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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
By United Press International
You can now use emojis when you search the internet with Bing

You can now use emojis when you search the internet with Bing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Bing will now allow you to use emojis when you use their search engine.
Thor Benson
Sarah Palin compared climate change to eugenics

Sarah Palin compared climate change to eugenics

Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin recently released a video where she compares the science behind man-made climate change to eugenics.
Thor Benson
Ray Rice costumes shower social media with blackface and domestic violence jokes

Ray Rice costumes shower social media with blackface and domestic violence jokes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A new costume trend for Halloween 2014 has spurred outrage after people dressed up as Ray Rice to make a joke out of domestic violence.
Aileen Graef
'Haunted' station hires 'supernatural' officer

'Haunted' station hires 'supernatural' officer

LEAMINGTON SPA, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A British train station plagued by reports of hauntings has hired a "supernatural liaison officer" to deal with complaints of nuisance apparitions.
Ben Hooper
Video: Deer runs buck wild through furniture store

Video: Deer runs buck wild through furniture store

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The owner of an Iowa furniture store said security cameras recorded a deer running buck wild through the store before leaving through the back door.
Ben Hooper
Shower peeper claimed testing 'waterproof' phone

Shower peeper claimed testing 'waterproof' phone

EXETER, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A British man accused of recording a woman showing in a swimming pool cubicle claimed he was testing if his phone was waterproof.
Ben Hooper
Philippine camera crew captures 'ghost' footage

Philippine camera crew captures 'ghost' footage

MANILA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Philippine camera crew said footage captured during a paranormal investigation appears to show the "ghost" of a woman dressed in white.
Ben Hooper
French police arrest gang of 14 armed clowns

French police arrest gang of 14 armed clowns

AGDE, France, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Police in southern France said they busted 14 teenagers wearing clown makeup and armed with guns, knives and bats.
Ben Hooper
Humbug: 'Christmas creep' annoys shoppers

Humbug: 'Christmas creep' annoys shoppers

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A survey of U.S. shoppers suggests 71 percent are irked when they see Christmas items for sale before Halloween.
Ben Hooper
University infomercials 'cheeky, not preachy'

University infomercials 'cheeky, not preachy'

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- University of Akron officials said they are hoping a series of "cheeky, not preachy" infomercials will inspire students to graduate on time.
Ben Hooper
Police: Remorseful robber returned cash

Police: Remorseful robber returned cash

EUREKA, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Police in California said an accused gas station robber returned to the business nearly three hours after the crime to apologize and return the stolen money.
Ben Hooper
Video: Horse rescued from swimming pool

Video: Horse rescued from swimming pool

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Arizona said a horse that fell into a pool on its owner's property was rescued without serious injury.
Ben Hooper
The Almanac

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2014 with 65 to follow.
By United Press International
Florida man shoots 500-pound black bear in his house

Florida man shoots 500-pound black bear in his house

LADY LAKE, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A man shot and killed a black bear that broke into his house looking for dog food.
Fred Lambert
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