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Putin's next front may be in the Arctic

Putin's next front may be in the Arctic

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday Russia's future was not in the west, where Ukraine is battling separatist forces, but in the Arctic.
Ed Adamczyk
12 McDonald's shut down in Russia

12 McDonald's shut down in Russia

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Russian regulator Rospotrebnadzor has shut down 12 McDonald's restaurants across the country as tensions intensify with the West.
Aileen Graef
Chinese military concludes anti-terrorism drills

Chinese military concludes anti-terrorism drills

HOHHOT , China, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Led by the Chinese military, members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ended a series of large anti-terrorism drills involving 7,000 troops.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. Air National Guard ID's pilot in fatal Virginia jet crash

U.S. Air National Guard ID's pilot in fatal Virginia jet crash

BOSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The Mass. Air National Guard identified the 104th Fighter Wing pilot who died Wednesday after crash landing in rural Virginia as Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot, Jr.
JC Finley
Sen. Mary Landrieu uses mom's home as Louisiana address

Sen. Mary Landrieu uses mom's home as Louisiana address

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) --U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is a Washington resident who does not live in her parents' home, listed as her New Orleans voting address, Republicans charge.
Frances Burns
Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano erupts

Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano erupts

RABAUL, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Communities surrounding Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano were evacuated today as it erupted, spewing ash and smoke.
Brooks Hays
U.S. 'respectfully' appeals to Iran to release detained U.S. citizens

U.S. 'respectfully' appeals to Iran to release detained U.S. citizens

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The U.S. Department of State "respectfully" asked Iran on Friday to release several detained U.S. citizens, and to help find missing American Robert Levinson.
JC Finley
Illinois woman guilty of murder for cigarette money

Illinois woman guilty of murder for cigarette money

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A young Illinois woman was convicted Friday of the murder of two men beaten and strangled by her friends because the group wanted money for cigarettes.
Frances Burns
China questions Americanism in SATs

China questions Americanism in SATs

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (UPI) --China, which currently has 235,000 of its citizens enrolled in U.S. colleges, has an issue with American values, as expressed in the SATs.
Ed Adamczyk
Dartmouth college murderer will get new sentence

Dartmouth college murderer will get new sentence

CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A New Hampshire man who confessed to the 2001 murders of two professors will get a new sentence, the state's highest court ruled Friday.
Gabrielle Levy
Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals

Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli airstrikes on schools and hospitals

HYANNIS, Mass., Aug. 29 (UPI) --Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hosted a town hall Aug. 21 where she defended her decision to fund Israel and their airstrikes in Gaza.
Aileen Graef
Senegal reports first Ebola case

Senegal reports first Ebola case

DAKAR, Senegal, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has spread to Senegal, local media and state officials announced Friday.
JC Finley
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop

ANTAKYA, Turkey, Aug. 29 (UPI) --An Islamic State laptop computer found in Syria allegedly contains plans to build chemical weapons for spreading bubonic plague.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. porn industry shuts down amid HIV scare

U.S. porn industry shuts down amid HIV scare

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The adult industry's trade association, the Free Speech Coalition, called for an industry-wide shutdown, on Thursday, after a performer tested positive for HIV.
Brooks Hays
UNHCR: Soaring Syrian refugee crisis creates 'massive' resource strain

UNHCR: Soaring Syrian refugee crisis creates 'massive' resource strain

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman Brian Hansford spoke a week ago with UPI as the number of Syrian refugees neared the three-million mark.
JC Finley
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