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Steven Mnuchin marries Louise Linton

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin married Scottish actress and producer Louise Linton at Washington's Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Saturday night.

At least 135 killed in Pakistan oil tanker explosion

At least 135 people were killed in eastern Pakistan Sunday when an overturned oil tanker exploded as people attempted to collect spilling fuel in containers.

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 25, 2017

On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces invaded South Korea.

Plane crashes into vacant Florida daycare, killing one

A single-engine plane crashed into an empty daycare in southwest Florida, killing one person, Lee County Sheriffs officials said.

Saudi Arabia, other Gulf countries declare Sunday start of Eid al-Fitr

Authorities in Saudi Arabia on Saturday declared Eid al-Fitr, the holiday to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, would begin Sunday.

Syria releases detainees ahead of Eid al-Fitr

The Syrian government announced it released 672 detainees from prison Saturday, one day before the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Egyptian president ratifies deal giving Saudi Arabia two islands

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a maritime demarcation agreement giving two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, government officials said.

Google to stop scanning Gmail for targeted advertising

Google announced it will no longer scan the content of Gmail messages in order to tailer advertising to customers.

Expert fire crew brought in to battle Utah wildfire

Fire officials in Utah brought in an elite firefighting crew to battle a growing 37,560-acre blaze in the rural southwestern portion of the state.

Cyberattack targets British Parliamentary email accounts

Hackers have targeted both houses of British Parliament in an effort to gain entry into members' email accounts.

More than 80 dead in attacks on three major cities in Pakistan

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 injured following a sequence of attacks on three of Pakistan's major cities on Friday.

WHO: More than 1,300 now dead in Yemen's cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization has announced the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now killed more than 1,300 people.

WHO: More than 1,300 now dead from cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization has announced the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now killed more than 1,300 people.

U.S. charges Guantanamo inmate Hambali in Bali and Jakarta attacks

The U.S. war court has filed charges against Indonesian Guantanamo bay inmate, Hambali, accusing him of directing terrorist attacks in Bali and Jakarta.

Colombian ELN rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists, ombudsman says

Two Dutch journalists who had been captured by rebel's from Colombia's National Liberation Army, or ELN, were released unharmed.

German parliament throws out thousands of anti-gay convictions

Germany's parliament this week approved an annulment of thousands of criminal convictions under the nation's former anti-gay law.

Tornado damaged two U.S. Air Force E-4B 'doomsday' planes

A tornado at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska damaged 10 aircrafts including two E-4B "doomsday" planes.

Five arrested in foiled attack on Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia

Security forces in Saudi Arabia foiled a planned terror attack on worshippers in the world's largest mosque in Mecca on Friday.

Sears will close another 20 stores this year across 14 states

Sears Holdings will close another 20 stores throughout the U.S. to add to a growing list of defunct locations, the department store company confirmed Friday.

More than 120 people buried in southwest China landslide

More than 100 people are missing and dozens of homes buried in a village in southwest China after a landslide on Saturday morning.

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 24, 2017

On June 24, 1948, Soviets blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people of the divided German city.

More than 400 Korean War-era U.S. soldiers identified

The remains of 409 U.S. soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified.

Air Force Thunderbird F-16 crashes after practice for Ohio air show

An Air Force pilot and maintenance worker were hospitalized Friday after a fighter jet crashed before landing at an airport in central Ohio, officials said.

Trump administration backs new Texas law against 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration filed a show of support Friday for a new Texas law against sanctuary cities -- an issue that will be heard in federal court next week.

Wounded Rep. Scalise out of ICU amid 'continued good progress'

The Republican lawmaker shot last week in a shooting attack on a charity baseball practice has been upgraded to fair condition, hospital officials said Friday.

Air Force Thunderbird flips in Dayton after practice for air show

An Air Force Thunderbird flipped over at Dayton International Airport in Ohio this afternoon after a practice for the Dayton air show on Saturday.

Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship

Arete Associates has been awarded an $8.5 million contract for the production of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis subassemblies.

Second trial of ex-Cincinnati officer Tensing again ends in hung jury

Ohio prosecutors face the prospect of a third trial of former police officer Ray Tensing after deadlocked jurors in the second proceeding prompted a mistrial.

North Korean taekwondo athletes arrive in South Korea

North Korean athletes and sports officials were welcomed to South Korea on Friday.

Rafael unveils Drone Dome anti-drone system

Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has introduced a new system for detecting and destroying drone aircraft.

Trump signs law to fire bad workers, guard whistleblowers at VA

President Trump on Friday signed a new law to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire disruptive employees and protect whistleblowers.

South Korea scandal figure gets jail term for soliciting favors for daughter

Choi Soon-sil, friend of ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye, was sentenced to three years in prison for soliciting academic favors for her daughter.

Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon

The first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft has been deliver to the Royal Air Force of Oman in a ceremony held on Wednesday.

First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines

The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret.

Report: South Korea investigating North Korea rocket engine test

South Korea's military said Friday it is confirming whether North Korea conducted another rocket engine test on Wednesday.

Japan says no to THAAD battery as China announces drills

Japan's defense ministry has ruled out the deployment of a U.S. THAAD battery on Japanese soil.

Russian activist Navalny ineligible for 2018 presidential run

Russian activist Alexei Navalny is barred from running for president in 2018 because of a prior conviction, the Central Election Commission announced Friday.

Same-sex marriage rate lower than rate for straight couples, poll shows

Two years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, a smaller percentage of gay and lesbian couples are married compared to straight couples.

Utah's Brian Head Fire doubles in size, more evacuations ordered

Fire officials in Utah said the Brian Head wildfire nearly doubled in size overnight Thursday, threatening another resort town in a rural portion of the state.

Egypt to release 502 prisoners after presidential pardon

A decree issued by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Friday pardoned 502 prisoners, the state information service said.

Airbus orders Saab's defensive aids system for helicopters

Saab, Airbus in deal for defensive aids system for helicopters.

California restricts state travel to four states over LGBT laws

California officials said the state would cut off funds for travel to four other states due to laws deemed discriminatory against the LGBT community.

Ex-Mexican legislator linked to drug kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in U.S.

A former Mexican legislator linked to drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was charged with cocaine trafficking in a San Diego court.

'Making a Murderer': Federal court upholds overturned conviction

A prisoner featured in the Netflix series "Making A Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison, a federal appeals panel ruled.

New torpedo planned for French navy passes qualification firing

DCNS' F21 heavy-weigt torpedo passes qualification testing.

'Pizzagate' gunman gets four years in federal prison

A North Carolina man was sentenced to four years in prison after firing a gun inside a pizza shop where he believed Democrats were running a child sex ring.

Crude oil prices inch higher, but market doubts persist

Crude oil prices inched into positive territory early Friday, though concerns of lingering weakness sparked a call for extraordinary OPEC action.

Judge blocks deportation of 114 Iraqis in Detroit

A Detroit federal judge blocked the deportation of 114 people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities.

North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

North Korea denied allegations that American student Otto Warmbier had been mistreated while in Pyongyang's custody.

Terrorism charges filed in London mosque van attack

Prosecutors charged a British man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after they said he drove a van into a group of Muslims near a mosque.