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Lawmakers ask NFL for findings of Washington team probe after Gruden emails
U.S. News // 4 hours ago
Lawmakers ask NFL for findings of Washington team probe after Gruden emails
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two House lawmakers are asking the NFL for documents relating to the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team, just two weeks after the team's president was linked to emails from disgraced coach Jon Gruden.
Scottish man finds second message in a bottle from Canada
Odd News // 4 hours ago
Scottish man finds second message in a bottle from Canada
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A man walking on a beach in Scotland found a message in a bottle and discovered it was the second such message to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from the same man in Canada.
NTSB: Plane that crashed in Houston hadn't been flown in 10 months
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
NTSB: Plane that crashed in Houston hadn't been flown in 10 months
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Federal investigators say a plane that crashed in Houston this week hadn't been used for nearly a year and that there's evidence of "heavy braking" immediately before the accident.
Scientists develop quick test for marijuana use
Science News // 7 hours ago
Scientists develop quick test for marijuana use
Researchers may be one step closer to developing the equivalent of a Breathalyzer for detecting marijuana use.
ACLU of Texas sues school district over dress code's long-hair policy
U.S. News // 8 hours ago
ACLU of Texas sues school district over dress code's long-hair policy
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is suing a Houston-area school district over a dress code policy it says has led to multiple students being disciplined for having long hair.
Wall Street gets second bitcoin-related ETF -- and first on Nasdaq
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Wall Street gets second bitcoin-related ETF -- and first on Nasdaq
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Wall Street will see its second bitcoin-related ETF to begin trading on Friday, and the first on the Nasdaq.
Texas, Missouri sue Biden admin to resume border wall construction
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Texas, Missouri sue Biden admin to resume border wall construction
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Texas and Missouri have sued the Biden administration to force it to continue building a physical barrier along the U.S. southern border.
Watchdog investigates 4 lawmakers on ethics violations
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Watchdog investigates 4 lawmakers on ethics violations
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics said in separate reports that it has "substantial reason to believe" that four House lawmakers have breached ethics laws.
Alabama executes Willie Smith by lethal injection
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Alabama executes Willie Smith by lethal injection
Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Alabama corrections officials executed Willie Smith on Thursday, eight months after the Supreme Court halted his lethal injection over a dispute about having his pastor present in the death chamber.
Study: Mandates get more people vaccinated than recommendations
Health News // 13 hours ago
Study: Mandates get more people vaccinated than recommendations
Requiring COVID-19 shots for work, school or travel will boost vaccination rates without the backlash and mass walkouts that many have predicted, new research predicts.
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