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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea

Ebola fears: Senegal closes border with Guinea

DAKAR, Senegal, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Senegal closes border with Guinea and bans ships and planes from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to fears of Ebola.
Danielle Haynes
Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'

Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Iggy Azalea says her stage name is based on her favorite dog and the name of the street where her family lives.
Danielle Haynes
Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) --On Thursday, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) nominated Ahmed Davutoglu to be the new prime minister.
JC Finley
Brooklyn Bridge flags returned to U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Brooklyn Bridge flags returned to U.S. Embassy in Berlin

BERLIN, Aug. 22 (UPI) --German artists return American flags they removed from Brooklyn Bridge to U.S. embassy in Berlin.
Danielle Haynes
WHO: Extent of Ebola outbreak has been 'underestimated'

WHO: Extent of Ebola outbreak has been 'underestimated'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 22 (UPI) --As the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa nears 1,500, the World Health Organization said Friday that its "magnitude... has been underestimated."
JC Finley
Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy

Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy

CANTON, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) --Alleged abductors lured kidnapped Amish girls to care with puppy, investigators say.
Danielle Haynes
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A stolen life-sized statue of President Obama has been returned to its owner after being discovered on a picnic bench with an empty six-pack of Twisted Tea.
Matt Bradwell
U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --The Pentagon acknowledged a Chinese fighter jet performed "dangerous" maneuvers in close proximity to a U.S. military aircraft, prompting a formal complaint.
JC Finley
Jennifer Lopez declares she doesn't 'whore around'

Jennifer Lopez declares she doesn't 'whore around'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Jennifer Lopez, who recently split from boyfriend Casper Smart, told Chelsea Handler she would marry a fourth time, but doesn't "whore around."
Annie Martin
Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB

Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) --Police in Southern California are searching for a man with a contagious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis.
Brooks Hays
Rick Perry's lawyer seeks dismissal of corruption charges

Rick Perry's lawyer seeks dismissal of corruption charges

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Lawyers for Rick Perry announced plans to seek the dismissal of criminal corruption charges filed against the Texas governor one week ago.
JC Sevcik
Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help

Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help

MYSTIC, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A video of a beluga whale interacting with children in a Connecticut zoo has sparked debate over the nature of the whale's behavior.
Matt Bradwell
Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

Remembering Schwarzkopf and Operation Desert Storm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Friday marks the birthday of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (1932-2012), leader of the U.S. Central Command and planner of Operation Desert Storm.
Ed Adamczyk
Benedict Cumberbatch doused five times in Ice Bucket Challenge

Benedict Cumberbatch doused five times in Ice Bucket Challenge

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Benedict Cumberbatch completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS research, and was doused in ice water a surprise four more times.
Annie Martin
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