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Golfers encounter venomous cobra on Taiwan golf course
Ben HooperTAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Taiwan golfer posted a video of a tense encounter with a venomous cobra guarding its patch of grass on a course before being struck by a ball.
70 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Golf United States News agency
Chris Pratt: Son Jack had a blast on 'The Magnificent Seven' set
Annie MartinTORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt revealed he and Jack, his 4-year-old son with Anna Faris, made "some lifelong memories" on the set of "The Magnificent Seven."
10 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications American television actors American film actors Anna Faris
Supreme Court declines to outlaw Michigan straight-ticket voting
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a request by the state of Michigan to enforce a 2015 law that bans straight-ticket voting.
4 points by UPI | Voting Democracy Elections United Press International Supreme Court of the United States Election Voting system Samuel Alito
Bear spends the day touring University of Colorado-Boulder campus
Ben HooperBOULDER, Colo., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A studious black bear raised a stir when it made a day-long campus visit to the University of Colorado-Boulder.
56 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Bear
Two North Carolina men arrested for hacking into U.S. government accounts
Ed AdamczykALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two members of a hacking group called "Crackas With Attitude" were arrested and charged with breaking into U.S. government computer accounts and systems.
8 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Federal government of the United States United Kingdom News agency
President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea's fifth nuclear test drew an immediate response from the White House on Friday.
17 points by UPI | President of the United States United States Air Force United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton United Press International Democratic Party International News Service
North Korea warns against 'hostile speech,' bans sarcasm
Amy R. ConnollySEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea warned residents against making sarcastic comments about leader Kim Jong Un and his regime.
91 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst North Korea World War II United States Kim Jong-il
Plane crash kills Des Moines, Iowa, businessman
Andrew V. PestanoDES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Lucas County Sheriff's Office in Iowa said businessman Scott Wolfswinkel died after the plane he was piloting crashed.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Iowa Federal Aviation Administration Air traffic control Des Moines Iowa
Armie Hammer, wife Elizabeth Chambers expecting second child
Annie MartinTORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- "The Birth of a Nation" star Armie Hammer revealed wife Elizabeth Chambers is pregnant and expecting prior to the Toronto International Film Festival.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications
Justin Timberlake's concert movie to stream on Netflix in October
Karen ButlerBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" is to begin streaming on Netflix next month after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
7 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications MGM Grand Garden Arena News agency Lucien Carr
Hospitals inflate price of some services by 20 times or more, study says
Stephen FellerBALTIMORE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Huge price markups at hospitals, with some as large as 20 times the actual cost, are based on increasing revenue simply because they can, researchers say.
265 points by UPI | Johns Hopkins University Patient Hospital Public health Health care Johns Hopkins United Press International Johns Hopkins Hospital
Polarized telescope X-Calibur set to launch from Fort Sumner
Brooks HaysFORT SUMNER, N.M., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Engineers at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility are preparing to launch X-Calibur, a novel new telescope built to image polarized X-rays.
18 points by UPI | United Press International X-ray William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Wind Neutron star Black hole
Kylie Jenner shows off 'promise ring' from Tyga
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Kylie Jenner joked about her future engagement ring while flashing the enormous sparkler boyfriend Tyga got her over the summer.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Keeping Up with the Kardashians News agency Engagement
Hillary Clinton describes overcoming sexism in college to Humans of New York
Eric DuVallNEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton opened up to the online interview project Humans of New York about the sexism she's faced and how it affects her ability to connect with voters.
3 points by UPI | Emotion New York City United Press International New York Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Westchester County New York Kirsten Gillibrand
Chris Noth and Andy Cohen recreate classic 'Sex and the City' scene
Sarah MuléNEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Noth stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen and hilariously recreated "Sex and the City's" Paris argument scene, with Cohen as Carrie.
8 points by UPI | Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Chris Noth Mikhail Baryshnikov
U.S. sends 500 more troops to help fight 4,500 Islamic State militants in Mosul
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. has increased its deployed forces by more than 500 troops to assist Iraqi security forces in the operation to claim Mosul from Islamic State control.
58 points by UPI | Iraq War United States Barack Obama United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst President of the United States
Coast Guard suspends search for woman who jumped off cruise ship
Ed AdamczykMIAMI, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The search for a woman who reportedly jumped off a cruise ship near the Bahamas was suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.
1 points by UPI | United Press International Carnival Cruise Lines International News Service News World Communications Ship Cruise ship William Randolph Hearst Cruise line
MasterCard faces $18.6 billion lawsuit over excessive fees
Ed AdamczykLONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- MasterCard faces an $18.6 billion lawsuit in Britain, charged with applying excessive fees on millions of transactions between 1992 and 2008.
20 points by UPI | United Press International News World Communications International News Service William Randolph Hearst Law MasterCard Walter Cronkite Credit card
Leonardo to team with Algerian MOD for helicopter production
Geoff ZiezulewiczROME, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has inked a deal with Algeria's Ministry of Defense for helicopter production, the company announced Friday.
4 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Helicopter News agency
Man accused of robbing Kansas bank to get away from his wife
Ben HooperKANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A man accused of robbing a Kansas bank and surrendering to a security guard told investigators he preferred jail to life with his wife, the FBI said.
163 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Walter Cronkite United States Charlie Chaplin Bank robbery
Russian Helicopters to provide support for Thai, Indonesian air forces
Geoff ZiezulewiczMOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Russian Helicopters has signed supply contracts to provide support services for the Thai and Indonesian air forces, the company announced this week.
355 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst News agency
Oil prices plummet after Thursday's spike
Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A day after a data-driven spike, crude oil prices reversed course in early Friday trading as Russia's energy minister pushed production talks off the table.
16 points by UPI | Petroleum United Press International Benchmark Peak oil Brent Crude William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications
Venezuelan opposition leader accuses Nicolas Maduro of sending armed harassers
Andrew V. PestanoCARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski has accused President Nicolas Maduro of sending armed harassers to harass him following a pilgrimage.
14 points by UPI | Henrique Capriles Radonski United Press International Miranda William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Venezuela Diosdado Cabello
Drug target identified that may increase social interaction in autism
Stephen FellerPHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Compensating for a missing gene in the brain may help alleviate social avoidance symptoms in autism spectrum disorder patients, according to a new study.
67 points by UPI | United Press International Autism Psychology International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Autism spectrum Social relation
Europe ups energy security ante
Daniel J. GraeberBUDAPEST, Hungary, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- European energy leaders in Budapest signed off on grants to help bolster energy diversity schemes they said Friday were already having tangible results.
8 points by UPI | European Union United Press International Natural gas International News Service News World Communications United States William Randolph Hearst Shale gas
Raytheon receives U.S. Air Force AMRAAM contract
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $7.9 million contract in connection to testing of the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
6 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Air-to-air missile Raytheon Raytheon Missile Systems
Friendly lion cub found wandering streets of Russian city
Ben HooperUFA, Russia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A friendly lion cub found wandering the streets of a Russian city and captured by a passerby turned out to be a young boy's escaped birthday present.
11 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications
Lockheed gets $10 million U.S. Navy F-35 contract modification
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been awarded a $10 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work on F-35 Lightning II electronic components.
6 points by UPI | F-35 Lightning II Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor F-16 Fighting Falcon Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Fighter aircraft United Press International BAE Systems
Raytheon receives $49 million U.S. Air Force Small Diameter Bomb contract
Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $49 million U.S. Air Force contract to exercise an option on Small Diameter Bomb production.
6 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Raytheon Missile Systems United States Air Force F-22 Raptor
Pulse nightclub survivor gets a moving surprise on 'Ellen'
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Katy Perry and Ellen DeGeneres delivered an emotional surprise to Pulse shooting survivor Tony Marrero on Thursday's episode of "Ellen."
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Ellen DeGeneres
Renee Zellweger: Kenny Chesney gay rumors made me sad
Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Renee Zellweger addressed past rumors that she and ex-husband Kenny Chesney split because the country star is gay.
2 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Renée Zellweger Marriage Bridget Jones Doyle Bramhall II
Tim Burton honored at Hollywood handprint ceremony
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Tim Burton has had his hand- and footprints enshrined in cement outside of the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
2894 points by UPI | Tim Burton Danny Elfman Johnny Depp United Press International International News Service News World Communications Edward Scissorhands William Randolph Hearst
Justin Timberlake talks fashion, displays William Rast fall collection in new promo video
Wade SheridanMEMPHIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake revealed the new fall fashion line for his brand William Rast Thursday in a new promo video alongside partner Trace Ayala.
1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Justin Timberlake Jeans Harvard University alumni Memphis Tennessee
Danny DeVito to make his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's 'The Price'
Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Danny DeVito is to make his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "The Price" this winter, the Roundabout Theater Company announced.
4 points by UPI | Broadway theatre United Press International It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Danny DeVito American film actors
Concern Kalashnikov debuts new sniper rifle
Geoff ZiezulewiczMOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Concern Kalashnikov debuted its new VSV-338 high-precision sniper rifle this week during Russia's Army 2016 International Military and Technical Forum.
86 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications Sniper
Potential for more oil found in British waters
Daniel J. GraeberSURREY, England, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A "very significant" reservoir of oil was uncovered during a pilot program in British waters west of the Shetland Islands, a British-based company said Friday.
73 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications Hearst Castle Petroleum
Deaths reported in clashes between rival Boko Haram factions
Ed AdamczykMONGUNO , Nigeria, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Several people were reported killed in sectarian battles within the Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram, sources said
30 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Borno State Nigeria News agency Associated Press
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill to receive stars on Nashville's Walk of Fame
Wade SheridanNASHVILLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are set to receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame located in Nashville, Tenn.
4 points by UPI | Dolly Parton Country music Academy of Country Music Country Music Association Awards United Press International Nashville Tennessee International News Service William Randolph Hearst
Passengers trapped overnight in cable cars over French Alps rescued
Andrew V. PestanoCHAMONIX, France, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Local officials said all of the 110 people who were trapped in cable cars 12,000 feet above mountainous terrain in eastern France were rescued early Friday.
3 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Gondola lift Hearst Castle Vertical transportation devices
Lady Gaga releases new single, her first in three years
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga released the single "Perfect Illusion" on Friday, her first solo song in over three years.
1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Tony Bennett
At least 4 dead in Spain passenger train derailment
Amy R. ConnollyMADRID, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- At least four people died and up to 50 were injured when a passenger train derailed in Galicia in northern Spain.
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications Spain William Randolph Hearst United States Galicia News agency
Dakota pipeline protesters call for peace on judgment day
Daniel J. GraeberFORT YATES, N.D., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- With a court decision looming, and the National Guard on hand, a tribe protesting an oil pipeline from North Dakota said it was calling for peace.
21 points by UPI | North Dakota United Press International United States Sioux William Randolph Hearst International News Service United States Army News World Communications
Liam Hemsworth remembers early days with Miley Cyrus in throwback photo
Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Liam Hemsworth called back to the early days of his relationship with Miley Cyrus in a throwback photo shared on social media Thursday.
1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Miley Cyrus The Last Song
FAA 'strongly advises' passengers not to use Galaxy Note 7 in-flight
Andrew V. PestanoWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The FAA advised passengers not use the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while flying following a recall over reports the phone has caught fire or exploded.
3 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Federal Aviation Administration
'Items of interest' found in Cal Poly 20-year cold case search for student
Andrew V. PestanoSAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities digging for clues related to the 20-year disappearance of college student Kristin Denise Smart said they have found "items of interest."
-1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst United States Central Coast of California Federal Bureau of Investigation Sheriff
Ford adds 1.5 million vehicles to door-latch recall
Ed AdamczykDEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Ford Motor Company expanded its safety recall to cover 1.5 million more cars, bringing the number recalled to 2.4 million.
66 points by UPI | United Press International Ford Motor Company International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Dearborn Michigan Ford Focus Lincoln
Vegas students tested, held 17 hours at school for possible mercury contamination
Amy R. ConnollyLAS VEGAS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Walter Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas was closed for a second day after hundreds of students were screened for possible mercury contamination.
3 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst High school Walter Cronkite
Ben Affleck is a 1920's soldier-turned-gangster in first teaser trailer for 'Live by Night'
Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is a 1920's gangster in the first teaser trailer for his next directorial effort, "Live by Night."
-1 points by UPI | United Press International American film actors International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications American television actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Gone Baby Gone
Meryl Streep, JJ Abrams team up for TV series
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep and JJ Abrams are reportedly teaming up for a Warner Bros. TV adaptation of the bestselling book, "The Nix."
1 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Meryl Streep United States News agency
British low-carbon target in doubt
Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The British reputation as a leader in the movement to adopt a low-carbon economy is under threat in part from the decision to leave the EU, a minister said.
12 points by UPI | United Kingdom United Press International News World Communications European Union William Randolph Hearst International News Service London Renewable energy