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Bernie Sanders releases plan to reform ‘dysfunctional criminal justice system’

Aug. 18 (UPI) — Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a plan to “reform America’s dysfunctional criminal justice system” on Sunday. The Independent Senator from Vermont dubbed the plan “Justice and Safety for All,” focusing on ending mass incarcerations, eliminating for-profit prisons and altering



Hong Kong protests show no sign of slowing as 1.7 million rally

HONG KONG, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The organizers of a rally on Sunday afternoon in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park claimed that at least 1.7 million protesters turned out in a massive show of force against unpopular government leaders and a police force they accuse of



2 dead, 1 missing after plane crashes into New York home

Aug. 18 (UPI) — Two people died and one remained missing Sunday morning after a small plane crashed into a home in upstate New York on Saturday. The Cessna 303 aircraft was carrying three people when it crashed into a two-story home in New York’s

‘Good Boys’ tops the North American box office with $21M

Aug. 18 (UPI) — The R-rated comedy Good Boys is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $21 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Coming in at No. 2 is Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw with $14.1 million, followed by



Camilla Luddington marries Matthew Alan in California

Aug. 18 (UPI) — Grey’s Anatomy actress Camilla Luddington and 13 Reasons Why alum Matthew Alan exchanged marriage vows in California this weekend. People.com said the bride, 35, and groom, 36, tied the knot in a coastal ceremony on Saturday in front of about 70

Famous birthdays for Aug. 18: Christian Slater, Edward Norton

Aug. 18 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include: — Virginia Dare, first English settler born in the American colonies, in 1587 — Explorer Meriwether Lewis in 1774 — Chicago department store founder Marshall Field in 1834



At least 63 dead in explosion at Afghanistan wedding

Aug. 17 (UPI) — The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion at a wedding hall in Afghanistan that killed 63 people and injured more than 180 on Saturday evening. The Afghan interior ministry confirmed the death toll as an IS statement said one of

Dozens possibly dead after explosion at Afghanistan wedding

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Afghanistan officials believe dozens are dead after an explosion rocked a crowded wedding hall west of the country’s capital of Kabul Saturday evening. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said the explosion happened about 10:40 p.m. local time, where guests celebrated the



Stabbing in Germany kills 2, suspect in custody

Aug. 17 (UPI) — A man and woman were stabbed to death Saturday during a dispute at a German train station. Police arrested a 43-year-old suspect “immediately after the crime without resistance,” according to a police statement. The suspect will be presented to a magistrate

Portland alt-right rally end without major incident after Trump’s tweet

Aug. 17 (UPI) — What some billed as a possible major confrontation between right-wing activists and those opposing them in Portland, Ore. Saturday afternoon that caught the attention of President Donald Trump, ended with no major skirmishes. The alt-right group Proud Boys and several other



Sarah Chalke to co-star with Katherine Heigl in ‘Firefly Lane’

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Roseanne and Scrubs alum Sarah Chalke has landed a role in the 10-part Netflix series, Firefly Lane. The Hollywood Reporter said Chalke will act opposite Katherine Heigl in the show about two women who have been friends for 30 years. Deadline.com

Syfy cancels ‘Krypton,’ spinoff ‘Lobo’

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Syfy will not renew its Superman prequel series Krypton for a third season. “What I feel above all is gratitude. I spent 3 years living an impossible dream. I will always be a proud son of Krypton. Keep believing in a

50th anniversary of Woodstock music festival celebrated

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Ringo Starr, Arlo Guthrie and the Edgar Winter Brand performed this week at a concert in upstate New York, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. The event kicked off on Thursday and will run through Sunday at Bethel



Border patrol arrests Cuban stowaway at Miami airport

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Customs and Border Protection officers took into custody a 26-year-old Cuban national at the Miami International Airport early Friday after he arrived in the belly of a passenger plane from Havana. The agency said a ramp agent confronted the man, identified

Italy lets 27 minors off migrant ship after loosening ban

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Under political heat, Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini reluctantly loosened the ban Saturday to let 27 unaccompanied minors off the stranded migrant rescue ship. The humanitarian ship operated by Spanish nonprofit group Proactiva Open Arms has been stranded off the

Heather Locklear faces treatment stint after entering no contest plea

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Actress Heather Locklear will have to successfully complete a residential treatment program to stay out of jail after she pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor counts stemming from two confrontations she had at her home with authorities responding to a domestic



Sudan military seals power-sharing deal with civilians

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Sudan’s military council and civilian opposition alliance Saturday sealed a power-sharing deal to pave the way toward democracy in a few years. A signing ceremony in Khartoum celebrated the deal, calling for a new governing council, including civilians and generals, in

Deputies find girl alone in boat, father’s body in lake

Aug. 17 (UPI) — The body of 36-year-old Texas man was found in Lake Granbury after authorities discovered his 3-year-old daughter alone in a boat that morning. Authorities believe that Oscar Monjaras Robledo forgot to anchor his boat before jumping into the lake for a

Hong Kong protests turn chaotic but avoid violence

HONG KONG, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Protests turned chaotic Saturday but ultimately ended without violence, as Hong Kong’s long summer of discontent continued to simmer for an 11th straight weekend. A rally of teachers in the morning and a youth-led march during the afternoon drew