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Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspected of abducting 60 women, girls in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Sixty women and girls were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's Adamawa state, less than a week after a truce agreement.
Ed Adamczyk
Airstrikes killed 553 Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria

Airstrikes killed 553 Islamic State forces around Kobane, Syria

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An increase in airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition in Syria has killed hundreds of Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon reported.
Ed Adamczyk
NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- American space agency NASA has made available to the public over 60 audio samples recorded on various manned and unmanned space missions.
Matt Bradwell
China overhauls legal system, at least on paper

China overhauls legal system, at least on paper

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Chinese Communist Party meeting concluded Thursday with an endorsement of sweeping changes in the country's legal framework.
Ed Adamczyk
Elizabeth Warren on potential presidential run: 'I don't think so'

Elizabeth Warren on potential presidential run: 'I don't think so'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Despite the seemingly universal support of Democrats, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren maintains she is not planning to run for president in 2016.
Matt Bradwell
N. Korea to bar foreign entry due to Ebola fear

N. Korea to bar foreign entry due to Ebola fear

BEIJING, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has barred entry to international tourists because of the threat of importation of the Ebola virus, two Beijing travel agencies said.
Ed Adamczyk
Autopsy backs Ferguson cop as critics rip leak

Autopsy backs Ferguson cop as critics rip leak

FERGUSON, Mo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An autopsy report in the Michael Brown case appears to support the version of events by the cop who fatally shot the teen, but critics and the Justice Department are blasting the leak of the information to the press.
Mary Papenfuss
Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is being showered with kudos for stopping a deadly attack in the Canadian Parliament building from becoming a bloodbath.
Mary Papenfuss
More U.S. funding targets solar energy research

More U.S. funding targets solar energy research

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Solar energy in the United States is becoming a major part of the nation's power sector as installation costs decline, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Man arrested after jumping fence at White House

Man arrested after jumping fence at White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Secret Service dogs attack man after he jumped the fence at the North Lawn of the White House on Wednesday.
Danielle Haynes
Moscow investigating crash involving Total boss

Moscow investigating crash involving Total boss

MOSCOW, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Moscow court announced the Thursday arrest of the driver of the snowplow involved in the runway incident that left Total CEO Christophe de Margerie dead.
Daniel J. Graeber
Obama 'cautiously optimistic' there will be no Ebola outbreak in America

Obama 'cautiously optimistic' there will be no Ebola outbreak in America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Wednesday with newly appointed Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain at the White House.
JC Finley
U.S. oil exports at highest level since 1957

U.S. oil exports at highest level since 1957

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The United States exported more crude oil than it has in more than 50 years, analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finds.
Daniel J. Graeber
Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A key segment of data from a network of weather satellites has mysteriously gone dark, which could put accurate forecasts at even more risk than usual.
Mary Papenfuss
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