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RAMSYS GmbH awarded RAM missile contract

June 26 (UPI) — RAMSYS GmbH is being awarded a $92.3 million contract for design and development work on the Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2B as part of a joint effort between Germany and the U.S. The contract, announced by

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point buys $3.5B in Nestle stocks

June 26 (UPI) — Daniel Loeb said his Third Point investment company paid $3.5 billion for a 1.3 percent stake in Nestle and demands changes to boost profits. Loeb made the announcement in a letter to investors on Sunday after

Army taps Raytheon for language translation software

June 26 (UPI) — Licenses for foreign language translation software are being provided to the U.S. Army for one year by Raytheon BBN Technologies. The licensing of the software to the U.S. Army’s Machine Foreign Language Translation System Program Office

Gal Gadot introduces daughter Maya to Vin Diesel

Gal Gadot introduces daughter Maya to Vin Diesel

June 26 (UPI) — Gal Gadot introduced daughter Maya to Vin Diesel during a reunion over the weekend. The 32-year-old actress spent time with the 49-year-old actor and his daughter Hania on Friday after welcoming Maya with husband Yaron Versano

Bone analysis method could aid study of early human societies

June 26 (UPI) — Scientists have developed an improved method for distinguishing between the bones of goats and sheep. The technique could aid archaeologists in their analysis of early human societies. Goats and sheep were of great importance to many

U.S., Japan to reinforce deployment of guided missile destroyers

U.S., Japan to reinforce deployment of guided missile destroyers

June 26 (UPI) — North Korea’s midrange missiles that fly in a lofted trajectory may face greater deterrence in Japan, where the United States and Tokyo’s military are jointly deploying more guided missile destroyers. Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun reported Monday

John McEnroe gets in a dig at pregnant Serena Williams

John McEnroe gets in a dig at pregnant Serena Williams

June 26 (UPI) — Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe recently said that Serena Williams would rank No. 700 in the world if she played the men’s circuit. Williams, 35, is currently six months pregnant. She is on maternity leave

Supreme Court to take up gay wedding cake case

Supreme Court to take up gay wedding cake case

June 26 (UPI) — The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear an appeal from a Colorado baker who lost a discrimination case for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Lower courts ruled Masterpiece Cakeshop owner

Supreme Court to review Trump's travel ban order

Supreme Court to review Trump’s travel ban order

June 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the case involving the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban on people coming from six predominantly Muslim countries. The announcement came on the court’s final day of its

Study: Racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

June 26 (UPI) — A new study by the University of Rochester shows black patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after surgery. Medicare Advantage is a Medicare program that was designed to

Japanese bell-ringing cats return with fruit-shaped hats

June 26 (UPI) — A pair of cats in Japan that have been trained to ring bells for treats have improved their act by donning fruit-shaped hats. Twitter user b_ru_ru shared a series of videos showing the two well-trained felines

North West, Penelope Disick enjoy 'Moana'-themed birthday party

North West, Penelope Disick enjoy ‘Moana’-themed birthday party

June 26 (UPI) — Celebrity children North West and Penelope Disick were treated to a Moana-themed birthday party over the weekend. Kim Kardashian, who shares North with husband Kanye West, and Kourtney Kardashian, who shares Penelope with ex-partner Scott Disick,

Al-Qaida frees Swedish hostage Johan Gustafsson

June 26 (UPI) — Sweden’s Foreign Ministry said al-Qaida has released Johan Gustafsson, who was held hostage in Mali since 2011. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Monday said Gustafsson, 42, is flying back to Sweden from Africa. “It is

Austal awarded $584.2 million for littoral combat ship construction

June 26 (UPI) — Austal USA is receiving a not-to-exceed Congressional cost-cap contract for $584.2 million for the construction of an Independence-class littoral combat ship and associated services. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, includes options

Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports

Twitter algorithm can identify riots before police reports

June 26 (UPI) — Scientists in Wales have designed a Twitter-monitoring algorithm capable of identifying riots before citizens report the unrest to police. Researchers tested their model using social media data from the 2011 riots in London. Their predictive algorithm

Woman saves pair of brawling koalas from oncoming truck

June 26 (UPI) — A woman helped break up a fight between two brawling koalas to protect them from an oncoming truck on an Australian highway. Sharon Brecely shared video of the koalas duking it out in the middle of

Deal signed between Britain’s Tories, Northern Ireland’s DUP

June 26 (UPI) — The coalition of Britain’s Conservative Party and Democratic Unionist Party will include $1.9 billion in spending for Northern Ireland, party leaders said Monday. The agreement between the two parties was signed Monday at Prime Minister Theresa

Families in low-income countries lack soap at home

June 26 (UPI) — Researchers at the University at Buffalo report that hand washing behavior, and access to soap and water in the home, is lacking in low-income countries. The study, published in the June edition of the American Journal

Oil prices move higher on global economic expectations

Oil prices move higher on global economic expectations

June 26 (UPI) — Crude oil prices showed signs of recovery in early Monday trading after an international banker said there were clear signs of global economic growth. “The facts paint a brighter picture,” the Bank for International Settlements said

South Korea confirms THAAD deployment amid concerns

June 26 (UPI) — South Korea’s newly appointed foreign minister said Monday Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed in China. Addressing an audience of

Norway could get economic lift from northern oil field

June 26 (UPI) — Norwegian energy company Statoil said Monday it expected some economic spillovers would come from support centers for its Johan Castberg field. The company said the northern port city of Hammerfest, located in Finnmark county, would serve

Heidi Montag posts baby bump photo at 6 months pregnant

Heidi Montag posts baby bump photo at 6 months pregnant

June 26 (UPI) — First-time mom-to-be Heidi Montag posted a baby bump photo at six months pregnant over the weekend. The 30-year-old reality star showed off her growing belly while visiting her hometown of Crested Butte, Colo., with husband Spencer

Ultralight aircraft crash kills pilot in Maryland

June 26 (UPI) — The crash of an ultralight aircraft in Maryland killed its pilot, police said. Pilot Michael Malick, 71, died from his injuries in a hospital. He lost control of his aircraft, a Dream Machine 582, immediately after



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