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British Home Office demand for compensation from Raytheon denied

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Britain's Home Office is to pay $309 million in damages to Raytheon U.K. for unlawfully terminating a contract arrangement.
Richard Tomkins
Rap song about Ebola seeks to educate public about symptoms, treatment

Rap song about Ebola seeks to educate public about symptoms, treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A Liberian rapper has penned a song about Ebola to raise awareness about the deadly disease currently affecting Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
JC Finley
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting

Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Nearly two weeks since Michael Brown's death, a source is claiming to reveal more information about the nature of Officer Darren Wilson's injuries.
Gabrielle Levy
Judge: Teen accused of starting San Diego-area wildfire can stand trial

Judge: Teen accused of starting San Diego-area wildfire can stand trial

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A teenage girl charged with starting a wildfire that burned about 40 houses north of San Diego is competent for trial, a judge said.
Frances Burns
Homicide trial of five cult members begins in China

Homicide trial of five cult members begins in China

YANTAI, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The homicide trial of five people, accused of beating a woman to death as they attempted to recruit her to a Christian cult, began Thursday in Yantai, China.
Ed Adamczyk
Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 21 (UPI) --The governments of Tunisia and Egypt are restricting flights to and from Libya in an apparent response to the deteriorating security situation in Libya.
JC Finley
Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

BANGKOK, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Thailand's Parliament nominated military junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the new prime minister, further empowering the military's grip over Thailand.
JC Finley
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

GWOZA, Nigeria, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers.
Ed Adamczyk
PETA buys deflated SeaWorld stock to force release of whales

PETA buys deflated SeaWorld stock to force release of whales

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Animal rights group PETA is buying recently devalued SeaWorld stock in order to gain enough shares to force the release of killer whales in captivity.
JC Sevcik
Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down

Brady Morton's body discovered three days after Port Huron Float Down

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Divers found the body of Brady Morton Wednesday afternoon, three days after he disappeared during an annual Michigan river float.
Gabrielle Levy
4 McDonald's restaurants shut down in Moscow

4 McDonald's restaurants shut down in Moscow

MOSCOW, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A Russian watchdog has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, citing "sanitary violations" that were discovered during recent inspections.
Aileen Graef
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
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
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
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
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