Solar eclipse crosses U.S. as millions view historic sight

CARBONDALE, Ill./ST. LOUIS (UPI) — The United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years arrived Monday, as millions witnessed the historic event. The eclipse became one of the largest mass migrations in human history, as experts said more than 200 million Americans were within a day’s drive of the path of totality. This slideshow More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Most expensive British car ever sold goes for $22.5 million

MONTEREY, Calif. (Heartland Newsfeed/UPI) — During an auction at Monterey Car Week in California this past weekend, the most expensive British car ever sold exchanged hands for the sum of $22.5 million. According More...

By Reuters On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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University of Texas at Austin removing statues of four figures tied to Confederacy

AUSTIN (Reuters) — The University of Texas at Austin is removing the statues of four figures tied to the Confederacy, the school’s president said on Sunday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy. (Photo More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Former Northwestern University professor, Oxford employee arrested for bizarre fantasy murder

CHICAGO (UPI) — A Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man in Chicago – a murder More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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China overtakes Japan as largest U.S. creditor with $1.1 trillion owed

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (UPI) — China has once again become the United States’ largest creditor, Treasury Department figures released Wednesday indicate. China sold off some of its U.S. Treasury bonds last More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Britain’s new $3.86 billion aircraft carrier arrives at home port

PORTSMOUTH, England (UPI) — Great Britain’s largest aircraft carrier, the newly built HMS Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Portsmouth, England, to a festive welcome Wednesday. The $3.86 billion HMS Queen More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Study reveals transgender troops ban could cost $960 million

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (UPI) — If the U.S. military implements President Donald Trump‘s directive to ban transgender people from serving, it would cost the U.S. government about $960 million, according More...

By Reuters On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Report: Tiger Woods had five different drugs in system at time of DUI arrest

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN More...

By United Press International On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Tillerson, Mattis say ‘no’ to regime change on North Korea

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Top U.S. officials confirmed their united front on North Korea: denuclearization through a new policy of “strategic accountability,” and not regime change, is what they seek More...

By Associated Press On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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“El Chapo” seeking new lawyers in US drug trafficking case

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants to hire new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case, but there’s questions about how they’ll get More...