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Top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Israeli airstrikes killed three Hamas commanders overnight Wednesday as peace negotiations between Israel and Gaza showed no sign of restarting.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ahead of this week's grisly execution of journalist James Foley, the U.S. failed in a rescue attempt after his captors demanded millions in ransom.
Gabrielle Levy
After major delays, Ukraine begins customs inspection of Russian aid trucks

After major delays, Ukraine begins customs inspection of Russian aid trucks

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government announced Thursday that the customs clearance process for the first batch of Russian aid trucks has begun.
JC Finley
Doctor with Ebola expected to be released from Atlanta hospital

Doctor with Ebola expected to be released from Atlanta hospital

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The American doctor being treated for Ebola at an Atlanta hospital has recovered and is expected to leave the hospital Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Gulf of Mexico auction draws $100 million in bids

Gulf of Mexico auction draws $100 million in bids

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An auction for acreage in the western Gulf of Mexico drew more than $100 million in high bids from energy companies, the Interior Department said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Interpol condemns Foley murder

Interpol condemns Foley murder

LYON, France, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The head of Interpol called for an global response to the murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.
Ed Adamczyk
Oil spill reported in North Dakota

Oil spill reported in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The government of North Dakota said it was responding to an oil spill from a broken pipeline in the northern part of the state near the Canadian border.
Daniel J. Graeber
Robin Williams' ashes reportedly scattered over San Francisco Bay

Robin Williams' ashes reportedly scattered over San Francisco Bay

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Robin Williams's death certificate reportedly states the actor was cremated and his ashes scattered over San Francisco Bay one day after his death.
Veronica Linares
Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

Study explains why ER nurses do what they do

SYDNEY, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- According to a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney, nurses in emergency departments are more extroverted, agreeable and open.
Brooks Hays
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- With less than 11 weeks to go, Amanda Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term Montana state legislator, is kicking off her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
Moscow transmission tower painted colors of Ukraine flag in apparent act of solidarity

Moscow transmission tower painted colors of Ukraine flag in apparent act of solidarity

MOSCOW, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A transmission tower in Moscow has been painted yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in an apparent act of solidarity with Ukraine.
JC Finley
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp

Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A YouTube video shows a group of fisherman trying to real in a 4-foot shark when a Goliath grouper jumps out of the water and swallows it in a single bite.
Matt Bradwell
U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

U.N. aid delivery to northern Iraq 'largest single aid push' in over a decade

ERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, the United Nations delivered its biggest aid shipment in more than a decade to northern Iraq.
JC Finley
Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

Endangered bats find sanctuary in Vermont power plant

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Some 200 mouse-eared bats have made their home in Green Mountain Power's hydro power facility in Middlebury, Vermont.
Brooks Hays
Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy ceremony

Billy Crystal to honor Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Billy Crystal will pay tribute to friend and former co-star Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy awards ceremony on August 25.
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