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Dow closes just short of record high as bitcoin surpasses $66,000
U.S. News // 3 hours ago
Dow closes just short of record high as bitcoin surpasses $66,000
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 152.03 points, or 0.43%, to close at 35,609.34 just short of its record close on Wednesday as bitcoin hit a new record high.
Foreign policy experts call for new U.S. embassies in Pacific to counter China risk
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Foreign policy experts call for new U.S. embassies in Pacific to counter China risk
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- To counter China's ascent in the Pacific, the United States needs a stronger commitment to existing programs and a renewed effort to enter into direct diplomatic ties throughout the region, experts testified Wednesday.
Venomous snake stows away from India to England in shipping container
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Venomous snake stows away from India to England in shipping container
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Staff from a British animal hospital were summoned to a local business to capture a highly venomous snake that stowed away in a shipping container from India.
Small businesses urge Congress to fix labor shortages, supply chain issues
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
Small businesses urge Congress to fix labor shortages, supply chain issues
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Executives representing small businesses from home construction to candy manufacturing told a House committee on Wednesday that supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are hampering their efforts to grow.
Couple in flooded India region float to wedding in a cooking pot
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Couple in flooded India region float to wedding in a cooking pot
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Indian couple living in a region that experienced severe flooding took an unusual vehicle to reach their wedding venue -- a cooking pot.
Texas woman seeks Guinness record with 78-foot homecoming mum
Odd News // 6 hours ago
Texas woman seeks Guinness record with 78-foot homecoming mum
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas craft store owner is attempting to set a Guinness World Record with a 78-foot-long homecoming mum.
Husband of missing California woman Maya 'May' Millete arrested
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Husband of missing California woman Maya 'May' Millete arrested
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Southern California authorities have arrested the husband of Maya "May" Millete nine months after her disappearance.
Bitcoin sets new high following ETF debut
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Bitcoin sets new high following ETF debut
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Bitcoin wasted no time taking advantage of its first U.S. future exchange-traded fund, or ETF, as the cryptocurrency reached a new high of $66,390.75 just before noon on Wednesday.
Firefighters rescue cat trapped in cinder block wall
Odd News // 8 hours ago
Firefighters rescue cat trapped in cinder block wall
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- An Arizona fire department rescued a cat that found itself stuck inside a cinder block wall.
Parkland shooter changes pleas to guilty: 'I have to live with this every day'
U.S. News // 8 hours ago
Parkland shooter changes pleas to guilty: 'I have to live with this every day'
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday officially entered guilty pleas for killing 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school more than three years ago -- and will now let a jury decide if he will die for the crimes.
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