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Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius, Olympic and Paralympic track star, was given a five-year sentence Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic

Russia prepares militarization of Arctic

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Russia has begun a large-scale militarization of the Arctic Ocean region, with a military command structure planned by 2017.
Ed Adamczyk
In shift, Turkey allows passage of Kurdish army to Kobane

In shift, Turkey allows passage of Kurdish army to Kobane

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- In a policy change, Turkey will allow Kurdish military forces to travel through Turkish land to defend Kobane, Syria.
Ed Adamczyk
API: U.S. leverage hurt by oil export ban

API: U.S. leverage hurt by oil export ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A report on the impacts of crude oil exports reinforces the industry view that trade barriers are curbing U.S. influence, the American Petroleum Institute said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
Kate Stanton
Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Fashion legend Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

KENT, Conn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Famed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at age 82 at his home on Monday.
Annie Martin
Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city

Reports claim Ukraine used cluster bombs in Donetsk city

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A new Human Rights Watch report claims Ukraine has used cluster bombs in parts of Donetsk.
Thor Benson
Hong Kong to begin using ebola questionnaire at airport

Hong Kong to begin using ebola questionnaire at airport

HONG KONG, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Hong Kong officials have announced they will start using a voluntary ebola questionnaire at their airport.
Thor Benson
Japanese man who 3D printed guns sentenced to two years in prison

Japanese man who 3D printed guns sentenced to two years in prison

KAWASAKI, Japan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Japanese man has been sentenced to two years in prison for 3D printing guns in his home.
Thor Benson
Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data

Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- New data shows that the Earth's magnetic field could flip within one lifetime.
Thor Benson
Deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent, satellites show

Deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent, satellites show

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- According to data from the Brazilian nonprofit Imazon, deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent compared to last year.
Thor Benson
Cruise ship carrying Ebola healthcare worker docks in Texas, worker tests negative for deadly virus

Cruise ship carrying Ebola healthcare worker docks in Texas, worker tests negative for deadly virus

GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Carnival Cruise carrying a Texas healthcare worker employed at the hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan succumbed to Ebola has docked in Texas.
Matt Bradwell
Wyoming AG: same-sex marriage can begin Tuesday as state declines to appeal ruling

Wyoming AG: same-sex marriage can begin Tuesday as state declines to appeal ruling

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Wyoming will welcome same-sex couples to wed Tuesday as the state announces its decline to appeal a federal ruling striking down its ban on gay marriage.
JC Sevcik
Suicide bomber kills 67 in Yemen

Suicide bomber kills 67 in Yemen

RADAA, Yemen, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A suicide car bombing at a Houthi gathering led to dozens of deaths Monday after conflict was reignited between Sunni tribes and Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Juliegrace Brufke
Obama votes early in Illinois during campaign stop in Chicago

Obama votes early in Illinois during campaign stop in Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama cast his ballot in the Nov.4 midterm election Monday in Chicago as early voting opened in Illinois.
Frances Burns
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