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China reports nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases as spread declines
World News // 1 hour ago
China reports nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases as spread declines
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Chinese health officials reported nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and more than 100 additional deaths.
North Carolina prepares for wintry blast as 437-day snow drought ends
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
North Carolina prepares for wintry blast as 437-day snow drought ends
Rain began turning into snow Thursday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C., officially bringing an end the snow drought in the central portion of the state.
Poll: 77% of Americans confident government can handle coronavirus outbreak
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
Poll: 77% of Americans confident government can handle coronavirus outbreak
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans were confident in the federal government's ability to handle an outbreak of the coronavirus, which is known officially as COVID-19.
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar resigns as Dail struggles to elect new leader
World News // 14 hours ago
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar resigns as Dail struggles to elect new leader
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar resigned as leader Thursday after the country's parliament failed to select a new premier.
Tennessee death row inmate Nick Sutton executed in electric chair
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Tennessee death row inmate Nick Sutton executed in electric chair
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The state of Tennessee executed Nicholas Todd Sutton in its electric chair on Thursday evening for the 1985 slaying of a fellow prison inmate, corrections officials said.
March for Our Lives co-founders endorse Bernie Sanders for president
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
March for Our Lives co-founders endorse Bernie Sanders for president
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Several co-founders of March For Our Lives endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Thursday.
Experts: China seeking to normalize military presence beyond borders
World News // 15 hours ago
Experts: China seeking to normalize military presence beyond borders
China's Belt and Road Initiative, its military base in Africa, and increased humanitarian aid help normalize China's military presence outside its borders as part of an escalating power projection, an expert said.
Barbie introduces Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Jean King and Florence Nightingale dolls
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
Barbie introduces Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Jean King and Florence Nightingale dolls
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Barbie added Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Jean King and Florence Nightingale to its Inspiring Women series on Thursday.
Travel restrictions have varied efficacy at containing disease outbreaks
Health News // 15 hours ago
Travel restrictions have varied efficacy at containing disease outbreaks
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- As many as 30 countries have instituted some form of travel restriction in response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO officials said, in spite of limited scientific evidence they contain infectious diseases.
Small plane crash kills three in Texas
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Small plane crash kills three in Texas
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A small plane crash in rural West Texas left three people dead Thursday, local law enforcement said.
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