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U.S. mulls sanctions against Myanmar for ongoing Rohingya crisis

Oct. 24 (UPI) — The Trump administration is considering sanctions against Myanmar as a response to the continuing Rohingya crisis, the U.S. State Department said. The department said it was considering “economic options” to target those responsible for the atrocities

Reports: Trump lawyer Cohen to meet with Congress Russia investigators

Reports: Trump lawyer Cohen to meet with Congress Russia investigators

Oct. 24 (UPI) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, is expected to meet with the House intelligence committee on Tuesday as part of Congress’ Russia investigation, sources familiar with the situation said. The scheduled meeting was reported by

WWE Raw: Smackdown Live invades Raw, decimates locker room

Oct. 24 (UPI) — A war between WWE’s two flagship shows, Raw and Smackdown Live, was started Monday as the blue-brand delivered the opening shot on the road to Survivor Series. Now a Survivor Series tradition, Raw general manager Kurt

High gas prices may crimp holiday spending, AAA finds

High gas prices may crimp holiday spending, AAA finds

Oct. 24 (UPI) — The retail price for a gallon of gasoline, up 24 cents per gallon from last year, could eat into holiday spending for U.S. consumers, retail analysis finds. The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline

German utility sees potential in rooftop solar

Oct. 24 (UPI) — A German wholesale retailer will get about 9 percent of its total electricity needs met through an agreement on rooftop solar installations, utility E.ON said. German utility E.ON said it was teaming up with wholesale and

Hess goes on divestment streak to fund mega oil field

Hess goes on divestment streak to fund mega oil field

Oct. 24 (UPI) — The more than $2 billion in divestments from Norway and Equatorial Guinea will help Hess Corp. develop its opportunities offshore Guyana, the company said. “Proceeds from these asset sales, along with cash on the balance sheet,

Senate set to vote on $36.5B disaster relief bill

Oct. 24 (UPI) — The Senate likely will vote Tuesday on a $36.5 billion bill to aid communities affected by recent natural disasters, a measure that could bring relief to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the majority of which is still without

On This Day: Police arrest Washington-area snipers

Oct. 24 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years’ War in Europe. In 1861, the first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice Stephen Field to

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2017 with 68 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of

Famous birthdays for Oct. 24: Drake, Kevin Kline

Oct. 24 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include: — Journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, author of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” in 1788 — Attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman candidate for

Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

Oct. 24 (UPI) — A team of veterinarians traveled to Myanmar to perform surgery on a bear with a tongue so large, it dragged on the floor. “I’ve worked with bears for over 10 years and I’ve never seen anything

Occupy leaders Joshua Wong and Nathan Law released on bail

Oct. 23 (UPI) — A pair of Occupy protest student leaders in China were released on bail after being jailed for unlawful assembly. Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma released Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Nathan Law Kwun-chung on bail of

Erykah Badu to host 2017 Soul Train Awards

Erykah Badu to host 2017 Soul Train Awards

Oct. 24 (UPI) — Erykah Badu will host the Soul Train awards for the third consecutive year, BET announced Monday. The cable channel also said Badu, “the godmother of soul,” will take on writing and producing duties, in addition to

Intruder stabs Russian radio host in the throat

Oct. 23 (UPI) — A Russian radio host is in intensive care after being stabbed by a man who broke into a radio station on Monday. Tatyana Felgenhauer, deputy editor of the Echo of Moscow radio station, was stabbed in

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis crashes University of Cambridge website

Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis crashes University of Cambridge website

Oct. 23 (UPI) — The University of Cambridge’s website crashed on Monday after posting famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis online. The university in England made Hawking’s thesis paper available to download online in a series of PDF files

Mega Millions to raise ticket price, jackpot Saturday

Mega Millions to raise ticket price, jackpot Saturday

Oct. 23 (UPI) — The cost of a Mega Millions lottery ticket is set to double Saturday, which will result in the chance of a bigger jackpot, lottery officials said. The price of a Mega Millions ticket will rise from

Vegetable recall affects Walmart, Trader Joe’s, others

Oct. 23 (UPI) — A vegetable supplier to several of the largest grocery store chains in the nation issued a major recall of several products last week due to a risk of Listeria contamination. Mann Packing, based in Salinas, Calif.,

CBS cancels 'Zoo' after three seasons

CBS cancels ‘Zoo’ after three seasons

Oct. 23 (UPI) — CBS on Monday canceled its hybrid animal thriller Zoo after three seasons. Variety reported the axing of the small-screen adaptation of James Patterson’s novel. The Hollywood Reporter blamed low ratings for the show’s demise. The futuristic

'Ray Donovan' renewed for Season 6

‘Ray Donovan’ renewed for Season 6

Oct. 23 (UPI) — Showtime on Monday ordered a sixth season of Ray Donovan, its drama series starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight. Production on the 12 fresh episodes is set to begin in early 2018. The setting will relocate

Joint Chiefs Chairman gives timeline of Niger ambush

Joint Chiefs Chairman gives timeline of Niger ambush

Oct. 23 (UPI) — Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday provided a timeline of the ambush on a team of U.S. Army Green Berets and soldiers in Niger. During a Pentagon briefing, Dunford said the U.S. troops requested

Drunk driver kills runner during marathon in Costa Rica

Oct. 23 (UPI) — A drunk driver struck and killed a Venezuelan man running in a marathon in Costa Rica, police said. Police identified the victim as 35-year-old David Yanez Pacheco, who died Sunday shortly after arriving at Calderon Guardia

Researchers find lung cancer driver in non-sun melanoma

Oct. 23 (UPI) — Researchers know all melanomas are not alike but a new study has revealed how much different non-sun-related melanomas are from sun-related melanomas. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is most commonly related to sun exposure

Michigan State scientists develop transparent solar cell technology

Oct. 23 (UPI) — Researchers at Michigan State have developed transparent solar cell technology that could be used to make power-generating windows. In a new paper published in the journal Nature Energy, the team of engineers argue their technology can



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