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Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

Hagel tells Senate: 'We are at war with ISIL'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told the Senate on Tuesday that, if necessary, he would recommend U.S. troops fight alongside Iraqis.
JC Finley
2 U.S. soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

2 U.S. soldiers killed in Kabul suicide bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Two American troops were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber ignited a blast near the U.S. embassy in Kabul Tuesday.
Aileen Graef
Air France pilot strike causes havoc across Europe

Air France pilot strike causes havoc across Europe

PARIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A strike by Air France pilots canceled over half the airline's flights, with schedule disruptions felt across France.
Ed Adamczyk
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza

Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A teen employee at a Texas pizzeria rubbed his testicles on a pizza because he was upset the customer had ordered it close to closing time, police said.
Ben Hooper
Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London

Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A life-size Amy Winehouse tribute statue was unveiled September 14, the late singer's birthday, in London.
Annie Martin
Northern California town hit hard by wildfire

Northern California town hit hard by wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A wildfire whipped by 40 mph winds gutted 100 buildings in a small northern California town while another spread to almost 12,000 acres on the American River.
Frances Burns
U.S. DOJ announces program to deter joining terror groups in cities

U.S. DOJ announces program to deter joining terror groups in cities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a program involving local officials and community leaders to deter extremists such as the Islamic State.
Ed Adamczyk
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test

Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test

BOSTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A Boston-area man long suspected of two 2004 rapes was formally charged after a new DNA test linked him to the crimes and excluded his twin brother.
Frances Burns
Scotland prepares for independence referendum

Scotland prepares for independence referendum

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Scotland will decide Thursday in a binding referendum if it will become a separate nation.
Ed Adamczyk
Bill Cosby to loan renowned private art collection to Smithsonian

Bill Cosby to loan renowned private art collection to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby will loan select pieces from his renowned private art collection to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art for its upcoming anniversary.
Matt Bradwell
Poroshenko offers eastern Ukraine self-rule

Poroshenko offers eastern Ukraine self-rule

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed limited self-rule for his country's eastern territory, a major concession to end the rebellion.
Ed Adamczyk
Oskar Gröening, ex-Auschwitz guard, charged in 300K deaths

Oskar Gröening, ex-Auschwitz guard, charged in 300K deaths

MAINZ, Germany, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A 93-year-old former Nazi who served as an SS guard at Auschwitz during World War II has been charged as an accessory in 300,000 deaths.
Gabrielle Levy
Unholy: Men used Vatican car to smuggle coke, pot

Unholy: Men used Vatican car to smuggle coke, pot

CHAMBERY, France, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in France said two men who were supposed to be giving a Vatican vehicle a tune-up instead used the car to smuggle pot and cocaine to Spain.
Ben Hooper
Attic window offers glimpse of life inside a wasp nest

Attic window offers glimpse of life inside a wasp nest

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian Vang Tsal has a room with a view -- a view of the inner workings of a giant (and busy) wasp nest, which he shared in a YouTube video.
Brooks Hays
Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway

Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway

CLEVELAND, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A bungled suicide by a man who set himself on fire in front of three children on an Ohio highway led police to the body of a woman killed in Cleveland.
Frances Burns
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