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Key witness in trial of Dallas police officer shot to death

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The key witness and neighbor of the convicted Dallas police officer in the murder of another neighbor was killed 5 miles from the apartment complex, authorities said Saturday. Joshua Brown, who originally lived in the same South Side Flats apartments in



N.Y. Yankees beat Minnesota Twins 8-2, take 2-0 lead in ALDS

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The New York Yankees exploded for seven runs in the third inning — including a grand slam by shortstop Didi Gregorius — to handily defeat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Saturday at



John Dillinger’s kin get OK to exhume body on Near Year’s Eve

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The Indiana Health Department has approved a request by the nephew of John Dillinger to exhume the body of the notorious gangster on New Year’s Eve in Indianapolis. On Friday, the agency approved the application filed by Michael Thompson on Sept.

4.9-magnitude earthquake triggers hotels to evacuate in Acapulco, Mexico

Tourists were evacuated from hotels in Acapulco, Mexico, on Saturday after a 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook the region. The earthquake struck 14 miles northwest of San Marcos, Mexico, near Acapulco at 12:20 p.m., EDT, the United States Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of



Paris police attack suspect had ‘radical’ belief, witnesses say

Oct. 5 (UPI) — A prosecutor said Saturday the police employee suspect in the stabbing death of four colleagues two days ago had a ‘radical’ belief in Islam recently, according to witnesses. Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said the suspect who allegedly killed four colleagues during

University of Kansas apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s show

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The University of Kansas’ athletic director has apologized for a performance by hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg after preseason scrimmages by the men’s and women’s basketball teams. As part of “Late Night in the Phog” at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday in Lawrence,



Iraq protests: Death toll rises to 93

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Five Iraqis died in Saturday protests, raising the total death toll to 93 since the anti-government demonstrations began last week, a human rights commission said. Ali al-Bayati, an Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights member, told Chinese state-run news agency

Another snowstorm to eye northern U.S. next week

Oct. 5 (UPI) — About 10 days after a giant snowstorm buried the northern Rockies and adjacent Plains of the United States, a new storm has its sights set on bringing some significant snow to the region next week. That late-September storm dropped up to



‘Lost in Space’ Season 2 gets premiere date and teaser

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Season 2 of the sci-fi family drama Lost in Space is set to premiere on Netflix on Dec. 24, the streaming service announced Saturday. Turn: Washington’s Spies and Austenland actor JJ Feild has joined the cast in the recurring role of

Six elephants die at waterfall after calf slips

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Six elephants plunged to their deaths Saturday after they tried to save a baby elephant that slipped over a waterfall in Thailand, authorities said. The incident occurred in central Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park, officials said. Park officials heard loud elephant

North Korea: ‘talks broke down’; State Department: ‘good discussion’

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The United States had “good discussions” with North Korea during working-level negotiations on denuclearizing the regime, the State Department said Saturday, disputing the North’s characterization of the talks as a failure. U.S. and North Korean officials met in Stockholm, Sweden, earlier



North Korea: ‘talks broke down’; U.S.: ‘good discussion’

Oct. 5 (UPI) — The United States had “good discussions” with North Korea during working-level negotiations on denuclearizing the regime, the State Department said Saturday, disputing the North’s characterization of the talks as a failure. U.S. and North Korean officials met in Stockholm, Sweden, earlier

Australian bloggers couple freed from Iranian prison

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Iran on Saturday released two Australian bloggers from jail months after the couple were detained. The dual citizenship British-Australian woman, Jolie King, and her Australian boyfriend, Mark Firkin, had been traveling around the world since 2017 documenting their adventures as bloggers



Turkey’s Erdogan warns of military operation in northeast Syria

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Turkey is ready to mount a military operation in northeast Syria to expel Kurdish fighters from the region. Air and ground operations could begin imminently, he warned. While addressing the ruling Justice and

Four homeless men killed in NYC’s Chinatown; suspect in custody

Oct. 5 (UPI) — A suspect is in custody Saturday for allegedly killing four homeless men in New York City’s Chinatown, police said. The four homeless men were found beaten to death in Chinatown early Saturday. Police discovered two men with head wounds after responding

Hong Kong’s subway, businesses shutter after overnight clashes

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Hong Kong was brought to a standstill Saturday when transit authorities shut down the subway and businesses shuttered after overnight violent protests in the wake of a ban on public masks. The usually vibrant city of 7 million was reduced to



5-alarm fire injures 10 in Bronx apartment building

Oct. 5 (UPI) — A five-alarm fire at a Bronx apartment building left at least 10 people injured, including several New York City firefighters, officials said Saturday. The blaze broke out on the sixth floor of the building around 8 p.m. Friday. The New York

Judge sets retrial for California man in Ghost Ship fire

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Prosecutors plan to retry a California man on manslaughter charges next year after a jury was unable to reach a verdict last month related to his involvement in the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. Derick Almena faces 36 counts