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Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea

DAKAR, Senegal, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The West African nation of Senegal closed its borders with Guinea and barred all aircraft and ships coming from...

Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkeys new prime minister

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- On Thursday, Turkeys ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) nominated Ahmed Davutoglu to be the new prime...

Brooklyn Bridge flags returned to U.S. Embassy in Berlin

BERLIN, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- German conceptual artists returned the original American flags they replaced with white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge to...

Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy

CANTON, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Two Amish girls kidnapped in a slavery plot in upstate New York earlier this month were allegedly lured by their...

U.S. files formal complaint with China after dangerous fighter jet incident

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Pentagon revealed Friday a Chinese fighter jet performed "dangerous" maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S....

Rick Perrys lawyer seeks dismissal of corruption charges

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Rick Perry announced plans to seek the dismissal of criminal corruption charges filed against the...


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Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal

BOSTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Red Sox are near the bottom of the heap in the standings this year, but Boston came out on top in one of the years...

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...

Technology News

Navy, Purdue to promote commercialization of their intellectual property

The U.S. Navy and a university research unit are partnering to speed commercialization and marketing of their respective intellectual property. ...

High fingerprint matching rate for NEC technology

Fingerprint identification technology from NEC Corporation of America achieved top place in testing by the U.S. National Institute of Standards...

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...

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...