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Man threatens California congressman

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- A homeless man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., and blow up a county office building in Santa Cruz, police said.

Bond set at $500K for North Chicago cop

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 18 (UPI) -- Bond was set at $500,000 Sunday for an off-duty North Chicago police officer who allegedly was drunk when he was involved in a crash that killed two men.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Mallory Hagan named Miss America 2013

Mallory Hagan named Miss America 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan Saturday was named Miss America 2013 at the time-honored pageant in Las Vegas.

Man faces trial for killings of 4 women

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have enough evidence to try a Detroit-area man who allegedly killed four women, a judge says.

Michigan man charged in four 2011 deaths

DETROIT, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan man was charged Monday with killing four women he met on an Internet site and locking their bodies in the trunks of their cars, police said.

Charges dropped in escort deaths case

DETROIT, May 30 (UPI) -- Charges were dropped Wednesday against a Michigan man accused of the deaths of four women, three of whom were connected to an escort Web site, police said.
Joshua Ledet eliminated from 'American Idol'

Joshua Ledet eliminated from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Joshua Ledet was eliminated from "American Idol," leaving Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez to compete on next week's finale.

Man held in slayings of 4 women

DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old man was arraigned Saturday on charges related to the slayings of four Detroit women whose bodies were found in cars in the city, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
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James Brown joins Ga. Radio Hall of Fame

James Brown joins Ga. Radio Hall of Fame

ATLANTA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The late James Brown was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Atlanta, the organization said.

Squirrel swipes police memorial flags

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Investigators in Ohio said small flags have been disappearing from a police memorial and officers have identified a suspect -- a squirrel.
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Legendary soul/funk artist James Brown, seen in this July 4, 2006 file photo performing in London, died in Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta early December 25, 2006 at the age of 73. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad/File)
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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. Eventually referred to as "The Godfather of Soul", Brown started singing in gospel groups and worked his way on up. He has been recognized as one of the most iconic figures in the 20th century popular music and was renowned for his vocals and feverish dancing. He was also called "the hardest-working man in show business".

A prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and bandleader, Brown was a pivotal force in the music industry, leaving his mark on numerous artists."Even as his own career declined during the height of the golden age of hip hop, Brown's work found new life in the form of digital sampling; he would go on to become the most sampled artist in the history of the genre. Brown's music also influenced the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat, jùjú and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music.

Brown began his professional music career in 1956 and rose to fame during the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of his thrilling live performances and string of smash hits. In spite of various personal problems and setbacks he continued to score hits in every decade through the 1980s. In addition to his acclaim in music, Brown was also a presence in American political affairs during the 1960s and 1970s.

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