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Shep Smith departs as anchor of Fox News

Oct. 11 (UPI) — [embedded content] News anchor Shep Smith announced Friday he’s leaving Fox News after more than 20 years. Smith’s last day as chief news anchor and managing editor at the network was Friday. “This is my last newscast here,” he said during



Turkish ISP Blocks Social Media Sites Near Syrian Border

Turkey restricted access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp in at least three cities in the southern part of the country for about 48 hours earlier this week as it launched an attack on northern Syria, according to data collected by civil society group NetBlocks

Man confesses to shooting near German synagogue

Oct. 11 (UPI) — A man accused of fatally shooting two people near a German synagogue confessed to the killings, federal prosecutors said Friday. The German federal prosecutor’s office told NBC News that Stephen Balliet, 27, gave “comprehensive testimony” Thursday. “Stephen B. has admitted to



How to Use Google Maps’ New Detailed Walking Directions

Google has updated Google Maps with a new feature for walking directions that makes the app much more helpful for those getting around on foot. Google Maps’ new Detailed Voice Guidance, as it’s called, is primarily designed for users with sight impairments, though it can

Fast-moving LA-area wildfire burns homes, prompts evacuations

Oct. 11 (UPI) — Four fast-moving wildfires swept through Southern California Friday, destroying buildings and forcing thousands of people to evacuate as humidity dropped and winds picked up, fire officials said. The largest is the Saddleridge Fire near Slymar that burned 4,700 acres as of



Fall blizzard hits Great Plains before harvest, burying crops

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 11 (UPI) — A rare fall blizzard this week has buried thousands of acres of crops from Montana to Minnesota. Farmers across the Great Plains were scrambling to get their crops out of the fields earier this week before the potentially record-setting



Watch: Weather to blame for swarms of crickets in San Antonio

Oct. 11 (UPI) — Experts said an influx of crickets that some San Antonio residents have called a “plague” resulted from “perfect” weather conditions that allowed the insects to thrive this year. Residents said they first started noticing huge swarms of crickets gathering Tuesday in





Pentagon sending more troops, materiel to Saudi Arabia over Iran

Oct. 11 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department announced Friday it will send thousands of additional troops and more equipment to Saudi Arabia, in response to months of heightened tensions in the region involving Riyadh and Iran. Pentagon chief representative Jonathan Hoffman said Defense Secretary

Look: Taeyeon teases new album ‘Purpose’

Oct. 11 (UPI) — Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon is teasing her new album. The 30-year-old K-pop star shared a video teaser Friday for the forthcoming album, titled Purpose. The video shows a glimpse of Taeyeon holding a pair of dried roses under red lighting. The



South Korea to buy 20 more F-35 fighter planes

Oct. 11 (UPI) — South Korea plans to purchase 20 more F-35 fighter planes from the United States, its arms procurement agency announced. Forty of the fifth-generation stealth jets were ordered from builder Lockheed Martin in 2014 in a deal valued at about $6.4 billion.

Eliud Kipchoge Is Set to Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

On the morning of October 12, Eliud Kipchoge, the best marathoner on earth, will set off from the Reichsbrücke Bridge in Vienna, Austria, with the goal of traversing 26.2 miles—42.195 kilometers—in less than two hours, almost half a minute faster than any person in history.