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Standoff follows shooting death of Delaware trooper

April 27 (UPI) — A Delaware state trooper was shot to death Wednesday outside of a convenience store in Bear, Del., authorities said, and the suspect had barricaded himself at home. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32, an 8 1/2-year veteran

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today is Thursday, April 27, the 117th day of 2017 with 248 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. Those born on this date are under

Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein sentenced to death

April 27 (UPI) — Eric Matthew Frein was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a 2014 ambush. A jury of eight women and four men deliberated for 4½ before deciding that Frein,

Administration talks tough on North Korea, but senators hear nothing new

Administration talks tough on North Korea, but senators hear nothing new

April 26 (UPI) — While U.S. senators said they heard nothing new Wednesday in a “sobering briefing” on North Korea, a senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration said military preparations are underway. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity,

New DHS office helps victims of illegal immigrant crime

New DHS office helps victims of illegal immigrant crime

April 26 (UPI) — In the Trump Administration’s latest immigration crackdown, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new program Wednesday to help “unique” victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Opponents said the initiative, which fulfills President Donald Trump’s

Wide receivers 'excited' for pass-happy Broncos offense

Wide receivers ‘excited’ for pass-happy Broncos offense

April 26 (UPI) — With new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy at the helm, Denver Broncos wide receivers are excited about catching more passes. McCoy came along with new head coach Vance Joseph this offseason. On Wednesday, Broncos pass catcher Emmanuel

Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

April 26 (UPI) — President Donald Trump signed another executive order Wednesday, the latest of several since January — this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system. The president signed the order

Packers add All-Pro offensive lineman

April 26 (UPI) — Right guard Jahri Evans is leaving the New Orleans Saints after 11 seasons to join the Green Bay Packers. The four-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl selection joined the Packers Wednesday. Green Bay was in need

Drone records shark swimming under oblivious surfers

April 26 (UPI) — A man taking drone video off an Australian beach captured footage of three surfers oblivious to the shark swimming right beneath them. David Findlay posted a video to the CLEARSKIESTV channel on YouTube showing three surfers

Hilton commits to hiring 20K more American vets, families by 2020

April 26 (UPI) — Worldwide hotel chain Hilton on Wednesday announced plans to hire 20,000 additional U.S. military veterans and their family members within the next four years. The plan is part of Operation: Opportunity — which has hired about

Lockheed Martin receives contract for F-35 Block 3F upgrade

April 26 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a $109 million contract to deliver modification kits for a Block 3F software upgrade to F-35 Lightning II The upgrade includes aircraft under the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps,

South African cave yields Middle Stone Age projectiles

April 26 (UPI) — The chronology of advancements in stone knapping technology isn’t well understood by archaeologists. But a new discovery in a Souther African cave is offering some clarity. Hunter gatherers began using new techniques to create stone projectiles

Doctors remove 8-inch metal spoon swallowed by teenager

April 26 (UPI) — Doctors at a Chinese hospital said they removed an 8-inch metal spoon from the stomach of an 18-year-old student who accidentally swallowed the utensil. Footage from the hospital in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, shows doctors reviewing X-ray

Personalized pharmacotherapy may improve panic disorder treatment

April 26 (UPI) — Researchers studied the potential of personalized pharmacotherapy to help doctors choose the best drug for individual patients who experience panic attacks. Drug therapy is typically the first treatment choice for patients who have panic disorders, with

Seattle woman receives fake movie money from ATM

April 26 (UPI) — A Seattle woman who received a badly damaged $20 bill from an ATM examined the cash more closely and discovered it was a movie prop. Darcy Fox said she withdrew $300 from the ATM at a

Colorado store creates barricade for mother goose, eggs

April 26 (UPI) — A Colorado Whole Foods has gone to great lengths to protect a mother goose that decided to form her nest outside the supermarket. Employees at the store in Littleton placed caution tape and traffic cones around

FCC chief wants to roll back net neutrality rule

FCC chief wants to roll back net neutrality rule

April 26 (UPI) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday he wants the agency to begin rolling back the net neutrality rule of the government’s oversight of high-speed Internet providers. Pai said he will ask the agency next

Pennsylvania student finds dead worm in school lunch

April 26 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania school district confirmed a high school student’s photo of a dead worm in his school lunch was authentic, but cafeteria workers were not to blame. East Lycoming School Superintendent Michael D. Pawlik said Tuesday

Scientists use artificial womb to support premature lambs

April 26 (UPI) — An artificial womb could soon be used to support critically premature human babies. Scientists used the womb to successfully grow lambs born prematurely. The artificial womb looks like a large plastic bag full of fluid. In