McQueen thriller ‘Widows’ to open London Film Festival

LONDON (NS) - British director Steve McQueen will open his first major feature since “12 Years a Slave” won an Oscar in 2013 when...

ZTE pays $1.4 billion penalty; U.S. to lift ban

July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Commerce Department lifted a ban on Chinese smartphone maker ZTE on Friday after it paid a $1.4 billion...

Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

LONDON (NS) - Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court...

U.S. sanctions seen barring IT platform of insurer Lloyd’s for Iran...

LONDON (NS) - New U.S. sanctions are likely to prevent the use of a Lloyd’s of London IT platform for any Iran insurance, adding...

DOJ indicts 12 Russian intelligence officers in DNC hacking

July 13 (UPI) -- The Department of Justice announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials on Friday accused of being involved in the 2016...

U.S. court denies Jazz Pharma bid to revive patents on narcolepsy...

(NS) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled invalid patents owned by Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC covering its narcolepsy drug Xyrem, opening the door...

Aker BP’s revenue supported by improved market conditions

July 13 (UPI) -- Production costs in the second quarter were in line with expectations and revenues were supported by improved commodity prices, Aker...

Ousted Pakistan PM flying home to face jail, authorities lock down...

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (NS) - Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both sentenced to lengthy jail terms in absentia, are due to...

Air China incident linked to co-pilot smoking e-cigarette: state media

SHANGHAI (NewsSyrup) - An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after oxygen levels dropped in the cabin has been linked to a co-pilot...

German court grants parents access to dead daughter’s Facebook account

July 12 (UPI) -- Germany's highest court ruled Thursday that Facebook must grant the parents of a 15-year-old girl, who died in 2012, access...

Baltimore Ravens put C Alex Thompson on reserve/did not report list

The Baltimore Ravens placed rookie center Alex Thompson on the reserve/did not report list. The move came one day after Baltimore's rookies were scheduled...

Netflix, Sandra Oh nab landmark Emmy nominations

July 12 (UPI) -- This year's Emmy Award nominations featured a number of firsts -- the first streaming service to top the nominee list...

IceCube Neutrino Observatory traces ghost particle to distant galaxy

July 12 (UPI) -- With the help of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica, astronomers have identified the origins of a cosmic neutrino, an...

In photos: This week in Washington

In photos: This week in Washington - UPI.com Jane Fonda (L), actress and activist, puts...

Study: Fertility treatments don’t raise ovarian, breast cancer risk

July 12 (UPI) -- Women who receive fertility treatments are not at a heightened risk of ovarian, womb or breast cancer, according to large...

Australia’s Melbana turns to Cuban players for oil drilling in Cuba

July 12 (UPI) -- Entities on the ground in Cuba are the preferred option for oil drilling operations set to begin by as early...

On This Day, July 12: Anti-disco demonstration takes over Comiskey Park

July 12 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1862, the U.S. Congress authorized a new award, the Medal of Honor, highest military decoration...

After heroic Thai rescue, cave-diving Australian doctor mourns father’s death

SYDNEY (NewsSyrup) - The father of a cave-diving Australian doctor died on Wednesday, shortly after his son played a key role in rescuing a...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s U.S. TV show disrupts ahead of first broadcast

LOS ANGELES (NS) - Provocative British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s new television show is making headlines in the United States even before its first...

Soccer: Mandzukic sends irrepressible Croatia into first World Cup final

MOSCOW (NS) - Croatia yet again showed their magnificent resilience to come from behind and beat England 2-1 on Wednesday as Mario Mandzukic’s extra-time...