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U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

Entertainment
July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. women's soccer team kept their victory party going Wednesday night during the 27th annual ESPY Awards 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles adding Best Team to their recent FIFA Women's World Cup championship. The team had just landed in Los Angeles a few hours after completing their victory parade in New York City when they beat out the NFL's New England Patriots, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, baseball's Boston Red Sox and NCAA football's Clemson Tigers for the award. "We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago," said Carli Lloyd on accepting the award from actress Sandra Bullock. "Got hair and makeup in the plane and we look pretty fabulous." She then thanked their worldwide fans for their support. "It's been an incredible journey. Super ...
U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

U.S. Army issues full-material release for new M17, M18 handguns

Business
July 10 (UPI) -- The new M17 and M18 handguns of Sig Sauer Inc. received full-material release notification from the U.S. Army, the company said, the final stamp of approval for military use. "Full-material release is a significant milestone for the MHS [Modular Handgun System] program and is the official determination that the U.S. Army has rigorously tested and evaluated the M17 and M18 handguns, and associated ammunition, to determine it as safe for use when operated within its stated parameters," a statement from the New Hampshire-based company said on Tuesday. The official approval came from the U.S. Army's Pitcatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township, N.J. The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the new standard-issue pistol in June, a change in armament for the first time in 30 years. The M18 wi...
Cancer deaths in the U.S. cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015

Cancer deaths in the U.S. cost $94B in lost earnings in 2015

Health
July 3 (UPI) -- Cancer continues to take a high financial burden and drastic personal toll on the United States, a new study says. Deaths from cancer among people between age 16 and 84 cost the U.S. nearly 9 million years of life and more than $ 94 billion in lost earnings in 2015, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Oncology. In all, the 492,146 cancer deaths that year averaged out to $ 191,900 in lost earnings for each death. "Years of life lost and lost earnings were high for many cancers for which there are modifiable risk factors and effective screening and treatment, which suggests that a substantial proportion of our current national mortality burden is potentially avoidable," Farhad Islami, a researcher at the American Cancer Society and study author, said in a new...
U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

U.S. envoy attend opening of ancient East Jerusalem road amid opposition

World
June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and U.S. Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the inauguration of an archaeological site in Jerusalem on Sunday. Friedman and Greenblatt hammered through the final wall in front of Pilgrimage Road at the City of David National Park, underneath Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem in the ceremonial event that angered Palestinians and Israeli non-governmental organizations. Archeologists had spent the past eight years excavating the area that is believed to have served as a pathway for Jews traveling to Temple Mount. "The City of David brings biblical Jerusalem back to life," Friedman said. "It enables every one of us to stroll the corridors where the ancient prophets of Israel gave voice to revolutionary ideals of freedom, libe...
U.S. Navy prepares for ‘Sea Breeze 2019’ naval exercises in Ukraine

U.S. Navy prepares for ‘Sea Breeze 2019’ naval exercises in Ukraine

Business
June 28 (UPI) -- A 19-nation naval exercise hosted by Ukraine begins on Monday, and the U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet announced its participation this week. Sea Breeze 2019, which has been held annually since 1997, is a multinational maritime exercise with land, sea and air components. Its intent is to "build combined capability and capacity to ensure maritime regional security and foster stronger friendships among partnering nations," the Navy said in a statement this week. Ukraine and the United States will host the 12-day event, meant to enhance interoperability and capabilities among participating forces. Field training exercises, with a focus on protecting critical infrastructure, force protection, and maritime security operations, will be performed. Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Fr...