General: Britain must stay in Afghanistan

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- British soldiers could be in Afghanistan for the next 30 to 40 years, the head of the General Staff said in an interview Saturday.

British Army interpreter guilty of spying

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A British Army interpreter who had access to high-level NATO information has been found guilty of spying for Iran, prosecutors say.

Accused spy claims voodoo training

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A British army interpreter who is accused of passing secrets to Iran said at his trial that he is a voodoo priest and used black magic to protect his NATO boss.

Afghan surge advocate to head British Army

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A general who favors increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan has been named head of the British army.

Witness: Accused spy met Tony Blair

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A former British army interpreter on trial for espionage was part of the group meeting Prime Minister Tony Blair in Afghanistan, a witness says.

Mom and baby found on train tracks

WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- An unconscious Washington, Pa. mom and her baby were found by police in a car with two flat tires parked over rail road tracks, officials said.

Commentary: Geopolitical nightmare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- One of the world’s eight nuclear powers, Pakistan is now a failing state out of control where Taliban, al-Qaida and their supporters have secured their privileged sanctuaries in the tribal areas on the Afghan border; reoccupied the Red Mosque in the center of Islamabad; launched suicide bombers in widely scattered parts of this Muslim country of 160 million. More than any other country in the world, Pakistan is the breeding ground of Islamic terrorism. Yet it enjoys the status of “major non-NATO ally” of the U.S. Now 60 years old, Pakistan has lived under military dictatorship for half its life.

Grateful alumni swell Yale's museums

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 26 (UPI) -- Loyal Yale alumni have been generous recently, giving the Connecticut university gifts ranging from a Rudyard Kipling collection to rare sapphires.

Ford sells Aston Martin to British group

GAYDON, England, March 12 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. will sell its luxury Aston Martin brand to a British-led consortium for about $907 million, the company said Monday. Ford will retain a $77 million stake in the brand, the U.S. automaker said.

Ford to announce Aston Martin sale Monday

GAYDON, England, March 9 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has reached an agreement to sell its luxury Aston Martin brand and will reveal the new owner's name Monday, the automaker said Friday.

U.S. general takes command in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Gen. Dan McNeil assumed control Sunday of the NATO forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

NATO needs a year to down Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The British leader of NATO troops in Afghanistan says it will take another year and "more military effort" to defeat the Taliban insurgency.

Gates talks Taliban with Karzai in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Kabul Tuesday for talks about the Taliban insurgency with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Afghan's poppy fields to be destroyed

HELMAND, Afghanistan, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- British military officials are reportedly concerned that mandatory crop dusting in Afghanistan will compromise the country's security.

Nightclub manager charged with spying

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A former nightclub manager and salsa dancing teacher has been accused of spying on England for Iran, the Daily Telegraph reported Friday.
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David Richards (born April 11, 1966, in Staten Island, NY) is a former professional American football guard who played nine seasons in the National Football League.

A standout at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Richards was the first lineman to be named Parade Magazine's National High School Player of the Year in 1983.

In college, he was an All-Southwest Conference selection at guard as a sophomore at Southern Methodist University. The following season, he earned All-SWC honors as a tackle at SMU.

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