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Johnny Depp says retirement from acting 'not too far away'

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star Johnny Depp says he is considering retiring from acting in the near future.

Student makes benches for Detroit bus stops

DETROIT, July 17 (UPI) -- A Detroit college student who created book-filled benches for city bus stops said his project has gotten him orders from paying customers.

U.S. researchers create 'green' battery using wood

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 19 (UPI) -- University of Maryland scientists say they've developed an environmentally friendly battery that uses wood as its backbone.

Manufacturing slides in Canada

OTTAWA, June 14 (UPI) -- Canadian manufacturing sales fell 2.4 percent to $48.2 billion in April, the fourth decline in five months, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Scotland gives green light to $710M wood biomass heat-power plant

GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, June 5 (UPI) -- A new wood biomass power plant approved for a Scottish seaport will be "responsibly" sourced for fuel, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing promised this week.

New Zealanders' illegal firewood burning raising arsenic levels

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The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks capture worldwide attention this weekend while British and Japanese 3-year-olds also crank things up.

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CHICAGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Jesus Guzman ignited a four-run, eighth-inning rally Thursday that carried the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

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Murray beats Federer in Australian semis … Azarenka needs Australia win to stay No. 1 … Venus Williams has back injury … Chris Wood ahead at Qatar Masters … Sports news from United Press International.

Chris Wood ahead at Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Chris Wood shot an 8-under-par 64 Friday and built a three-stroke lead going into the final round of the European Tour's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Mom charged with twins' fire death

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh-area woman whose twin sons died in a fire has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Sandler big loser at Razzie Awards

Sandler big loser at Razzie Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- "Jack and Jill," a big-screen comedy starring Adam Sandler as the titular twin siblings, "won" 10 Razzie Awards at a Santa Monica ceremony Sunday night.
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World War II:

Edward Davis Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978), better known as Ed Wood, was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor, who often performed many of these functions simultaneously. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of cheap genre films, now enjoyed for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, large amounts of ill-fitting stock footage, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements, although his flair for showmanship gave his projects at least a modicum of critical success.

Wood's popularity waned soon after his biggest name star Bela Lugosi died. He was able to salvage a saleable feature from Lugosi's last moments on film, but his career declined thereafter. Toward the end of his life, Wood made pornographic movies and wrote pulp crime, horror, and sex novels. His infamy began two years after his death, when he was awarded a Golden Turkey Award as Worst Director of All Time. The lack of filmmaking ability in his work has earned Wood and his films a considerable cult following.

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