Philadelphia Gear receives Arleigh Burke contract

loading… May 31 (UPI) — Philadelphia Gear Corp., a subsidiary of Timken Gear and Services, has received a $98 million modification to an existing contract for Main Reduction Gears, or MRG, on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Three sets will be delivered to the Navy for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas, USS Louis …

Rogers: Takuma Sato finds unbridled joy, redemption with Indy 500 win

loading… Takuma Sato, center, celebrates with team owner Michael Andretti, front right, and the Andretti Autosport team after winning the Indianapolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Takuma Sato learned to speak English at the birthplace of William Shakespeare but when the moment of his career came it wasn’t the Queen’s tongue, …

Best ways to explore New York by water

loading… If there’s one mistake that New Yorkers make every summer, it’s not taking advantage of the waterways around the city. Sure, you might not want to go swimming through the Gowanus, but there’s plenty of fun to be had in, on and around NYC’s shores.  Here are some of the best ways to explore …

U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle

loading… May 25 (UPI) — Gains in wind power in the United States are coming up from the state level, with California among the leaders, an industry report found. A report from the sidelines of a wind energy conference in California from the American Wind Energy Association finds the sector supports more than 100,000 jobs …

If you love s'mores, go to Park City

loading… A melting marshmallow at Montage Deer Valley — Photo courtesy of Liana Lozada A visit to Park City, Utah is incomplete without a s’mores roasting session. In fact, this gooey custom takes place all over the idyllic mountain town. At winter sporting season’s peak, après-ski programs warm visitors with gourmet marshmallows accompanied by rich …

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 21, 2017

loading… Today is Sunday, May 21, the 141st day of 2017 with 224 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471; King Philip …

Transformative Travel: What you need to know

loading… Discovering the benefits of global exploration, self-reflection and human connection “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.”  -Pico Iyer  Exploring Washington state’s regal Mount Rainier — Photo courtesy of Evergreen Escapes At a time when nationalism, hate and intolerance seem to pervade headlines, Jake Haupert and Michael Bennett …

Families of hunger strikers shut down U.N. office in Ranallah

loading… May 17 (UPI) — Families of detainees involved in a hunger strike shut down the U.N. office in Ramallah, West Bank, on Wednesday, a Jordanian news agency reported. They are calling for the United Nations to intervene to resolve a monthlong hunger strike of about 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails. About half the …

Readers' Choice: 50 states, 50 winning sandwiches

loading… 10 more iconic sandwiches from 10 U.S. states Our readers have already named the best iconic sandwiches in 40 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and now we’re down to the last 10 (see previous winners here, here, here and here). 10Best editors teamed up with Sandwich America and The Food Channel to nominate up to 20 …

Ohio police chief, 3 others dead in nursing home shooting

loading… May 13 (UPI) — A gunman who opened fire in a nursing home Friday killed a newly minted Ohio police chief and two nursing home employees, authorities said. The gunman was also found dead. Police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 38, who had led the Kirkersville Police Department for about three weeks, was shot dead …