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September 2015 was the ninth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Tuesday, ended on a Wednesday after 30 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from September 2015.

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  • At least 10 people die and 8 are missing from a South Korean fishing charter that capsized Saturday night off the country's southern coast. Coast Guard officers said three people survived by clinging to the wreckage for 10 hours. (Sydney Morning Herald) (AFP via New Delhi Television)
  • The death toll from the September 1 chemical factory blast in China rises to 13. (AP)
  • A Spain car rally race crash leaves six dead after a car veers off a straight section into spectators. (BBC)
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  • In Tampa, Florida, former University of South Florida football player Elkino Watson is killed and Desmon Watson, another former player, is injured after an early morning stabbing after an argument broke out outside a nightclub in Ybor City. (WFLA)
  • In North Carolina, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announces an unprecedented 11 people have been shot, 5 fatally, over the Labor Day weekend, including a boy shot at a birthday party. (Charlotte Observer)
  • In the second police officer shooting in the city in three days, a man ambushed a marked police SUV stopped at a traffic light in Las Vegas by walking up and firing multiple rounds, striking one officer in the hand. The shooter was arrested. (Fox News)
  • Crystal Cortes of Dallas, Texas is charged with capital murder of dentist Kendra Hatcher on September 2. Her borrowed Jeep Cherokee was seen entering a parking garage on video. She told police she conspired with an unidentified man who paid her to drive him to the garage with the intention of robbery. (WFAA)
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  • The patent office in India rejects Pfizer's petition for a patent on an arthritis drug, tofacitinib, re-affirming their rejection of the same drug in 2011. The drug is a chemical reformulation of the active compound in the medicine and thus the Indian Patent Office says that the company would have to establish that the compound for which it is seeking a patent is therapeutically more effective than the active compound. (Reuters)
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  • Just before the Brooklyn, New York West Indian J'ouvert Labor Day Carnival, lawyer Carey Gabay is shot in the head and critically wounded, caught in crossfire between feuding gangs. Two others are wounded in shootings and one man is stabbed to death. (ABC News), (Breitbart)
  • In Cass County, Missouri, a family of four is fired upon after they passed a slower vehicle, which then pulls up alongside and opens fire, hitting the father and a 2-year-old girl. Police believe the motive may have been road rage after flashing headlights. (KCTV5)
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  • Doctors at Salamanca University Hospital in Salamanca, Spain implant a 3-D printing-produced artificial titanium sternum (breastbone), and a portion of the ribs (as opposed to the current standard, a non-customized, flat piece of titanium, which can loosen over time) in a patient who had numerous cancerous tumors in that area, the first use of 3D printing technology to take the place of these specific body parts. (Quartz, via MSN)
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  • Hewlett-Packard, which has struggled for years in a declining PC market, will cut up to 33,300 jobs over the next three years, mostly in its enterprise business. (Reuters)
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  • In Auckland, New Zealand, an extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom, former owner of a file sharing website, for alleged copyright infringement, racketeering, and money laundering begins, seeking to bring him to the U.S. (BBC)
  • At least eight people are killed and 45 wounded in shootings over the weekend across Chicago. (Fox Chicago)
  • A Denver, Colorado federal jury convicts Harold Henthorn of murder in the death of his wife Toni Henthorn, who fell off a cliff as they hiked in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park to celebrate their wedding anniversary. His previous wife had also died in suspicious circumstances. (AP)
  • Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell is sentenced to 28 years for Salmonella typhimurium-tainted peanut butter, the most severe punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne illness case. In late 2008 and early 2009, nine people died and at least 714 people in 46 states, half of them children, fell ill. Parnell and his brother were convicted in September 2014 of 71 criminal counts. His brother Michael Parnell is sentenced to 20 years, and the plant's former quality control manager Mary Wilkerson is sentenced to five years. (LA Times), (USA Today)
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  • The BBC reports that Nigeria will be removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. (BBC)
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