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U.S., Chinese defense chiefs hold first talks since late 2022
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
U.S., Chinese defense chiefs hold first talks since late 2022
April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with his Chinese counterpart, Adm. Dong Jun, on Tuesday, the Pentagon said, marking the first time they have spoken.
Heat mapping in U.S. communities to determine heat inequities, cooling options
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Heat mapping in U.S. communities to determine heat inequities, cooling options
April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. government agencies and NOAA scientists will team up to map the hottest neighborhoods in 14 communities this summer to determine heat inequities and provide cooling relief.
IMF sounds alarm on U.S. debt, warning 'something will have to give'
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
IMF sounds alarm on U.S. debt, warning 'something will have to give'
April 16 (UPI) -- The International Monetary Fund warned the United States on Tuesday that the government's rampant spending and growing national debt is not sustainable and could threaten the global economy.
Civilian Army financial counselor pleads guilty to stealing millions from Gold Star families
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Civilian Army financial counselor pleads guilty to stealing millions from Gold Star families
April 16 (UPI) -- A civilian financial counselor with the U.S. Army's Casualty Assistance Office pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to defrauding Gold Star families of nearly $10 million.
Smartmatic settles defamation lawsuit against One America News over 2020 election coverage
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
Smartmatic settles defamation lawsuit against One America News over 2020 election coverage
April 16 (UPI) -- Electronic voting technology company Smartmatic announced Tuesday it has settled its defamation lawsuit against conservative news outlet One America News for broadcasting lies about the 2020 election.
Ex-Abu Ghraib prisoner testifies about abuses as trial against U.S. military contractor begins
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Ex-Abu Ghraib prisoner testifies about abuses as trial against U.S. military contractor begins
April 16 (UPI) -- Three former Iraqi detainees, who described being tortured by U.S. military police at Abu Ghraib prison in the early 2000s, are finally getting their day in court as their trial against contractor CACI began this week.
Border Patrol intercepts more than 1,000 pounds of meth, cocaine chemicals from China
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Border Patrol intercepts more than 1,000 pounds of meth, cocaine chemicals from China
April 16 (UPI) -- Customs and Border Protection officers in Chicago on April 11 seized a shipment from China containing methamphetamine precursor and a cocaine cutting agent on April 11, the CBP announced Tuesday.
Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie joins Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust House speaker
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie joins Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust House speaker
April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie on Tuesday became the second House Republican to join in Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson.
House delivers Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
House delivers Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment articles to Senate
April 16 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives sent articles of impeachment to the Senate Tuesday to remove Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding his handling of the U.S. border.
Trump Media value falls additional 14% as new streaming platform launch announced
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Trump Media value falls additional 14% as new streaming platform launch announced
April 16 (UPI) -- The stock value of Donald Trump's media company -- the owner of app Truth Social -- on Tuesday continued to fall more than 14% as the company unveiled its intent to launch a digital live-streaming platform.
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