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Book alleges actor Niven attempted suicide

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- A new book claims British actor David Niven unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in a fit of sadness in 1946.

Mutant protein may cause ALS disease

BATH, England, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British researchers have found an altered form of a common protein might be responsible for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS disease.

Connery, Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond

HATSFIELD, England, March 6 (UPI) -- What -- or who -- was British author Ian Fleming thinking of when he created James Bond may now be known thanks to high-tech gadgetry worthy of Q.

Sheridan Morley, theater critic, dies

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sheridan Morley, a prominent British critic, biographer and broadcaster, has died in his home in London at the age of 65.

Crew filling up for 'Casino Royale'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "Million Dollar Baby" writer Paul Haggis has been tapped to write the next film in the James Bond series for Sony and MGM.

'Casino Royale' next James Bond film

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- "Casino Royale," author Ian Fleming's first James Bond book, is to be the next Bond film -- but without Pierce Brosnan.

'Get Carter' voted best British film

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A British magazine voted "Get Carter," a 1971 film starring Michael Caine known for its graphic violence and telephone sex, as best film.

Tarantino wants to direct James Bond film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he wants to direct a remake of the James Bond film "Casino Royale" with Pierce Brosnan.

Poll: Bush lead narrows in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., July 23 (UPI) -- A poll released Friday shows presumptive Democratic candidate John Kerry still trails President Bush in Florida by 2 points but is gaining.