Mom wants man who raped, chained teen son to 'suffer'

BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, May 23 (UPI) -- The mother of a Canadian teenager who was chained up and raped last fall said Thursday she wanted the man who pleaded guilty to the crime to "suffer."

Suspect in child sex abuse case to plead guilty

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, May 16 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a man accused of chaining a teenage boy inside his Nova Scotia home says his client plans to plead guilty to some of the charges against him.
Non-profit wants repayment from Ron Paul

Non-profit wants repayment from Ron Paul

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- A non-profit that paid for plane tickets and other expenses for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, says it's reviewing its options to recoup $20,000 it says Paul owes.

Dog starts fire, destroys Wash. house

VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Vancouver, Wash., firefighters said they believe a dog started a fire that destroyed a house and left the dog dead.
Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., has decided to run for the U.S. Senate next year, a senior adviser said.

Med school problems linked to complaints

NOTTINGHAM, England, April 29 (UPI) -- Male doctors from low-income groups who had academic problems in medical school are more likely than others to face misconduct charges, British researchers say.

Bitter melon may help type 2 diabetics

SYDNEY, April 3 (UPI) -- Bitter melon, a fruit used in traditional Chinese medicine, may help people with type 2 diabetes, Chinese and Australian researchers say.

Man kills elderly mom, cat, self

BELMONT, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man killed his elderly mother and the family cat and then took his own life.

Beckham off the England team

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The England soccer team has evolved to exclude Dave Beckham, the sport's best-known international star.

Broadway show 'Seven Brides' in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the Broadway musical and also an MGM film, is set to play in The Muny in St. Louis, the nation's largest outdoor theater.

Chinese make firm bid for MG Rover

LONDON, July 18 (UPI) -- The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. is offering about $106 million for Britain's collapsed MG Rover automaker.

Three bidders still want MGRover

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- Hopes for the survival of Britain's storied MG Rover carmaker appeared alive Friday as three bidders indicated interest in restarting domestic production.

Talks to save MG Rover hit wall

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) -- Hopes of saving British automaker MG Rover appear darker than ever as talks with Chinese investors collapsed Monday.

Portugal reaches Euro2004 semis

LISBON, Portugal, June 24 (UPI) -- Portugal won on penalty kicks Thursday night, 6-5, to eliminate England in the quarterfinals of Euro 2004.

SOC: England 4, Croatia 2

LISBON, Portugal, June 21 (UPI) -- Wayne Rooney enhanced his growing reputation with two goals Monday as England beat Croatia, 4-2, for a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2004.

SOC: France 2, England 1

LISBON, Portugal, June 13 (UPI) -- France captain Zinedine Zidane scored twice in injury time Sunday to ambush England, 2-1, in an Euro 2004 showdown.

'Jag's' Catherine Bell renews TV contract

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Catherine Bell, star of U.S. TV's "Jag," has renewed her contract for two more seasons, although NBC has yet to commit to the military drama for another year.

Dolphins to give tryout to soccer star

DAVIE, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins say England goalkeeper David James will attend their training camp, which starts Tuesday.

Of Human Interest: News lite

The Carrollton City Council in Texas has passed an ordinance restricting the possession of realistic toy guns in public. The vote came after a recent scare in which a police officer mistook a replica gun held by a child for the real thing.
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Texas city restricts toy guns in public

CARROLLTON, Texas, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Carrollton City Council has restricted the possession of realistic toy guns in public after a recent scare in which a police officer mistook a replica gun h

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MATTHEW PERRY According to Daily Variety, "Friends" star Matthew Perry is in final talks on a deal to guest star in two episodes of "Ally McBeal" that will be combined into a two-hour special some time in April.
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