Travis Scott's 'Astroworld' tops the U.S. album chart

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld is the No. 1 album in the United States this week. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Drake's Scorpion, followed by Mac Miller's Swimming at No. 3, Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys at No. 4 and YG's Stay Dangerous at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance...

Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas confirm engagement

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Priyanka Chopra and recording artist Joe Jonas confirmed their engagement on social media Saturday. "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love," Jonas captioned a sweet photo of him and Chopra face to face with Chopra's hand on his chest and a large diamond visible on her ring finger. "The only way to do this... with Family and...

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party brings new thrills to classic rides

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Walt Disney World's 24th annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party brings new thrills and frightening elements to classic rides at the Magic Kingdom park near Orlando, Fla. The family-friendly ticketed event, which takes place on select nights now through Oct. 31, offers unique versions of signature Magic Kingdom rides such as Pirates...

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80.His death, after...

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

ImageCreditYuta OnodaSectionsSkip to contentSkip to site indexVitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind ItThe doctor most responsible for creating a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry.CreditYuta OnodaDr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described...

Netflix cancels 'Joel McHale Show,' 'Break with Michelle Wolf'

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Netflix has canceled its chat programs The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale after their first seasons. Deadline.com blamed low viewership for why the streaming service opted not to renew the series for second seasons. Wolf is an alum of The Daily Show and served as the host of this year's White House...

Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

BREAKINGKofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80ImageKofi Annan was the first secretary general to be chosen from the international civil servants who make up the United Nation’s bureaucracy.CreditChristoph Bangert for The New York TimesBy Alan CowellAug. 18, 2018Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became...

Hutt project engineer wins award for women in construction

… of Women in Construction Winners of … construction industry. Jemma is an environmental professional working within the civil construction … highly commended – Excellence in Construction Administration Award … Settle (Leighs Construction) – highly commended – … Read More

New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges the Family of a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma In New Mexico to Call Them for Vital Compensation Tips Including Avoiding Law Firm Internet Nonsense

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 18, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- The New Mexico Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a US Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family to call the group anytime at 800-714-0303 …Read More

Celebrating inspiring women in construction

… in construction Winners of the … construction industry. Jemma is an environmental professional working within the civil construction … Fletcher (Fletcher Construction) – special merit – … highly commended – Excellence in Construction...

UNC Asheville students in limbo because of disagreement over safety of their dorms

… The State Construction Office, which supervised construction of the buildings, … Friday, officials from the construction office and the … imaging that the State Construction Office is going … walls failed to meet building code specifications for fire safety … Read More

UNC Asheville students cleared to move into dorms after agencies settle safety dispute

… university and the State Construction Office reached an agreement … Friday, officials from the construction office and the university … occupancy from the State Construction Office.” Details of … walls failed to meet building code specifications for fire safety … Read More

19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples wedded at mass wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka

… are employees from China State Construction Engineering Corporation, walked down the isle …Read More

Is New Zealand prepared for artificial intelligence?

… process of contracts, design, earthmoving, construction, cable laying. Wherever there … imagery to identify how far building construction has progressed. Personally, I reckon … way we design, consent and construct infrastructure projects. Embedding artificial …Read More

Lear CEO Mathew Simoncini tops Automotive News list of highest paid auto executives

Matthew Simoncini, who retired after guiding Lear to record sales and profits, was the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year, according to the Automotive News/Equilar CEO Compensation study. Read More

Equilar Inc analyzes executive compensation data for Automotive News

The Automotive News/Equilar Executive Compensation Study is based on analysis of pay data from corporate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Read More

Tesla struggles with too much reliance on troubled CEO Elon Musk

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding.Read More

Tariffs hit toolmakers in supply chain

Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.Read More

Toyota ordered to pay family $242 million for Lexus seat defect

A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family's two young children.Read More

Famous birthdays for Aug. 18: Andy Samberg, Madeleine Stowe

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: -- Virginia Dare, first English settler born in the American colonies, in 1587 -- Explorer Meriwether Lewis in 1774 -- Chicago department store founder Marshall Field in 1834 -- Cosmetics businessman Max Factor in 1904 -- Actor Shelley Winters in 1920 -- Former first...