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‘Parasite’-style half-basement homes to receive repairs

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning South Korean film Parasite may be having a trickle-down effect on real-life dwellers of half-basement homes in the country, following the film's portrayal of poverty, according to a local press report. South ...

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan presidential election

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term in office, officials announced Tuesday, nearly five months after the election was staged. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission declared Ghani the winner with 50.6 percent ...

Gallup: Americans view candidates positively, election process poorly

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Most Americans are viewing the 2020 presidential candidates in a positive light, but they see the electoral process itself more negatively, a new survey showed Tuesday. The Gallup poll showed that 78 percent of U.S. adults said any ...

Watch: Norman Reedus takes ‘ultimate trip’ in ‘Ride’ Season 4

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- AMC is giving a glimpse of Ride with Norman Reedus Season 4. The network shared a teaser trailer for the season Tuesday featuring the show's host, actor and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus. The preview shows Reedus take ...

Air Force, Lockheed wrap flight testing for upgraded U-2 recon system

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin recently announced completed flight testing and deployment of the latest variant of the Collins Aerospace Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System on the U-2. According to Lockheed, ...

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That’s Bad News for All of Us

Right now the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and transforming in massively consequential ways. Rapidly melting permafrost is gouging holes in the landscape. Thousands of years’ worth of wet accumulated plant matter known ...

Primus to honor Rush with ‘Farewell to Kings’ cover tour

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Primus will honor Canadian rock band Rush with a special cover tour in 2020. The group shared plans Tuesday for A Tribute to Kings, a new North American tour that will feature Primus performing Rush's 1977 album, A Farewell to ...

HSBC says it will cut 35,000 jobs within 3 years

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- HSBC, Europe's largest bank by assets, said in an earnings call Tuesday it plans to restructure and eliminate 35,000 jobs after it saw profits decline by a third in 2019. The bank reported a pre-tax profit of $13.3 billion -- well ...

Drew Brees to re-sign with New Orleans Saints

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Longtime New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said Tuesday he will return to the team for another season. "My feelings about the 2020 season! I look forward to the grind and the journey, for the reward at the end will be worth ...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ leads 2020 Canadian Screen Awards nominees

Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Schitt's Creek has earned a leading 26 nominations for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, which honors both film and television. Schitt's Creek, from creators and stars Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, is nominated for Best Comedy Series ...

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