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Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. district judge rules part of Texas' restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional.
Danielle Haynes
Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals

Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals

HYANNIS, Mass., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hosted a town hall Aug. 21 where she defended her decision to fund Israel and their airstrikes in Gaza.
Aileen Graef
Senegal reports first Ebola case

Senegal reports first Ebola case

DAKAR, Senegal, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has spread to Senegal, local media and state officials announced Friday.
JC Finley
Angelina Jolie: 3 million Syrian refugees a 'searing indictment of our collective failure'

Angelina Jolie: 3 million Syrian refugees a 'searing indictment of our collective failure'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Actress and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie issued a statement Friday as the number of Syrian refugees reached three million.
JC Finley
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague.
Ed Adamczyk
Long and Winding Road: Remembering The Beatles' 1966 concert at Candlestick Park

Long and Winding Road: Remembering The Beatles' 1966 concert at Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- It was 48 years ago today that The Beatles played their last live concert for paying fans, in the now-abandoned arena of Candlestick Park.
Ed Adamczyk
Chelsea Clinton quits at NBC after 3 years

Chelsea Clinton quits at NBC after 3 years

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- After three years as a special correspondent at NBC News, Chelsea Clinton is parting ways with the peacock.
Gabrielle Levy
Cee Lo Green pleads no contest in drug case

Cee Lo Green pleads no contest in drug case

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to slipping ecstasy into woman's drink; is sentenced to probation and community service.
Danielle Haynes
Hillary Clinton on Michael Brown shooting: 'We are better than that'

Hillary Clinton on Michael Brown shooting: 'We are better than that'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, saying "We are better than that."
Aileen Graef
UNHCR: Soaring Syrian refugee crisis creates 'massive' resource strain

UNHCR: Soaring Syrian refugee crisis creates 'massive' resource strain

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Brian Hansford spoke a week ago with UPI as the number of Syrian refugees neared the three-million mark.
JC Finley
Ukraine seeks to join NATO, prime minister says

Ukraine seeks to join NATO, prime minister says

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ukraine will seek NATO membership, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak traced to single incident

Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak traced to single incident

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa traveled from Guinea to Sierra Leone at a funeral in May, scientists confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
U.K. raises threat level to 'severe,' citing Iraq and Syria developments

U.K. raises threat level to 'severe,' citing Iraq and Syria developments

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom raised its terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe" on Friday, suggesting an attack from international terrorism is highly likely.
JC Finley
Fort Hood killer requests citizenship in Islamic State

Fort Hood killer requests citizenship in Islamic State

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist convicted of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, has written a leader of the Islamic State requesting citizenship, Fox News reported.
Frances Burns
Kurds raise oil funds for refugees

Kurds raise oil funds for refugees

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Kurdish government of Iraq said it's expanding a humanitarian initiative tied to oil operations to address the influx of refugees fleeing the Islamic State.
Daniel J. Graeber
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