Executives sentenced in OxyContin case

ABINGDON, Va., July 21 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Virginia ordered three Purdue Pharma executives to work for 400 hours in drug treatment programs for their marketing of OxyContin.

COL FB: Boise State 23, San Jose State 20

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Anthony Montgomery kicked a 37-yard field goal with one second remaining Saturday to give 13th-ranked Boise State a 23-20 win over San Jose State.

NATO Response Force almost ready

PRAIA, Cape Verde, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Some 26,000 NATO Response Force troops are set to conclude their training off the African coast and report ready for international deployment next month.

Setback for NATO Afghan reinforcement

BRUSSELS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Several NATO countries reportedly have expressed their inability to provide more troops to support the alliance's soldiers in Afghanistan.

NATO seeks reinforcements.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The defense heads of the 26-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization have agreed to meet to consider troops reinforcements in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

NATO seeks more troops for Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- NATO leaders say they need more troops to fight Taliban guerrillas in southern Afghanistan.

NATO head rules out major insurgency

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- NATO's Supreme Allied Commander James Jones said he doesn't think the Taliban and al-Qaida can turn renewed violence into a full-scale Afghanistan insurgency.

Pimp C released from Texas prison

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Rapper Pimp C of the duo UGK was released from Huntsville (Texas) State Prison Friday after serving half an eight-year sentence for parole violation.

Russia, NATO plan anti-terrorist efforts

BRUSSELS, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Russia and NATO plan to hold joint military exercises next year and to discuss anti-terror efforts, the Novosti news agency reported.

NATO plans broader role in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- NATO's top commander has said the alliance is planning for an expanded role in Afghanistan beyond the nation's Sept. 18 parliamentary elections. NATO's role would merge U.N.-mandated security assistance with U.S.-led combat operations, said U.S. Gen. Jame

Suns get James Jones from Indiana

PHOENIX, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns Thursday acquired guard James Jones in a sign-and-trade deal with Indiana for a 2008 second-round draft pick.

Envoy: U.S. troops won't go to Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 13 (UPI) -- The United States has no plans to deploy any military forces in Azerbaijan, the U.S. ambassador to Baku said Wednesday.

NATO mulls Mideast mission

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- NATO forces might become part of a peace-keeping mission between Israel and the Palestinians, Stars and Stripes said Saturday.

General eyes NATO funding overhaul

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top NATO Gen. James Jones is calling for a better way of funding the alliance as its operations now reach farther and farther from Europe.

Religious plea made to Iraqi kidnappers

LIVERPOOL, England, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Muslim and Christian religious leaders made a joint appeal Thursday for the release of a British man being held hostage in Iraq, CNN reported.
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National Security Advisor Jim Jones speaks about President Obama's meeting with President Zadari of Pakistan and President Karzai of Afghanistan during a briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on May 6, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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