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On This Day, Dec. 14: 28 die in Sandy Hook school massacre

Dec. 14 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1287, more than 50,000 people died in a flood caused by the collapse of the Zuider Zee dike in the Netherlands. In 1799, George Washington, war for independence military leader and first president ...

Simple Ways to Improve Your Cat’s Behavior at Home

My home is a kingdom of three cats, and no one has ever had litter box problems. Most of my friends cannot understand that phenomenon, because they usually struggle with their sweeties for days, sometimes even months. I will tell you my ...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom, 23, diagnosed with rare bone cancer

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, the team announced Friday. Lindblom, 23, will undergo additional ...

Miami Dolphins sign WR DeVante Parker to four-year extension

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins signed breakout wide receiver DeVante Parker to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Parker will receive up to $40 million over four years, ...

New York Giants waive CB Janoris Jenkins after derogatory tweet at fan

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Two days after directing an offensive remark at a fan on social media, the New York Giants waived Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins, who didn't practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, took exception to a Giants fan who ...

Arizona Cardinals release Pro Bowl LB Terrell Suggs

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals released veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs after the two sides mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced Friday. Suggs will go on waivers until Monday, after which he will be free to sign with any NFL ...

BAE Systems awarded $249.2 million modification for self-propelled Howitzers

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. The modification adds funds to an ongoing production contract, ...

Miami Heat G Dion Waiters suspended for third time this season

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Miami Heat veteran guard Dion Waiters was suspended for the third time this season after another violation of team rules. In a statement released late Thursday night, the Heat said Waiters "has been suspended without pay for his ...

This Week In History News, Dec. 8 – 14

Ancient Roman egg unearthed, Auschwitz lovers reunited, Civil War hair dye uncovered. Archaeologists Find 1,700-Year-Old Ancient Roman Eggs — And Accidentally Crack A Few Open Oxford ArchaeologyAccording to the archaeologists, the two eggs that ...

Study links military suicides with longer wars, but not combat time

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Suicides among active-duty members of the military appear to decline during combat -- but may also be more common during longer wars. Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the Department of Defense analyzed nearly 200 years ...

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