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North Korea’s leader inspects test-firing of new weapon

Aug. 17 (UPI) — North Korean leader Kim Jung Un inspected the country’s sixth missile test of a new weapon in less than a month, Korean Central New Agency reported Saturday. Kim inspected the test-firing of two presumed short-range ballistic missiles Friday that flew about

Man is in custody for questioning in NYC bomb scare

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Larry Griffin, a man who has a criminal past, is in custody Saturday for questioning about three rice cookers that sparked a bomb scare in New York City. A senior law enforcement official told WNBC that Griffin, a homeless man in

Tokyo Star hotel fire in Ukraine kills 9, injures 10

Aug. 17 (UPI) — A fire broke out Saturday at the Tokyo Star hotel in Ukraine killing nine people and inuring 10, according to National Police. State Emergency Service of Ukraine said it received a call at 1:34 a.m. about the hotel fire in Odessa,

Pot poisonings among kids, teens double after medical marijuana law passed

Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports. Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140 percent in the years after Massachusetts voted to legalize medical pot in 2012, according to data

TV anchor, pilot killed in New Orleans stunt plane crash

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Local television anchor Nancy Parker has died in a crash of a stunt plane in New Orleans along with the pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, while covering a story on him. Parker, 53, an award-winning journalist at the Fox-affiliated WVUE station in

Fatty meal might affect how you absorb CBD

Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body’s absorption of cannabidiol. In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but how food affects absorption of the

Drake’s ‘Care Package’ tops the U.S. album chart

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Rapper Drake’s Care Package is the No. 1 album in the United States this week. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 dated Saturday is Ed Sheeran‘s No. 6 Collaborations Project, followed by Billie Eilish‘s When We All Fall

On This Day, Aug. 17: Earthquake in Turkey kills 17,000

Aug. 17 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1807, Robert Fulton began the first American steamboat trip between Albany, N.Y., and New York City. In 1915, a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing 275 people. In 1946, George Orwell publishes Animal Farm. In 1969,

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper battling heel strain

Aug. 16 (UPI) — Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper, who is seeking a new contract, is battling a heel strain. League sources told NFL Media and ESPN on Friday that Cooper hasn’t been practicing due to the heel injury. The wideout is working

Houston Rockets GM: James Harden is better scorer than Michael Jordan

Aug. 16 (UPI) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes superstar guard James Harden is a better scorer than Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan. In an interview published Thursday on the “Selfmade with Nadeshot” podcast, Morey said it’s “factual” that Harden is better at

Houston Rockets’ P.J. Tucker withdraws from Team USA Basketball

Aug. 16 (UPI) — Houston Rockets veteran forward P.J. Tucker withdrew from USA Basketball’s roster, leaving 14 players in contention for 12 roster spots ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. USA Basketball announced Friday that Tucker withdrew from the team after he suffered a

CBD still not legal in food for humans or animals, FDA says

Aug. 16 (UPI) — A roomful of natural products professionals and cannabidiol entrepreneurs heard the bad news in Denver on Friday from a government spokeswoman: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still considers CBD a prohibited substance in any food or dietary supplement for humans

New York Jets LB Avery Williamson to miss season with torn ACL

Aug. 16 (UPI) — New York Jets starting linebacker Avery Williamson will undergo surgery after tearing his ACL during a preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media on Friday that Williamson is expected to miss the entire season due

NFL reinstates Patriots WR Josh Gordon; eligible for regular season

Aug. 16 (UPI) — New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon was reinstated to the league following his indefinite suspension, the NFL announced Friday. The league said Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis. He will be eligible to play in the regular season and