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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
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Johnny Depp says retirement from acting 'not too far away'

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

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 6 (UPI) -- New Zealanders burning treated timber remnants as a cheap way to heat homes have pushed airborne arsenic levels above guidelines, government researchers said.

Kentucky Derby, Oaks top weekend racing

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks capture worldwide attention this weekend while British and Japanese 3-year-olds also crank things up.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

MLB: San Diego 4, Chicago Cubs 2

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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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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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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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.
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Actor G.D. Spradlin dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Actor Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin has died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San Luis Obispo, Calif., his family said. He was 90.

Vito from 'The Sopranos' arrested for DUI

TAMPA, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Actor Joseph Gannascoli was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol early Friday in Tampa, Fla., police said.
Rep: Johnny Depp death rumor a hoax

Rep: Johnny Depp death rumor a hoax

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's publicist says online rumors claiming the Hollywood actor died in a car wreck in France during the weekend are untrue.
Depp is declared 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Depp is declared 'Sexiest Man Alive'

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- People magazine has named Hollywood film star Johnny Depp the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive.
Landau's latest to debut in Milwaukee

Landau's latest to debut in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Martin Landau is scheduled to attend the U.S. premiere of his new movie, "Lovely, Still," at the upcoming Milwaukee Film Festival, organizers said.

Feature: What would Ed Wood do?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The new DVD release of the 1994 feature "Ed Wood" is drawing new attention to the man who is widely regarded as the worst movie director ever, and prompting the question -- what kind of filmmaker would Ed Wood be if he had access to all the digital equipm
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Ed Wood DVD pulled again

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Buena Vista Home Entertainment has mysteriously pulled a special edition DVD of "Ed Wood" from a scheduled Feb. 3 release.
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