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Bangkok groups clash over lese-majeste law

BANGKOK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Bangkok police contained a confrontation of government and opposition supporters who clashed over an investigation under the country's lese-majeste law.
Critics question lese-majeste death

Critics question lese-majeste death

BANGKOK, May 9 (UPI) -- Government critics are questioning whether a man jailed for criticizing the monarchy died in hospital because he was given inadequate medical attention.

Thai army targets New Year protests

BANGKOK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Thailand's army will help local police during New Year period in case of threats to public order, especially protests over the restrictive lese majeste laws.

American gets prison terms on royal book

BANGKOK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Bangkok court Thursday sentenced a Thai-born U.S. national to 30 months in jail for posting online an unauthorized biography of Thailand's king.
U.N. rights expert urges change in law

U.N. rights expert urges change in law

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Thailand needs to amend its laws that impose jail terms of as long as 15 years on anyone defaming the royal family, a U.N. human rights expert said.

Super Bowl ring auction finds score error

PITTSBURGH, July 22 (UPI) -- An eBay auction of two Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl rings from 1975 and 1976 has uncovered a factual error on one of the rings, officials said.

Steelers mark 18 deaths in 6 years

PITTSBURGH, July 18 (UPI) -- The 2006 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers have seen the deaths of seven former players in the past 16 months, boosting their six-year death total to 18. Since 2000, 77 former NFL players from the 1970s and 1980s have died, and more than 20 percent

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LONDON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- British bookseller Waterstone's has fired an employee for keeping a blog about bad days at work and satirizing his boss.

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Baseball group adds no new members

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No one made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday in balloting by the revamped Veterans Committee.

NY Yankees 8, Oakland 5

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Mussina surrendered four runs and 11 hits over seven innings Sunday and that was good enough for the New York Yankees to avoid a three-game sweep with an 8

American League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners:
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Joseph Lowell Gordon (February 18, 1915 – April 14, 1978), nicknamed "Flash" in reference to the comic-book character Flash Gordon, was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians from 1938 to 1950. He was the outstanding player at his position during the 1940s, winning the 1942 American League MVP Award and being named to The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team in nine of his eleven seasons. Known for his acrobatic defense, he led the AL in assists four times and in double plays three times. He was the first AL second baseman to hit 20 home runs in a season, doing so seven times, and holds the league mark for career HRs at second base (246); he held the single-season record until 2001. He played a major role on the 1948 champion Indians, leading the team in homers and runs batted in. He ranked sixth in major league history in double plays (1,160) upon retiring, and was sixth in AL history in games (1,519), putouts (3,600), assists (4,706) and total chances (8,566) and seventh in fielding percentage (.970). Gordon was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, having been elected on December 7, 2008 by the Veterans Committee.

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