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On This Day: Gorbachev removed in coup

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1812, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution defeated the British ship Guerriere in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia and earned its nickname of...
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Bannon out as White House chief strategist

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday ousted Steve Bannon, his chief White House political strategist and architect of his populist campaign, sources told The New York Times and NBC News. The...
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Icahn gives up title as Trump 'senior adviser'

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Businessman Carl Icahn said Friday he would relinquish the title "special adviser to the president on regulatory reform" that President Donald Trump conferred shortly before taking...
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Calif. mass murderer escapes death penalty

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The man responsible for Orange County, Calif.'s, deadliest mass shooting avoided the death sentence Friday after a judge ruled prosecutorial misconduct made such a determination...