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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Autopsy backs Ferguson cop as critics rip leak

Autopsy backs Ferguson cop as critics rip leak

FERGUSON, Mo., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An autopsy report in the Michael Brown case appears to support the version of events by the cop who fatally shot the teen, but critics and the Justice Department are blasting the leak of the information to the press.
Mary Papenfuss
Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

Dude! Company floats fly hoverboard

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- It's back to the future for a California company that has designed a credible version of a hoverboard made famous by Marty McFly in his sci-fi movie series.
Mary Papenfuss
Mexico mayor, wife blamed for missing students

Mexico mayor, wife blamed for missing students

IGUALA, Mexico, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Mexican officials have issued an arrest warrant for the mayor of Iguala and his wife in the disappearance and presumed murder of some 43 protesting students in September.
Mary Papenfuss
Will Smith to produce 'Hitch' series for Fox

Will Smith to produce 'Hitch' series for Fox

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Will Smith will executive produce a new Fox series based on his 2005 film, "Hitch."
Annie Martin
See New York block renamed after George Carlin

See New York block renamed after George Carlin

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A block in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City was renamed Wednesday in honor of late comedian George Carlin.
Danielle Haynes
Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

Weather satellite outage threatens to foul forecasts

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A key segment of data from a network of weather satellites has mysteriously gone dark, which could put accurate forecasts at even more risk than usual.
Mary Papenfuss
Watch first trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Watch first trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Marvel released a teaser trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" after the preview leaked online Wednesday.
Annie Martin
Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta

Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Clearwater, Fla., woman charged with aggravated battery after allegedly dousing roommate in nail polish remover and setting him on fire.
Danielle Haynes
Two killed in Sierra Leone riot over Ebola blood test

Two killed in Sierra Leone riot over Ebola blood test

KOIDU TOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two people were killed in a riot in Sierra Leone that erupted as health workers attempted to take a blood test for suspected Ebola from a grandmother.
Mary Papenfuss
Beyonce, Jay Z reportedly renewed their vows

Beyonce, Jay Z reportedly renewed their vows

PARIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Beyoncé and husband Jay Z appear to have moved past their rumored marital issues, and reportedly renewed their wedding vows.
Annie Martin
Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in workplace

Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in workplace

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Reynolds American, the second-largest tobacco company in the United States, bans smoking at its facilities starting in 2015.
Danielle Haynes
Obama 'cautiously optimistic' there will be no Ebola outbreak in America

Obama 'cautiously optimistic' there will be no Ebola outbreak in America

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Wednesday with newly appointed Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain at the White House.
JC Finley
Morena Baccarin to star on 'Gotham'

Morena Baccarin to star on 'Gotham'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- "Firefly" actress Morena Baccarin will star in a recurring role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins on Fox series "Gotham."
Annie Martin
Man arrested after jumping fence at White House

Man arrested after jumping fence at White House

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Secret Service dogs attack man after he jumped the fence at the North Lawn of the White House on Wednesday.
Danielle Haynes
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