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Wet weather tightens grip on eastern half of US this week
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Wet weather tightens grip on eastern half of US this week
Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will target the Plains and Midwest to the East Coast for the coming week, bringing the threat for flooding but also the hope for a diminishing drought.
New Orleans authorities recover body of man trapped in collapsed hotel
U.S. News // 1 day ago
New Orleans authorities recover body of man trapped in collapsed hotel
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Authorities have recovered the remains of 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly, who was trapped in a New Orleans hotel when it collapsed 10 months ago.
Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, payroll tax, evictions
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Trump signs executive orders on unemployment, payroll tax, evictions
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump signed several executive orders Saturday, including an order to provide an extra $400 in weekly unemployment aid to those whose $600 weekly benefits expired in July as well as eviction protections
Venezuelan court sentences former Green Berets to 20 years in plot to oust Maduro
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Venezuelan court sentences former Green Berets to 20 years in plot to oust Maduro
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Venezuelan attorney general announced Friday that two former members of U.S. Special Forces have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for taking part in a raid to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
Firefighters set controlled fires around 32,400-acre Apple Fire
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Firefighters set controlled fires around 32,400-acre Apple Fire
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Firefighters set controlled fires Saturday to clear vegetation around the Apple Fire, which has spread to more than 32,400 acres in Southern California.
Joe Arpaio loses Republican Maricopa County sheriff primary
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Joe Arpaio loses Republican Maricopa County sheriff primary
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Jerry Sheridan has secured the Republican nomination in the race for Maricopa County sheriff in Arizona, defeating Joe Arpaio in a bid to get his old job back.
COVID-19: Florida hospitalizations up, Georgia schools grapple with cases
U.S. News // 1 day ago
COVID-19: Florida hospitalizations up, Georgia schools grapple with cases
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hospitalizations and deaths due to the novel coronavirus continued to increase in Florida this week while school districts in Georgia grappled with positive cases among students and staff.
Suicide bombing kills at least 9, injures 20 at Somali military base
World News // 1 day ago
Suicide bombing kills at least 9, injures 20 at Somali military base
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A suicide bombing killed at least nine people and injured nearly 20 Saturday when the bomb-laden car detonated at the gates of a Somali military base, security officials and witnesses said.
Ex-Dallas officer appeals murder conviction for shooting neighbor
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Ex-Dallas officer appeals murder conviction for shooting neighbor
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger filed for an appeal this week of her murder conviction for shooting neighbor Botham Jean last year.
Thunderstorms set to rumble across the Plains, Midwest this weekend
U.S. News // 1 day ago
Thunderstorms set to rumble across the Plains, Midwest this weekend
After a refreshing stretch of cooler weather across much of the Plains and Midwest in recent days, building heat and humidity across the region will provide fuel for thunderstorm development this weekend.
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