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Fire destroys England's Eastbourne Pier

Fire destroys England's Eastbourne Pier

EAST SUSSEX , England, July 30 (UPI) --Eastboune Pier, a popular resort in East Sussex, England, burned Wednesday in a spectacular fire that destroyed the iconic Victorian landmark.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama administration slams House version of border bill, promises veto

Obama administration slams House version of border bill, promises veto

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The White House stepped forward Wednesday to slam the House version of a supplemental bill as a "patchwork" of "arbitrary and unrealistic demands."
Gabrielle Levy
Survey shows partisan divide in attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims

Survey shows partisan divide in attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --A poll released by the Arab American Institute says there is a deep partisan divide in attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans which masks a generational divide.
Dima Ansari and Alix Hines, Medill News Service
Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps withdrawal from West Africa

Ebola outbreak prompts Peace Corps withdrawal from West Africa

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The Peace Corps announced Wednesday the evacuation of 340 volunteers from the three West African countries most affected by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak.
JC Finley
The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 30 (UPI) --Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) say that tidal forces early in the moon's formational history account for its odd appearance.
Brooks Hays
House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

House approves $17B VA deal, sends it to Senate

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The House easily passed the $17 billion deal to fix problems at the VA to allow veterans to obtain outside healthcare, add staff and improve facilities.
Gabrielle Levy
Matthew McConaughey stars in new trailer for 'Interstellar'

Matthew McConaughey stars in new trailer for 'Interstellar'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --A dramatic new trailer for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" stars Matthew McConaughey as a father who takes part in a space mission to save mankind.
Annie Martin
Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours

Oklahoma shook by three earthquakes in less than 48 hours

EDMOND, Okla., July 30 (UPI) --A pair of earthquakes hit Oklahoma Wednesday morning, less than 48 hours after a slightly larger quake shook the state Monday night.
Matt Bradwell
Best Buy CEO: Tablet sales are crashing

Best Buy CEO: Tablet sales are crashing

MINNEAPOLIS, July 30 (UPI) --Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said that personal computers are making a comeback, as sales of tablets, touted as laptop-killers, are dwindling.
Ananth Baliga
Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, claiming its physical fitness test discriminates against women.
Matt Bradwell
G7 urges Russia de-escalate crisis with Ukraine or face 'intensified' costs

G7 urges Russia de-escalate crisis with Ukraine or face 'intensified' costs

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --In a joint statement issued Wednesday, G7 members expressed their "grave concern" about Russian aggression toward neighboring Ukraine.
JC Finley
Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

Senate advances $2.7 billion emergency border bill

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --A bill to provide emergency funding to handle the flood of children coming across the southern U.S. border passed a key procedural hurdle Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Man creates ice cream that changes color when licked

Man creates ice cream that changes color when licked

CALELLA DE MAR, Spain, July 30 (UPI) --An ice cream store owner in Spain has invented "Xamaleon" ice cream that changes colors when licked.
Brooks Hays
Jihadist books in French supermarkets draw complaints

Jihadist books in French supermarkets draw complaints

PARIS, July 30 (UPI) --Books allegedly urging violent jihad are for sale in French bookstores and supermarkets, prompting calls for their removal.
Ed Adamczyk




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