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Exxon settles in Louisiana oil spill case

Exxon settles in Louisiana oil spill case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve issues stemming from a 2012 oil spill in Louisiana, the Justice Department said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Putin says hands tied on gas issues

Putin says hands tied on gas issues

MINSK, Belarus, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday his hands are tied in terms of the dispute over natural gas to Ukraine because of pending court issues.
Daniel J. Graeber
American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) --American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was was held captive by Sunni extremists in Syria for 22 months, has returned to the United States.
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Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki sent a letter urging foreign governments to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during the Gaza conflict.
Gabrielle Levy
N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

N.D. gets grant to address crimes against women in boom towns

BISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 27 (UPI) --The boost in North Dakota's economy from the oil boom has been met with a corresponding increase in crimes against women, Sen. John Hoeven said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Chinese oil demand declines

Chinese oil demand declines

SINGAPORE, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The decline in how much oil China needs is a reflection of a slowdown in its economy, analysis from Platts said Wednesday.
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Jennifer Aniston takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with help from Justin Theroux

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --A very nervous Jennifer Aniston accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and encouraged fans to give a "huge ginormous donation" for the cause.
Veronica Linares
Chelsea Handler signs off late night show with star-packed finale

Chelsea Handler signs off late night show with star-packed finale

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Chelsea Handler said goodbye to her "Chelsea Lately" cast, crew members and fans after her seven-year run during the series finale on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) --IMF Director Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a case from 2008, when she was France's finance minister.
Gabrielle Levy
Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

Neil Young files for divorce from wife of 36 years

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Neil Young has entered a petition for dissolution of marriage from his wife of 36 years and longtime music collaborator, Pegi Young.
Veronica Linares
Katie Holmes buys new $3.8 million home in California

Katie Holmes buys new $3.8 million home in California

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Katie Holmes has reportedly left her New York City apartment for a spacious 6,000-square-foot home in Calabasas, California.
Veronica Linares
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character

Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Molly Ringwald took to Twitter last week to share a photo of her oldest daughter posing as her character from "Sixteen Candles."
Veronica Linares

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South Korean president annouces public safety overhaul in wake of ferry accident

South Korean president annouces public safety overhaul in wake of ferry accident

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (UPI) --South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced a nationwide safety inspection overhaul on Tuesday aimed at preventing future disasters.
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