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Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

Oscar Pistorius receives 5-year sentence

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius, Olympic and Paralympic track star, was given a five-year sentence Tuesday in Pretoria, South Africa, in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Ed Adamczyk
Suicide bomber kills 67 in Yemen

Suicide bomber kills 67 in Yemen

RADAA, Yemen, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A suicide car bombing at a Houthi gathering led to dozens of deaths Monday after conflict was reignited between Sunni tribes and Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Juliegrace Brufke
Obama votes early in Illinois during campaign stop in Chicago

Obama votes early in Illinois during campaign stop in Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama cast his ballot in the Nov.4 midterm election Monday in Chicago as early voting opened in Illinois.
Frances Burns
Pair of Japanese ministers resign amid accusations of financial impropriety

Pair of Japanese ministers resign amid accusations of financial impropriety

TOKYO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dealing with political fallout, as two top ministers were forced to resign in succession amid accusations of impropriety.
Matt Bradwell
Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris

Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars orbiters and rovers are apparently unscathed after a comet passed worryingly close to small, reddish planet over the weekend.
Brooks Hays
Benghazi suspect pleads 'not guilty' in Washington, D.C. courtroom

Benghazi suspect pleads 'not guilty' in Washington, D.C. courtroom

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Ahmed Abu Khatallah pleaded "not guilty" Monday for his role in the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
JC Finley
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia

Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A veteran of the U.S. Marines who is now an advocate for marijuana became the first person Monday to get a ticket under Philadelphia's new law.
Frances Burns
Idaho Christian ministers may face jail for refusing to perform same-sex weddings

Idaho Christian ministers may face jail for refusing to perform same-sex weddings

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A pair of ministers in Idaho may face up to $1,000 in fines and 6 months in prison for refusing to perform same-sex weddings at their for-profit wedding chapel.
Matt Bradwell
Suspect in Hannah Graham case indicted for 2005 Fairfax rape

Suspect in Hannah Graham case indicted for 2005 Fairfax rape

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Hannah Graham case, Jesse Matthew, has been indicted on charges related to a 2005 rape in Fairfax.
Aileen Graef
Quadruple car bombings kill 40 in Karbala, Iraq

Quadruple car bombings kill 40 in Karbala, Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A series of deadly attacks targeting Shiites in Iraq on Monday killed 40 people and wounded 84 others.
JC Finley
1,000 people to be screened for Boston Marathon bombing jury

1,000 people to be screened for Boston Marathon bombing jury

BOSTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- As many as 1,000 people could be screened as possible jurors at the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a judge said Monday.
Frances Burns
Boko Haram violates cease-fire amid skepticism over promised release of kidnapped schoolgirls

Boko Haram violates cease-fire amid skepticism over promised release of kidnapped schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Hope faded over the weekend that Boko Haram would fulfill its alleged promise to free 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls after violating a cease-fire agreement.
JC Finley
South and North Korea exchange gunfire at border ahead of high-level talks

South and North Korea exchange gunfire at border ahead of high-level talks

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- South and North Korea exchanged gunfire on Sunday, with no reported casualties.
JC Finley
In-store tailor enlarges pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

In-store tailor enlarges pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

SHANGHAI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese telecom branch enticed customers to try out the larger iPhone 6 Plus by having an in-store tailor available to enlarge purchasers' pants pockets.
Ben Hooper
Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia, calls for maritime prosperity

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia, calls for maritime prosperity

JAKARTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Joko Widodo was inaugurated as president of Indonesia Monday, becoming the first non-military member or someone from Indonesia's political elite to get elected.
Matt Bradwell
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