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Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Eric Holder landed in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday as a grand jury was expected to hear evidence in the case against Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Gabrielle Levy
Mo'ne Davis becomes first Little League player to make cover of Sports Illustrated

Mo'ne Davis becomes first Little League player to make cover of Sports Illustrated

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Taney Dragons pitcher and Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis is the first Little Leaguer to earn the coveted title of Sports Illustrated cover athlete.
Matt Bradwell
Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyward, said "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL."
JC Finley
U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court stays gay marriage in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage remained in force after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling that clerks must begin to issue marriage licenses.
Frances Burns
Last hostages freed, suspects arrested in Harvey, Ill.

Last hostages freed, suspects arrested in Harvey, Ill.

HARVEY, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A standoff in a Chicago-area house ended Wednesday when an armored car was used to break down the door, police said.
Frances Burns
A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

A casualty of Ukraine crisis: beer sales

COPENHAGEN , Denmark, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A report from Danish brewer Carlsberg Group said sale of its beer in Russia and Ukraine declined in the second quarter of 2014.
Ed Adamczyk
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Orange Country District Court has blocked Anna Nicole Smith's estate's last attempt to get $44 million from her ex-husband's son E. Pierce Marshall's estate.
Veronica Linares
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'

Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'

DYERSBURG, Tenn., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Tennessee teenager is claiming religious persecution after allegedly being removed from class for saying "bless you" when another student sneezed.
Matt Bradwell
New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

BOSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- As part of a recent study, a group neurologists have pinpointed specific inhibitory neurons related to sleep.
Brooks Hays
Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

Record rainfall triggers landslides in Japan; at least 27 dead

TOKYO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Heavy rain triggered landslides in western Japan on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people.
JC Finley
Chris Christie flips at town hall attendee over Bruce Springsteen

Chris Christie flips at town hall attendee over Bruce Springsteen

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- If there's one thing Chris Christie won't stand for, it's someone challenging his love for Bruce Springsteen.
Gabrielle Levy
Father of 'affluenza' teen charged with impersonating cop

Father of 'affluenza' teen charged with impersonating cop

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Fred Couch, whose son became notorious as a victim of "affluenza," has been charged in a Fort Worth, Texas, suburb with impersonating a police officer.
Frances Burns
U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, the United Nations delivered its biggest aid shipment in more than a decade to northern Iraq.
JC Finley
Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some 200 mouse-eared bats have made their home in Green Mountain Power's hydro power facility in Middlebury, Vermont.
Brooks Hays
Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy ceremony

Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Billy Crystal will pay tribute to friend and former co-star Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy awards ceremony on August 25.
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