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Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Orange Country District Court has blocked Anna Nicole Smith's estate's last attempt to get $44 million from her ex-husband's son E. Pierce Marshall's estate.
Veronica Linares
Slovakia plants seed in Ukrainian gas sector

Slovakia plants seed in Ukrainian gas sector

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Slovakia and Ukraine have laid the preliminary groundwork for a long future in the natural gas sector, the Slovakian minister of economy said from Kiev.
Daniel J. Graeber
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- American photojournalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012 while reporting from Syria, has purportedly been beheaded by Islamic State militants.
JC Finley
Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in St. Louis

Police shoot knife-wielding suspect in St. Louis

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A police officer shot and killed a knife-brandishing suspect in St. Louis, Mo., about three miles from where Michael Brown was gunned down more than a week ago.
Gabrielle Levy
Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

Navy confirms World War II shipwreck is cruiser Houston

LABUHAN, Indonesia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A wrecked ship at the bottom of the Java Sea has been confirmed as the heavy cruiser USS Houston, a U.S. Navy ship sunk in 1942 with 1,068 aboard.
Ed Adamczyk
Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

Daughter of Sheila von Wiese-Mack pregnant, claims abuse in Indonesian prison awaiting murder trial

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Chicago woman accused of beating her mother to death and stuffing her in a suitcase in Bali is pregnant and claims she has been mistreated in jail.
Gabrielle Levy
Florida grandma mistakes grandson for intruder, shoots him

Florida grandma mistakes grandson for intruder, shoots him

TOWN 'N' COUNTRY, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Florida grandmother accidentally shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder Monday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

Toxic spill keeps students out of school in Mexico's Sonora state

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A toxic spill in the northern Mexican state of Sonora has forced schools to push back the opening of the academic year.
JC Finley
Inches of rain douse desert in Phoenix area

Inches of rain douse desert in Phoenix area

PHOENIX, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Inches of rain in the Phoenix area Tuesday morning, coming on top of a severe storm days earlier in the desert city, brought flash flooding and power failures.
Frances Burns
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Australian actress Stephanie Jacobson is joining the cast of CBS police drama 'NCIS' as Special Agent Leia Pendergast.
Veronica Linares
Grand jury to investigate death of New York man in police chokehold

Grand jury to investigate death of New York man in police chokehold

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A special grand jury will begin investigating the death of a man in an apparent chokehold by a New York City police officer, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
FBI investigating black man fatally shot in Walmart at U.S. attorney's request

FBI investigating black man fatally shot in Walmart at U.S. attorney's request

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart has asked the FBI to investigate the fatal shooting of John Crawford III who was shot holding a toy gun inside a Walmart by police.
JC Sevcik
South Pasadena teens arrested for planned mass school shooting

South Pasadena teens arrested for planned mass school shooting

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Two Southern California teens were arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at their high school just days before classes are due to begin this week.
Gabrielle Levy
Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a "miraculous recovery" following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
Gabrielle Levy
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