McCord election roils Screen Actors Guild

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former "Adam-12" star Kent McCord's election to a powerful post in the Screen Actors Guild in Hollywood has reportedly caused a rift within the union. Guild President Alan Rosenberg told Daily Variety that McCord was a "polarizing influence" on the union.

Johnson tops Screen Actors Guild nods

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild has elected 24 new members to its national board, including Hollywood actors Justine Bateman, Elliott Gould and Joanna Cassidy.

Unions decry French PM's corporate shuffle

PARIS, July 4 (UPI) -- French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin came under fire by transport unions Tuesday for his appointments to state industries following the Airbus shake-up.

Delaware schools caught in controversy

WILMINGTON, Del., June 20 (UPI) -- A controversy has risen at two private schools in Wilmington, Del., over the naming two buildings after a Delaware family reportedly involved in a scandal. The Archmere Academy, a Catholic high school, and St. Edmonds Academy School, an elementary school,

Sleep-driving reported with sleeping pill

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- The sleeping pill Ambien is showing up in a growing number of impaired driving cases, including some where people said they were sleep-driving.

Canadian medical journal editors are fired

OTTAWA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Canadian Medical Association has fired two of the leading editors of its peer-reviewed journal, reportedly in a dispute over editorial independence.

Patient says she was denied drug funding

SWINDON, England, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A British high court will review the case of a woman with breast cancer who claims a hospital refused to pay for the drug Herceptin.

Fish oil may be anti-depressant

SYDNEY, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Australian research suggests that fish oil may be an effective anti-depressant, accounting for low depression rates in countries with high seafood consumption.

New analgesics may deliver days of relief

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Medical scientists say new technical innovations might soon result in pain relief that lasts for days, as well as a contraceptive gel that also fights HIV.

'Masterpiece Theatre' announces season

BOSTON, July 13 (UPI) -- "Masterpiece Theatre" announced its upcoming PBS season Wednesday, which will kick off with Rupert Everett in the role of Sherlock Holmes.

Belgian refuses to give up wine for Iran

BRUSSELS, June 30 (UPI) -- An Iranian delegation's visit to Belgium has been marred by cultural differences over alcohol and relations between men and women.

Drunk driver upset by cops' interruption

BOSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Hitting another car while driving drunk did not deter a 35-year old Roslindale, Mass., woman from bossing cops around, the Boston Herald reported Monday.

Growing pains for Indian call centers

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- India's call centers are running out of workers skilled enough to handle their clients' needs, an Indian trade group is warning.

Book: Jailed boxing star committed incest

MONTREAL, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- In a book set for release this fall, the daughters of one of Canada's most gifted, and notorious, boxers say he sexually assaulted them for years.

Vicar bans coins at wedding

SYDNEY, June 30 (UPI) -- A vicar in Australia has earned the ire of a bride who says the reverend's insistence that patrons use only paper money ruined her wedding.

Canadian divorce rates down

OTTAWA, May 5 (UPI) -- The divorce rate in Canada is in decline after three years of growth, according to a report by Statistics Canada.

Belgium eyes Muslim veil ban

BRUSSELS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Belgium has pending legislation that would follow France's lead in banning Muslim headscarves in schools, the Time of London reported Monday.

Mother, 13, says sex education was late

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old British girl who recently gave birth has called for compulsory sex education in primary schools, the BBC reported Saturday.

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Paerson wins giant slalom

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Sweden's Anja Paerson stormed to victory in the giant slalom Thursday, capturing her second career World Championships gold medal.

Joe Bob's America: Sorry about that

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Does anybody remember this headline from not too many moons ago?

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French painter rescued from art's dustbin

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A French 19th century artist who used photography as a compositional aid and was popular with American millionaire collectors has been rescued from near oblivio

Tea gives big boost to insulin

BELTSVILLE, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Common tea can be an effective weapon in the fight against diabetes because it boosts insulin activity in the body by more than 15-fold, scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.
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