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Report: Virgin America Rated Highest-Quality U.S. Airline

BURLINGAME, Calif. (UPI) — Virgin America topped a survey of the 15 biggest carriers in the U.S for best overall performance; the airline was in the first spot last year. The report conducted by researchers for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business rated several performance markers, such as […]

U.S. Builds Most Accurate Atomic Clock, Could Keep Time For 300 Million Years

BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has developed the most accurate atomic clock that will henceforth serve as the new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has built the next-generation clock, which could keep time accurately within a second for 300 million years. The NIST-F2 […]

Xbox Password Flaw Exposed By Five-year-old San Diego Boy

OCEAN BEACH , Calif. (UPI) — Five-year-old San Diego resident Kristoffer Von Hassel found a backdoor into Microsoft’s Xbox One Live, alerting the company to major security glitch. The glitch wouldn’t have been found had Kristoffer’s parents not noticed that he was logging in to his father’s Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn’t […]

Russia Intensifies Espionage In Sweden, Security Service Says

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — Russia’s intensified espionage efforts in Sweden include preparations for war, the Swedish government security service Sapo warned Monday. “The most serious threat we see right now are war preparations,” Sapo chief counter-intelligence analyst Wilhelm Unge said. “It’s no secret Russia is engaged in this. It’s a little bit worrying.” He stressed, […]

4 Arrested In Spain For Attempting To Export Dual-Use Material To Iran

MADRID (UPI) — Spanish authorities announced Monday they had arrested three men and one woman on April 1 for allegedly attempting to sell dual-use equipment and technology to Iran. A 47-year-old Iranian man and three Spaniards from the same family — a father in his 70s, a son in his 40s, and a daughter in […]

U.S., Russia Complete Warheads-For-Fuel Program

MOSCOW (UPI) — The historic agreement in which Russian uranium was imported to the United States for electricity production has been completed. “We received the final payment from the United States Enrichment Corporation in March,” the Russian state-owned uranium producer Techsnabexport announced Monday of the “Megatons to Megawatts” or “HEU-LEU” (“High Energy Uranium-Low Energy Uranium”) […]

Maryland To Vote On Marijuana Laws

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UPI) — The Maryland House of Delegates has voted 78-55 on legislation that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. The Maryland Senate already passed the bill, but the House made changes that will need to be returned to the Senate for a vote. Washington, D.C., passed a similar measure, […]

Ukrainian President: Separatists Will Be Subject To ‘Anti-Terrorist Measures’

KIEV, Ukraine (UPI) — The Ukrainian government condemned the seizure of government buildings in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian protesters and warned of repercussions Monday. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, speaking at an open government meeting on Monday, blamed pro-Russian protesters of instigating “a plan to destabilize” the region so that Russian troops could intervene and […]

House Committee To Hold Lois Lerner In Contempt

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The House Oversight Committee will vote this week on whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt after months of failed attempts to force her into answering questions about the so-called targeting scandal that slammed the tax agency last year. Lerner, who appeared before the committee on May 22, 2013 […]

Assad Recently Used Chemical Weapons, Israel Says

JERUSALEM (UPI) — The Assad regime used a non-lethal chemical weapon on rebel fighters March 27, an Israeli security source said Monday. The chemical “neutralizes but does not kill,” and the New York-based website Syria Deeply cited the comments by the Syrian American Medical society, whose doctors traveling in and out of Syria said 25 […]


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