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‘Prodigal Son’: Fox orders 9 more episodes

Oct. 7 (UPI) — New crime drama Prodigal Son has received a full-season pickup at Fox. The network confirmed in a tweet Monday that it ordered nine more episodes of the series, starring Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright and Martin Sheen as Dr. Martin Whitly.



Watch: Tennessee man finds bears honking horn in his work van

Oct. 7 (UPI) — A Tennessee man who heard honking coming from his work van investigated and discovered the horn was being sounded by a pair of burgling bear cubs. Jeff Stokely of A.S.A.P. Security Systems said he had just left a customer’s home in



Fannie Mae: Americans’ housing market confidence fell in September

Oct. 7 (UPI) — New statistics Monday indicate fewer Americans are confident in the U.S. housing market, despite lower mortgage rates that are making homes more affordable in the United States. Fannie Mae released its Home Purchase Sentiment Index, which measures Americans’ opinions on owning

Watch: Netflix tells Santa’s origin story in ‘Klaus’ trailer

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Netflix is giving a first glimpse of the new animated film Klaus. The streaming service released a trailer Monday featuring the voices of Jason Schwartzman as Jesper, a friendly postman, and J.K. Simmons as Klaus, a reclusive toy maker. Klaus imagines

U.S. Air Force rolls out new uniforms

Oct. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force, after a three-year wait, issued its new uniforms to recruits entering basic military training, utility uniforms identical to those of the U.S. Army. The first Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms were distributed at the 37th Training Wing at



Netanyahu: Israel needs billions invested for defense against Iran

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a significant increase in the country’s defense budget, citing a growing threat from Iran. His comments came in response to an Iranian attack, using drones and cruise missiles, on two oil refineries in Saudi

House committees subpoena defense, budget records for impeachment inquiry

Oct. 7 (UPI) — The leaders of three House committees asked two key Trump administration officials Monday for key documents related to Democrats’ impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump — Defense Secretary Mark Esper and White House budget chief Russell Vought. House intelligence committee Chair



Study: Many intensive care hospital admissions could be preventable

Oct. 7 — Many people are unnecessarily admitted to hospital intensive care units, a large new study suggests. Better procedures for selecting patients who need the ICU could save money and improve care, researchers said. “This study was motivated by my experiences caring for patients

Abducted Indian engineers freed in trade for 11 Taliban commanders

Oct. 7 (UPI) — The government in Afghanistan has freed nearly a dozen Taliban militant commanders, including a notorious opium smuggler, in exchange for the release of three Indian engineers who’d been held as hostages for more than a year. Taliban officials said the exchange

Watch: ABC offers sneak peek at ‘Little Mermaid’ cast in-costume

Oct. 7 (UPI) — ABC has released a brief video featuring the ensemble of its upcoming live musical production of The Little Mermaid, The preview shows cast members in their costumes, including Auli’i Cravalho as the titular heroine Ariel, Queen Latifah as the sea witch



FBI: Most prolific U.S. serial killer counted at least 50 victims

Oct. 7 (UPI) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed a 79-year-old man as the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. In the spring of 2018, Samuel Little, already in jail for life for killing three people, confessed to strangling 90 people to

Jimmy Carter recovering from fall at Georgia home

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was recovering from a fall at his home in Georgia over the weekend, according to his nonprofit organization. Carter, who turned 95 last week, fell at his home in Plains on Sunday, requiring stitches to above

New York man charged with killing four homeless men

Oct. 7 (UPI) — New York prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old man with killing four homeless men in Manhattan’s Chinatown over the weekend. Randy Rodriguez-Santos, who is also homeless, was arraigned Sunday on charges of murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to



Famous birthdays for Oct. 7: Simon Cowell, Toni Braxton

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include: — Signer of the Declaration of Independence Caesar Rodney in 1728 — Danish atomic physicist Niels Bohr in 1885 — Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in 1897

On This Day, Oct. 7: Statue of Helen Keller unveiled at Capitol

Oct. 7 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1913, for the first time, Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line. In 1916, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game



Florida grapefruit growers make bold move to help save industry

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) — Florida grapefruit growers are trying to help preserve the industry with new plantings, taking a bold step in the face of disease and storms that continue to decimate their groves. Two large grapefruit growers on the state’s Atlantic coast

Death toll rises to 104 amid anti-government protests in Iraq

Oct. 7 (UPI) — Iraqi officials said at least seven people died in Baghdad Sunday, raising the death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces to 104. “As many as 104 people, including eight security members, were killed and at least 6,000 others



Rip Taylor, campy comic and game show personality, dies at 84

Oct. 6 (UPI) — Rip Taylor, the campy comedian and actor known for throwing confetti, wearing flamboyant outfits and crying for laughs, died Sunday, his publicist Harlan Boll said. He was 84. Boll confirmed Taylor’s death and said he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in