Retired Secret Service agent found guilty in S.C. kidnapping case

WALHALLA, S.C., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A retired Secret Service agent who ran for county sheriff last year was found guilty Tuesday of plotting to kidnap a retired judge in South Carolina.
Coca-Cola's board turning over a new leaf

Coca-Cola's board turning over a new leaf

ATLANTA, April 24 (UPI) -- Retirements from Coca-Cola's board of directors could help the giant U.S. soft drink bottler focus on younger consumers, a corporate guidance expert said.

Crude oil prices slump on reserve report

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell $2.74 to $94.45 a barrel Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange on report of a more-than-expected rise in U.S. crude reserves.

Riyadh can handle crude oil disruptions

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- There is a "basic assumption" that Saudi Arabia will make up the difference for the effects sanctions on Iran are having on oil markets, an analyst said.

Buffalo plans 'Chinese immersion school'

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A proposed high school in Buffalo, N.Y., would provide immersion in Chinese culture for local students and in western culture for students from China.

Father gets death in murder of infant

ORANGEBURG, S.C., June 18 (UPI) -- A second hearing Thursday upheld Robert Northcutt's death sentence for the murder of his 4-month-old daughter in 2001.

Pizza Hut fires employee who shot robber

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 25 (UPI) -- Pizza Hut has fired an Iowa deliveryman who fought off an armed robber because the deliveryman violated company rules on carrying a weapon.

Crude prices drop abruptly Monday

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil prices dropped abruptly Monday, losing more than $4 to less than $106 a barrel in the biggest one-day drop in more than a decade.
Nick at Night embraces 'Chris'

Nick at Night embraces 'Chris'

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. family comedy TV series "Everybody Hates Chris" is set to join the Nick at Nite lineup next year.

Energy commodities start down, close down

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell for a second straight day Wednesday after a government report showed crude inventories in the United States rose more than expected.

Crude oil prices close lower

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices closed lower Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange as traders considered an eighth straight week of declining U.S. crude inventories.

Canadian serial killer convicted

NEW WESTMINISTER, British Columbia, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A jury in Canada Sunday found Robert William Pickton guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of six women who disappeared from Vancouver.

COL BKB: Kansas 92, Washburn 60

LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Darrell Arthur helped Kansas overcome a slow start by scoring 14 points Thursday night, as the No. 4 Jayhawks defeated Washburn, 92-60.

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N.Y. drummer denies causing horse's death

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A musician whose drumming allegedly caused a deadly horse rampage in New York's Central Park last week has denied spooking the horse.
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