Florida executes John Ferguson, convicted in eight slayings

STARKE, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- John Ferguson, convicted of eight murders, was executed by lethal injection in Florida Monday after a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed.

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace buys Waterjet Group

ESSEN, Germany, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The British firm The Waterjet Group has been acquired by ThyssenKrupp Aerospace for an undisclosed price.

Execution of Florida killer halted

MIAMI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A condemned Florida killer was given at least a few more days by a Miami federal judge who halted his scheduled execution.

Man, 19, allegedly drives dead pal around

LELAND, N.C., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man, 19, faces obstruction of justice charges for driving his deceased passenger around for hours before notifying police, authorities said.

Toronto center Mats Sundin stays put

TORONTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Despite some Maple Leafs fans' call for his departure, Toronto center Mats Sundin was not among the players traded before the NHL's trading deadline.

NHL: Toronto 3, Washington 2

TORONTO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Mats Sundin scored on a rebound with 29.2 seconds remaining Wednesday, giving Toronto a 3-2 victory over Washington.

Leafs' Mark Bell out 8 weeks after surgery

TORONTO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Mark Bell had surgery Thursday to repair facial fractures and will be out for eight weeks, General Manager John Ferguson said.

Broken leg sidelines Michael Peca

TORONTO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Toronto center Michael Peca is out indefinitely because of a broken right leg and torn ligaments in his right knee.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.

Pat Quinn fired as Maple Leafs' GM

TORONTO, April 20 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Pat Quinn Thursday after missing the post-season for the first time in Quinn's four seasons as the team's coach.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.

Ashado sets record for filly at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Ashado, a Kentucky-bred filly who has broken records as a racehorse, set a new record when she sold for $9 million at auction.

Sheik pays Keeneland record $9.7 mil

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai paid $9.7 million for a "very special" colt sired by Storm Cat and stakes-winning mare Tranquility Lake.

Wealthy sheik spends big on U.S. horses

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A prince from Dubai dropped $14 million for a stable of well-bred race horses from Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader said Tuesday.

Maple Leafs acquire Brian Leetch

TORONTO, March 3 (UPI) -- Toronto acquired two-time Norris Trophy winner Brian Leetch from the New York Rangers Wednesday for two players and two draft picks.

Belfour expected back in action soon

TORONTO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Injured Toronto goalie Ed Belfour, who has missed five games, is expected back in the lineup this week, team officials said.

Mogilny out 10 weeks after surgery

TORONTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Toronto right wing Alexander Mogilny will be sidelined 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Wednesday.

Leafs ink Nieuwendyk

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Joe Nieuwendyk.

Doug Gilmour retires from NHL

TORONTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Veteran center Doug Gilmour of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced his retirement on Monday after two decades in the NHL.

Maple Leafs name Ferguson general manager

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- John Ferguson will take over as the new general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto had been without a general manager since coach Pat Quinn gave up his dual role June 27.

Maple Leafs name Ferguson GM

TORONTO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have named John Ferguson Jr. as their new general manager.

Scorsese to produce SciFi Channel series

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese will take on the apocalypse with the new SCI FI Channel thriller, "The Twelve."

Executive Business Briefing

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Smart kidnapping over, but still puzzling

SALT LAKE CITY, March 12 (UPI) -- The search for Elizabeth Smart came to a stunning and joyous conclusion Wednesday afternoon when the missing teenager was found in the company of a self-proclaimed prophet in a suburb near the Salt Lake City home where she had reportedly been kidnapped so