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Chicago backs off plan to name new high school after Obama

Chicago backs off plan to name new high school after Obama

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Five months after he announced a proposed selective high school in Chicago would be named Obama College Prep, Mayor Rahm Emanuel changed his mind.
Frances Burns
Larry Ellison to step down as CEO of Oracle

Larry Ellison to step down as CEO of Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Larry Ellison announced Thursday he will step down as CEO of Oracle Corp. after being in the top spot for 37 years.
Aileen Graef
New Navy sub ready for outfitting, testing

New Navy sub ready for outfitting, testing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Outfitting of the future U.S. Navy submarine John Warner is set to begin following its launch into the James River in Virginia by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Richard Tomkins
Dennis Lehane says films based on books shouldn't be like Demi Moore's 'Scarlet Letter'

Dennis Lehane says films based on books shouldn't be like Demi Moore's 'Scarlet Letter'

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Author Dennis Lehane says he had complete faith in director Michael Roskam to helm a worthy film adaptation of his short story "The Drop."
Karen Butler
2014 summer was hottest on record, NOAA says

2014 summer was hottest on record, NOAA says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- According to new data from the NOAA, the planet Earth hasn't had this hot of a summer since record-keeping began in 1880.
Brooks Hays
No weapons aid in new $53 million assistance package to Ukraine

No weapons aid in new $53 million assistance package to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko got the bad news in person: the White House will refuse to include weapons in its aid package to the embattled nation.
Gabrielle Levy
Boeing, Defense Logistics Agency sign long-term support agreement

Boeing, Defense Logistics Agency sign long-term support agreement

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Boeing and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency have entered into a long-term agreement worth $293 million for parts and support of 11 different types of aircraft.
Richard Tomkins
Kendall Jenner models for Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

Kendall Jenner models for Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Kendall Jenner made her Milan Fashion Week debut in an architecture-inspired outfit on the runway for Fendi.
Annie Martin
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Three years after they announced the end of their 25-year marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver will soon, finally be divorced.
Gabrielle Levy
Fall foliage arriving later, lasting longer

Fall foliage arriving later, lasting longer

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A new study by researchers at Princeton University predicts a warming planet could push the peak of fall foliage back a few weeks by the end of the century.
Brooks Hays
Washington voters support initiative to legalize marijuana in U.S. capital

Washington voters support initiative to legalize marijuana in U.S. capital

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Almost two-thirds of likely voters support a Washington initiative that would legalize marijuana in the nation's capital, a new poll found.
Frances Burns
George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey'

George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey'

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- George Clooney causes Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) to faint with a kiss in a special "Downton Abbey" sketch.
Annie Martin
United Launch Alliance joins Blue Origin in rocket engine development

United Launch Alliance joins Blue Origin in rocket engine development

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- United Launch Alliance says it has signed an agreement with rocket engine-maker Blue Origin to contribute to funding for development of a new engine.
Richard Tomkins
Couple allegedly used kidnapped Amish girls for child porn

Couple allegedly used kidnapped Amish girls for child porn

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters from their family's roadside stand in New York State used them for child pornography, federal prosecutors said.
Frances Burns
Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

MONROVIA, Sierra Leone, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Desperate to halt the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone has instituted a three-day nationwide "lockdown" that some health officials worry could worsen the epidemic.
Gabrielle Levy
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