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New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover

New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Following the apparent death of journalist James Foley, members of the media urged a self-imposed blackout on the images purporting to show his execution.
Gabrielle Levy
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
National Rifle Association aims ads at Michael Bloomberg

National Rifle Association aims ads at Michael Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has launched an ad campaign telling former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to "keep your hands off our guns."
Frances Burns
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
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
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
Macy's to pay $650,000 to settle racial profiling case

Macy's to pay $650,000 to settle racial profiling case

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Macy's has become the second major New York department store to settle racial profiling charges, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Group tweaks Westboro Baptist Church with 'God Loves Gays' campaign

Group tweaks Westboro Baptist Church with 'God Loves Gays' campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- "God" has spoken: He loves gays, and he's putting it on a billboard.
Gabrielle Levy
'Man-eater' tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

'Man-eater' tiger suspected of killing at least 7 people shot dead in India

NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A tiger suspected of killing at least seven people in western India over the last six months was shot and killed on Tuesday evening.
JC Finley
Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

Liberian neighborhood quarantined to stop Ebola

MONROVIA , Liberia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- In an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, a neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, was quarantined and an army-enforced curfew was established.
Ed Adamczyk
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Australian actress Stephanie Jacobson is joining the cast of CBS police drama 'NCIS' as Special Agent Leia Pendergast.
Veronica Linares
Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
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
Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes 'miraculous' recovery after car crash

PRETORIA, South Africa, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Carl Pistorius, brother of Paralympian-turned-murder suspect Oscar Pistorius, has made a "miraculous recovery" following a head-on car crash earlier this month.
Gabrielle Levy
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