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Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations released a report on Friday that documents more than 190,000 deaths killed during Syrias three-year...

Heather Mack, mother, argued in lobby before suitcase murder

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A woman who found was murdered and stuffed into a suitcase at a luxury hotel in Bali was seen arguing with...

Mudslides hit area in Washington State charred by wildfires

WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Thunderstorms in the area in Washington State charred by the massive Carlton Complex wildfire brought mudslides...

73 killed in Iraq mosque shooting

IMAM WEIS, Iraq, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Sunni Muslim mosque in Imam Weis, Iraq, was invaded by a suicide bomber Friday, followed by a Shia militia...

Hagel: Islamic State beyond anything that weve seen and an imminent threat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The threat posed by the Islamic State "is beyond anything that weve seen," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel...

Hamas executes 18 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hamas publicly executed 18 men it accused of collaborating with Israel Thursday and Friday in apparent...


Sport News

Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video

MEMPHIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw announced he was recently diagnosed with ALS Wednesday as he accepted the...

UPI horse racing weekend preview

The youngsters take center stage in Thoroughbred racing this weekend from Ireland to California, with a nod to the turf milers. Two-year-old...

Mone Davis becomes first Little League player to make cover of Sports Illustrated

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Taney Dragons ace pitcher and Little League World Series star Mone Davis just cant stop making history, becoming...

Steve Ballmer pumps up Clippers fans for new regime

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- After a months long battle with disgraced former owner Donald Sterling, Steve Ballmer has officially been announced...

Technology News

BAE researches sensor concept for aircraft bodies

Engineers at BAE Systems are researching a "smart skin" concept to embed thousands of micro-sensors onto an aircraft body. The sensors -- each...

Star Trek-style communication badges inspire startup OnBeep

Innovators from Silicon Valleys top communications and technology firms have come together to form OnBeep, a startup hoping to make Star...

Remington Outdoors facility to use Meggitt live-fire range systems

Meggitt Training Systems is providing live-fire range systems for firearm and ammunition research and development testing by Remington Outdoor. ...

Exelis wins Army Corps of Engineers support services contract

Exelis reports it is to provide information management and technology support services to serve more than 3,700 U.S. Army Corps of Engineer...

Entertainment News

If I Stay Premiere in Los Angeles

Cast members attend the premiere of the motion picture drama "If I Stay" at TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on August...

Hollywood Foreign Press Grants Banquet

The HFPAs Grants Banquet present USD $1.9 million dollars in grants to non-profit entertainment related organizations and scholarship programs.

Marvel Universe Live in New York

Marvel Universe Live captivates audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic...

Celebrity Look-alikes

Everybody has an instance in which they come across someone who could pass off as their doppelganger. And it just so happens for these celebs that...

Business News

Twinkies Chicago facility to close

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, announced Wednesday it would close one of four bakeries dedicated to making the...

Only 1 in 5 insurers cover volcanic ash

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- If travel plans are disrupted by Icelands smoldering Bardarbunga volcano, many Europeans may not get any...

Deloitte: App downloads dwindle, 1 in 3 users disinterested

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The number of people downloading apps seems to have reached its peak with the average number of app downloaded a month ...

Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Samsung and Barnes & Noble launched the Galaxy Tab 4 with Nook branding Wednesday, which is the first Android tablet...

Travel News

For the Traveler Who Has Everything: Deluxe Italian Luggage, from Roncato

Who doesnt crave all things Italian? One of the most admired Italian luggage brands, Roncato, has finally come to the U.S. And two of its most...