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Black Hawk Down soldier dies at 52

Black Hawk Down soldier dies at 52

FT. BENNING, Ga., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A decorated soldier who took part in the battle of Mogadishu depicted in "Black Hawk Down" died earlier this month at the age of 52.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. outlines strategy to combat Islamic State funding

U.S. outlines strategy to combat Islamic State funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. Treasury Department official described Thursday how the U.S. is tracking and attempting to disrupt the Islamic State's financial foundation.
JC Finley
Parents of Islamic State hostage Peter Kassig 'request instruction' from IS

Parents of Islamic State hostage Peter Kassig 'request instruction' from IS

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Paula Kassig, the mother of Peter Kassig, an American aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State, again reached out to his captors using Twitter Thursday.
JC Finley
European Union pledges $1.26 billion to fight Ebola

European Union pledges $1.26 billion to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The European Union committed one billion euros ($1.26 billion) to combat the spread of the Ebola virus Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil neck of Islamic State

U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil neck of Islamic State

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Air assault against Islamic State-controlled oil infrastructure may be degrading the militant group's finances, but total destruction may require more effort.
Daniel Graeber
Former aide to RFK Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90

Former aide to RFK Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Frank Mankiewicz, the press aide who announced Robert F. Kennedy's death, died on Oct. 23 at the age of 90 after three weeks in intensive care.
Aileen Graef
Putin accuses U.S. of upsetting global order

Putin accuses U.S. of upsetting global order

SOCHI, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of unbalancing global relations and blackmailing world leaders Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Republican Charlie Baker leads Dem. Martha Coakley by 9 points for Mass. governor

Republican Charlie Baker leads Dem. Martha Coakley by 9 points for Mass. governor

BOSTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Martha Coakley currently trails Republican challenger Charlie Baker by 9 points, setting up a difficult closing stretch in what's typically a deep blue state.
Matt Bradwell
Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, evacuated

Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, evacuated

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Canadian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, was evacuated Friday after a package of unidentified yellow powder was delivered.
Ed Adamczyk
Canada: no connection between Ottawa shooter, jihadists

Canada: no connection between Ottawa shooter, jihadists

OTTAWA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- There is no link between a gunman who attacked the Ottawa, Canada, Parliament and Islamist groups in the Middle East, Canada's Foreign Minister said.
Ed Adamczyk
Brent, WTI unable to hold rally

Brent, WTI unable to hold rally

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Brent crude oil prices for December delivery were unable to maintain momentum Friday, with the international benchmark falling off around $1 per barrel.
Daniel J. Graeber
Sweden ends search for suspected Russia submarine

Sweden ends search for suspected Russia submarine

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Sweden's military has called off a search for a suspected Russian submarine reportedly sighted south of Stockholm.
JC Finley
Producers call for end to oil export ban

Producers call for end to oil export ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Lifting a crude oil export ban will drive prices down at home while increasing U.S. leverage overseas, an adviser advocating on behalf of oil producers said.
Daniel J. Graeber
U.S. investigating whether Islamic State launched chlorine attack in Iraq

U.S. investigating whether Islamic State launched chlorine attack in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Islamic State allegedly launched a chlorine attack against Iraq's security forces in Duluiyah, near Balad, on Sept. 15.
JC Finley
British frack plans delayed by county council

British frack plans delayed by county council

PRESTON, England, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Planners in the British county of Lancashire said they needed more time to consider drilling plans form shale pioneer Cuadrilla Resources.
Daniel J. Graeber
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