1 Rafael Nadal of Spain in the second round of the 2023 Australian Open on Wednesday in Melbourne. Photo by James Ross/EPA-EFEJan. 18 (UPI) -- American Mackenzie McDonald upset an injured Rafael Nadal to highlight Day 3 of the 2023 Australian Open on Wednesday in Melbourne. Advertisement"I'm really happy with how I started that match," McDonald told ESPN in an on-court interview. "I lost the match," Nadal said. Gauff, a 2022 French Open finalist, knocked off 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu of England in straight sets.
He was sentenced to nearly 20 years behind bars for his role in a kidnapping plot targeting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, 47-year-old Barry Croft Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to nearly 20 years in prison on conspiracy charges. AdvertisementU.S. District Judge Robert Jonker said Croft and his fellow conspirators were not fond of the governor's political stance and were plotting to potentially assassinate Whitmer. RELATED Three men sentenced to prison in Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping case"We were never going to experience the worst here because law enforcement intervened early," he was quoted by the Detroit Free Press as saying. In August, a jury found Fox and Croft guilty after previous trials for both men resulted in hung juries.29 days ago UPI.com
1/5Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard (94) celebrates with quarterback Joe Burrow after a playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. AdvertisementThe ball then shot out of Huntley's hands and went into the backfield, where Hubbard was waiting for the catch. "I was at the right place at the right time," Hubbard told reporters after the 24-17 victory. Huntley threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to running back J.K. Dobbins 4:59 before halftime. Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton forced Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst to fumble about two minutes later.10 days ago UPI.com
Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-Sup, shown with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Auston III during a visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington on Nov. 3, has apologized over a botched military operation to shoot down five North Korean drones that violated South Korea's air space earlier this week. Photo by U.S. Department of DefenseSEOUL, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup apologized during a parliamentary session Wednesday over a botched military operation to shoot down five North Korean drones that violated South Korea's air space earlier this week. The North's drone infiltrations Monday have raised questions over the South Korean military's readiness against potential drone-based provocations and led it to craft defense measures, including a plan to stage counter-drone drills Thursday. He sought to assuage public concerns over the possibility of North Korean drone attacks, stressing the military's defense network is "sufficient" to deal with armed drones. The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff briefed the committee on a series of measures to counter threats stemming from North Korean drones.29 days ago UPI.com
A protestor walks past burning debris following clashes with police in Paris Saturday, a day after three people were killed and others seriously injured after a gunman opened fire outside a Kurdish cultural center. who was arrested and hospitalized shortly after the incident, is accused of firing on a group of people standing in front of the Ahmet-Kaya Kurdish Cultural Center in the city's 10th arrondissement. AdvertisementCiting police sources, local reports indicated the suspect has admitted to having a racial motivation in the attack. "The Kurds of France have been the target of a heinous attack in the heart of Paris," French President Emanuel Macron said in a tweet. "My deepest sympathies go out to the victims of the attack at the Kurdish cultural center in Paris," added U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.1 month ago UPI.com
1/4Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a temporary ceasefire for Orthodox Christmas between Jan. 6 an 7. Photo by EPA-EFE/Mikhael Klimentyev/Kremlin/Pool Mandatory CreditJan. 5 (UPI) -- As shelling killed three people in Ukraine's Kherson region Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will halt fighting in Ukraine temporarily for the Orthodox Christmas. Putin said he made the decision for a cease-fire after a request from the Moscow patriarch of the Orthodox Church, who is known as Kirill. The Wagner Group has been implicated in war crimes in Mali and Syria. Human Rights Watch accuses the Wagner Group, of being behind the March 2022 Moura massacre, in which the mercenary group, alongside allies from the Malian army, killed more than 300 civilians.21 days ago UPI.com
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo condemned the terrorist bombing on a Pentecostal church in the town of Kisindi that killed at least 10 people on Sunday. File Photo by Eduardo Munoz/UPI | License PhotoJan. 15 (UPI) -- An alleged terrorist bombing of a Pentecostal church in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed 10 people and injured at least 39 more on Sunday. The government of Congo accused Islamic State terrorist group the Allied Democratic Forces of the attack. "MONUSCO condemns the cowardly and despicable attack against a church in Kasindi (North Kivu) causing the death of several people and many injuries. The U.S. Congress describes ADF as an "armed group primarily active in the Democratic Republic of Congo."11 days ago UPI.com
"The Chinese government has a bigger hacking program than any other nation in the world," Wray said, according to a statement released Thursday by the FBI. "And their AI program is not constrained by the rule of law and is built on top of massive troves of intellectual property and sensitive data that they've stolen over the years." Right now AI technology is still in its infancy but is being rapidly developed. It is widely known that AI technology has been increasingly exposed to hacking on popular smart devices such as the Amazon Echo to listen in on private conversations. Wray said that the threat of China being allowed to further develop its AI technology is something the FBI is "deeply concerned about."6 days ago UPI.com