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U.N. refugee chief calls for new commitment to Africa

U.N. refugee chief calls for new commitment to Africa

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations refugee chief said Monday an international crisis is brewing in Africa, and called for renewed commitment to refugees.
Ed Adamczyk

Hiker trapped by flash flood dies in Zion National Park

SPRINGDALE, Utah, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The body of a California man trapped in a canyon by a swollen river during a weekend hike in Zion National Park was found downstream the next day.
Frances Burns
All FAA facilities to review safety procedures following Chicago-area fire

All FAA facilities to review safety procedures following Chicago-area fire

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Chicago-area FAA facility shut down by a fire started by an employee is currently slated to reopen Oct. 13.
Matt Bradwell
Phoenix storms bring floods, close airport

Phoenix storms bring floods, close airport

PHOENIX, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Storms hit the southwest U.S. Saturday, bringing flooding and high winds that knocked out power and delayed flights.
Gabrielle Levy
U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon: 'A better world is around the corner'

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon: 'A better world is around the corner'

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, addressing the Global Citizens Festival in New York, offered optimism in addressing the world's problems.
Ed Adamczyk
Babcock conducting refit, maintenance of mine-hunter vessel

Babcock conducting refit, maintenance of mine-hunter vessel

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A Royal Navy Sandown-class mine hunter is about to begin a six-month refit program by Babcock at a dockyard in Scotland, the company reports.
Richard Tomkins
Migration route to Europe deemed 'most dangerous'

Migration route to Europe deemed 'most dangerous'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- More than 3,000 migrants died in 2014 attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Europe, the International Organization for Migration said in a report Monday.
JC Finley
Monster truck accident kills 3 in Netherlands

Monster truck accident kills 3 in Netherlands

HAAKSBERGEN, Netherlands, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Three people died and more than 20 were injured after a monster truck crashed into a crowd of bystanders at a Netherlands show Sunday.
Aileen Graef
Ohio teenager gets life in prison for killing foster mother

Ohio teenager gets life in prison for killing foster mother

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An Ohio teenager whose testimony helped convict her foster father of conspiracy to murder was sentenced to life for the aggravated murder of her foster mother.
Frances Burns
Finnish Defense Forces outsource more maintenance work

Finnish Defense Forces outsource more maintenance work

HELSINKI, Finland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Finnish Defense Forces are transferring more of their maintenance activities to Millog Oy, a Patria Group company, in a contract valued at about $673 million.
Richard Tomkins
3 Florida schools closed after bomb threats

3 Florida schools closed after bomb threats

CLERMONT, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- South Lake High School was one of three schools cleared by police Monday after receiving a series of bomb threats.
Aileen Graef
At U.N., Netanyahu denounces Iranian terrorism

At U.N., Netanyahu denounces Iranian terrorism

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking Monday at the United Nations General Assembly, refuted Iranian claims that it does not practice terrorism.
Ed Adamczyk
Spain seeks court ban on Catalan independence

Spain seeks court ban on Catalan independence

MADRID, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Spanish government announced Monday it has asked the country's national court to declare illegal an independence referendum in Catalonia.
Ed Adamczyk
California 'yes means yes' signed into law by governor

California 'yes means yes' signed into law by governor

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state's closely watched "yes means yes" campus sexual assault standard into law Sunday.
Gabrielle Levy
Police: Suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance linked to 2009 killing

Police: Suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance linked to 2009 killing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The man suspected of kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is linked by forensic evidence to a 2009 kidnapping and killing, police said.
Frances Burns
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