Florida Suspends License of Deadly Nursing Home

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The state of Florida has suspended the license of a nursing home that had 10 patients die after the facility lost air-conditioning. Multiple patients were hospitalized with body temperatures up to 109.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 43 degrees Celsius. The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration issued an emergency suspension order of … Continued

Research: Lead in Water Affected Fertility Rates in Flint, Michigan

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, may have resulted in fewer births and more infant deaths. New research out of the University of Kansas indicates fertility rates in Flint dropped by 12 percent in the wake of the water crisis, while fetal death rates rose by 58 percent. Assistant economics professor David … Continued

Trump Announces New Sanctions Against North Korea

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. President Donald Trump has announced new sanctions against North Korea. Trump said the new executive order allows the Treasury Department to target banks, businesses and individuals who do business with the North. He maintains that it will cut off revenue used “to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind.” Trump … Continued

SEC Says It Was Hacked, Information May Have Been Used for Illegal Stock Trades

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The federal agency tasked with monitoring markets and protecting investors was hacked last year, giving these cybercriminals access to nonpublic information which could have been used to give them a secret edge in trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement on Sept. 20 that it was investigating a … Continued

US Navy Will Ask Congress for $600M to Repair Damaged Destroyers

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The head of the U.S. Navy said that the service will have to ask Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars to repair two ships damaged in deadly collisions this summer. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said Sept. 20 that the Navy needs to get the damaged guided-missile destroyers USS John … Continued

US Army’s New Handgun Undergoes Final Testing

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Army’s new handgun is currently undergoing final testing before it will be issued to soldiers. The Army posted photos earlier this month of soldiers testing the new modular handgun system, the Sig Sauer P320, at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. According to the Army, testers for the new … Continued

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Demands Investigation Into Wiretapping Claims

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has demanded an investigation into a report that he was wiretapped during and after the 2016 election campaign. On Sept. 18, CNN reported that the government initially obtained a secret court order in 2014 under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The warrant was … Continued

DOJ to Begin Paying Victims of Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. government is poised to begin payouts to the victims of Bernie Madoff, ending their nearly nine-year wait to begin recouping some losses from the multibillion Ponzi scheme. In a letter made public on Sept. 20, the U.S. Department of Justice said it will begin to make initial distributions from … Continued