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Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing

Syrian militants seize Golan Heights border crossing

QUNEITRA, Syria, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Syrian militants seize border crossing with Israel-controlled Golan Heights.
Danielle Haynes
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation

Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Army Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison demoted to brigadier general and forced to retire over mishandling of sexual assault complaint.
Danielle Haynes
U.N. recommits to Afghan vote audit despite campaign withdrawals

U.N. recommits to Afghan vote audit despite campaign withdrawals

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The U.N. said Wednesday it is committed to supervising Afghanistan's presidential vote audit despite the withdrawal of the two candidates from the process.
JC Finley
'Cops' crew member fatally shot by friendly fire while filming shootout

'Cops' crew member fatally shot by friendly fire while filming shootout

OMAHA, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A crew member of the popular reality television show "Cops" was fatally shot by friendly fire Tuesday night while filming an episode of the show.
JC Sevcik
Sale of Banksy artwork saves youth club

Sale of Banksy artwork saves youth club

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A Banksy artwork painted on the wall outside a financially-stressed youth club was sold to a private collector for 403,000 pounds ($668,000), saving the club.
Aileen Graef
North Korea criticizes John Kerry for bilateral relations remarks

North Korea criticizes John Kerry for bilateral relations remarks

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (UPI) --North Korea lambasted recent remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the possibility of improving relations with Pyongyang.
JC Finley
Man kills wife, shoots self at New Jersey hospital

Man kills wife, shoots self at New Jersey hospital

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 27 (UPI) --The body of a second man was found Wednesday at the home of a South Jersey man who killed his wife at a hospital and then attempted to take his own life.
Frances Burns
Rheinmetall to build vehicle assembly plant in Algeria

Rheinmetall to build vehicle assembly plant in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Rheinmetall, the German defense manufacturer, has been give government approval to build a military vehicle assembly plant in Algeria.
Richard Tomkins
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the Common Core standards an attempt "to strip away states' rights," as he sued President Obama on Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Report reveals 1,400 children sexually abused in English town between 1997 and 2013

Report reveals 1,400 children sexually abused in English town between 1997 and 2013

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --An independent report investigating child sexual exploitation in the English town of Rotherham reveals 1,400 children were sexually abused from 1997 to 2013.
JC Finley
France receives upgraded aerial tanker

France receives upgraded aerial tanker

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The first of three French Air Force KC-135RG aerial tankers has been returned to France following upgrade work by Rockwell Collins.
Richard Tomkins

Texas man acquitted of killing man who killed his sons in DUI

ANGLETON, Texas, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A Texas man was acquitted Wednesday of the murder of a drunken driver who slammed into his broken-down truck, killing his two young sons.
Frances Burns
Serial stowaway arrested again in Phoenix

Serial stowaway arrested again in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Aug. 27 (UPI) --For the third time this month, Marilyn Hartman was arrested at an airport without a ticket.
Gabrielle Levy
Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

Businessmen warn against Scottish independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Over 130 business leaders with operations in Scotland signed an open letter urging voters to reject a proposed separation of Scotland from the United Kingdom.
Ed Adamczyk
Man charged with killing panhandler in wheelchair in Florida

Man charged with killing panhandler in wheelchair in Florida

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A suspect in the killing of a wheelchair-bound panhandler in Miami was arrested after a high-speed chase, police said.
Frances Burns
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