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Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki sent a letter urging foreign governments to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during the Gaza conflict.
Gabrielle Levy
IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- IMF Director Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a case from 2008, when she was France's finance minister.
Gabrielle Levy
N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

BISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The boost in North Dakota's economy from the oil boom has been met with a corresponding increase in crimes against women, Sen. John Hoeven said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Neil Young has entered a petition for dissolution of marriage from his wife of 36 years and longtime music collaborator, Pegi Young.
Veronica Linares
American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was was held captive by Sunni extremists in Syria for 22 months, has returned to the United States.
JC Finley
California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A 33-year-old American man named Douglas McCain from California allegedly traveled to Syria to fight as a jihadi, where he was killed last weekend.
JC Finley
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies

Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies

WHITE HILLS, Ariz., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A firing range instructor in Arizona is dead after being accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl firing a fully automatic weapon Monday.
JC Sevcik
French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande announced a new cabinet Tuesday, a day after dissolving the government following ministerial criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere.
Brooks Hays
LISTEN: Ferguson audio reveals gap in gunshots

LISTEN: Ferguson audio reveals gap in gunshots

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New audio may reveal a gap in the gunshots fired by Darren Wilson at Michael Brown, providing some insight into the sequence of events on August 9 in Ferguson.
Gabrielle Levy
Poll: 26 percent of Americans believe they will get Ebola

Poll: 26 percent of Americans believe they will get Ebola

BOSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A new poll from Harvard University shows Americans know little about the Ebola virus and a significant number fear a large outbreak in the United States.
Aileen Graef
Clashing political parties in Sweden join forces to blast 'Schindler's List' theme over neo-Nazi rally

Clashing political parties in Sweden join forces to blast 'Schindler's List' theme over neo-Nazi rally

NORRKöPING, Sweden, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A city in Sweden fought back against local neo-Nazis staging a rally Tuesday by loudly playing the theme from "Schindler's list" over the demonstration.
Matt Bradwell
Chinese oil demand declines

Chinese oil demand declines

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The decline in how much oil China needs is a reflection of a slowdown in its economy, analysis from Platts said Wednesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes

British grandma finds dead mouse in unopened package of Kellogg's Cornflakes

PORTSMOUTH, England, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A horrified woman in England discovered a dead mouse in a box Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, prompting her to swear off the brand forever.
Matt Bradwell
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character

Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Molly Ringwald took to Twitter last week to share a photo of her oldest daughter posing as her character from "Sixteen Candles."
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