'Wipeout' renewed for a seventh season

'Wipeout' renewed for a seventh season

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- ABC said Wednesday it has picked up its U.S. competition series "Wipeout" for a seventh season.

Expedition seeks clues to fate of Swedish colony in Angola

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 31 (UPI) -- Swedish investigators say they hope to find clues about the fate of a colony of Swedish immigrants to Angola last heard from nearly a century ago.
Thanksgiving is coming and Butterball is ready to help

Thanksgiving is coming and Butterball is ready to help

CHICAGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- It's 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving and the turkey still is in the freezer. Is the holiday ruined? Will this mean pizza for dinner? What's a novice cook to do?
ABC orders more 'Wipeout'

ABC orders more 'Wipeout'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- ABC says it has ordered a sixth season of its U.S. reality competition series "Wipeout," with Jill Wagner to return as co-host.

Scientists revolt over Texas censorship

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists in Texas say they want their names removed from a report on climate change and sea-level rise censored by the state's environmental agency.

Academic accuses Texas of censorship

HOUSTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A professor has accused a Texas environmental agency of censorship for deleting references to climate change and rising sea levels from an article he wrote.

Thrashers fire Coach John Anderson

ATLANTA, April 14 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Thrashers fired Coach John Anderson and three assistants Wednesday, three days after the team finished the season out of the NHL playoff race.
ABC to air 'Wipeout' Super Bowl special

ABC to air 'Wipeout' Super Bowl special

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- ABC said Tuesday it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. competition series "Wipeout," pitting cheerleaders against male couch potatoes.

Garbage truck noise targeted in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The sound of garbage trucks being laden with refuse in the middle of the night has become an unacceptable presence in Nashville, some residents say.

Experts say they have Fossett's remains

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- California authorities say they've now found significant skeletal remains near the crash site of millionaire aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett.

NHL: Atlanta 7, Washington 4

ATLANTA, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Bryan Little ignited a three-goal, third-period outburst Friday that carried the Atlanta Thrashers to a 7-4 victory over Washington.

Thrashers name John Anderson to be coach

ATLANTA, June 20 (UPI) -- The NHL's Atlanta Thrashers named John Anderson their head coach Friday in place of the fired Bob Hartley.

Reno scientists warn of further quake risk

RENO, Nev., May 1 (UPI) -- Scientists in Nevada say the region needs to prepare for the possibility of more -- and potentially more serious -- earthquakes.

BAE Systems tech boosts robot UAVs' IQ

FARNBOROUGH, England, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems has produced new software that lets its robot Unmanned Air Vehicles think for themselves.

Life impacts art on new Shelton album

TISHOMINGO, Okla., May 1 (UPI) -- Oklahoma country singer Blake Shelton said the title of his new album, "Pure BS," does not stand for ... well, you know what.

Mary Crisp, Republican feminist, dies

PHOENIX, April 17 (UPI) -- Mary Crisp, who lost her position as co-chair of the Republican Party because of her support of the Equal Rights Amendment, has died at her home in Arizona.

Scientists rank top 10 U.S. quake states

RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Seismologists at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory have ranked the United States' most-earthquake-prone states and found Alaska is No. 1.

John Rich tops ASCAP Country Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Singer John Rich was honored at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards ceremony as country music artist of the year.

Study: Gulf bay flooding events are normal

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers say every U.S. Gulf Coast bay in Texas and Louisiana is vulnerable to significant flooding and expansion within the next 100 years.

Scientists study Pioneer anomalies

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say mysterious changes in acceleration seen in NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes might point toward new ideas in physics.

States working to bypass Electoral College

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in several states are pushing a plan designed to thwart the Electoral College and give the U.S. presidency to the candidate who wins the popular vote.

Galveston Island booming, but sinking

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The economy of Galveston Island, Texas, with its 60,000 residents, is booming, but the narrow strip of land is sinking a few inches each decade.

Howard reshuffles Aussie Cabinet

CANBERRA, Australia, July 4 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who heads the Liberal-National coalition, has given two top posts to the Nationals in a Cabinet reshuffle.

Baggage handler held on drug charges

SYDNEY, June 9 (UPI) -- A baggage handler at Sydney Airport was arrested Thursday for allegedly tipping off a friend about a drug sting, The Australian reported. A drug squad detective, David Laidlaw, said the 40-year-old baggage handler had attempted to locate his friend's miss

Drought poses Australian problem

CANBERRA, Australia, May 13 (UPI) -- The threat of a severe drought in Australia this year is playing a major role in preparing the new federal budget.
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