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Commission blocks Minneapolis proposal to replace police department
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
Commission blocks Minneapolis proposal to replace police department
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Minneapolis Charter Commission on Wednesday voted for a 90-day review of an amendment seeking to replace the city's police department, effectively blocking it from the November ballot.
Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Iowa Gov. Reynolds signs order restoring felon voting rights
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to felons who have served their entire sentences.
Instagram introduces potential TikTok competitor 'Reels'
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Instagram introduces potential TikTok competitor 'Reels'
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Instagram on Wednesday introduced "Reels," an apparent competitor to the TikTok app as the latter faces a threat of being banned in the United States.
Apple Fire reaches 30% containment, evacuations lifted in some areas
U.S. News // 8 hours ago
Apple Fire reaches 30% containment, evacuations lifted in some areas
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Apple Fire doubled in containment to 30% on Wednesday, prompting officials to lift evacuations in some parts of California.
Colorado experts predict increase in hurricanes in 'extremely active' season
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Colorado experts predict increase in hurricanes in 'extremely active' season
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A team of meteorologists in Colorado revised its predictions for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, expecting an additional eight named storms in an "extremely active" year.
Dow rises for fourth straight day on optimism from COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Dow rises for fourth straight day on optimism from COVID-19 vaccine
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 373 points on Wednesday following optimism surrounding a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
216-year-old sculpture damaged by tourist posing for photo
Odd News // 11 hours ago
216-year-old sculpture damaged by tourist posing for photo
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- An Italian art museum said an Austrian tourist has apologized after damaging a 19th century sculpture while posing for a photo.
Loose dog rescued from I-94 in Chicago
Odd News // 12 hours ago
Loose dog rescued from I-94 in Chicago
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A dog spotted running loose in traffic on a Chicago highway was rescued by police with the help of concerned witnesses.
Long-lost twin brothers reunite after 43 years in Vietnam
Odd News // 12 hours ago
Long-lost twin brothers reunite after 43 years in Vietnam
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A pair of long lost twin brothers were reunited in Vietnam after being adopted by different families 43 years earlier.
Survey: Most Americans approve of Supreme Court's job performance
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Survey: Most Americans approve of Supreme Court's job performance
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's approval rating has reached its highest mark in a decade, improving to 58%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.
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