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Pence shows support for Humayun Khan while defending Trump's comments on Muslim immigration

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Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Mike Pence issued a statement praising slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan while at the same time defending Donald Trump’s Muslim immigration proposal.…

Transocean consolidates business structure

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Daniel J. GraeberZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Rig company Transocean said it consolidated its holdings and said Monday it grabbed a majority interest in three additional offshore drilling assets.…

Miss Teen USA winner Karlie Hay under fire for previously using racial slurs

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Wade SheridanLAS VEGAS, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Newly crowned Miss Teen USA winner Karlie Hay of Texas is coming under fire for previously using racial slurs on social media. …read…

South Korea smartphones sought after by North Korea agents

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Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Aug. 1 (UPI) — North Korean party officials secretly covet South Korean smartphones. …read more Source:: National and World Stories       …

Safety is attractive, British offshore group says

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Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A struggling British offshore oil and natural gas sector held out its safety record as a critically important feature in the post-Brexit era.…

Tokyo elects first female governor; former TV journalist, speaks Arabic

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Ed AdamczykTOKYO, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Yuriko Koike, former Japanese defense minister, was elected Tokyo’s first female governor, defeating two other candidates. …read more Source:: National and World Stories       …

Texas hot-air balloon likely struck power lines, NTSB official says

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Ed AdamczykLOCKHART , Texas, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A hot-air balloon that crashed in Texas likely struck power lines before it fell to the ground, a National Transportation Safety Board…

Report: 1 in 10 North Korea prisoners attempted to flee to South

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Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Aug. 1 (UPI) — About 1 in 10 inmates in North Korea’s political prison camps are behind bars for attempting to flee to the South. …read more Source::…

Rouhani: Iran's post-sanctions era revolutionary

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Daniel J. GraeberTEHRAN, Aug. 1 (UPI) — With options for oil and natural gas expanding, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a joint nuclear agreement has strengthened the country’s independence. …read…

HBO hopeful for a third season of 'True Detective': 'It's not dead'

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Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) — HBO is still committed to to crime series “True Detective” and is hopeful for a third season despite the tepid response to Season…

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