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4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky., Aug. 21 (UPI) --One firefighter was critically burned and three others hurt Thursday as they assisted in an "Ice Bucket Challenge" at Campbellsville University in Kentucky.
Frances Burns
David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is receiving some criticism after he said he could run the country from his Blackberry.
Aileen Graef
Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

Pope Francis calls family of slain journalist James Foley to console them

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Pope Francis telephoned the parents of slain American journalist James Wright Foley on Thursday.
JC Finley
Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Rick Perry called on President Obama to increase airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, claiming the group poses a threat to the U.S. southern border.
JC Sevcik
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75

Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Robert Hansen, an Anchorage baker who admitted to killing 17 women and raping 30 more, died Thursday, corrections officials said.
Frances Burns
Guatemala's senior military chief killed in helicopter crash

Guatemala's senior military chief killed in helicopter crash

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Gen. Rudy Ortiz, Guatemala's armed forces chief, died Wednesday when the helicopter he and four other military officials were traveling in crashed.
JC Finley
Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Federal judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) --A federal judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying that 50 years from now it will be seen as "an obvious pretext for discrimination."
Frances Burns
Friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber pleads guilty

Friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber pleads guilty

BOSTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber admitted Thursday that he removed a backpack and laptop from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.
Frances Burns
Indonesian court confirms Joko Widodo's presidential win

Indonesian court confirms Joko Widodo's presidential win

JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Indonesia's Constitutional Court issued a ruling Thursday that confirmed Joko Widodo as the winner of the July presidential election.
JC Finley
Former Va. Gov. McDonnell: Marriage was at breaking point

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell: Marriage was at breaking point

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his years in politics put increasing stress on his marriage, and he is now living away from his wife.
Frances Burns
Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

Missouri gov. orders withdrawal of National Guard from Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 21 (UPI) --Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson Thursday after the second straight night of relative calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Swiss "suicide tourism" on the increase

Swiss "suicide tourism" on the increase

ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 21 (UPI) --"Suicide tourists" to Switzerland, arriving to take advantage of laws permitting assisted suicide, are increasing, a report said Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Protesters attach giant Palestinian flag to Manhattan Bridge

Protesters attach giant Palestinian flag to Manhattan Bridge

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) --A large Palestinian flag was found hanging off the Manhattan bridge Wednesday, as a protest against U.S. support of Israel in the conflict with Gaza.
Aileen Graef
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's primary challenger stays on ballot

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's primary challenger stays on ballot

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) --New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign says it will not appeal a ruling allows law professor Zephyr Teachout to remain in the Democratic primary.
Frances Burns
Australia orders Supacat special operations vehicles

Australia orders Supacat special operations vehicles

PORT MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Supacat reports it is supplying specialty vehicles to the Australian military.
Richard Tomkins
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