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Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Hurricane Harvey increased in strength to Category 3, with winds of 125 mph Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said. With the 2 p.m. update by the NWS, Harvey is now considered a "major" hurricane, a...
July 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland man is accused of murdering his stepfather and then posting selfies with the dead body on Twitter. Navar Beverly, 38, was arrested Saturday for the murder of Rodney Pinkney, 65, in Bowie, Md. Police...
June 21 (UPI) -- Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the company's chief executive officer after months of scandal saw investors lose faith in the controversial tech mogul. The sudden departure comes after investors in the multi-billion dollar ride-sharing...
June 15 (UPI) -- Twelve members of the Turkish president's security force are expected to face charges in Washington, D.C. for attacking protesters outside of the Turkish ambassador's residence last month. Although the Washington police have arrest warrants for the...
June 15 (UPI) -- A pair of escaped inmates from a Georgia prison accused of killing two guards have been captured in Tennessee, authorities said late Thursday. Authorities had been engaged in a massive manhunt for the fugitives, who escaped...
June 28 (UPI) -- The Trump administration has begun the legal process of rolling back an Obama-era rule that establishes protections for the country's water supply. Former President Barack Obama established the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule under...
June 19 (UPI) -- Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos might be just a mere $5 billion from becoming the world's richest man. After purchasing Whole Foods and increasing his wealth by $1.8 billion, Bezos brought his overall net worth...
June 17 (UPI) -- A fast-moving wildfire officials said was sparked by human action forced officials to order a full evacuation of a Utah ski resort town. Town marshals in Brian Head, Utah, ordered the entire town evacuated as a...
July 4 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming U.S. independence from Britain. In 1826, in one of history's notable coincidences, former U.S. Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both...
Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Emergency officials issued mandatory evacuations for some counties and cities in southeast Texas on Thursday as Hurricane Harvey inches closer to the gulf coast. The city of Port Aransas in Nueces County was the first to...

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