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Sales of new U.S. homes hit 5-month low, Commerce Dept. says

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Sales of new homes in the United States last month fell short of expectations and marked a five-month low, government figures showed Monday. The Commerce Department said sales of new single-family home fell 0.4 percent from November to a rate of

Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton drones arrive in Guam

Jan. 27 (UPI) — The first squadron of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system arrived in Guam for their initial deployment, the Navy announced on Monday. The two-aircraft squadron, with two more aircraft expected to join, is stationed at Guam’s Andersen Air Force

CDC considers expanded screening for coronavirus, spread risk still low

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials acknowledged Monday that they are considering new travel restrictions for China as the 2019 novel coronavirus continues to spread in the Asian nation, and the world. The agency told reporters Monday that there have

Amazon workers defy company rules with public list of complaints

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Hundreds of Amazon employees are defying company rules — which bar workers from speaking publicly about official business — by posting a list of criticisms online that oppose the tech giant’s actions related to climate change. A group of 357 workers,

China now world’s second-largest arms producer after U.S.

Jan. 27 (UPI) — China is the world’s second-largest arms producer, after the United States, a Swedish research center announced on Monday. Information on China’s weapons manufacturing has been unreliable in the past because of a lack of transparency, causing the Stockholm International Peace Research

North Korea disapproves of children’s smartphone use

Jan. 27 (UPI) — North Korea state media is warning against the excessive use of smartphones among children. Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Monday the use of phones by children who are in the developmental stages has an adverse effect on their brain

Tropical ecosystems face perfect storm of threats

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Both tropical forests and coral reefs are facing the triple threat of climate change, extreme weather and pressures from human activities. This perfect storm of environmental damage could do irreparable harm to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet,

Aerosmith to perform 50th anniversary show in Boston

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Aerosmith will perform a 50th anniversary show in its hometown of Boston, Mass. The rock band said Monday on Twitter that it will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a group at the “Bad Boys of Boston” concert Sept. 18 at Fenway

Reds agree to four-year deal with outfielder Nick Castellanos

Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos. Sources told and ESPN the deal is worth $64 million. The contract matches the biggest free-agent contract in Reds history. The Reds also signed free

Watch: Friends play Uno in the road during long red light

Jan. 27 (UPI) — A viral video highlights the traffic woes in a Florida city by showing a group of friends sitting down for a game of cards during a long red light. The video, recorded and posted to TikTok by Dylan Kjos, shows three

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Jan. 27 (UPI) — A powerful magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Scientists said the sharp quake was centered 90 miles southeast of the capital, Honiara, at a depth of 11 miles. Officials

At least 2 dead in major fire at Alabama boat dock

Jan. 27 (UPI) — At least two people were killed and several are missing in northern Alabama after a major fire Monday at a boating dock, authorities said. Police said the fire, which started at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro, Ala., destroyed three dozen boats,

Report: Russia delivers S-400 missile system to China

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Russia completed the second delivery of a S-400 Triumf or Triumph anti-aircraft missile system to China in December, according to a Russian press report. Tass news agency reported Monday the weapon, which includes two divisions of launch devices, radiolocation stations, energy

2,471 hold plank position for Guinness record in India

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Organizers of a Guinness World Record attempt in India said 2,471 people flexed their core muscles to hold the abdominal plank position for 60 seconds. Insurance company Bajaj Allianz Life organized the attempt Sunday at Mumbai’s MMRDA Grounds as part of