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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 16, 2014
By United Press International
'Game of Thrones' makes big casting announcements

'Game of Thrones' makes big casting announcements

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --"Game of Thrones" announces the addition of several new actors, including Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jonathan Pryce.
Danielle Haynes
Beastie Boys mural to commemorate 'Paul's Boutique'

Beastie Boys mural to commemorate 'Paul's Boutique'

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) --Artist to paint mural on side of building featured on cover of Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique.'
Danielle Haynes
Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour ceasefire Saturday

Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour ceasefire Saturday

JERUSALEM, July 25 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokers 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Saturday.
Danielle Haynes
George Zimmerman tries to revive NBC libel lawsuit

George Zimmerman tries to revive NBC libel lawsuit

SANFORD, Fla., July 25 (UPI) --George Zimmerman files notice of appeal after judge throws out his libel lawsuit against NBC Universal.
Danielle Haynes
Blogger overhears IBM execs discuss sexist hiring practices, live-tweets alleged remarks

Blogger overhears IBM execs discuss sexist hiring practices, live-tweets alleged remarks

TORONTO, July 25 (UPI) --A woman says she overheard IBM executives discussing sexist hiring practices and took to Twitter to live-tweet the alleged conversation.
JC Sevcik
Obama discusses influx of refugee children with Central American leaders

Obama discusses influx of refugee children with Central American leaders

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) --President Obama said he told the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that action must be taken to slow the "influx" of refugee children.
Frances Burns
Woman infected with Ebola missing from hospital in Sierra Leone

Woman infected with Ebola missing from hospital in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, July 25 (UPI) --A 32-year-old woman infected with the Ebola virus is missing from a hospital in Sierra Leone after her relatives forcibly removed her.
JC Finley
Kansas baby dies after foster dad leaves her in hot car

Kansas baby dies after foster dad leaves her in hot car

WICHITA, Kan., July 25 (UPI) --A foster father in Kansas has been arrested after a 10-month-old girl in his care died after being left in a car for over two hours on a 90-degree day.
Matt Bradwell

Three siblings killed when carjacked SUV hits their fruit stand

PHILADELPHIA, July 25 (UPI) --Two brothers and their teenage sister were killed Friday in Philadelphia when a carjacked SUV rammed them as they wold fruit for their church.
Frances Burns
Police: Hospital gunman had enough ammo for massacre

Police: Hospital gunman had enough ammo for massacre

DARBY, Pa., July 25 (UPI) --The man who allegedly shot a caseworker at a Philadelphia-area hospital had enough ammunition for a massacre, investigators said Friday.
Frances Burns
Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) --Workers whose jobs include rotating shifts may be at a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes --according to a new study by health researchers in China.
Brooks Hays
Man killed trying to save child from being beaten, attacker remains at large

Man killed trying to save child from being beaten, attacker remains at large

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --Police in Los Angeles are turning to the public to find a man suspected of causing the death of a 57-year-old who tried to prevent him from attacking a child.
Matt Bradwell
Police track woman who left mysterious porcelain dolls in California

Police track woman who left mysterious porcelain dolls in California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 25 (UPI) --Porcelain dolls left on doorsteps in a Southern California community that some people found "creepy" were the work of a woman trying to be nice, police said.
Frances Burns
Director likens the sharknado to Freddy, Jason and Frankenstein

Director likens the sharknado to Freddy, Jason and Frankenstein

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) --Director Anthony Ferrante says the key to enjoying his TV movie "Sharknado" and its sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One" is to suspend one's sense of disbelief.
Karen Butler
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