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On This Day, Oct. 10: Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Md., with 50 midshipmen in the first class. In 1886, Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., fashioned the first tuxedo ...

Comedian Nikki Glaser talks stand-up comedy, feminism and MeToo

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Comedian Nikki Glaser said her Netflix special Bangin', an hour of raunchy sexual humor with underlying messages about feminism and gender politics, was written with a specific audience in mind: the 17-year-old version of herself. ...

California bans controversial pesticide linked to health issues in children

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- California has made an agreement to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with serious health effects in children, the state's environmental protection agency said. Under an agreement between the California ...

NLDS: Howie Kendrick’s grand slam lifts Nationals over Dodgers, into NLCS

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Howie Kendrick blasted a tiebreaking grand slam in the 10th inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advance to the NL Championship Series. Three-time Cy ...

Unanticipated drops in income can affect heart health

Oct. 10 -- Money may not buy happiness, but a bigger paycheck is good for your heart. And new research suggests the reverse is also true: When income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure goes up. "One could argue that the ...

Senators announce outline to sanction Turkey

Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Lindsey Graham announced an outline to impose sanctions against Turkey for attacking Kurdish forces in Syria. On Wednesday, Turkey's military began Operation Peace Spring, launching air and land attacks ...

Squirrels Stash 200 Walnuts and Lots of Grass in a Car

Holly Persic of Pittsburgh found that her car made an odd sound and smelled strange when she drove it. Opening the hood revealed a vast reserve of winter supplies left by enterprising squirrels. A cornucopia of more than 200 walnuts and lots of ...

Jean Marie Smith’s Hay Bale Sculptures

Jean Marie Smith is the artist-in-residence at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen, Kentucky. It's a garden and family fun center that educates people about nature. To entertain visiting kids (and probably adults), Smith decorates hay ...

Why Yooperlite Rocks Glow

Erik Rintamaki of Michigan is an avid rock collector. While searching for agates along Lake Michigan in 2017, he found stones that glowed under ultraviolet light. This is how he discovered a previously unknown mineral: yooperlight. The name comes ...

Octopus in a Cup

Pall Sigurdsson and his friends were diving in Indonesia and encountered a tiny coconut octopus that was using a plastic cup for protection. Thinking the flexible transparent plastic cup wasn't much protection, they offered it shells instead. ...

Pompeo: Iran lied to Britain, sold oil to Syria

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the European Union Wednesday to condemn Iran for delivering some 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria after reassuring Britain it would not do so. The Adrian Darya 1, formerly known ...

New York Giants rule out Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram for TNF tilt

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The New York Giants will be without multiple offensive stars for their Thursday night matchup against the New England Patriots. The Giants announced Wednesday that star running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Evan Engram and wide ...

Why America’s Abandoned Asylums All Look the Same

An old abandoned insane asylum always makes for a good horror story setting. The US has more than a hundred abandoned asylums, so it's a trope we are all familiar with. They have quite a bit in common with each other. First, they are abandoned. ...

San Francisco 49ers’ Mike McGlinchey out four to six weeks with knee injury

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers will be without starting right tackle Mike McGlinchey due to a knee injury, the team announced Wednesday. McGlinchey is having his knee scoped and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to the team. ...

Turkey launches air, land operations against Kurds in Syria

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Turkey launched air and land operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Wednesday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said. On Wednesday afternoon, Turkey's Ministry of Defense announced the Turkish Armed Forces and ...

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to retire after 15-year career

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves veteran catcher Brian McCann said Wednesday he is retiring from Major League Baseball after 15 seasons. McCann revealed his retirement plans after the Braves' 13-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the series-deciding ...

Ecuador factories, schools shut down during seventh day of fuel subsidy protests

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Demonstrators shut down portions of Ecuador on Wednesday as protests against President Lenin Moreno's decision to eliminate fuel subsidies reached their seventh day. Shops, factories and schools in the capital city of Quito were ...

Luke Perry’s ‘Riverdale’ Character Gets Emotional Sendoff

Play video content The CW Spoiler alert ... Luke Perry's character just got a touching sendoff on the new season of "Riverdale" ... with the TV show bidding farewell following the actor's death. The hit CW series said goodbye to Luke's ...

NLDS: Cardinals oust Braves with historic first inning, advance to NLCS

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Cardinals erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and eliminated the Atlanta Braves with a 13-1 rout in Game 5 of their NL Division Series on Wednesday in Atlanta. The Cardinals' double-digit inning set a postseason ...

Rihanna declined Super Bowl LIII halftime show in support of Colin Kaepernick

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Rihanna opened up on her decision to turn down the NFL's invitation to perform during Super Bowl LIII last year, saying she rejected the opportunity in support of Colin Kaepernick. In an interview with Vogue published Wednesday, the ...

K-pop all-stars SuperM hit ‘Ellen’ in U.S. debut

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- K-pop supergroup SuperM added a Wednesday performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to their energetic American debut. The band's seven members -- Taemin from SHINee, Baekhyun and Kai from EXO, Taeyong and Mark from NCT, ...

Trey Gowdy joins President Donald Trump’s personal legal team

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is leaving his job at Fox News to join President Donald Trump's legal team, the president's personal lawyer announced Wednesday. Jay Sekulow said said the former South Carolina lawmaker will join the team ...

Aaron Carter’s New Neck Tattoo’s a Roaring Lion Inked in Canada

Exclusive TMZ.com Aaron Carter is dedicating some serious real estate on his neck for the king of the jungle -- not that he's trying to save face or anything. He already inked that up. Anywho, tattoo artist Nadia Katherine tells TMZ ... she ...

Chicago releases report on Laquan McDonald shooting coverup

Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago on Wednesday released an internal report investigating police personnel involved in covering up the 2014 police shooting that killed Laquan McDonald. The report by Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, which ...

This National Park Has An Annual Fat Bear Contest And I Am In Love

The United States has a total of 61 national parks, many of which we can all name just off the top of our heads: Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Zion, Joshua Tree, and I’m sure a lot of others people will be sure to tell me I ...