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As U.S.-Taliban near agreement, fate of intra-Afghan talks remains unclear

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- WASHINGTON -- With the possible signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal in the works, the disputed results of the recent Afghan election could complicate the ability of government representatives to negotiate with the Taliban, experts ...

Lockheed Martin receives $12.3 million to develop underwater drone

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin with a $12.3 million contract for phase one of the the Manta Ray program. The contract funds research, development and demonstration of an extra-large ...

Bumblebees can recognize objects across different senses

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The ability to recognize objects across different senses is an important part of the human brain's ability to produce mental images of the world and sustain conscious awareness. It turns out, insects and their tiny brains have the ...

This Week In History News, Feb. 16 – 22

"Given recent national events, it is all the more important to learn from the mistakes of the past and to ensure that such an assault on freedom will never again happen to any community in the United States." California Officially Apologizes For ...

Chicago Bears release WR Taylor Gabriel, CB Prince Amukamara

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears released wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara, the team announced Friday. The roster moves free up $13.5 million in salary-cap space for the Bears in the 2020 season. Chicago entered ...

Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Navy has awarded Raytheon with a $17 million fixed-price price order for dual band radar spares for the USS Gerald Ford. The deal modifies an ordering agreement awarded in March 2019. According to Raytheon, the dual band ...

Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Happy Friday and welcome to Replay, WIRED's rundown of all of the week's big videogame news. What's happening this time around? For one, Covid-19 is impacting a couple upcoming gaming conventions. Also, No Man's Sky now has living spaceships. Let us ...

HBO Max confirms ‘Friends’ reunion special, cast returning

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- HBO Max confirmed Friday that a Friends reunion special is officially happening, with original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer participating. Aniston fueled ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders informed Russia trying to help his campaign

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that U.S. officials briefed his campaign that Russia has attempted to meddle in the 2020 presidential election, specifically to boost his bid. The Washington Post was the first to report on the ...

Juror Who Helped Convict Crime Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger Feels Guilty After Learning He Was In MKUltra

Bulger wrote to a juror who convicted him that he would be dosed with LSD, monitored by a physician, and repeatedly asked leading questions like: "Would you ever kill anyone?" Wikimedia CommonsWhitey Bulger’s mugshot on the day he was sent to ...

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