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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 31, 2014
By United Press International
'Big Bang Theory' production delayed twice over cast pay

'Big Bang Theory' production delayed twice over cast pay

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --Five original cast members of "The Big Bang Theory" are without contracts, pushing back production on Season 8.
Danielle Haynes
Argentinean soccer star's father kidnapped, released

Argentinean soccer star's father kidnapped, released

BUENOS AIRES, July 30 (UPI) --The father of Juventus soccer player Carlos Tevez was kidnapped and released in Argentina.
Danielle Haynes
'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies at 81

'Die Hard' actor James Shigeta dies at 81

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --"Die Hard" and "Midway" actor James Shigeta died at age 81.
Danielle Haynes
Kim Kardashian, Brandon Jenner once kissed

Kim Kardashian, Brandon Jenner once kissed

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian kissed her step-brother, Brandon Jenner, as part of a game of truth or dare.
Danielle Haynes
Man accused of raping teen at Keith Urban concert

Man accused of raping teen at Keith Urban concert

MANSFIELD, Mass., July 30 (UPI) --Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 17-year-old girl in front of crowd at Keith Urban concert.
Danielle Haynes
Amazon tribal leader seeks police protection following death threats

Amazon tribal leader seeks police protection following death threats

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 30 (UPI) --Davi Kopenawa, a prominent leader of the Amazon's Yanomami tribe, fears for his life and has requested police protection.
JC Finley
House votes to sue president over Obamacare delays

House votes to sue president over Obamacare delays

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --The House approved a resolution Wednesday to sue President Obama over delays in implementing the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
Gabrielle Levy
Deep-sea octopus guards eggs longer than any other animal

Deep-sea octopus guards eggs longer than any other animal

MONTEREY, Calif., July 30 (UPI) --Scientists have discovered a deep-sea octopus that sits atop her eggs for 4.5 years -- a record among all animals.
Brooks Hays
Bill Clinton's speaking fees may constitute bribes to Hillary's State Department

Bill Clinton's speaking fees may constitute bribes to Hillary's State Department

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) --Bill Clinton accepted millions in speaking fees from foreign countries and corporations interested in influencing the US while Hillary was secretary of state.
JC Sevcik

Fired security guard charged with robbing Atlantic City casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 30 (UPI) --Three of the five people charged with robbing an Atlantic City, N.J., casino worked at casinos, including a security guard who had been fired by the target.
Frances Burns
Liberia shutters schools in response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia shutters schools in response to Ebola outbreak

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 30 (UPI) --Liberia announced Wednesday it will close all schools and place non-essential government employees on mandatory leave to stem the spread of the Ebola virus.
JC Finley
Bruce Willis stars in 'The Prince' trailer

Bruce Willis stars in 'The Prince' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --An assassin (Jason Patric) teams up with his friend (John Cusack) after his enemy, Omar (Bruce Willis), kidnaps his daughter (Gia Mantegna) in "The Prince."
Aileen Graef
The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

The moon is (kind of) flat, and scientists know why

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 30 (UPI) --Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) say that tidal forces early in the moon's formational history account for its odd appearance.
Brooks Hays
Minnesota police officer shot dead during traffic stop

Minnesota police officer shot dead during traffic stop

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., July 30 (UPI) --An officer in an affluent Minnesota suburb was shot and killed during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.
Frances Burns
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