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Brazil's presidential election enters its final week amid Petrobras scandal

Brazil's presidential election enters its final week amid Petrobras scandal

SAO PAULO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- As Brazil's presidential race enters its final week, attention is focused on a corruption scandal involving the government-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA.
JC Finley
U.S. airdrops weapons and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in Kobane

U.S. airdrops weapons and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in Kobane

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State control.
JC Finley
Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month

Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could reportedly be reinstated into the NFL within the next few weeks, possibly putting him back on the field.
Aileen Graef
Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series

Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two San Francisco radio stations are banning the song "Royals" by Lorde ahead of the World Series after complaints from listeners.
Aileen Graef
WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola

WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola

GENEVA, Switzerland, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday.
JC Finley
Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney, who has said he has no plans to run for president again, leads the field of potential Republican candidates for 2016 in a new poll.
Frances Burns
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church

Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pope Francis continued to call for cultural changes within the church, despite the synod rejecting the notion of softening their stance on homosexuality.
Matt Bradwell
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat

Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Swedish government deployed planes and ships in response to "foreign underwater activity" in the Stockholm Archipelago.
Fred Lambert
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'

Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'

NORTHFIELD, Minn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Warren went to Minnesota in support of Al Franken, and she brought her usual populist statements, remarking, 'The game is rigged.'
Thor Benson
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found

Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found

GARY, Ind., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Four women were found dead in Indiana, where police are investigating a man in custody as a possible serial killer.
Fred Lambert
Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A new study suggests young men in New York, especially black men, have higher rates of anxiety because of the stop and frisk policing practice.
Thor Benson
Florida courtroom cleared after arrestee falsely claims to have Ebola

Florida courtroom cleared after arrestee falsely claims to have Ebola

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A courtroom in Broward County, Fla, was evacuated when a man told police that he was infected with the Ebola virus.
Fred Lambert
First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

NANYUKI, Kenya, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The first white rhino to ever be born in captivity has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Thor Benson
Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Scientists in Australia have determined which animal was the first to have sex based on their research of fossils.
Thor Benson
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear

Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear

REDWAY, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- After suffering cardiac arrest, a Humbolt County man's body was partially devoured by a local black bear.
Fred Lambert
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