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Multiple storms to keep flood risk high in Pacific Northwest
U.S. News // 19 hours ago
Multiple storms to keep flood risk high in Pacific Northwest
After months of heat waves and drought, weather in the Pacific Northwest has flipped completely to flooding rain and gusty storms.
Biden administration calls for overhaul of oil, gas leasing on federal lands
U.S. News // 20 hours ago
Biden administration calls for overhaul of oil, gas leasing on federal lands
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Biden administration says programs that allow oil and gas production on federal lands short-changes taxpayers and the environment while rewarding speculators at the expense of consumers.
10-year-old among six injured in Durham, N.C., mall shooting
U.S. News // 20 hours ago
10-year-old among six injured in Durham, N.C., mall shooting
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A shooting at a Durham, N.C., shopping mall left six people injured, three with gunshot wounds, Friday, police said.
Charles Moose, police chief at center of response to D.C. sniper attacks, dead at 68
U.S. News // 21 hours ago
Charles Moose, police chief at center of response to D.C. sniper attacks, dead at 68
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Charles Moose, who led the Montgomery County police as snipers terrorized the Washington, D.C., area in 2002, died on Thanksgiving Day.
U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, China responds dismissively
World News // 1 day ago
U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, China responds dismissively
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A delegation of five U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan on a two-day trip to meet with the island's leaders despite calls from the Chinese government to cancel the trip.
1 rescuer found alive after Russia coal mine explosion
World News // 1 day ago
1 rescuer found alive after Russia coal mine explosion
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A rescuer at Russia's collapsed Listvyazhnaya coal mine who went missing was found alive Friday, an official said.
After weeks of deals, Black Friday sees smaller crowds, fewer items, longer waits
U.S. News // 1 day ago
After weeks of deals, Black Friday sees smaller crowds, fewer items, longer waits
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- With coronavirus pandemic rules allowing shoppers to return to stores for Black Friday, customers will find less congestion and crowds but fewer items and longer waits because of staffing shortages.
Gout drug colchicine won't help fight COVID-19, study says
Health News // 1 day ago
Gout drug colchicine won't help fight COVID-19, study says
The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine doesn't lessen COVID-19 severity, the risk of death or shorten hospital stays, a new study reports. Nor does it lower need for admission to the intensive care unit or a ventilator.
Zelensky says Russia is planning coup against Ukraine
World News // 1 day ago
Zelensky says Russia is planning coup against Ukraine
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday Russia is trying to recruit mining and steel tycoon Rinat Akhmetov in a planned coup against him early next week.
COVID-19 strain Omicron named 'variant of concern,' EU, U.S. to restrict travel
World News // 1 day ago
COVID-19 strain Omicron named 'variant of concern,' EU, U.S. to restrict travel
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The WHO on Friday said a new strain of COVID-19, which originated in South Africa and has been named Omicron, is a "variant of concern," while the European Union and United States moved to block travel to the region.
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