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Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin says he and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman bonded over their shared battle with drug addiction.
Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death saved 10 lives

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Aaron Sorkin remembered his late friend and fellow addict Philip Seymour Hoffman in a piece he wrote for Time magazine.
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Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- No cause of death reported for Philip Seymour Hoffman, but police source said it was likely a drug overdose.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com

Secret identity behind Great Train Robbery to be revealed

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The mystery insider who made Britain's 1963 Great Train Robbery possible will be revealed in a documentary to be aired this year.

Ex-Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson, 70, dies

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- Former Ohio congressman Charlie Wilson died Sunday in Florida of complications from a stroke he suffered in February, his family said. He was 70.

The revenge of unintended consequences

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Unintended consequences often combine the most diabolical of dangers with the greatest of huge rewards. This Janus-like face of danger and reward is often unrecognized and even ignored in the taking of major decisions by states and leaders.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' tops U.S. album chart

Bieber's 'Believe Acoustic' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber's "Believe Acoustic" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Pakistan imbroglio that baffled the retiring U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a blend of overheated rhetoric, unhinged hyperbole and multidimensional chess.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Authorities pull two people from mud

OAK ISLAND, N.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in North Carolina said a sheriff's captain freed two people who were stuck up to their underarms in a marsh's thick black mud.
Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson dies

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson dies

LUFKIN, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, whose exploits were chronicled in a book and movie, died Wednesday in Texas, hospital officials say.
Sorkin penning Clooney's 'Challenge'

Sorkin penning Clooney's 'Challenge'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Aaron Sorkin to write "The Challenge," a military courtroom drama that George Clooney may star in and direct.

Journalist suing over 'Charlie' clip

TORONTO, April 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian-born journalist is suing Universal Studios for a clip featured in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War," court documents show.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Pizzeria owner cooked up fake $50s … 'This is Hillary' but not THAT Hillary … Woman, 66, catches alleged robber … Police: Car alarms deter home burglars … The world as we know it from UPI.

'This is Hillary' but not THAT Hillary

WARREN, Ohio, March 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio newspaper admitted it incorrectly reported that U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was fielding questions in a congressman's local office.

'Charlie Wilson' gets early release date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Charlie Wilson's War," a new Hollywood movie starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, is set to hit theaters four days earlier than planned.

Fantasia drops out of Rochester MusicFest

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 28 (UPI) -- Fantasia will not be headlining the Rochester Music fest, which takes place in Rochester, N.Y. July 7-9.

Foggo the focus of multiple investigations

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Kyle Foggo, who resigned Monday from the Central Intelligence Agency, is the focus of an investigation of an alleged pattern of U.S. government corruption. Foggo -- known as "Dusty" -- is an agency veteran who spent two decades undercover in five foreign

R. Kelly leads Soul Train Awards nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- R. Kelly received three nods to lead all nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Julia Roberts in talks to return to films

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts is reportedly in early talks to return to movies with Universal's "Charlie Wilson's War."

Stars line up to duet with Notorious B.I.G

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Some of hip-hop's biggest stars -- Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliott -- are heard on "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter."

Houston rapper Paul Wall rules album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Houston rapper Paul Wall scored a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 Wednesday with "The Peoples Champ."

BMI Awards handed out in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Lil Jon and R. Kelly won Songwriters of the Year honors at the 2005 BMI Urban Awards at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.

BMI to honor the Gap Band as BMI Icons

MIAMI, June 2 (UPI) -- Broadcast Music Inc. will honor the soul/funk group the Gap Band as a BMI Icon during the organization's 5th annual Urban Awards ceremony Aug. 26 in Miami.
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