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Colorado House votes to abolish death penalty; Gov. Jared Polis to sign

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Colorado's House of Representatives voted to abolish the death penalty Wednesday. The 38-27 vote on the legislation, SB20-100, puts Colorado one signature away from being the 22nd state to eliminate capital punishment. "Today, ...

How to Create Multiple Google Contacts at Once

Google has quietly reinstated the ability to batch-create and import multiple contacts to your Google account at once. This time-saving feature was removed when Google began switching its mobile and web apps over to the material theme design last ...

Earth has new, but temporary, natural moon

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- There is a new, but temporary, natural moon orbiting Earth, according to the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. The group announced the discovery of 2020 CD3 in an update this week. "Orbit integrations ... ...

Long-overlooked arch is key to fuction, evolution of human foot

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The foot's longitudinal arch has long been credited with providing the stability needed for bipedalism, but new research suggests a different one, the transverse arch, is much more important. When humans walk and run, a significant ...

Big breakfast may help reduce body weight, study says

Starting the day with a big breakfast and keeping dinner light may help you burn more calories and keep you trimmer, new research suggests. Eating this way may also keep your blood sugar levels from going too high, the small study found. ...

In photos: Moments from Maria Sharapova’s tennis career

Updated: Feb. 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM Maria Sharapova, who was once the No. 1 tennis player in the world, announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Russian was a five-time Grand Slam champion. She started ...

Pope Francis tells Catholics to give up cellphones, TV for Lent

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged Catholics to give up their phones and turn off their televisions for the 40 days of Lent to "make room for the word of God." Speaking on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the ...

Pew Research Center: 1 in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are naturalized citizens

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- One in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are naturalized U.S. citizens, a Pew Research Center study released Wednesday said. Over 23 million immigrants who became citizens, a record, will be able to vote. The number increased by 93 percent ...

Lottery ticket bound for storage unit rescued on moving day

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple said their $375,500 winning lottery ticket almost ended up stowed away in a storage unit during their recent move. Robert Walters and Lois Gueret told British Columbia Lottery Corp. officials they recently ...

Look: Reported injured eagle in Tennessee was ‘too full to fly’

Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Wildlife officers in Tennessee said they responded to a report about an injured bald eagle and arrived to find the raptor had merely had too much to eat and was too fat to fly. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Wildlife ...

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