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Pink recovers from coronavirus, donates $1M to help others

April 4 (UPI) -- Singer Pink announced on Instagram she has recovered from the coronavirus and donated $1 million to organizations helping other people affected by the pandemic. She gifted $500,000 each to the Temple University Hospital Emergency ...

4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles California desert communities

April 4 (UPI) -- A 4.9-magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks has rattled several Southern California desert communities, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck Friday night about 10 miles east-southeast of Anza ...

Bethenny Frankel says ‘RHONY’ doesn’t represent who she is now

April 4 (UPI) -- Real Housewives of New York alum Bethenny Frankel is making excellent use of her time while social-distancing at home during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to guiding her 9-year-old daughter Bryn through the world of remote ...

Kier Starmer becomes Britian’s new Labour leader, pledges ‘new era’

April 4 (UPI) -- Keir Starmer has won the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Britain's new leader of the Labour Party, pledging "a new era." Starmer, a 57-year-old lawyer who became a Parliament member in 2015, vowed to lead the party "into a new ...

One-two punch of wintry storms to soak California through early next week

A pair of storm systems will slam into the West Coast in the coming days, bringing the return of wet weather to California. While the month of February featured nearly bone-dry conditions across the Golden State, a series of late-season events are ...

AG William Barr expedites release of federal inmates vulnerable to COVID-19

April 4 (UPI) -- Attorney General William Barr has expedited his directive to release inmates at high risk for severe illness from coronavirus to home confinement. Barr urged officials in a late Friday memorandum to move inmates out of Oakdale, La.; ...

Ex-Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s daughter, grandson presumed dead

April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for the daughter and grandson of former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend after the two went missing in the Chesapeake Bay. Townsend said Friday that the search for her family members ...

Northern Italian authorities order citizens to wear masks outside

April 4 (UPI) -- Authorities in the northern Italian region of Lombardy have ordered all citizens to wear masks outside as death toll from the coronavirus reaches more than 15,000 across the country. Regional President Attilio Fontana said the order ...

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Websites are too damn big. The average web page is about 2 megabytes, according to HTTP Archive, a site that tracks the performance of websites and the technologies they use. Sure you can download 2 megabytes in less than a second on a good 4G ...

In Xinjiang, Tourism Erodes the Last Traces of Uyghur Culture

Like the rest of the country, China’s far-western Xinjiang Province is slowly starting to open up after months of near-total lockdown meant to halt the spread of Covid-19. For the past six years, though, the Chinese government has focused on ...

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