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Colonel Meow holds Guinness Record for longest cat hair at 9 inches

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Colonel Meow, a Persian cat in Hollywood, has been recognized as having the longest cat hair in the world at 9 inches, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to open Sept. 6

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- "Winnie Mandela," the bio-picture starring Jennifer Hudson as the title character, is set for release in U.S. theaters Sept. 6, producers announced.
'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

'Winnie Mandela,' starring Jennifer Hudson, to get fall release

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Image Entertainment says it has acquired all U.S. rights to "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson, at France's Cannes International Film Festival.

COL BKB (W): California 65, Georgia 62

SPOKANE, Wash., April 2 (UPI) -- Layshia Clarendon netted 25 points Monday and second-seeded California reached the NCAA Final Four for the first time with a 65-62 victory over Georgia.

COL BKB (W): Georgia 61, Stanford 59

SPOKANE, Wash., March 31 (UPI) -- Jasmine Hassell's go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left Saturday let No. 4 Georgia eke out a 61-59 win over top-seeded Stanford in the NCAA women's tournament.
Sandy Hook staff honored at White House

Sandy Hook staff honored at White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama awarded Presidential Citizens Medals Friday to six women who died in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Six Newtown educators honored posthumously

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The educators who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the White House said.
Sandy Hook rampage sparks gun control debate anew

Sandy Hook rampage sparks gun control debate anew

The sadness was overwhelming, not just in the scenic Connecticut town where 20 schoolchildren, all of them just 6 or 7 years old, were slaughtered, but across the country as demands swelled for action on the availability of guns.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

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Gun may have jammed during school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Authorities investigating the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School say Adam Lanza's gun may have jammed, giving six students time to flee the scene.
Obama to visit massacre victims' families

Obama to visit massacre victims' families

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The White House said President Obama would go to Connecticut Sunday for a vigil and to meet with families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

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Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

Hudson to play Winnie Mandela in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is set to play Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, in a new film.

Aviator Nancy Bird Walton dead at 93

SYDNEY, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Aviation pioneer Nancy Bird Walton died Tuesday in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 93, family members said.

Probation ordered for airline outburst

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 (UPI) -- A San Francisco judge placed a female passenger on probation for a wild outburst aboard a trans-Atlantic flight that forced her to be restrained.

Woman faked cancer to scam boyfriend

GLASGOW, Scotland, June 5 (UPI) -- A woman has admitted in a Scottish court that she conned a sympathetic lover out of thousands of pounds by pretending to have terminal cancer.

Toronto businesman alleged sex predator

TORONTO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Toronto businessman with a practice of hiring mentally and physically disabled people was arrested on sexual assault charges.

Sweden hopes 'Made in Jail' makes money

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Sweden's prison officials say they hope the "Made in Jail" label helps the prison system break into profitability.

Man says he hit sister to free her demons

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida man says he hit his sister in the head with an iron so he could release the demons that he said were inside of her.

Black celebs to test for HIV for awareness

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood's heavy hitters will be screened for HIV in front of cameras Monday to raise awareness of stopping the spread of HIV in black communities.

Frist to teach healthcare policy

PRINCETON, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist is heading for Princeton University in the fall.

Air security misses small metal implants

CHICAGO, June 12 (UPI) -- Airport metal detectors almost always go off for replacement hips and knees, but miss replacement shoulders and wrists, a new study has found.

Ford Freestar discontinued

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co., the No. 2 U.S. automaker, announced Wednesday it would discontinue production of the Ford Freestar minivan.

Ford to cut output of big SUVs

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. will cut one shift of production next spring at a plant in Wayne, Mich., that makes big sports utility vehicles.

Tension greets SAG directors meeting

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The turbulence enveloping the Screen Actors Guild for the past months was expected to affect SAG directors meeting Saturday in Los Angeles.
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