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$35,000 offered for arsonist who burned Boston Jewish centers

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A reward of $35,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of an arsonist who's burned two New England Jewish centers. Investigators say the fires were set on two days in May in the Boston suburbs of Arlington and ...

Taylor Swift to perform at MTV Video Music Awards 2019

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift will perform live at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards this month. MTV announced in a tweet Wednesday the 29-year-old singer will take the stage at the awards show Aug. 26 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. "You'll ...

There Is Only One Way to Separate an Egg and This Is It

This inspired a heated debate in the Lifehacker offices. We all agreed that purchasing an egg separator isn’t necessary, and the cutesy hack of sucking the yolk out with an empty bottle isn’t really an everyday solution. Some staffers believe that ...

Lockheed awarded $405.7M contract for Army’s hypersonic missile

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Space received a $405.7 million contract modification for the U.S. Army's hypersonic Conventional Prompt Strike missile, the Defense Department said. The company will design and construct large diameter rocket motors, ...

Before You Refinance Your Home, Calculate the Potential Costs

Mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been since 2016. Does that mean it’s time to refinance your home? Well... maybe. As CNBC reminds us, refinancing comes with its own costs: In order to secure a lower interest rate, you have to pay closing ...

Lauren Holly to star in Netflix adaptation of ‘Tiny Pretty Things’

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- NCIS and Designated Survivor alum Lauren Holly will star in a Netflix adaption of the novel Tiny Pretty Things. The streaming service confirmed in a tweet Tuesday the 55-year-old actress has joined a new series based on the Dhonielle ...

Cubs’ Jon Lester calls himself ‘weakest link’ in pitching rotation

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester called himself the "weakest link" in the team's starting rotation after another rough start. Lester, 35, allowed 10 earned runs -- the second-most in his career -- in an 11-4 loss to the Oakland ...

Watch: Woman posing for photo with octopus bitten twice on the face

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A Washington state woman participating in a fishing derby learned a valuable lesson when she posed for a photo with an octopus and the mollusk bit her on the face. Jamie Bisceglia, founder of South Sound Salmon Sisters, said she was ...

Chinese gov’t concerned for growing Hong Kong protests

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- China's top political liaison to Hong Kong warned Wednesday the island territory faces its most serious threat since it returned to Beijing's control 22 years ago, over the ongoing outcry related to a proposed extradition bill. Zhang ...

The CDC Could Totally Study Gun Violence—It Just Needs Money

The nation’s epidemic of gun violence is back in the spotlight once again, after a weekend that saw mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago. Dozens of people were killed, even more wounded, all within 13 hours. The tragedies have spurred a ...

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