnover, the Labor Department said Friday.
Two record-breaking fish reeled in by West Virginia anglers
Odd News // 20 hours ago
Two record-breaking fish reeled in by West Virginia anglers
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- West Virginia officials said a pair of anglers broke state records in the first two weeks the year with a 53.1-inch grass carp and a 49.84-inch blue catfish.
More than $40,000 found inside couch purchased from thrift store
Odd News // 20 hours ago
More than $40,000 found inside couch purchased from thrift store
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who noticed something amiss about the couch he bought from a thrift store found more than $40,000 stashed inside a cushion.
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