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Change collected by vacuum leads man to $250,000 lottery prize

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man who won a $250,000 lottery jackpot said he bought his ticket with $5 in quarters he vacuumed out of his car. The Chapin man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he vacuumed his car and discovered he ...

Hurricanes benefit mangroves in Florida’s Everglades, study finds

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Mangrove forests in the Florida Everglades benefit from nutrients and sediment washed up during some major hurricanes, and that helps coastal areas adapt to rising seas, a study concludes. The study found the effect ...

How to Prevent Ring from Sharing Your Data with Marketing Companies

Ring home security devices are supposed to help keep your family and home safe, but it turns out the company uses its products to sell your personal data to third-party advertisers and marketers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently ...

Judge won’t delay Roger Stone sentencing hearing set for Thursday

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday said Roger Stone's sentencing hearing would still be Thursday despite defense efforts to delay it. Defense attorneys had asked U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to delay sentencing while deciding on ...

Rare Giant Squid And Glow-In-The-Dark Sharks Found Near Sunken Continent Of Zealandia

"It's only the second I've ever seen. I've been on about 40 trips on Tangaroa, and most surveys are about a month, and I've only ever seen two. That's pretty rare." Brit Finucci/NIWAThe captured squid was 13 feet long and weighed a whopping 240 ...

Watch: Dreamcatcher releases debut album, ‘Scream’ video

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Dreamcatcher is back with new music. The K-pop stars released its debut studio album, Dystopia: The Tree of Language, and a music video for the single "Scream" on Tuesday. The "Scream" video shows ...

President Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, eight years into his 14-year sentence for corruption. Trump announced his decision to reporters as he arrived at Joint Base Andrews in ...

Watch: Jet-powered wingsuit takes off from the ground for high-altitude flight

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Dubai-based creators of a jet-powered wingsuit said they marked a new milestone for Iron Man style flight: taking off from the ground for a high-altitude flight. The Jetman Dubai team has previously demonstrated the jet-powered ...

Look: Demi Lovato shares renewed struggle with eating disorder

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato says she was battling an eating disorder as she struggled with addiction issues over the past few years. The 27-year-old singer and actress appeared on Tuesday's episode of the Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham podcast, ...

Watch: Students assist with ‘super flush’ at Texas Rangers’ new stadium

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers enlisted the help of about 300 local school kids Tuesday to break in the new Globe Life Field with a "super flush" event - flushing all of the stadium's toilets at once. Construction crews and about 300 students ...

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