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Fire under the Pulaski Skyway quickly extinguished

KEARNY, N.J., Aug. 15 (UPI) --A fire under New Jersey's aging Pulaski Skyway was quickly extinguished Friday afternoon.
Frances Burns
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By United Press International
Convicted Detroit mob boss Jack Tocco dies at 87

Convicted Detroit mob boss Jack Tocco dies at 87

DETROIT, July 16 (UPI) --Jack Tocco, the low-key businessman described by federal prosecutors as the head of the Detroit mob, has died at 87.
Frances Burns

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
By United Press International
Backstreet Boys read Top 10 list on 'Late Show'

Backstreet Boys read Top 10 list on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- The Backstreet Boys sang a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York this week.
Search halted for long-missing union boss Hoffa's remains in Michigan

Search halted for long-missing union boss Hoffa's remains in Michigan

DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- A three-day search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa ended in rural Michigan Wednesday, with police saying it turned up no sign of the missing Teamsters president.
FBI search team focuses on spot K9 flagged in Hoffa search

FBI search team focuses on spot K9 flagged in Hoffa search

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich., June 18 (UPI) -- A cadaver dog that's part of an FBI search team has flagged a location in a Michigan field where an aging mobster says Jimmy Hoffa is buried, officials said.

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Gun-toting pizza eaters get discount ... Bandits steal metal chain from shipwreck ... 60-year-old safe at Vegas bar is a bust ... Mo. bill would outlaw gun control bills ... Watercooler stories from UPI.

60-year-old safe at Vegas bar is a bust

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- It was a letdown of atomic proportions when the owners of a Las Vegas bar opened a 60-year-old safe found while remodeling -- and discovered only receipts.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Anniversaries in the year ahead

Anniversaries in the year ahead

We look forward to 2013 with resolutions, hopes and clean calendars, but we'll be looking back as well. A new year is always an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of something, and plenty of remembrances are upcoming.
ED ADAMCZYK, United Press International
HBO documentary 'Ethel' tells Kennedy story from the inside

HBO documentary 'Ethel' tells Kennedy story from the inside

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Rory Kennedy, the youngest child of slain civil rights era leader Robert F. Kennedy, says her HBO documentary "Ethel" stands apart from other accounts of the political dynasty's role in history because it is told from the famous family's point of view and puts the spotlight on her interview-shy mother, Ethel Skakel Kennedy.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Police: Scam artists exploit Hoffa search

DETROIT, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Detroit-area police say scammers are telling residents Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried on their land, to get them out of their homes so they can rob them.

Hoffa's whereabouts remain a mystery

ROSEVILLE, Mich., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is still missing after test results on soil from beneath a shed in suburban Detroit turned up no sign of human remains.
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Jimmy Hoffa
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. shows his unions support at a rally for John Kerry in Las Vegas Nevada, October 26, 2004...(UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (born February 14, 1913 – disappeared July 30, 1975, declared legally dead July 30, 1982) was an American labor union leader and author.

Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union's General President from 1958 to 1971. He secured the first national agreement for teamsters' rates in 1964, and played a major role in the growth and development of the union, which eventually became the largest single union in the United States, with over 1.5 million members during his terms as its leader. Hoffa, who had been convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud in 1964, was imprisoned in 1967, sentenced to 13 years, after exhausting the appeal process. It was not until mid-1971 that he officially resigned the Teamsters' presidency, an action that was part of a pardon agreement with U.S. president Richard Nixon, in order to facilitate his release later that year. Nixon blocked Hoffa from union activities until 1980; Hoffa was attempting to overturn this order and to regain support.

Hoffa was last seen in late July 1975, outside the Machus Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant.

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