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U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia

U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia

DEERFIELD, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. military jet, believed to be a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter, crash landed in Deerfield, Virginia, on Wednesday morning.
JC Finley
Nigeria closes school amid Ebola outbreak

Nigeria closes school amid Ebola outbreak

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Nigeria delayed the opening of its schools, scheduled for Monday, to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Ed Adamczyk
iPad-wearing tortoises removed from Aspen art museum and moved to conservatory

iPad-wearing tortoises removed from Aspen art museum and moved to conservatory

ASPEN, Colo., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Three African sulcata tortoises, each wearing a pair of iPads on their shell, have been removed from the Aspen-area art exhibit where they were on display.
Matt Bradwell
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to an unusual recipient next month: Civil War Union soldier Alonzo H. Cushing.
Gabrielle Levy
Zara pulls toddler shirt featuring apparent Holocaust star from stores

Zara pulls toddler shirt featuring apparent Holocaust star from stores

ARTEIXO, Spain, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Spanish retailer Zara has removed a toddler "sheriff" t-shirt from their stores and website after the garment drew comparisons to Holocaust prison uniforms.
Veronica Linares
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'

Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'

BOGOTA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Colombia released Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's top hitman Tuesday after serving 22 years of a 30-year sentence.
Aileen Graef
Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki sent a letter urging foreign governments to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during the Gaza conflict.
Gabrielle Levy
IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- IMF Director Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a case from 2008, when she was France's finance minister.
Gabrielle Levy
N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

BISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The boost in North Dakota's economy from the oil boom has been met with a corresponding increase in crimes against women, Sen. John Hoeven said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Neil Young has entered a petition for dissolution of marriage from his wife of 36 years and longtime music collaborator, Pegi Young.
Veronica Linares
American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was was held captive by Sunni extremists in Syria for 22 months, has returned to the United States.
JC Finley
California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A 33-year-old American man named Douglas McCain from California allegedly traveled to Syria to fight as a jihadi, where he was killed last weekend.
JC Finley
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies

Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies

WHITE HILLS, Ariz., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A firing range instructor in Arizona is dead after being accidentally shot in the head by a 9-year-old girl firing a fully automatic weapon Monday.
JC Sevcik
French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

PARIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande announced a new cabinet Tuesday, a day after dissolving the government following ministerial criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere.
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