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Hamas executes 11 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens

Hamas executes 11 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hamas publicly executed 11 men it accused of collaborating with Israel Thursday in apparent retaliation for airstrikes that killed three commanders Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty

Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Kamala Harris announced she'd be appealing a federal judge's decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional.
Veronica Linares
Ukraine: 130 Russian aid trucks crossing border a 'direct invasion'

Ukraine: 130 Russian aid trucks crossing border a 'direct invasion'

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- 130 Russian aid trucks entered Ukraine without being inspected by Ukrainian border guards or escorted by ICRC personnel, in violation of an earlier agreement.
JC Finley
Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Maricopa County judge granted Jodi Arias a three-week delay to prepare for retrial, more than 15 months after she was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend.
Gabrielle Levy
Paul Ryan douses Mitt Romney for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Paul Ryan douses Mitt Romney for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Aileen Graef
Russia's Rosneft grabs Norwegian drilling assets

Russia's Rosneft grabs Norwegian drilling assets

MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Rosneft said Friday it signed an agreement to acquire a stake in a Norwegian drilling company in exchange for drilling rigs.
Daniel J. Graeber
Scotland to model Norway's energy economy

Scotland to model Norway's energy economy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- An independent Scotland could replicate the success of Norway when it comes to exploiting North Sea oil reserves, the Scottish energy minister said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims' bodies arrive in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims' bodies arrive in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The first Malaysian victims' bodies arrived in Kuala Lumpur more than a month after Malaysia Airlines MH17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
Gulf of Mexico lease draws advocacy fire

Gulf of Mexico lease draws advocacy fire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is called on to halt offshore drilling in an effort to preserve the climate for future generations, Friends of the Earth said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- With less than 11 weeks to go, Amanda Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term Montana state legislator, is kicking off her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
Protesters attach giant Palestinian flag to Manhattan Bridge

Protesters attach giant Palestinian flag to Manhattan Bridge

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A large Palestinian flag was found hanging off the Manhattan bridge Wednesday, as a protest against U.S. support of Israel in the conflict with Gaza.
Aileen Graef
U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ahead of this week's grisly execution of journalist James Foley, the U.S. failed in a rescue attempt after his captors demanded millions in ransom.
Gabrielle Levy
Chris Pratt visits children's hospital in 'Guardians' costume

Chris Pratt visits children's hospital in 'Guardians' costume

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt paid a visit to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday for a special screening of his hit film "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Veronica Linares
Doctor with Ebola expected to be released from Atlanta hospital

Doctor with Ebola expected to be released from Atlanta hospital

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The American doctor being treated for Ebola at an Atlanta hospital has recovered and is expected to leave the hospital Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Lauryn Hill dedicates song 'Black Rage' to Ferguson residents

Lauryn Hill dedicates song 'Black Rage' to Ferguson residents

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Lauryn Hill took to Twitter Wednesday to ask for peace for the residents of Ferguson following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing protests.
Veronica Linares
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