Dogs of War: Blackwater to the rescue in Darfur?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Wall Street Journal ran an opinion piece on July 29 calling for the use of private security contractors to help transform the 9,000 or so African Union soldiers in Darfur into a more effective U.N. peacekeeping force. The op-ed, titled "Mercenaries for Darfur," suggested using personnel from Blackwater Worldwide.

Parties plan 'green' conventions

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- The national nominating conventions ahead of the 2008 U.S. presidential election will try to be politically correct when it comes to the environment.

NFL: Houston 14, Cleveland 6

HOUSTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Chris Taylor rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown Sunday to lead the Houston Texans to a 14-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Blackwater may provide mercenary forces

MOYOCK, N.C., March 30 (UPI) -- Blackwater USA, one of the world's major security companies, plans to expand its Moyock, N.C.-based business to provide armies for hire.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Marijuana-hating granny jailed in dispute... Australians can call their boots 'uggs'... Parrot gives away girlfriend's infidelity... Jury summons issued for 2-year-old... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Parrot gives away girlfriend's infidelity

HEADINGLEY, England, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Two relationships have ended in England because an African gray parrot tipped off his owner that his girlfriend was cheating on him.

Wireless World: Sensors detect icy bridges

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A suspension bridge is perilously close to collapse, but secret federal agents learn about the pending disaster on their Palm Pilots and dash to the site and ar

Family told to pick up dad's ashes

LIVERPOOL, England, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The widow and son of an old canal boatman say they have been ordered to move his ashes from the commodore's garden at a boat club.

Analysis: Roadless rule's effect unclear

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's move to overturn the so-called roadless wilderness rules implemented during the final days of the Clinton administration will not automatically trigger a land grab by energy producers and other extractive industries.

Wis. lawmakers debate conscience clause

MILWAUKEE, March 7 (UPI) -- Wisconsin legislators are considering whether to give pharmacists the same right to refuse to perform certain services other medical professionals have.

Kochman fired by St. Peter's

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Saint Peter's College football coach Scott Kochman was fired Friday for using ineligible players in a Sept. 4 game against Monmouth College.

NHL: Buffalo 6, Columbus 0

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- Martin Biron recorded his second shutout of the season Monday night and Dmitri Kalinin scored twice as Buffalo routed Columbus, 6-0.

NHL: NY Islanders 4, Buffalo 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Newcomer Cliff Ronning scored his first goal of the season and Kenny Jonsson and Janne Niinimaa also scored to lead the New Islanders 4-2 past Buffalo.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Carolina 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Taylor Pyatt scored the decisive goal with 7:46 remaining Friday night as Buffalo snapped a season-worst eight-game winless streak, 3-1 over Carolina.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Buffalo 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jussi Markkanen stopped 19 shots and Anson Carter scored for the fourth time in five games Friday night as the New York Rangers won over Buffalo, 3-1.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
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Buffalo 2, Florida 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- Daniel Briere scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the second period Wednesday night as the Buffalo Sabres edged the Florida Panthers, 2-1, to regist

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Zombies bassist Chris Taylor White, who was born in 1943 (age 60); J.Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum, both in 1946 (age 57); Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers in 1951 (age 52); Taylor Dayne in
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Tennessee 28, St. Louis 26

NASHVILLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Playing with a broken bone in his right hand, rookie linebacker Rocky Calmus helped stop Lamar Gordon on a two-point conversion attempt with 54 seconds remainin

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 7) Today's birthdays include Zombies bassist Chris Taylor White, who was born in 1943 (age 59); J.Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf and Matthew Fisher of Procol Harum, both in 1946 (age 56); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International