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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to step down

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to step down

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- After facing heavy criticism for several major breaches of security, head of the Secret Service Julia Pierson announced she would resign her post Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Man guilty of killing Florida teen in argument over loud music

Man guilty of killing Florida teen in argument over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A man who shot and killed a black Florida teenager during an argument over loud music in a gas station parking lot was convicted of first-degree murder.
Frances Burns
Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach

Doctors remove 9-pound hairball from teenager's stomach

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Doctors in Bishkek removed a nine-pound hairball from the stomach of 18-year-old Ayperi Alekseeva after she could no longer eat or drink.
Aileen Graef
Next week's lunar eclipse may feature the color turquoise

Next week's lunar eclipse may feature the color turquoise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Next Wednesday, the full moon will turn a coppery red as a lunar eclipse becomes visible across the entirety of the United States.
Brooks Hays
President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu hold bilateral talks at White House

President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu hold bilateral talks at White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday.
JC Finley
German town pays alcoholic street cleaners in beer

German town pays alcoholic street cleaners in beer

ESSEN, Germany, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A German city announced the start of a project offering beer and tobacco products to alcoholics and other addicts in exchange for cleaning city streets.
Ben Hooper
FCC considers banning Redskins name on TV and radio

FCC considers banning Redskins name on TV and radio

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A push to get the Washington NFL team to change its name may get a big boost from the nation's top broadcast regulator.
Gabrielle Levy
CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden: More U.S. cases of Ebola "not impossible"

CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden: More U.S. cases of Ebola "not impossible"

DALLAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Although the director for the CDC says it will nullify any threat of Ebola stateside, until they do, the CDC admits more U.S. infections are "not impossible."
Matt Bradwell
Kuwait, crushing dissent, revokes citizenships

Kuwait, crushing dissent, revokes citizenships

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Kuwait has begun revoking citizenship of Kuwaiti nationals in a move to discourage political dissent.
Ed Adamczyk
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy government buildings

Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy government buildings

HONG KONG, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstration may soon escalate if chief executive Chun-ying Leung doesn't resign, protest leaders warned Wednesday.
JC Finley
U.S. had plans to invade Cuba in 1976, documents show

U.S. had plans to invade Cuba in 1976, documents show

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The United States developed plans to attack Cuba in 1976, recently declassified documents indicate.
Ed Adamczyk
Tom Hanks film 'Big' to be adapted as TV series

Tom Hanks film 'Big' to be adapted as TV series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A new television series based on 1988 film "Big" is in the works at 20th Century Fox TV.
Annie Martin
Taliban claims responsibility for double suicide attacks in response to U.S.-Afghan security agreement

Taliban claims responsibility for double suicide attacks in response to U.S.-Afghan security agreement

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Taliban claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks targeting Afghan soldiers a day after the U.S. and Afghanistan signed a Bilateral Security Agreement.
JC Finley
Intruder at Foster Farms kills 920 chickens with golf club

Intruder at Foster Farms kills 920 chickens with golf club

CARUTHERS, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- One or more intruders broke into a Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno County in September to kill 920 chickens with a golf club, reported officials Tuesday.
Aileen Graef
Jens Stoltenberg takes helm of NATO

Jens Stoltenberg takes helm of NATO

BRUSSELS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Norway's former prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, began his appointment Wednesday as NATO's new secretary general.
JC Finley
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