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Darth Vader announces he is running for president of Ukraine

Darth Vader announces he is running for president of Ukraine

March 31 (UPI) -- Darth Vader of "Star Wars" will be running for president of Ukraine on the Ukrainian Internet Party ticket.
Evan Bleier
Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

Lupita Nyong'o reportedly in talks for 'Star Wars' lead

March 16 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has supposedly met with "Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams.
Kate Stanton
'Girls' star Adam Driver rumored to be next 'Star Wars' villain

'Girls' star Adam Driver rumored to be next 'Star Wars' villain

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- "Girls" star Adam Driver seems poised to take on new 'Star Wars' role.
Annie Martin
Man smashes LAPD police cruiser in front of news crew

Man smashes LAPD police cruiser in front of news crew

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A man bashed in the windows of an LAPD black and white and stole its laptop in broad daylight on the Walk of Fame in front of a local news crew.
Aileen Graef

Darth Vader posts selfie on Instagram

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood screen villain Darth Vader has posted a self-taken photograph on the official new "Star Wars" Instagram account.
Darth Vader selfie kicks off Star Wars Instagram

Darth Vader selfie kicks off Star Wars Instagram

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- There has been a great disruption in the Force: Darth Vader has joined Instagram.
Gabrielle Levy

Cheney talks up Keystone pipeline in Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Protesters gathered outside as former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney spoke in Toronto Thursday, calling him a war criminal.

Jon Gnarr, comic turned Reykjavik mayor, won't run again

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Jon Gnarr, the Icelandic comedian who ran for mayor of Reykjavik as a joke and got elected, says he will not seek a second term.
'Star Wars Rebels' villain unveiled at New York Comic Con

'Star Wars Rebels' villain unveiled at New York Comic Con

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Lucasfilm introduced the Inquisitor, a villain in its upcoming "Star Wars Rebels" animated series, at New York Comic Con during the weekend.

Apple previews new computers, software in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 (UPI) -- In San Francisco Monday, Apple announced a new line of MacBook Airs, an overhaul of the software that runs the iPhone, and a new streaming music service.
'Star Wars' actor Richard LeParmentier dead at 66

'Star Wars' actor Richard LeParmentier dead at 66

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" actor Richard LeParmentier has died in Austin, Texas, his family said. He was 66.

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White House denies Death Star petition … Grauman's Theatre gets name change … 'Jurassic Park 4' to open spring 2014 … Louis C.K. in talks for Russell film … News from United Press International.
White House denies Death Star petition

White House denies Death Star petition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The White House rejected a petition to build a Death Star, saying it would cost $850 quadrillion and the United States "does not support blowing up planets."

Michael Arndt to write 'Star Wars VII'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- "Toy Story 3" screenwriter Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the upcoming Episode VII of the "Star Wars" movie franchise, Lucasfilm announced.
'Angry Birds Star Wars' game introduced

'Angry Birds Star Wars' game introduced

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A new version of the "Angry Birds" game is set in the "Star Wars" universe and features the movies' heroes and villains, the game's Finnish developer says.

Michael Jackson photoshopped on fresco

BORJA, Spain, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Images of Michael Jackson and other pop icons have been photoshopped over that of Jesus in a Spanish fresco defaced by a woman who says she tried to restore it.

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Officer allegedly broke in to do laundry … Woman charged with stealing ambulance … Malaysian license plate sells for $165K … 'Darth Vader' robs Ohio bank … The world as we know it from UPI.
'Darth Vader' robs Ohio bank

'Darth Vader' robs Ohio bank

TOLEDO, Ohio, May 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said a man clad in a Darth Vader mask and black clothes robbed a bank with a semi-automatic pistol instead of a light saber and the Force.

Star Wars designer, McQuarrie dies

HOLLYWOOD, March 4 (UPI) -- Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who created the memorable look of the "Star Wars" films, has died at age 82, a statement posted on his official Web site said.
Mopar introduces four customized cars

Mopar introduces four customized cars

CENTER LINE, Mich., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. auto parts and service company Mopar gave the public its first look at its model year 2012 customized Chrysler vehicle Tuesday.

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!

Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Man in Darth Vader mask arrested

Man in Darth Vader mask arrested

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The mother of a man arrested for allegedly fighting with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper while wearing a Darth Vader mask said he was in a manic episode.

Fencing great Bob Anderson dead at 89

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Olympic fencer and Hollywood fight choreographer Bob Anderson has died, the British Academy of Fencing said. He was 89.

Bert and Ernie join Garmin voice roster

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Sesame Street has teamed up with Garmin to bring backseat drivers Bert and Ernie into the cars of American drivers.

Darth Vader asks for land in Ukraine

ODESSA, Ukraine, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader paid a visit to the Municipal Council of Odessa in Ukraine to ask for a plot of land.
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