Nordqvist leads at Honda LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Anna Nordqvist opened with three straight birdies Thursday in taking the first-round lead at the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament.

Beatriz Recari, Paula Creamer share Marathon Classic lead

SYLVANIA, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- Beatriz Recari carded a birdie on each of the last two holes Saturday, catching Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard after 54 holes of the Marathon Classic.

Jennifer Johnson takes Mobile Bay Classic for first LPGA Tour victory

MOBILE, Ala., May 19 (UPI) -- Jennifer Johnson earned her first LPGA Tour win with a 7-under 65 Sunday, good for a one-stroke victory at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

Chella Choi's 6-under 66 good for third-round lead at Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala., May 18 (UPI) -- Chella Choi seized the third-round lead of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic Saturday, registering a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke advantage.

Chris Johnson's sister shot four times, mother states in murder case

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- The sister of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Chris Johnson was fatally shot four times by her boyfriend, her mother said in a Fort Worth, Texas, murder trial.

At least 25 weekend drownings in U.S.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., June 11 (UPI) -- It was a deadly weekend in U.S. waters from coast to coast, with at least 25 drownings reported by authorities.

Defending champ out at LPGA match play

GLADSTONE, N.J., May 17 (UPI) -- Jodi Ewart turned in one of the upsets on the first day of the Sybase Match Play Championship Thursday, eliminating defending champ Suzann Pettersen.

Tseng keeps two-shot lead at Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng birdied three of the first five holes and went on to post a 4-under 68 Friday that put her two shots in front midway through the Kia Classic.

Tseng looks for another LPGA win

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng, the world's top-ranked player in women's golf, kept up her domination of the circuit Thursday by sharing the first-round lead at the Kia Classic.

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Teen sensation leads on LPGA Tour

PRATTVILLE, Ala., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Lexi Thompson put herself in position for an historic win on the LPGA Tour Friday by taking the lead midway through the Navistar Classic.

Rookie leads on LPGA Tour

PRATTVILLE, Ala., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Jennifer Johnson eagled the par-4 15th hole Thursday, shot a 30 on the back nine and seized a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Navistar Classic.

Depression increases cocaine/crack risk

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 14 (UPI) -- Women clinically depressed when they enter drug court run a substantially higher risk of using crack cocaine within four months afterward, U.S. researchers say.

U.S. romps to Curtis Cup victory

MANCHESTER, Mass., June 13 (UPI) -- The United States romped to its seventh straight Curtis Cup title Sunday, splitting eight singles matches with Great Britain & Ireland.
NBC orders Bruckheimer's 'Chase' drama

NBC orders Bruckheimer's 'Chase' drama

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- NBC says it has picked up "Chase," its fifth scripted series pilot for the 2010-11 U.S. television season.

Coast Guard calls off search for Haitians

COCKBURN TOWN, Turks and Caicos Islands, July 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for Haitian migrants missing after a boat capsized near the Turks and Caicos Islands, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

No sign of six missing Florida boaters

STUART, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said Wednesday that searchers have yet to find six boaters who vanished with their craft in St. Lucie Inlet, Fla.

Man dies of shark bite in Miami

MIAMI, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard in Miami said Monday a male diver bitten by a shark during the weekend has died

Feature: Story time with Robert Earl Keen

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen knows several of his songs would make pretty good movies -- he can tell by the stack of screenplays people have sent him based on his work -- but he's waiting for somebody to "slam some cash on the table" before he'll si
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Oceanographers are exploring five newly discovered currents in the equatorial Atlantic strip to learn about how the ocean stores heat, new genetic studies say our early African ancestors mated with local populations rather than replacing them, and other n
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