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CDC update shows no new measles cases in U.S.

Sept. 16 (UPI) — The U.S. measles outbreak appears finally to be slowing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated in a status update Monday. The CDC reported no new cases over the last week, leaving 1,241 recorded cases in the United States. It

First sexual experience was forced for 1 in 16 U.S. women

Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can’t come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was forced. “In a nationally representative sample of more than 13,000 women, 6.5 percent said their first sexual encounters was



Oil prices see historic spike; Trump weighing response to Saudi attack

Sept. 16 (UPI) — Weekend drone strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure have effectively wiped out about 5 percent of the global daily production, sending oil prices skyrocketing to historic levels Monday. Brent prices were up to $66.70 a barrel — while the U.S. benchmark,

Look: Twice’s Tzuyu stars in solo teaser for ‘Feel Special’

Sept. 16 (UPI) — Twice member Tzuyu appears in a solo teaser for the South Korean girl group’s new EP. The K-pop stars promoted their mini album Feel Special with a teaser featuring Tzuyu on Monday. The promo shows Tzuyu posing against a colorful backdrop.



EU creates directorate for European defense industry

Sept. 16 (UPI) — A new agency established within the European Commission to deal with Europe’s fragmented defense industry will have France’s former defense minister in charge. Sylvie Goulard is expected to be nominated in a European Parliament hearing, and lead the directorate starting on

North Korea bracing for fallout from Typhoon Lingling

Sept. 16 (UPI) — North Korea state media warned Typhoon Lingling could have had a serious impact on the autumn harvest, amid reports of food shortages in the country. Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Monday “Typhoon No. 13” could have hurt crops. It



Watch: Marie Osmond discusses bond with ‘The Talk’ co-hosts

Sept. 16 (UPI) — Marie Osmond is voicing her love for her The Talk co-hosts, whom she considers sisters. The 59-year-old singer, actress and television personality discussed her bond with Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba during Monday’s episode of CBS



Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ series being shopped

Sept. 16 (UPI) — The Kingkiller Chronicle series is no longer in development at Showtime. The Hollywood Reporter said Showtime has released the series, featuring actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda as creative producer, back to Lionsgate Television. Showtime had shared plans for the Kingkiller



Taylor Swift returns to ‘The Voice’ as a Mega Mentor

Sept. 16 (UPI) — NBC announced on Monday that Taylor Swift is returning to The Voice as the Mega Mentor. The Voice returns Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. A video shared on The Voice Instagram and Twitter shows Blake Shelton and John Legend sitting outside



South Korea: North Korea-United States to resume talks soon

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (UPI) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that North Korea and the United States will soon restart working-level talks and that his government will fully continue to support the peace process. Moon cited an “unchanged commitment” to trust and peace

Wyoming’s shrinking coal industry leads to job losses

Sept. 16 (UPI) — The national slowdown in demand for coal is being felt especially hard this summer in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, where four of the state’s biggest coal mining companies went through a lockout, bankruptcies and a merger within a few months. The

Insurance companies offer policies for African swine fever

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 16 (UPI) — A handful of insurance companies in the United States and around the world are offering policies to cover massive losses hog farmers could incur if African swine fever impacts their business “The probability of it reaching the United States



Famous birthdays for Sept. 16: Flo Rida, Nick Jonas

Sept. 16 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: — England’s King Henry V in 1386 — Department store founder James Cash Penney in 1875 — Artist Jean Arp in 1886 — British car designer Walter Bentley

On This Day, Sept. 16: Jury orders Exxon to pay $5B for 1989 spill

Sept. 16 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, bound for America. In 1810, Mexico began its war of independence against Spain. In 1940, Congress passed the first peacetime draft in U.S. history, requiring the