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Factory explosion kills 65 in China

KUNSHAN CITY, China, Aug. 2 (UPI) --Explosion at wheel hub polishing factory kills 65 people and injures more than 100 in eastern China.
Danielle Haynes
Teen accused of torturing tortoise now faces sex charges

Teen accused of torturing tortoise now faces sex charges

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) --Florida teen accused of setting tortoise on fire now faces charges she allegedly engaged with sexual activity with a minor.
Danielle Haynes
Obama calls for release of kidnapped Israeli soldier

Obama calls for release of kidnapped Israeli soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --U.S. President Obama says Israeli soldier must be released if there's hope of a truce between Israel and Hamas.
Danielle Haynes
Op-ed advocating genocide of Gazans pulled by Times of Israel

Op-ed advocating genocide of Gazans pulled by Times of Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 1 (UPI) --A blogger for the Times of Israel published an op-ed piece Friday titled "When Genocide is Permissible," advocating for the "obliteration" of Gazans.
JC Sevcik
Death of man in NYC police custody ruled a homicide

Death of man in NYC police custody ruled a homicide

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Eric Garner, who died while being arrested in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes, was a homicide victim, a medical examiner said Friday.
Frances Burns
CDC issues Level 3 travel warning, citing Ebola outbreak

CDC issues Level 3 travel warning, citing Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Level 3 travel warning for Americans traveling to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak.
Aileen Graef
Soccer clubs in Crimea join Russian league, sparking renewed outrage over occupation

Soccer clubs in Crimea join Russian league, sparking renewed outrage over occupation

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Months after Russia's controversial annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, three Crimean soccer clubs have signed on to play for the Russian Football Union.
JC Finley
Obama: U.S. 'tortured some folks' after 2001 terror attacks

Obama: U.S. 'tortured some folks' after 2001 terror attacks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --A U.S. Senate report on the questioning of terrorist suspects shows techniques were used that were "contrary to our values," President Obama said.
Frances Burns
Colorado begins granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

Colorado begins granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

DENVER, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Immigrants living in the United States illegally have to go through an interview before they can get a Colorado driver's license, officials said.
Frances Burns
Sudanese Christian woman convicted of apostasy arrives in U.S.

Sudanese Christian woman convicted of apostasy arrives in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy, has arrived in the U.S. after overcoming many hurdles.
JC Finley
Fire at edge of Yosemite now 58 percent contained

Fire at edge of Yosemite now 58 percent contained

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Evacuation orders were lifted Friday for the El Portal fire, which continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park.
Frances Burns
Increase of Gaza-related anti-Semitism noted in Europe

Increase of Gaza-related anti-Semitism noted in Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 1 (UPI) --A perceived increase in anti-Semitic incidents across Europe was condemned Friday by a non-governmental anti-racism group.
Ed Adamczyk
Lawmaker assassinated outside mosque in Somalia by al-Shabaab

Lawmaker assassinated outside mosque in Somalia by al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Aden Madeer, a Somali parliamentarian, was shot and killed Friday outside a mosque in Mogadishu by al-Shabaab militants.
JC Finley

Army selects Chemring for new chemical detectors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 1 (UPI) --The U.S. Army has given three separate contracts to develop next-generation chemical detectors to Chemring Detection Systems worth a total of $3.9 million.
Richard Tomkins

Hundreds mourn Michigan teenager killed as she walked her dog

ARMADA, Mich., Aug. 1 (UPI) --A funeral mass was held Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap, killed as she walked her dog, in the church in Armada, Mich., where she was confirmed.
Frances Burns
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