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China: Hong Kong illegal pro-democracy protests will yield 'unimaginable' consequences

China: Hong Kong illegal pro-democracy protests will yield 'unimaginable' consequences

HONG KONG, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- China warned Hong Kong Thursday that the ongoing pro-democracy protests are considered illegal and their continuation would yield "unimaginable" consequences.
JC Finley
Satellite imagery shows North Korea readying for rocket launch

Satellite imagery shows North Korea readying for rocket launch

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station appears to be readying for a rocket launch, a U.S. think tank reported Thursday.
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Adam Sandler to star in four original movies for Netflix

Adam Sandler to star in four original movies for Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Netflix announced Thursday it will be the exclusive home of four new feature films starring and produced by Adam Sandler.
Karen Butler
Citing cost and corruption, Waldo, Florida votes to disband local police force

Citing cost and corruption, Waldo, Florida votes to disband local police force

WALDO, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Waldo, Fla., a small town with a population just over 1,000, has voted to disband its police department after whistle-blowing officers exposed corruption.
Matt Bradwell
Calif. governor signs law to allow temporary gun seizures

Calif. governor signs law to allow temporary gun seizures

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A new law in California that will allow courts to temporarily seize guns from people believed to be a threat was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday.
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Boko Haram leader says in video he's still alive

Boko Haram leader says in video he's still alive

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a new propaganda video released Thursday, dismissing Nigerian army claims he was killed last week.
Ed Adamczyk
Leaked note suggests jurors considering conviction in ongoing Blackwater trial

Leaked note suggests jurors considering conviction in ongoing Blackwater trial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A note written by jurors in the ongoing Blackwater Worldwide murder and manslaughter case suggests the jury is considering at least a manslaughter conviction.
Matt Bradwell
Hyenas fail to breed, zoo discovers both are male

Hyenas fail to breed, zoo discovers both are male

SAPPORO , Japan, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Maruyama Zoo in Japan said zookeepers discovered repeated attempts to breed their two spotted hyenas were doomed from the start -- both animals are males.
Ben Hooper
Researchers believed to have found dungeon of Vlad the Impaler

Researchers believed to have found dungeon of Vlad the Impaler

TOKAT, Turkey, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers in Turkey believe they have found the dungeons where Prince Vlad III, also known as Vlad the Impaler, was held in captivity in the 15th century.
Aileen Graef
Saudis seek Patriot PAC-3 air defense systems

Saudis seek Patriot PAC-3 air defense systems

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia is seeking hundreds of Patriot Air Defense Systems worth up to $1.750 billion through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.
Richard Tomkins
Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault

Member of the Dallas Cowboys being investigated for sexual assault

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Texas police are now investigating a claim of sexual assault against C.J. Spillman a reserve defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys.
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Facebook apologizes to LGBTQ community over name policy

Facebook apologizes to LGBTQ community over name policy

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- After a two week flap with the LGBTQ community, Facebook apologies over policy that says people have to use their real names.
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Reports: Mila Kunis gives birth to baby girl

Reports: Mila Kunis gives birth to baby girl

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Mila Kunis gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday afternoon according to reports.
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Verizon backing off plan to slow unlimited data

Verizon backing off plan to slow unlimited data

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Verizon wireless is no longer going to slow down data on users with unlimited data during peak times.
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Suspect in missing UVA student's disappearace tied to 2003 sexual assault

Suspect in missing UVA student's disappearace tied to 2003 sexual assault

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Jesse Matthew, Jr. -- the suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance -- is also accused of sexual assault assault at Christopher Newport University in 2003.
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