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Cobham expands aviation services business

WIMBORNE, England, July 15 (UPI) -- Britain's Cobham plc has expanded its aviation services business with the acquisition of FB Heliservices Ltd., FB Leasing Ltd. and FBS Ltd.

Cobham's military training contract extended

WIMBORNE, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has extended Cobham PLC's contract for providing essential operational readiness training for the Royal Air Force and Navy.

Australia extends surveillance deal

WIMBOURNE, England, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Australia's Customs and Border Protection Service is extending its agreement with a subsidiary of Cobham PLC for aerial maritime surveillance.

Murphy selected to head BAE unit

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has selected a new president of its U.S.-based Systems Land and Armaments unit.

Convention coverage gets more expensive

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Broadcast executives say Sen. Barack Obama's decision to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at a Denver football stadium is increasing their costs.

13-year-old tasered, tied-up at sleepover

GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Police say a 13-year-old Texas girl was bound with duct tape and assaulted with a Taser stun gun after getting drunk at a sleepover at a friend's house. A spokesman for the Grapevine Police Department says criminal charges are expected.

Firewood thieves target expensive trees

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Fifteen mature oak trees were stolen despite near-freezing temperatures in Grapevine, Texas, from a subdivision that had been trying to preserve the trees.

Haas holds two-shot lead in Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 22 (UPI) -- Jay Haas shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to hold on to a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Jay Haas leads the Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 21 (UPI) -- Jay Haas opened with a 6-under-par 66 Friday and has a two-stroke lead after one round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Eatery furniture confirms obesity trend

CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- Furniture makers are selling bigger chairs and tables to U.S. restaurants, an apparent accommodation to growing customers.

Tewell takes lead at senior Kroger Classic

MAINVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Doug Tewell shot seven-under 65 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead at the senior Kroger Classic with a 13-under-par 131.

McCord shares Senior lead

MAINEVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Des Smyth and Gary McCord shot 7-under 65s Friday to share the opening-round lead of the Kroger Classic.

Mets broadcaster Murphy passes away

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Bob Murphy, former voice of the New York Mets, died Tuesday in Florida after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Pittsburgh 3, NY Mets 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Salomon Torres allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings and Jason Kendall drove in two runs Thursday night, giving Pittsburgh a 3-1 win over New York.

Irwin challenges despite bad back

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Defending champion Hale Irwin stayed within a stroke of the leaders Friday at the 3M Championship, overcoming an ailing back to shoot a 4-under 68.
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