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Former K-pop stars Kevin Woo, James Lee return to U.S. for shows

LOS ANGELES- Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The last year has been monumental for K-pop in the U.S. BTS has consistently landed its last three albums on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart and BLACKPINK became the first idol group to play Coachella. In 2019, ...

Famous birthdays for Aug. 24: Marlee Matlin, Ava DuVernay

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- Argentine poet/author Jorge Luis Borges in 1899 -- Palestinian leader/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yasser Arafat in 1929 -- British novelist A.S. Byatt, born ...

On This Day, Aug. 24: Pete Rose banished from baseball

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 79 A.D., thousands died and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. In 1814, the British captured Washington and burned the Capitol and ...

Honey Boo Boo inspired Kirsten Dunst’s new show, ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Kirsten Dunst drew inspiration for her new show from an unlikely source -- Honey Boo Boo. The star of Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo probably never will be nominated for an Emmy, but Dunst might be for her role ...

Women Surge Forward in 2020 Campaigns

Women have been taking more action in the political arena and their efforts are paying off since there are now more women, not only those running for the top office, but also on the ground running the campaigns, for both male and female ...

Why We Pour Milk on Our Cereal

When breakfast cereal was invented in the Nineteenth Century as a masturbation preventative (among other reasons), it proved difficult to physically chew. Some people would let their cereal rest in water or milk during the night to soften it. ...

New Cooking Competition Show Will Have Chefs Try to Recreate Dishes after Having Been Shot in the Face with Said Dishes by a Food Cannon

The premise of Dishmantled is a compelling one. It summons the heroic spirit within the human psyche and thus makes for must-watch TV.In it, cook contestants are shot in the face with a dish by a food cannon. From what they can feel, smell, and ...

Florida man found guilty in parking lot shooting of unarmed black man

A white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a handicapped parking space last year was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday. Michael Drejka, who killed Markeis McGlockton at the convenience store parking lot in ...

Trump increases tariffs on Chinese goods hours after slamming Fed chief

President Donald Trump on Friday announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods in retaliation for new Chinese tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods. Trump said in a statement Friday that the White House would be raising tariffs on $250 billion ...

Co-worker charged in on-campus slaying of Cal State Fullerton administrator

The man accused of fatally stabbing a Cal State Fullerton administrator this week faces a minimum sentence of life without parole if convicted in the on-campus slaying, California prosecutors said Friday. Chuyen Van Vo, 51, of Huntington Beach, has ...

The Cat Sanctuary Where Julius Caesar Was Murdered

Imagine you're going to visit Rome and soak in its history. You think you're going to tread the stairs where Julius Caesar was assassinated? Think again, because the area is prohibited. Prohibited to humans, that is, at least for now. It's the ...

Raised in a Doomsday Cult

In the mid-1960s, Anne Hamilton-Byrne established a religious cult called The Family in Melbourne, Australia. Their beliefs mixed Christianity with Eastern mysticism, and held that Hamilton-Byrne was an incarnation of Jesus Christ. She collected ...

Detroit Lions LB Jarrad Davis to undergo MRI after suffering ankle injury

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis exited Friday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills with an ankle injury. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Davis will undergo an MRI on Saturday to confirm the severity of the ...

Seattle Seahawks WR David Moore to miss start of regular season

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore is expected to miss the beginning of the regular season due to a shoulder injury. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday that Moore suffered the shoulder ailment during ...

The Secrets of Vision Revealed in This Mathematical Model

The brain receives very little information from the world, yet highly detailed images of the world appear before the mind’s eye. Why is that? This is the big mystery of the human vision. Much of what we “see” are only conjured in our heads. “A lot ...

In Order to Save Lives, These Teens Play Dead

Shingle Springs, California. On a hot April morning at Ponderosa High School, volunteers paint teenagers with fake blood. Others mess up their hair by holding battery-powered fans a few inches from their face, and a Grim Reaper examines a folding ...

Is Plant-Based Sushi The Solution To Keep The Fish Alive?

Fish is an essential ingredient when it comes to traditional nigiri, sashimi, and maki. However, if we keep on consuming fish without caring for their dwindling numbers, there will come a point in time where there would be no fish in the sea. The ...

Amazon Forest Fires Raise Stakes in Climate Change Crisis

The fires that destroyed a large swath of the Amazon rainforest this past week have possibly made it more difficult to slow down the effects of climate change while also worsening our current state due to the carbon emissions from the smoke rising ...

Clever Student Crosses Flooded Street Using Just 2 Chairs

Tropical Storm Falcon hit Iloilo City, the Philippines on July 16. Some high school students were stranded at school, unable to cross the water, which appears to be about a foot and a half deep. This clever fellow was an exception. He staged two ...

More than 100 Palestinians injured in Gaza border protests

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- More than 100 Palestinians sustained injuries -- at least two critically -- after clashing with Israeli troops in protests at the Gaza-Israel border Friday, Gaza health officials said. Palestinian news agency WAFA reported 127 ...

IIHF hands Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov four-year ban for cocaine

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The International Ice Hockey Federation handed Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov a four-year suspension from international competition after testing positive for cocaine. The IIHF announced Friday that Kuznetsov tested ...

Woman reunited with cat missing for 11 years

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A New York woman reunited with her cat 11 years after he went missing thanks to a patient animal rescue worker and a microchip scanner. Maggie Welz, of Duchess County, said her cat Tiger never returned home after running out of her ...

NASA names tumbling Mars rock after Rolling Stones

Aug. 23 (UPI) -- In perhaps one of the most unexpected crossover events in NASA history, the U.S. space agency named a tumbling Mars rock after British rock 'n' roll band the Rolling Stones. Astronomers spotted the mobile rock -- about the size of a ...

Guys… They Make Halloween Costumes For Guinea Pigs

This summer has flown by and somehow it’s already August 23, which means that it’s almost September, which means that it’s almost October, which means that it’s almost Halloween. Y’know what, let’s just cut out all the middlemen — it’s almost ...

Group connected to Polish ‘LGBT-Free Zone’ newspaper to host Carnegie Hall event

Buried deep in Carnegie Hall’s schedule of upcoming events is an Oct. 24 concert titled “From Chopin to Gershwin,” and in small text are the words: “Presented by Gazeta Polska Community of America.” When gay concert pianist Paul Bisaccia received a ...