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White House threatens 'additional consequences' following Russian's incursion into Ukraine

White House threatens 'additional consequences' following Russian's incursion into Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The White House warned Friday that Russia's movement of 130 vehicles into eastern Ukraine violated international law and would incur "additional consequences."
JC Finley
Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

Hagel: Islamic State 'beyond anything that we've seen' and an 'imminent threat'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The terror group Islamic State "is beyond anything that we've seen" and poses an "imminent threat," U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
JC Finley
Hamas executes 18 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens

Hamas executes 18 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hamas publicly executed 18 men it accused of collaborating with Israel Thursday and Friday in retaliation for airstrikes that killed three commanders Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
73 killed in Iraq mosque shooting

73 killed in Iraq mosque shooting

IMAM WEIS, Iraq, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Sunni Muslim mosque in Imam Weis, Iraq, was invaded by a suicide bomber Friday, followed by a Shia militia that shot and killed at least 73 people.
Ed Adamczyk
Mudslides hit area in Washington State charred by wildfires

Mudslides hit area in Washington State charred by wildfires

WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Thunderstorms in the area in Washington State charred by the massive Carlton Complex wildfire brought mudslides that blocked highways.
Frances Burns
Report: Global spending on data security to top $70 billion

Report: Global spending on data security to top $70 billion

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A report by a technology research firm says global spending on information security will reach $71.1 billion in 2014.
Ed Adamczyk
Venezuela announces mandatory finger printing at supermarkets

Venezuela announces mandatory finger printing at supermarkets

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the installation of mandatory fingerprinting at supermarkets in order to curtail hoarding and smuggling.
JC Finley
Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream" was the subject of a notorious art theft on Aug. 22, 2004.
Ed Adamczyk
Parched land in the drought-riddled West is actually rising

Parched land in the drought-riddled West is actually rising

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- New GPS measurements confirm, the ground is actually rising as water is sucked from the soil during one the West's longest and most severe droughts.
Brooks Hays
NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

NATO: Russian aid convoy incursion into Ukraine coincides with 'major' military escalation

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Russian aid convoy's incursion into Ukraine shows a "disregard of international humanitarian principles," said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
JC Finley
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
Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone

Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A new photo from Mars, snapped by the Curiosity rover, shows a rock shaped suspiciously like a thigh bone.
Brooks Hays
Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed

Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A man convicted of setting a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean Christian camp in upstate New York was released from prison Friday after 24 years.
Frances Burns
Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations released a report on Friday that documents more than 190,000 deaths killed during Syria's three-year civil war.
JC Finley
Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara depart 'MythBusters'

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara depart 'MythBusters'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- "MythBusters" presenters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara departed the Discovery Channel series Thursday after 10 years.
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