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Justice Department: Seized medical supplies will be sent to New York, New Jersey

April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services said more than half a million personal protective medical equipment confiscated from a person hoarding the supplies will be sent to health officials on the ...

Sleep apnea machine converted to ventilator using 3D printer

As COVID-19 pushes American hospitals to the breaking point, intensive care units are finding creative ways to deal with a looming shortage of lifesaving mechanical ventilators. New York-Presbyterian Hospital last week began splitting single-use ...

Polio immunization drives suspended due to COVID-19

April 2 (UPI) -- The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has said it is pausing all immunization campaigns for the next six months to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and make available resources to fight the pandemic. "The COVID-19 pandemic ...

Pakistan court clears 4 in 2002 death of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl

April 2 (UPI) -- A Pakistan regional court has commuted the death sentence of the man convicted in the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and cleared three others in the case. British-native Omar Saeed Sheikh ...

U.S. calls for the release of millions of religious prisoners amid pandemic

April 2 (UPI) -- The United States called on governments around the world on Thursday to release millions of religious prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sam Brownback, U.S. ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, told ...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing QB Blaine Gabbert to back up Tom Brady

April 2 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing veteran quarterback Blaine Gabbert to be the backup to star signal-caller Tom Brady. League sources told NFL Media and the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday that Gabbert agreed to re-sign with the ...

Tekashi 6ix9ine released from prison early due to coronavirus concerns

April 2 (UPI) -- Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was released from prison into house arrest on Thursday due to concerns over his health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The 23-year-old, born Daniel Hernandez, was granted an early release after U.S. District Court ...

Ex-Chicago White Sox All-Star, announcer Ed Farmer dies at 70

April 2 (UPI) -- Former White Sox All-Star reliever Ed Farmer, a Chicago native who spent the last three decades calling games for his hometown club, died Wednesday night. He was 70. The White Sox announced the news in a statement released Thursday. ...

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady renting Derek Jeter’s Florida mansion

April 2 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is moving into a waterfront mansion owned by former New York Yankees great and current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. League sources told ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday that Brady ...

Disney to furlough some employees, waive annual pass fees

April 2 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday said it will furlough some non-union employees later this month as its parks sit shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. The company said the furloughs will begin April 19, though the number of ...

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