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On This Day, Sept. 21: Climate march draws 300,000 to NYC

Sept. 21 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold’s name was forever after associated with the word “traitor.” In 1792, the Legislative Assembly of revolutionary

Famous birthdays for Sept. 21: Dave Coulier, Luke Wilson

Sept. 21 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: — Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645 — U.S. first lady Margaret Taylor in 1788 — British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866 — Animator

Seattle Seahawks’ Ezekiel Ensah to play versus New Orleans Saints

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is expected to make his debut with the franchise Sunday against the visiting New Orleans Saints. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday the Pro Bowl pass-rusher will play extensively against the Saints. “Ziggy’s

Cleveland Browns place TE David Njoku on injured reserve

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury, the team announced Friday. Njoku suffered the wrist injury, along with a concussion, in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the New York Jets. League

Hurricane Lorena hugging coast of Baja California peninsula

Sept. 17 (UPI) — The eye of Hurricane Lorena came close to making landfall along the coast of Mexico’s Baja California on Friday. In its 6 p.m. MDT update, the National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm was about 60 miles north-northeast of

Showers, thunderstorms from Jerry to graze Leeward Islands

Sept. 20 — Jerry continued its journey to the west on Friday as it neared the Leeward Islands. Jerry, which became a hurricane Thursday, is the 10th named storm and the fourth recognized hurricane of 2019 Atlantic season. The center of the Category 1 storm

Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard ruled out against Atlanta Falcons

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Indianapolis Colts starting linebacker Darius Leonard was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Friday. Colts head coach Frank Reich told reporters Leonard won’t suit up against the Falcons due to a concussion. He started feeling

Bus crash near Utah’s Bryce Canyon kills 4 Chinese tourists

Sept. 20 (UPI) — A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese nationals crashed near Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday, killing at least four people, local authorities said. The bus was about 3 miles from the park in Garfield County when it “ran off

Carolina Panthers rule out QB Cam Newton against Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton won’t play against the Arizona Cardinals due to a foot injury, the team announced Friday. Newton aggravated his sprained left foot during the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 12. According to

This week in Washington

Updated: Sept. 20, 2019 at 7:04 PM Ivanka Trump leads a workforce advisory board meeting at the Boys & Girls Club; Vice President Mike Pence greets newly naturalized U.S. citizens; and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager testifies in Congress, among the highlights of the

Global Climate Strike urges action on climate change

Updated: Sept. 20, 2019 at 6:39 PM More than 2,500 strikes and other activities were planned in 156 countries for September 20 and 27 as part of the Global Climate Strike — a show of opposition toward what organizers say is government inaction in fighting

U.S., El Salvador sign deal limiting asylum seekers

Sept. 20 (UPI) — The United States signed an agreement on Friday requiring migrants passing through El Salvador on their way to the U.S. border to first request asylum in the Central American country. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and El Salvadoran Foreign

Common antidepressant more effective for anxiety than depression

Sept. 20 (UPI) — New research suggests that an antidepressant may alleviate anxiety better than it reduces symptoms of depression. Sertraline, one of the most common antidepressants, was found to lower anxiety in people with depression, according to a study published Thursday in The Lancet.

NATO’s new command is designed for rapid movement of troops, vehicles

Sept. 20 (UPI) — NATO announced that its new command, designed to quickly move tanks and personnel around Europe, is operational. The Joint Support and Enabling Command, located in Ulm, Germany, is a headquarters focused on ensuring that troops and equipment can rapidly move across

Walmart to halt sales of vaping products

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Walmart announced Friday it will stop selling all e-cigarettes after health officials linked at least seven deaths and hundreds of illnesses to vaping products. The company said its decision also applies to Sam’s Club locations in the United States. “Given the

Planned power plants in Asia likely to face water shortages

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Climate activists have raised concerns about the number of power plants planned for development in Asia, but the threat of climate change appears to be just one reason to think twice about building new power plants in the region. According to

Look: New Jersey man wins a second lottery top prize two years later

Sept. 20 (UPI) — A New Jersey man collected a $250,000 lottery jackpot just two years after taking home a $2 million prize from another scratch-off ticket. Freddie R. of Newark told New Jersey Lottery officials his usual tickets weren’t bringing him any luck recently,

Chinese cancel plans to meet with Midwest farmers

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 20 (UPI) — The Chinese trade delegation canceled plans to meet next week with Midwestern farmers impacted by the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries. The delegation had been preparing to visit producers in Nebraska and Montana following this week’s trade

Israeli fighter planes participate in British air exercises

Sept. 20 (UPI) — Israeli fighter planes returned home Friday after their first deployment to Britain for air exercises with planes of the United States and European countries. F-15 planes of the Israel Air Force flew in combat simulations with those of the United States,

Trump announces ‘highest sanctions ever’ in Iran

Sept. 20 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Friday announced what he described as the “highest sanctions ever imposed on a country” against Iran, more than a year after the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump promised to levy the “strongest sanctions