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Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander

Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces killed senior Islamic State commander Yasin Ali Suleiman Shlash on Tuesday.
JC Finley
Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers have learned how Richard III died, revealing through forensic analysis that he suffered 11 wounds around the time of his death.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

Obama: I will not commit to another ground war in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday he would not commit America to another ground war in Iraq.
JC Finley
Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys

Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys

ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An intoxicated man who rolled his car on a highway near Roswell woke up hours later and called police to tell them he was lost in a field of donkeys.
Aileen Graef
House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

House expected to approve arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote to arm Syrian rebels to help combat Islamic State militants.
Gabrielle Levy
Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Vice President Joseph Biden said he made a "poor choice" when he used the term "Shylocks" to refer to lenders who took advantage of returning veterans.
Frances Burns
Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

KARACHI , Pakistan, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida attempted to hijack a Pakistani naval vessel and use it to attack U.S. Navy vessels, Pakistani security officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

New Islamic State video threatens U.S. with 'Flames of War'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Islamic State (IS) released a video threatening U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. with impending war.
Aileen Graef
Martian meteorite proof that Mars could host life

Martian meteorite proof that Mars could host life

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists say a cavity inside a Martian meteorite once held water, further evidence the Mars has all the ingredients for life.
Brooks Hays
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt

Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Three years after Occupy Wall Street popularized the term "the 99 percent," the movement is celebrating its anniversary by helping eliminate student loan debt.
Matt Bradwell
20 reported dead in Yemen fighting

20 reported dead in Yemen fighting

SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- At least 20 people were killed as Shiite Houthi rebels took control of a suburb of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday in clashes with government troops.
Ed Adamczyk
1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen

1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Liechtenstein food inspection authorities said 1.4 tons of Alp Sucka cheese stolen from a storage area were contaminated with a dangerous bacteria.
Ben Hooper
Climate change, sea level rise threaten national monuments

Climate change, sea level rise threaten national monuments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- By the middle of the 21st century, the National Mall and the many national monuments that surround it could routinely be underwater as a result of rising seas.
Brooks Hays
Swiss government: Vegan diet bad for kids

Swiss government: Vegan diet bad for kids

BERN, Switzerland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Switzerland's public health office is warning the country's vegans that their dietary choices "can cause serious harm" to young children.
Ben Hooper
Former PM Gordon Brown on Scottish separatists: 'This is not their flag, their country'

Former PM Gordon Brown on Scottish separatists: 'This is not their flag, their country'

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged his fellow Scots to vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in Thursday's independence referendum.
Matt Bradwell
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