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Mich. youth gets life in murder-assault

PORT HURON, Mich., June 23 (UPI) -- A Michigan youth was found guilty of stabbing a man and his wife as they lay in bed, killing the man and leaving the woman with more than 20 knife wounds.

Swede fined for egging prankster

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 26 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Sweden said a man who smeared egg on a youngster who chucked eggs at his house is being fined $1,800.

Victims' kin mark Oklahoma anniversary

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 20 (UPI) -- The widow of an Oklahoma City bombing victim says the memorial museum there proves something good can come out of the evil 16 years ago.
Guilty plea in 'inside' bank heist

Guilty plea in 'inside' bank heist

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 29 (UPI) -- A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to taking part in an "inside" bank robbery meant to look like a kidnapping of a bank employee.

Stethoscopes sold for Halloween recalled

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Fun World Inc. is recalling 1,800 Halloween costumes with toy stethoscopes due to a choking hazard, U.S. regulators said Wednesday.

Lone juror spares St. Louis cop killer

ST. LOUIS, March 6 (UPI) -- A lone juror refused to give the green light to sending a convicted St. Louis cop killer to death row, the prosecutor in the trial said.
Rep. David Wu admits receiving treatment

Rep. David Wu admits receiving treatment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., said Tuesday he sought medical treatment after reports surfaced about some allegedly odd behavior last fall.
Only one way to avoid a hangover -- don't drink

Only one way to avoid a hangover -- don't drink

CHICAGO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- New Year's, Halloween and St. Patrick's Day have one thing in common: People who normally don't consume much alcohol get plastered. My brother used to refer to those holidays as amateur nights.
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'Haunted house' sued in Halloween death

ST. LOUIS, Miss., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Artificial fog and scents pumped into a St. Louis haunted house attraction led to the death of an asthmatic teenager, her father alleges in a lawsuit.

Another woman attacked in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A woman was assaulted Monday morning at the same Philadelphia corner where another was raped in October, police said.
Race is on to rescue stranded turtles

Race is on to rescue stranded turtles

BOSTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Volunteers in Massachusetts say they are rescuing an unprecedented number of endangered sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod beaches this winter.

'M.A.S.H.' props stolen from van

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a truck stolen from a special-events planning company was loaded with $40,000 worth of replica props from classic TV series "M.A.S.H."

Idaho man builds KKK-type snowman

HAYDEN, Idaho, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An Idaho man has welcomed the holiday season by building a 10-foot-tall Ku Klux Klan-type snowman on his front lawn, neighbors said.

Many more thankful when times are tougher

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- If you feel more thankful this Thanksgiving, you are not alone, as U.S. researchers suggest tough economic times may make people more thankful.

Woman fined $255 for dying poodle's paws

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Florida woman who dyed her poodle's paws pink for Halloween said she was fined $255 by an animal control officer.
Gruesome killing followed book's plot

Gruesome killing followed book's plot

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A man who killed his mother followed the plot of a book based on him and published months earlier, Florida police said.

Daughter is arrested in fatal stabbing

YALE, Mich., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple's adopted daughter and two others were charged Sunday with killing the father and stabbing the mother.
Rep: Sheen didn't go on a 'bender'

Rep: Sheen didn't go on a 'bender'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Charlie Sheen's manager says the U.S. television actor did not go on a drug-fueled "bender" or cavort with prostitutes, as has been reported.
Police arrest masked man on Halloween

Police arrest masked man on Halloween

ZEBULON, N.C., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina said a masked man was arrested on Halloween after refusing to leave his face uncovered.

Minister caught in prostitution sting

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Florida minister and volunteer police chaplain was charged with attempting to purchase sex after being caught up in a pre-Halloween crackdown, police said.
'Snooki' Halloween costumes popular

'Snooki' Halloween costumes popular

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- One of the stars of cable television's "Jersey Shore" says the key component of a Halloween costume portraying the partier's lifestyle is the "hair."

Dentists offer cash sweetener for candy

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Some dentists are playing Tooth Fairy this Halloween by offering children money for their candy, not their teeth.

Dollar Tree Halloween lanterns recalled

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- About 682,000 Dollar Tree Halloween lanterns have been recalled because they could cause burns, a U.S. watchdog agency says.

Nuts can make Halloween life or death

CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. doctor says keeping Halloween "nut-free" is important, in fact it could be life-saving, for children with nut allergies.
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