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Writers read works by Salman Rushdie on steps of New York Public Library
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
Writers read works by Salman Rushdie on steps of New York Public Library
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Notable writers including Gay Talese and Kiran Desai read works by Salman Rushdie to a crowd gathered outside of the New York Public Library one week after he was attacked onstage.
U.S. stocks see losses as S&P 500 ends four-week win streak
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
U.S. stocks see losses as S&P 500 ends four-week win streak
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. stocks suffered losses this week with the S&P 500 index ending its streak of four weeks of gains.
Supreme Court blocks Georgia PSC elections in case alleging racial discrimination
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Supreme Court blocks Georgia PSC elections in case alleging racial discrimination
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that elections for Georgia's Public Service Commission cannot yet happen, vacating a decision by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that would have allowed the elections.
Loose wallaby eludes capture for more than a week in Ohio
Odd News // 10 hours ago
Loose wallaby eludes capture for more than a week in Ohio
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said a wallaby on the loose for more than a week hasn't been spotted in several days, despite ongoing attempts to capture the elusive marsupial.
Mischievous monkey swipes cellphone, calls 911 at California sanctuary
Odd News // 11 hours ago
Mischievous monkey swipes cellphone, calls 911 at California sanctuary
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call from a wildlife sanctuary in California were surprised to discover the call had apparently been placed by an inquisitive capuchin monkey.
Emotional Vanessa Bryant testifies in civil suit against LA County over death photos
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Emotional Vanessa Bryant testifies in civil suit against LA County over death photos
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Vanessa Byrant got emotional in the courtroom Friday, as the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant took the stand in a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County over photos taken at the crash site where her late husband died.
Wayfair to lay off 870 employees worldwide
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Wayfair to lay off 870 employees worldwide
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Online retailer Wayfair announced it is reducing its workforce by 870 employees as sales have slowed after pandemic highs.
House oversight chair seeks to hold firearms industry accountable
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
House oversight chair seeks to hold firearms industry accountable
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., introduced two bills Friday that would make it harder for firearms manufacturers to sell assault weapons to civilians.
2 survive shark attacks in waters off popular South Carolina beach
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
2 survive shark attacks in waters off popular South Carolina beach
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Two swimmers survived shark attacks this week at one of South Carolina's most popular beaches, authorities said, one of whom was on vacation with her young grandson.
Pete Buttigieg calls on airlines to treat flyers better
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
Pete Buttigieg calls on airlines to treat flyers better
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Friday that the airline industry is ultimately responsible for the summer delays and cancellations and must fix its problems or his department will step in.
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