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New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover

New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Following the apparent death of journalist James Foley, members of the media urged a self-imposed blackout on the images purporting to show his execution.
Gabrielle Levy
Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

TOKYO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Heavy rain triggered landslides in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people.
JC Finley
Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a race that is already the most expensive in state history.
Frances Burns
Iran wants to develop mini-LNG plants

Iran wants to develop mini-LNG plants

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Iranian official said Wednesday to expect a call to investors to help back the development of small-scale liquefied natural gas facilities in two months.
Daniel J. Graeber
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
Macy's to pay $650,000 to settle racial profiling case

Macy's to pay $650,000 to settle racial profiling case

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Macy's has become the second major New York department store to settle racial profiling charges, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Group tweaks Westboro Baptist Church with 'God Loves Gays' campaign

Group tweaks Westboro Baptist Church with 'God Loves Gays' campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- "God" has spoken: He loves gays, and he's putting it on a billboard.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies

U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- More than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas were opened up for bidding for energy explorers Wednesday in New Orleans, the U.S. government said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

MONROVIA , Liberia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- In an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, a neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, was quarantined and an army-enforced curfew was established.
Ed Adamczyk
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
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
U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, the United Nations delivered its biggest aid shipment in more than a decade to northern Iraq.
JC Finley
Twitter to remove pictures of deceased on family's request

Twitter to remove pictures of deceased on family's request

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Twitter announced Tuesday it would remove images and inappropriate tweets of deceased people upon request from their families, under certain circumstances.
Ananth Baliga
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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