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Ivanka Trump visits Boys & Girls Club in workforce meeting
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Ivanka Trump visits Boys & Girls Club in workforce meeting
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, visited the Boys & Girls Club of D.C. on Wednesday as part of a White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting.
California Gov. Newsom signs law reclassifying some gig economy workers
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
California Gov. Newsom signs law reclassifying some gig economy workers
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill redefining some independent contractors as employees, depending on the nature of their work.
Imelda triggers widespread flooding across southeastern Texas
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Imelda triggers widespread flooding across southeastern Texas
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Flood watches remained in effect Wednesday across southeastern Texas as Tropical Depression Imelda's heavy rain threatened to cause hazardous flooding and travel disruptions.
Gun violence costs U.S. $229B annually, analysis says
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Gun violence costs U.S. $229B annually, analysis says
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Gun violence costs the United States $229 billion -- or 1.4 percent of the gross domestic product -- each year, an analysis by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., released Wednesday indicates.
Slight genetic tweak could make Ebola harmless to humans
Health News // 12 hours ago
Slight genetic tweak could make Ebola harmless to humans
Changing just a single protein in the DNA of the Ebola virus appears to activate the body's immune system to fight off the deadly infection, researchers report.
Massage therapist who sued Kevin Spacey for sexual battery dies
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Massage therapist who sued Kevin Spacey for sexual battery dies
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A massage therapist who accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexually battering him during a massage in 2016 has died.
New research gives clues to link between obesity, abnormal bowel habits
Health News // 12 hours ago
New research gives clues to link between obesity, abnormal bowel habits
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- People with obesity or severe obesity are 60 percent more likely to have chronic diarrhea than those with normal BMI, according to a study that suggests BMI is important to consider when treating abnormal bowel habits.
Study: Postmenopausal women have higher bad cholesterol levels
Health News // 13 hours ago
Study: Postmenopausal women have higher bad cholesterol levels
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Post-menopausal women, on average, have higher levels of bad cholesterol than premenopausal women, putting them at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases
Having a dog or cat helps buffer loss of a spouse
Health News // 14 hours ago
Having a dog or cat helps buffer loss of a spouse
Having a pet may help ease the pain of losing a loved one, new research suggests.
Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
Health News // 14 hours ago
Opioid epidemic tied to doubling of dangerous heart infections
Addiction and overdose deaths aren't the only consequence of America's opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds.
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