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German protesters swamp far-right AfD as party struggles for direction

April 22 (UPI) — Members of the far-right populist Alternative for Germany party rejected an attempt by its most prominent leader to moderate some of its positions ahead of elections later this year. The AfD political convention in Cologne was ...

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Knock, knock: Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked for HBO's “Hard Knocks”

HBO training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks” will feature the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in August. The Buccaneers are expected to make a formal announcement about their featured role in the summer football staple on Wednesday. Episodes will begin airing in ...

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Whales approach tourist boat in Mexico for some love

April 14 (UPI) — A group of women on a whale watching tour in Mexico received a rare honor when a mother whale and her baby came to the surface for some love. Dawn Feurberg of Aurora Adventures, which organizes ...

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House cat mesmerized, frustrated by 'Magic Eye' illusion

April 10 (UPI) — A YouTuber shared video of a cat showing a human-like fascination — and ultimately, frustration — with an optical illusion printed on a sheet of paper. Ryan Kotzin’s video, which quickly went viral with millions of ...

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Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have similar genes

April 6 (UPI) — Married couples tend to look alike for several reasons. One of them, new research shows, is the simple fact that married couples with common ancestry tend to share similar genes. According to the study, published this ...

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McConnell: Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch 'will be confirmed this week'

April 2 (UPI) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week, which suggests he’ll invoke the so-called “nuclear option” if Democrats attempt to filibuster the selection. “Judge Gorsuch is ...

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Kansas City Royals 2017 MLB season preview: One last title chase

SURPRISE, Ariz. — After advancing to the World Series in 2014 and ’15, the Kansas City Royals finished 2016 at .500. The 2017 season will be a last hurrah for several of the Royals’ core players of the championship seasons, ...

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Landmarks to go dark Saturday night for 'Earth hour'

March 25 (UPI) — Some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks are going dark Saturday night in observance of Earth hour to raise awareness about global warming. Landmarks from the Eifel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in ...

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Human skull and bipedalism evolved side-by-side

March 17 (UPI) — New research by anthropologists at Stony Brook University and the University of Texas at Austin confirm the human skull and bipedalism co-evolved. Scientists have previously linked bipedalism with the emergence of a key feature of the ...

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Finn Jones responds to negative 'Iron Fist' reviews, calls show 'fantastic'

March 13 (UPI) —Iron Fist star Finn Jones is defending the series from critics who have found Netflix’s latest Marvel outing to be less than satisfactory. “Well I think there’s multiple factors. What I will say is these shows are ...

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