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Frozen iguanas fall from trees as temperatures drop in Florida

Frozen iguanas have been falling from trees in Florida after plunging temperatures caused them to stiffen-up and lose their grip on branches. The cold-blooded lizards slow down or become immobile when temperatures drop to 4C (40F). The National Weather Service (NWS) in Miami posted a

Guilty Possum Trashes Woman’s Office And Becomes A Meme

An Australian woman has had to deal with an extraordinary confrontation in her workplace. Bree Blakeman, a senior research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, thought at first her office had been trashed when she arrived at work this week. Well, it had,

Police: 1 dead, at least 7 injured in Seattle shooting

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Police are searching for several gunmen after a dispute in front of a downtown Seattle McDonald’s devolved into a shooting Wednesday evening that left at least one person dead and several others injured. Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said they are

Study: Four new walking shark species discovered

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Scientists in Australia have discovered four new species of shark that use their fins to walk across the ocean floor. The new shark species were discovered in the waters off northern Australia and New Guinea as part of a 12-year study

Would the Coronavirus Quarantine of Wuhan Even Work?

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it would quarantine the city of Wuhan, the center of an outbreak of a new viral disease that has (officially) killed 17 people and infected more than 500. As of 10 AM Thursday morning in Wuhan—9 PM EST—no flights

Oakland Raiders officially become Las Vegas Raiders

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Nearly three years after the NFL approved the organization’s plans to relocate, the Oakland Raiders have been officially renamed the Las Vegas Raiders. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and team owner Mark Davis unveiled the Raiders’ name change during a press conference

Coroner: Juice WRLD died of accidental overdose

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Juice WRLD died of an accidental overdose after he suffered a seizure in early December at Chicago’s Midway Airpot, an Illinois medical examiner’s office ruled Wednesday. Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, the American rapper died Dec. 8 at the Christ Medical Center

Mississippi prison system records 8th death in less than month

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Corrections officials at the Mississippi State Penitentiary found an inmate dead in his prison cell Wednesday, marking the eighth death at a state facility in less than a month. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said officers found the inmate hanging in

Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell suffers ruptured Achilles

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Dallas Mavericks starting center Dwight Powell sustained a rupture of his right Achilles tendon during Tuesday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced Wednesday. In the team’s statement, the Mavericks said Powell is currently weighing his surgical options.

The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

A new United Nations-sponsored report offers one of the most comprehensive overviews of the challenges to global electoral integrity posed by the onslaught of misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation campaigns, and calls for a series of reforms from platforms, politicians, and international governing

FedEx Ground to begin year-round Sunday home deliveries

Jan. 22 (UPI) — FedEx announced Wednesday that it will begin making home package deliveries on Sunday for most U.S. homes. The company began FedEx Ground Sunday deliveries during the most recent peak holiday season but will now provide weekend deliveries for “the majority of

Northrup Grumman awarded $217.2M for BACN payload support

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman Systems was awarded a $217.2 million modification to provide operation and support for Battlefield Airborne Communications Node payload operations, the Pentagon has announced. Under the deal, Northrup Grumman will support payload equipment and services for the Battlefield Airborne Communications

The 737 MAX Delay Is Just One of Boeing’s Many Problems

The past 10 months have not been good for Boeing for all sorts of reasons—capped off in December by the failure of the company’s Starliner commercial crew vehicle to achieve the right orbit in its uncrewed debut. But the biggest of the company’s problems remains