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Te'o: 'Girlfriend' scam won't hurt me

Te'o: 'Girlfriend' scam won't hurt me

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Manti Te'o says he has stopped using social media and doesn't think his relationship with a fake Internet "girlfriend' will hurt his chances in the NFL draft.

Brits have fractionally more to spend

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A research firm in Britain said discretionary spending rose July for the second consecutive month -- but not by a heck of a lot.

Disposable income drops in Britain

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- Disposable income -- money left over after necessities are covered -- has dropped sharply in Britain in the last 12 months, data show.
Climate change aids invasive plants

Climate change aids invasive plants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Harvard University scientists say they've determined invasive plants could become more prevalent and destructive as climate change continues.

Police shoot man who killed neighbor

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- New York police say they fatally shot a 21-year-old man who stabbed a neighbor to death before injuring another man and taunting police officers.

Study: Climate change effects vary greatly

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists studying Henry David Thoreau's journals have found plant families near Walden Pond have reacted in markedly different ways to global warning.

GOP seeks answers in House election losses

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- GOP leaders say they are searching for ways to stop the bleeding after three losses in special elections for U.S. House of Representatives seats.

Big-flower plant belongs tiny-bloom family

BOSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The family of some of the world's largest and oddest flowers -- the carrion-smelling, blood red rafflesias -- may have been found, U.S. scientists said.

F-35 aircraft nearing inaugural flight

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth, Texas, factory is gearing up for the inaugural flight of its first all-new plane produced in more than three decades.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Man shoots at mouse, hits girlfriend ... Spell-checker a must when forging docs ... Vandalized Bush sign ordered removed ... Chicago woman boasts 3-inch eyelash ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Vandalized Bush sign ordered removed

ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- An Albuquerque Bush supporter resorted to lights, video cameras, chicken wire and a chain-link fence to protect his 8-foot-tall Bush-Cheney '04 lawn sign.

Musicians' emergency fund faces challenges

In Greek mythology, Atlas was the man condemned to carry the world on his back. To many aging jazz musicians, and some younger in age who find themselves in a b
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Botched birth results in $19 million award

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The federal government has been found liable for millions of dollars in damages for a botched birth procedure at an Illinois hospital.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Hunter canned by Aggies

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 17 (UPI) -- North Carolina A&T, one of only two Division I men's basketball teams that failed to win two games this season, has fired Coach Curtis Hunter.

Sex ring leader 'coldblooded predator'

DETROIT, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge Willie Lipscomb ordered a Chicago man to stand trial on charges of running a multi-state prostitution ring that preyed on young girls forcin

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec was born this day in 1918 in Newark, N.J. This Blue Note recording artist worked extensively through the 1940s with Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge and the Cab Calloway bands.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Joe Garland was born this day in 1903 in Norfolk, Va. Louis Armstrong once called Garland one of the greatest musicians he ever worked with.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Feature: Sunset for sunshine laws?

MIAMI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The sunshine laws forcing governments to operate in the open may be facing sunset, victims of terrorist attacks on the United States. Freedom of information advocates say the U.S. war against terrorism has also targeted the government-in-the-sunshine law
LES KJOS

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

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