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Ex-Scout leaders face criminal charges for rock-toppling

CASTLE DALE, Utah, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Two former Boy Scout leaders who pushed over a boulder formation known as a hoodoo in a Utah state park were charged Friday with criminal mischief.

Scout leader who pushed rock over had uncle killed by falling rock

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- One of the Boy Scout leaders involved in destroying a rock formation in a Utah state park had an uncle killed by a falling boulder in 1982, he says.

Men who toppled rock formation lose Scouting leadership positions

OREM, Utah, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two men who toppled a rock formation at a Utah state park were removed from leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America, a statement by the Scouts said.
CBS renews 'CSI' for 14th season to air in 2013-14

CBS renews 'CSI' for 14th season to air in 2013-14

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- CBS said Wednesday it has renewed its Las Vegas-set drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" for the 2013-14 television season.

Notice of WWII death in lost and found

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Pvt. Gordon Heaton's death on D-Day was confirmed -- 67 years later -- when bus employees found a notice from the British War Office in a lost and found box.

Accused Okla. killers plead not guilty

TULSA, Okla., April 16 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma judge entered not guilty pleas for two suspects accused of a racially motivated shooting spree that killed three black men and wounded two.

Hate crimes filed in Tulsa shootings

TULSA, Okla., April 13 (UPI) -- Two suspects in the Tulsa, Okla., shooting spree were charged with hate crimes Friday in addition to murder and shooting with intent to kill, prosecutors said.
Police say Tulsa suspects confessed

Police say Tulsa suspects confessed

TULSA, Okla., April 9 (UPI) -- Two suspects jailed in the deadly Tulsa, Okla., shooting spree that targeted black men confessed, police documents showed Monday.

Western Australia waits for cyclone

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Monsoon rains have been filling rivers in Queensland in northeast Australia with 6 inches of rain falling in parts of the state.

Shooting of Ohio boy by brother accidental

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ohio investigators say the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy by his big brother was apparently an accident.

Report: Isiah Thomas hospitalized after OD

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Knicks president and head coach Isiah Thomas was taken to a hospital after overdosing on prescription drugs, sources say.

Hallmark shuts Toronto site, 195 laid off

TORONTO, June 5 (UPI) -- Hallmark Cards Canada is closing its Toronto facility and laying off 195 employees along with 140 others at two U.S. facilities, the company said.

Illinois judge arrested, pepper-sprayed

VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 29 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge was on a leave of absence Tuesday after a traffic stop in which police said they arrested him for drunken driving and resisting an officer.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

The fortunes of Kentucky Derby hopefuls fluctuated like the stock market during the weekend, with Nobiz Like Shobiz's shares plummeting while Great Hunter's and
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Watercooler Stories

Ethanol backers accused of 'Arab baiting' ... Lucy the Elephant at center of storm ... N.Y. 'science' schools fail science ... Animal activists in grave robbing ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Animal activists in grave robbing

LONDON, May 4 (UPI) -- Animal rights activists stole the remains of a woman who once operated a guinea pig breeding farm, British police said.

4 charged with stealing grandmom's body

MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Four animal rights activists were charged Tuesday with blackmailing the operators of a guinea pig breeding farm by stealing a relative's body.

British family to end guinea pig breeding

NEWCHURCH, England, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A British farm family blamed animal rights "extremists" for stealing a relative's body and its decision to stop breeding guinea pigs for medical research.

Taxpayers overlook almost $1 billion

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- As U.S. taxpayers prepare to file 2004 returns, financial professionals have said they many overlook many tax deductions.

Hallmark names new president

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark Thursday announced David Hall would become its president July 1.

The Web: Hello to the second 'dot-com' era

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A series by UPI covering the technological, cultural and social impact of the World Wide Web. This week: As the Web continues to mature as a medium, cities are desperately vying for dot-com businesses, offering economic incentives, building out fiber-opti
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

HealthBiz: Walking the walk on obesity

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- There are concerns about Medicare's new obesity policy, more seniors sign up for Medicare discount cards and other health policy news.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Wireless World: Hotels new 'WiFi' hotspots

A UPI series examining emerging wireless telecommunications technologies. This week: A hotel is nothing short of a hovel for most business travelers these days -- unless it happens to be a wireless fidelity hot spot.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

Nominees for 9th Annual SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles:
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