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Kanye West says he will release two albums in June

April 20 (UPI) — Kanye West took to Twitter on Thursday to announce he will release two albums in June, including a collaboration with Kid Cudi. West said the first album will contain seven songs and be released June 1.

Philadelphia 76ers beat Miami Heat on road, take series lead

April 19 (UPI) — All-Star center Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 128-108 win against the Miami Heat Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla. The win gives the Sixers a 2-1 lead in the first round Eastern

David Copperfield forced to reveal magic trick in court

April 20 (UPI) — David Copperfield was forced to reveal a magic trick in court this week after a crowd member sued the magician for causing bodily harm. Gavin Cox, a 58-year-old tourist from Britain was visiting Las Vegas in

King of Swaziland changes country’s name to eSwatini

April 19 (UPI) — The King of Swaziland has given his country a new name: eSwatini. King Mswati III announced on Wednesday that his country will henceforth be referred to as the Kingdom of eSwatini, which means “land of the

Berlin to evacuate for disarming of World War II bomb

April 19 (UPI) — Berlin is set to hold a large-scale evacuation Friday to allow experts to defuse a 1,100-pound World War II explosive. Buildings within a 2,625-foot radius from the German construction site where the British bomb was found

Real Sociedad upsets Athletico Madrid 3-0 in La Liga

April 19 (UPI) — Real Sociedad knocked off Athletico Madrid 3-0 in a La Liga matchup Thursday at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain. Athletico ranks No. 2 in La Liga, while Real Sociedad ranks No. 11. “They played well

Justice Department delivers Comey memos to Congress

April 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Justice delivered Congress a set of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, recounting conversations he had with President Donald Trump. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said the department decided to

Naples mayor: U.S. submarine traveled too close to port

April 19 (UPI) — The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered U.S. submarine involved in attacks on Syrian targets last week should not have traveled through waters near the Italian city weeks before. Mayor Luigi de Magistris lodged a complaint

Two Florida deputies shot, killed through restaurant window

April 19 (UPI) — A gunman shot and killed two Florida deputies while they were eating at a Chinese restaurant Thursday, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said. The officers died while at the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton, Fla.,

Giuliani joins Trump’s legal team

April 19 (UPI) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, the president’s legal team announced Thursday. Trump’s legal counsel, , announced the move in a statement Thursday. “The president said, ‘Rudy

Bill Belichick brings puppy to ‘Terriers’ lacrosse game

April 19 (UPI) — Five-time Super Bowl champion Bill Belichick recently attended a Boston University women’s lacrosse game with his dog Nike Brinkley Belichick. Belichick was in the stands on Wednesday at Nickerson Field in Boston, Mass. to watch the

Lance Armstrong agrees to pay $5M settlement in USPS case

April 19 (UPI) — Cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit saying he defrauded the federal government by doping while competing for a cycling team sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Armstrong reached a settlement

‘Fearless Girl’ to be relocated to NYSE

April 19 (UPI) — Fearless girl, the bronze statue of a young girl defiantly staring down Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull statue, will move to a permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange, New York Mayor Bill

Bear captured after escape from wildlife rehab in Montana

April 19 (UPI) — Wildlife officials in Montana said a black bear was safely recaptured on the grounds of a wildlife rehabilitation facility after escaping from its enclosure. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said the black bear was found to

Rockets’ Chris Paul makes circus layup vs. Timberwolves

April 19 (UPI) — Veteran point guard Chris Paul made an insanely difficult layup in the Houston Rockets’ second playoff win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He pulled off the magnificent maneuver with about eight minutes remaining in the Rockets’ 102-82

Amanda Stanton slams Robby Hayes: ‘He just wants attention’

April 19 (UPI) — Amanda Stanton says ex-boyfriend Robby Hayes “just wants attention.” The 28-year-old television personality discussed her conflict with Hayes on Tuesday’s episode of the Help, I Suck at Dating! podcast after feuding with the 29-year-old reality star

Mountain lion strolls through California neighborhood

April 19 (UPI) — A California man said he was checking his home security camera footage and was shocked to see a mountain lion wander past his house. Steve Guevara, 64, said he was reviewing the footage on the camera

Fleeing suspect sinks into Florida swamp

April 19 (UPI) — A suspect fleeing from police in Florida ended up needing their help when he ran into a swamp and sank up to his neck in thick mud. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said deputies attempted to

Exploding ants: Scientist survey fiery species in Southeast Asia

April 19 (UPI) — Scientists have known about the suicide bombers of the ant world for some time, but had yet to fully investigate the group’s diversity. Until recently, scientists referred to the group as “exploding ants.” Now, the species

Tammy Duckworth’s newborn becomes first baby to attend Senate vote

April 19 (UPI) — Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s newborn daughter became the first baby to appear on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. Duckworth shared a photo to Instagram chronicling the process of choosing 10-day-old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey’s outfit for her historic

Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as NASA administrator

April 19 (UPI) — The Senate voted along party lines to confirm President Donald Trump’s selection to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Senators voted 50-49 to approve Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R- Okla., as NASA’s new administrator following a

Study explains link between high-fat diet and arthritis

April 19 (UPI) — A high-fat diet, such as a cheeseburger and milkshake, has been linked to arthritis and joint pain, according to a study of mice. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center determined that bacteria in the

Michael Myers gets up close in new ‘Halloween’ poster

April 19 (UPI) — Horror film icon Michael Myers gets up close and personal in the first poster for Universal’s upcoming revival of Halloween that stars a returning Jamie Lee Curtis. “In 6 months, Michael Myers returns. #HalloweenMovie,” said the

Officials apologize for ‘U Suck’ on electronic highway sign

April 19 (UPI) — The Washington State Department of Transportation said “a training error” was to blame for an “inappropriate message” on an electronic highway sign. Ruslan Kozlov posted a photo to Facebook showing an electronic highway sign over southbound

Large alligator found swimming in Florida resident’s pool

April 19 (UPI) — A Florida sheriff’s office shared video of deputies assisting a professional trapper with the removal of a large alligator that took a dip in a resident’s swimming pool. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded

FDA panel approves marijuana-based epilepsy drug

April 19 (UPI) — A Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee on Thursday unanimously approved an experimental drug made from marijuana to treat seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy in children. By a 13-0 vote, the Peripheral and

Cowboy on jet ski lassos bison struggling to swim in bay

April 19 (UPI) — A bison released from its enclosure by flooding in Hawaii was rescued from the middle of a bay by a lasso-wielding cowboy on a jet ski. Hanalei residents reported seeing buffalo running loose amid flooding this

Hubble serves up two views of Lagoon Nebula

April 19 (UPI) — The Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary with a double portrait of the Lagoon Nebula, a giant, oft-photographed interstellar cloud. The juxtaposed images, released Thursday by NASA, showcase the emissions nebula in two different spectral

Youths unaware popular e-cig JUUL contains nicotine, survey says

April 19 (UPI) — Although many young people are aware of the e-cigarette brand JUUL, few know it contains nicotine, according to a new survey. Truth Initiative, a national public health organization that pushes for youth and young adults to

Lovelyz teases ‘You on That Day’ music video

April 19 (UPI) — South Korean girl group Lovelyz is gearing up to release new music. The K-pop stars shared a new clip Thursday from their “You on That Day” music video. The one-minute video shows Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo,

Cohen drops libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

April 19 (UPI) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s attorney, dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and research firm Fusion GPS over a dossier which implicates him in alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Cohen’s attorney, David

Report: Opioid prescription volume declined 12% last year

April 19 (UPI) — Prescription opioid dosage volume declined 12 percent in 2017, the largest annual drop in more than 25 years of measurement, according to a report released Thursday by a healthcare consulting company. IQVIA’s Institute for Human Data

Trump visits task force that polices drug trafficking

April 19 (UPI) — President Donald Trump went to Key West on Thursday to meet with a task force for a briefing about federal efforts to stop illegal drug trafficking. Trump, who has pushed for rigid security along U.S. borders

Trump cuts red tape in sales of armed drones

April 19 (UPI) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced policy changes making it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other military equipment to foreign governments. The policy changes will remove restrictions that barred U.S. firms

Parkland teens, Gal Gadot named to Time 100 list

April 19 (UPI) — Time magazine released its list of the 100 most influential people of 2018 Thursday, naming a variety of activists (the Parkland shooting survivors), actors (Gal Gadot) and even the subject of an American fairy tale (Meghan

Jacksonville Jaguars get new uniforms, dog park at stadium

April 19 (UPI) — The Jacksonville Jaguars announced some big news on Thursday: They are getting new jerseys and building an in-stadium dog park. Jacksonville’s new garb includes the tradition team colors of teal, black and white. But the AFC

New migraine drug might succeed where others failed

April 19 (UPI) — People with migraines unable to find relief from standard drug treatment might find success with a new drug, according to results of a recent clinical trial. Researchers found that erenumab prevented migraine’s onset among patients who