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New York Horse Poop Fire Sparked By Hot, Dry Weather
Ben HooperTHROOP, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- Environmental authorities in New York said hot, dry weather caused a large pile of horse poop to spontaneously burst into flames.
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Medical Transport Plane Crashes In Northern California; At Least 2 Dead
Eric DuVallARCATA, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- Federal officials said a small medical transport plane crashed near the California-Oregon border early Friday and that two people are confirmed dead.
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Joe Biden Will Make an Appearance On ‘Law & Order: SVU’
Looks like Joe Biden is branching out into television. The vice president and unofficial Onion mascot is set to make an appearance on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. The episode will be focused on violence against women and specif
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New Orleans Saints: Is the Team Evolving or Devolving?
The Sports Xchange The New Orleans Saints have a lot of questions at many positions -- leaving a lot of unknowns going into their first full week of camp.
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Pence Says Trump Camp Considering Lifting Media Blacklists
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Mike Pence said the Donald Trump camp will discuss whether to lift media blacklists for reporters they have barred.
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Study Looks At Future Of 2D Materials
Brooks HaysMANCHESTER, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Manchester and National University of Singapore detailed the potential of several new types of 2D materials in a new study.
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Carolina Panthers Trying To Avoid the Runner-up's Curse
The Sports Xchange SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Super Bowl hangover that routinely affects the losing team has already been talked about ad nauseam in the five months since the Carolina Panthers got back from San Francisco, the site of last season's big game.
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Donald Trump Jr. Doesn’t Understand the ‘nonsense’ Over the ‘tradition’ Of the Confederate Flag
Donald Trump Jr. said this week that he doesn’t see any problem with the Confederate flag on Mississippi’s state flag. In April, voters went to the polls and decided to keep the Confederate flag image in the state flag. The controversy ov
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Lawsuit Filed In New York Over Handling Of Dachshund's $100,000 Trust Fund
Ben HooperNEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- The caretaker for a New York dachshund is suing the executor of the dog's late owner's estate over a $100,000 trust fund meant for the canine.
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Rising Stars In Short Supply At DNC and RNC
Patricia Murphy, Roll CallPHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- I was curious to hear who party members and attendees thought had popped out as their parties' rising stars. I a got blank stares or extended silences.  
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Odell Beckham Jr. Leads 2016 UPI 150 Fantasy Football Rankings
Alex ButlerBOCA RATON, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- Fantasy is essentially, imagining things, especially those that are impossible or improbable.
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‘You’re’ Not ‘your’: Estonian President Corrects Illiterate Trump Fan’s Grammar
What is it about Twitter trolls who don’t know the proper usage of “your” and “you’re?” Via The Huffington Post, it seems that Estonian President Toomas Ilves this month had the pleasure of interacting with one of
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Mike Pence Vows To Make Trump Events Open Even To ‘Unfair’ Press
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Humans Can Pass Staph Germs To Monkeys
HealthDay News A new study finds that monkeys can acquire Staphylococcus aureus bacteria from people.
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Meryl Streep In Talks for Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Sequel
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep will reportedly join "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Emily Blunt in Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns."
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Nautilus Crew Discover Mysterious Purple Orb Near Ocean Floor
Bob Yirka, Phys.org The crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus has posted a video of their discovery of a purple orb-shaped creature living near the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
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Black Scholar Grades DNC On Issues Important To African Americans
NewsOne spoke with Christina Greer, a professor of political science at Fordham University, about how Democrats performed overall at the convention and particularly on two key issues facing African-Americans: Women's empowerment, and police killings and g
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Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous: We Must Hold Politicians Accountable
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, caught up with Ben Jealous, former NAACP President/CEO and Bernie Sanders supporter, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential n
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Regular Nut Consumption Linked To Less Inflammation
Stephen FellerBOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Eating five or more servings of nuts per week can reduce inflammation, and possibly risk for diseases caused by chronic inflammation, according to researchers.
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‘I Am an Idiot’: Ryan Bundy Demands $100 Million To Stand Trial — or $1...
Ryan Bundy, who led the armed Oregon occupation with his brother, asked the federal government to pay him at least $1 million to stand trial. The 44-year-old Bundy, who is serving as his own attorney, filed court documents this week using “sovereign
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'Cupcake' the Horse Rescued From Colorado Marsh
Daniel UriaAURORA, Colo., July 29 (UPI) -- Rescue crews in Colorado worked together to free a horse which had become stuck in mud after its owners rode it into a marsh.
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NYC Reaches $2.7 Million Settlement With Family Of Drowned Autistic Student
NY agrees to $2.7 million settlement for autistic student's death. This comes as new federal legislation seeks to safeguard special needs students.
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Bear Goes for Summer Swim In California Family's Pool
Daniel UriaARCADIA, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- A bear in California tried to escape the summer heat by taking a leisurely swim in a family's backyard pool.
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Appeals Court Strikes Down N.C. Voter ID Law
Eric DuVallRICHMOND, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a controversial voter ID law in North Carolina on the grounds it disproportionately targets black voters.
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US Appeals Court Strikes Down ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina Voter ID Law
A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that required voters to show photo identification when casting their ballots in the November election, ruling that it discriminated against African-American residents. The ruling is likely to
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Lindsay Lohan Spotted Drinking Amid Pregnancy Rumors
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan was photographed drinking and smoking after alluding she's pregnant and accusing fiancé Egor Tarabasov of cheating.
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Kashmir Activist Campaign Shows Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Shot In Face
Ed AdamczykSRINAGAR , India, July 29 (UPI) -- Activists in India, angered over violence in Kashmir and the shutdown of their Facebook accounts, altered a photo of Facebook's CEO to suggest injuries.
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Almost 3 In 10 Women Get Pregnant Naturally After Fertility Treatments
HealthDay News Nearly one-third of women who have infertility treatments get pregnant naturally within a few years of stopping treatment, a new study suggests.
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How Vulnerable To Hacking Is the US Election Cyber Infrastructure?
Following the hack of Democratic National Committee emails and reports of a new cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, worries abound that foreign nations may be clandestinely involved in the 2016 American presidential campai
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Homeless Student Raises $184K After Inspiring Story Goes Viral — but Now He Could Lose...
A woman who helped raise more than $184,000 for a homeless Georgia college student said she’s got questions about his story — and donors could be seeing a refund. Fred Barley captured national attention after riding his younger brother’s
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Colorado Family Find Black Bear Closed Inside Their SUV
Ben HooperEVERGREEN, Colo., July 29 (UPI) -- A Colorado couple woke up this week to a shocking discovery -- a bear that had closed itself inside their SUV.
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WATCH: Trump Tried To Sell His Vodka To Russia Using This Bizarre Video
From the latest in the Mother Jones “Trump Files,” their daily dose of weird shit from the GOP presidential nominee, comes a bizarre ad from when The Donald attempted to sell “the world’s finest super premium vodka&r