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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
Dick Van Dyke to receive the Prince Rainier III Award in October

Dick Van Dyke to receive the Prince Rainier III Award in October

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --The Princess Grace Foundation-USA says it plans to present Dick Van Dyke with its Prince Rainier III Award at its annual gala in Los Angeles this fall.
Karen Butler
Tom Hanks to reprise role as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks to reprise role as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are returning for the cinematographic adaptation of Dan Brown's novel "Inferno."
Veronica Linares
Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers 'resting comfortably,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" at Mount Sinai hospital in New York after she stopped breathing during a scheduled throat surgery on Thursday.
Annie Martin
Abercrombie & Fitch axes logos after years of declining sales and bad press

Abercrombie & Fitch axes logos after years of declining sales and bad press

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Apparel maker Abercrombie & Fitch will no longer market their clothing using the hook of the brand's famous logo, as fewer teens value brand names.
Matt Bradwell
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
Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'

Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'

HUDSON, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) --A 29-year-old Pasco County, Fla., stripper is facing jail time after deputies said she hung up on them. They were looking for her missing daughter.
Heather Records
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
'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC

'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 29 (UPI) --"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week," a special based on the former "Tonight Show" host's web series, will air Sunday on CNBC.
Annie Martin
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
Twitter to open office in Indonesia

Twitter to open office in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Twitter said Thursday it plans to open an office in the capital of Indonesia in the next three to six months, making it the second office in Southeast Asia.
Aileen Graef
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