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Horse racing roundup

California Chrome heads to Belmont Park bearing hopes of a Triple Crown. Lots of world-class racing action around the globe.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer

List of Nobel Prize in Medicine winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners:

Israel criticized for removing diplomats

JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Palestinian and U.N. officials criticized Israel after soldiers prevented Palestinians and foreign diplomats from erecting tents in the northern Jordan Valley.

Judge: Mom caused 'unspeakable' harm to family with fake cancer claims

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A 41-year-old Pennsylvania woman did "unspeakable" damage to her family, friends and children by falsely claiming she was dying from cancer, a judge says.
Veteran D.C. officer cleared of threatening first lady

Veteran D.C. officer cleared of threatening first lady

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- A veteran Washington police officer has been cleared of threatening first lady Michelle Obama but suspended for unbecoming conduct, his lawyer said.

Ex-Arizona congressman Rick Renzi guilty of federal corruption charges

TUCSON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona was convicted Tuesday on 17 of 32 federal corruption counts stemming from land deals and his family insurance business.

Maureen McDonnell's charity work payment scrutinized

RICHMOND, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Maureen McDonnell, wife of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, received $36,000 from a coal company that wasn't listed on financial disclosures, officials said.
Fast-food menu labeling results in fewer calories purchased

Fast-food menu labeling results in fewer calories purchased

SEATTLE, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. adults and teens who used calorie information posted on menus purchased up to 143 fewer calories than those who did not see the calories, researchers say.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Mo. rapist convicted of another assault

CLAYTON, Mo., March 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri man already convicted of four rapes as a teenager in St. Louis was sentenced for a fifth after DNA evidence linked him to the case, prosecutors said.

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NASA: Mars could have supported life ... Google fined $7 million over data grab ... Red tide killing Florida manatees ... Scientists describe 'melting' of the moon ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Scientists describe 'melting' of the moon

Scientists describe 'melting' of the moon

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 12 (UPI) -- Spacecraft data suggests molten rock may have been present on the moon more recently and persisted for longer periods than previously thought, NASA says.

List of Nobel Prize in Medicine winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners:

List of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners:

Elderly man accused in beating death

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- One elderly man was charged Monday will killing another resident at a Columbia, Md., assisted living community, Howard County police said.
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James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American film, stage and television actor and comedian. Woods is best known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi, Salvador, and as the Disney villain Hades in Hercules.

Woods was born in Vernal, Utah. His father, Gail Peyton Woods, was an army intelligence officer who died in 1960 following routine surgery. His mother, Martha A. (née Smith), operated a pre-school after her husband's death and re-married to Thomas E. Dixon. Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he attended Pilgrim High School. Woods, an army brat, had been accepted to attend the United States Air Force Academy. But, several weeks before he was to depart, Woods suffered an accident involving a plate glass window which injured his hand tendons severely enough to result in his acceptance being retracted.

Woods chose to pursue his undergraduate studies at MIT, where he majored in political science (though he originally planned on a career as a surgeon). While at MIT, Woods pledged to Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. He was also an active member of the student theatre group "Dramashop" where he both acted in and directed a number of plays. He dropped out of MIT in 1969 just before his graduation in order to pursue a career in acting. Woods moved to New York City, calling his mother to tell her of his plans. While his mother wasn't thrilled at the news, she gave him her blessing to pursue a career in acting. At the 2006 CBS UpFront James Woods stated that his mother told him that if he was going to switch careers to acting that he needed to be the best actor he could possibly be.

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