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Pelosi lights 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Pelosi lights 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Lawmakers gathered for the lighting of the 2020 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree on the West Lawn of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Federal death row inmate seeks stay from Supreme Court
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Federal death row inmate seeks stay from Supreme Court
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a man convicted of killing his 2-year-old daughter in 2002 asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to stay his execution, citing intellectual disability.
Federal judge denies stay of execution for Texas man
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Federal judge denies stay of execution for Texas man
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Texas denied a stay of execution Wednesday for a man convicted of killing a married couple two decades ago.
EEOC reaches $250,000 with funeral home in Aimee Stephens transgender bias case
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
EEOC reaches $250,000 with funeral home in Aimee Stephens transgender bias case
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached a settlement on behalf of the estate of Aimee Stephens with the funeral home that fired her after she came out as transgender.
New airline rules define only dogs as service animals
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
New airline rules define only dogs as service animals
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a final rule saying only dogs can be defined as service animals when it comes to travel on airline flights.
Mark Kelly sworn in to Senate seat once held by John McCain
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Mark Kelly sworn in to Senate seat once held by John McCain
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn in Wednesday as the junior senator for Arizona after winning a special election for the seat once held by the late Sen. John McCain.
Demand for home mortgages rises
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Demand for home mortgages rises
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Demand for mortgages to purchase homes increased 9% last week compared to the week before and was 28% higher than a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.
Australian woman finds wild koala in her Christmas tree
Odd News // 16 hours ago
Australian woman finds wild koala in her Christmas tree
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Australia were summoned to he home of a woman who found something unexpected in the branches of her Christmas tree: a koala.
U.N. chief gives bleak outlook on climate change: 'This is suicidal'
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
U.N. chief gives bleak outlook on climate change: 'This is suicidal'
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday gave a dire assessment of humanity's fight against global warming, warning that the world's top priority must be protecting the Earth -- and our survival.
Florida man claims $5M lottery prize three years after $1M win
Odd News // 17 hours ago
Florida man claims $5M lottery prize three years after $1M win
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida man collected a $5 million lottery jackpot just three years after he won $1 million from a different scratch-off game.
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