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Federal judge in Virginia sides with Trump on revised travel ban

Federal judge in Virginia sides with Trump on revised travel ban

March 24 (UPI) — President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order, which suspends immigrants and refugees from entering the United States, found a rare victory in Virginia federal court on Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ruled in favor of

More women requesting BRCA screening without breast cancer

March 24 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have seen an increase in the number of women getting screened for the cancer-causing BRCA gene, even without a cancer diagnosis. In the past, women typically

KC-46 tanker modernization program facing delays: GAO

March 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force’s KC-46 tanker modernization program could be facing additional delays, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In a 26-page report, GAO notes the project has experienced fewer engineering changes

Land-based microbes, fungi are invading coral reefs

March 24 (UPI) — New research suggests land-based sources are tainting coral reefs with invasive bacteria and fungi. The foreign organisms could upset the microbial balance of an ecosystem already under threat from global warming. Scientists measured the makeup of

Customs officials seize more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms

March 24 (UPI) — United States customs officials seized more than 40,000 counterfeit condoms being imported to Puerto Rico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the Food and Drug Administration seized

European forces conduct aerial refueling training

March 24 (UPI) — Air forces from Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands began conducting air-to-air refueling exercises with tanker aircraft. The European Air-to-Air Refueling Training, or EART 2017, is an annual training event performed to improve tanker performance during

120-foot-long escape tunnel found under Mexican prison

March 24 (UPI) — Mexican authorities said Friday they found a long escape tunnel beneath a prison in Tamaulipas that likely took many months to dig. Prison officials in the northern Mexican state said more than two dozen inmates escaped

Watch: Sergio Garcia hits pathetic tee shot

Watch: Sergio Garcia hits pathetic tee shot

March 24 (UPI) — Have you ever wondered what you would look like at a PGA Tour event? Sergio Garcia showed you Exhibit A on Friday during the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. The Spanish golfer decided to try and drive

Talented cat excels at cup and ball trick

March 24 (UPI) — A talented cat has mastered the cup and ball gambling trick known as the “shell game” or “old army game.” The clever feline, known as Snow, can consistently identify whether or not one of several cups

Belarus to get Russian Mi-8 helicopters in April

March 24 (UPI) — Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned Rostec, is preparing to deliver a second batch of Mi-8 aircraft to Belarus in April. In a statement announcing the event, the company notes the follow-on delivery was initially

New Zealand quake to inspire new hazard models

March 24 (UPI) — Each new earthquake offers scientists a chance to better understand the dynamics of regional fault systems and improve predictive analytics. A team of NASA scientists and New Zealand researchers are using last year’s magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura

UPI Horse Racing Preview: Dubai World Cup, Kentucky Derby preps

Dubai World Cup night, a highlight of the racing year, unfolds Saturday at Meydan with $30 million in purses at stake, along with prestige and national pride. Including the Dubai program, the weekend offers three potential tickets to the Kentucky

'King of Queens' stars to reunite on 'Kevin Can Wait'

‘King of Queens’ stars to reunite on ‘Kevin Can Wait’

March 24 (UPI) — Leah Remini is reuniting with her The King of Queens husband Kevin James on James’ new sitcom Kevin Can Wait, CBS confirmed Friday. Remini will guest star on the show’s two-part, Season 1 finale. The episodes

Texas police officer narrowly dodges charging cow

March 24 (UPI) — A clever cow turned the tables on a pursuing Texas police officer that tried to trap her in a chainlink fence. Temple Police Department shared video of an officer tracking down a cow running loose on

Remains of WWII Nazi pilot found in Denmark ID’d

March 24 (UPI) — The remains of a pilot in a German World War II warplane unearthed in Denmark recently have been identified as a 19-year-old from Bavaria, officials said Friday. The plane was located by a schoolboy, Daniel Rom

Prescription weight-loss drug may help with opioid addiction

March 24 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Texas in Galveston have discovered a prescription weight-loss medication has the potential to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified opioid abuse and

Ryan Gosling explains his laugh during Oscars mix-up

Ryan Gosling explains his laugh during Oscars mix-up

March 24 (UPI) — Ryan Gosling offered an explanation this week for his laugh during the 2017 Academy Awards mix-up. The 36-year-old actor said at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas that he was “so relieved” nothing worse had happened

Japan suicides costing country $4.1 billion annually

March 24 (UPI) — Japan’s high suicide rate is costing the country. Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported Friday that suicides have resulted in annual economic losses of $4.1 billion for the world’s third-largest economy. Suicide is a serious issue in

GA-ASI starts testing of mid-air launch-and-recovery drone vehicles

March 24 (UPI) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is continuing development of an air-launched and mid-air recoverable drone system for the U.S. military. The project, called Gremlins, was commissioned by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Gremlins is

City workers in Missouri break sidewalk to rescue dachshund

March 24 (UPI) — Municipal workers in a Missouri city used digging equipment to rescue a curious dachshund that darted down a groundhog hole and got stuck beneath a sidewalk. Amanda Rhodes said her rambunctious wiener dog, Ginger, ran down

Taiwan to build its own submarines

March 24 (UPI) — Taiwan will soon begin its own submarine production program for the country’s navy, according to local media reports. The move was announced Tuesday after Taiwanese defense leaders inked a Memorandum of Understanding with local shipbuilder CSBC

Chris Pratt says he's not 'impervious' to 'body shaming'

Chris Pratt says he’s not ‘impervious’ to ‘body shaming’

March 24 (UPI) — Chris Pratt says he’s not “impervious” to recent comments about his weight. The 37-year-old actor responded to criticism of his “skeletal” figure with a candid message and a photo of T-Rex skull Thursday on Instagram. “So