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Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Gen. Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser for two presidents, has died at his Falls Church, Va., home, a spokesman for the George and Barbara Bush Foundation said Friday. He was 95.
U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, 10 others
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, 10 others
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government on Friday sanctioned Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and 10 others for complying with Chinese policies it says restrict the island's freedoms.
Federal appeals court says Congress can sue to enforce subpoenas
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
Federal appeals court says Congress can sue to enforce subpoenas
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A federal court ruled Friday that congressional Democrats have the right to enforce subpoenas in court, affirming a previous order calling former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify.
Outage cuts power to 187,000 homes, businesses in NYC
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Outage cuts power to 187,000 homes, businesses in NYC
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Large sections of New York City were briefly left without power early Friday, which delayed the subway system and trains at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
Deputy wrangles runaway emu in Wyoming
Odd News // 14 hours ago
Deputy wrangles runaway emu in Wyoming
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A Wyoming sheriff's deputy responded to an unusual loose animal call and ended up wrangling a runaway emu.
Pfizer to produce remdesivir for use against COVID-19
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Pfizer to produce remdesivir for use against COVID-19
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. pharma company Pfizer said Friday it will manufacture and supply the antiviral drug remdesivir for use in COVID-19 patients, as part of a multi-year agreement with Gilead Sciences.
Al Roker and 69 sandwich makers break Guinness record
Odd News // 14 hours ago
Al Roker and 69 sandwich makers break Guinness record
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- TV host Al Roker enlisted the help of 69 chefs and sandwich enthusiasts to break the Guinness World Record for most people in an online sandwich-making relay.
U.S. could see 300K COVID deaths by December, model shows
Health News // 16 hours ago
U.S. could see 300K COVID deaths by December, model shows
As the U.S. coronavirus case count neared 5 million, a new model predicts that nearly 300,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 by December if more people don't wear masks or practice better social distancing.
TikTok, Beijing say Trump's ban ignores facts, harms U.S.-China relations
World News // 16 hours ago
TikTok, Beijing say Trump's ban ignores facts, harms U.S.-China relations
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Chinese government and video-sharing platform TikTok slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after he signed an executive order barring the social app from doing business with firms in the United States.
Men's genital bacteria may predict partner risk for vaginal infection
Health News // 16 hours ago
Men's genital bacteria may predict partner risk for vaginal infection
The makeup of bacteria that colonize a man's penis can help predict the risk of a serious and hard-to-treat vaginal infection in his female partner, new research suggests.
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