Denny Hamlin wins second consecutive Daytona 500 in tight finish

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Defending champion Denny Hamlin captured his second straight victory in double overtime at the Daytona 500 on Monday night at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hamlin’s win came after a devastating crash involving Ryan Newman on the last lap. Newman was the race leader when he was bumped by Ryan Blaney just before the… Read more →

Plymouth Rock, other Massachusetts landmarks vandalized

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Plymouth Rock and several other landmarks in the Massachusetts town were vandalized ahead of the 400th anniversary of Pilgrims arriving at the site on the Mayflower. Crews cleaned up the rock and other landmarks late Monday morning and Plymouth town manager Melissa Arrighi said police are investigating the incident. “We are saddened and sickened by the… Read more →

Watch: Apple TV+ trailer offers first glimpse at new ‘Amazing Stories’

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Apple TV+ released a 90-second trailer for its re-imagining of Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi anthology series Amazing Stories on Monday. The five-episode re-boot is executive produced by Spielberg, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Episode 1 — starring Dylan O’Brien, Victoria Pedretti and Sasha Alexander — is scheduled to debut on the streaming service on March 6. Spielberg… Read more →

Persistent antisocial behavior linked to differences in brain structure

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Stealing, bullying, lying — it turns out these antisocial behaviors may have their origins in the brain structures of individuals who engage in them, a study published Monday in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry has found. Researchers from the United States and Britain used MRI scans to compare the brain compositions of those with a history… Read more →

European Union agrees to set up warships to enforce Libya arms embargo

Feb. 17 (UPI) — The European Union on Monday agreed to deploy warships to enforce the internationally-backed arms embargo against Libya. Josep Borrell, the EU’s minister of foreign affairs, said the 27 foreign ministers that comprise the bloc agreed to launch a new operation with naval ships, planes and satellites to stop the flow of weapons into Libya. Ships under… Read more →

Cleveland Browns cut veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie, three others

Feb. 17 (UPI) — The Cleveland Browns released veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie and three others to create additional cap space, the team announced Monday. The Browns terminated the contracts of tight end Demetrius Harris, offensive guard Eric Kush, linebacker Adarius Taylor and Carrie, according to the team. Their releases create more than $13 million in salary cap space for the… Read more →

Filming begins on Season 6 of ‘Line of Duty’ with Kelly Macdonald

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Filming has begun on Season 6 of the BBC’s crime drama Line of Duty. Set 18 months after the events of Season 5, the upcoming episodes of the thriller were penned by series creator Jed Mercurio. The sixth season will feature a new detective chief inspector, played by Boardwalk Empire and Brave star Kelly Macdonald, as… Read more →

Jeff Bezos announces $10B Earth fund to combat climate change

Feb. 17 (UPI) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced the launch of a new Earth fund Monday, pledging $10 billion to combat climate change. Bezos announced the Bezos Earth Fund in an Instagram post saying he will begin issuing grants this summer for projects seeking to find new ways and promote existing ways to fight climate change. “This… Read more →