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Factory explosion kills 65 in China

KUNSHAN CITY, China, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An explosion at a factory in east Chinas Kunshan City killed 65 people and injured more than 100, government...

Teen accused of torturing tortoise now faces sex charges

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A teenage girl in Florida accused of lighting a tortoise on fire last month now faces charges for allegedly...

Obama calls for release of kidnapped Israeli soldier

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called for the release of a soldier Israel Defense Forces said was kidnapped by...

Op-ed advocating genocide of Gazans pulled by Times of Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A blogger for the Times of Israel published an op-ed piece Friday titled "When Genocide is Permissible,"...

Death of man in NYC police custody ruled a homicide

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Eric Garner, who died while being arrested in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes, was a homicide victim, a medical...

CDC issues Level 3 travel warning, citing Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Level 3 travel warning for Americans traveling to Guinea, Sierra...


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UPI Sports Schedule for Friday, August 1

(All times Eastern) Baseball MLB National League Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. Colorado Rockies at Detroit Tigers,...

UPI Sports Results for July 31, 2014

Baseball MLB National League Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado Rockies 1 St. Louis Cardinals 6, San Diego Padres 2 Philadelphia Phillies 10, Washington...

White Sox down the Tigers

Adam Eaton finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, as the Chicago White Sox downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-4, in Thursdays rubber match...

Cubbies clip the Rockies

Jake Arrieta got back on track by firing seven strong innings and leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies that closed...

Technology News

Brazils Flight Tech exporting UAV

Brazilian aviation company Flight Tech has been contracted to supply a mini unmanned aerial vehicle to an unidentified African country. The...

British initiatives for unmanned maritime vehicles get government support

Britains Ministry of Defense is making funding available to support initiatives for the development of Maritime Autonomous Systems. The funding,...

Early Earth suffered 500-million-year asteroid storm

Scientists say early Earth would have technically been inhabitable, but it wouldnt have been a very pleasant place to live. Researchers say...

U.S. government using commercial Inmarsat 5 satellite

Military Ka-band satellite communications service from a commercial satellite is being provided by Boeing to a U.S. government entity. The...

Entertainment News

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga record Cheek To Cheek

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are collaborating on a jazz record that will be released later this fall.

Celebrity Couples of 2014

A photo gallery of the latest celebrity couples, engagements and marriages of 2014.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Premiere in Tokyo

Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor attend the Japan premiere for the film "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

Hercules premiere in Los Angeles

The premiere of the motion picture adventure "Hercules" at the El Capitan Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 23, 2014....

Business News

Austrian student files class action suit against Facebook

VIENNA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Austrian law student and privacy advocate Max Schrems filed a class action suit against Facebook for violating European...

Auto sales grow 11% in July, Chrysler sales surge 20%

DETROIT, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Auto sales in July surged on account of attractive discounts offered by car makers, marking a comeback for the industry...

Economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, maintaining the steady pace of improvement seen in the labor market for...

U.S. Judge: Microsoft has to hand over emails stored abroad

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. District Court in New York ruled Thursday that Microsoft will have to cooperate with a government warrant for...

Travel News

Ames Boston Named Bostons Best Hotel 2014

The Ames Boston Hotel has been named Boston’s Best Hotel for 2014’ by Boston Magazines Best of Boston® issue which highlights the very best...