UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome ready for Triple Crown try in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, Australia poised as favorite for Epsom Derby.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
Former FBI agent John Connolly Jr. wins appeal of Florida murder conviction

Former FBI agent John Connolly Jr. wins appeal of Florida murder conviction

MIAMI, May 28 (UPI) --The much-commended FBI agent brought down by his ties to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, won an appeal Wednesday of his Florida murder conviction.
Frances Burns

COL BKB: Yale 69, Quinnipiac 68

Justin Sears drilled a 3-pointer with one second left on the clock to lift his Yale Bulldogs past the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 69-68.

Administration's proposed change to drug coverage prompts outcry

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Opponents of a proposed change to Medicare coverage for certain drugs prescribed for depression and schizophrenia say the change could harm patients.

Man throws son, 3, off NYC high-rise, then jumps; both killed

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- New York City police said a Brooklyn man threw his son, 3, off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan building, fatally injuring the child, then jumped to his death.

Ohio appeals court favors hospital over Amish family in cancer case

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- An Ohio appellate court has appointed a hospital representative as the legal guardian in the case of a 10-year-old Amish girl who has cancer.

Massachusetts trooper suspended after fatal off-duty DWI crash

KINGSTON, Mass., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts state trooper, charged with driving drunk in an off-duty crash that killed a mother and daughter, has been suspended without pay, police said.

New Jersey asks judge to stay order allowing same-sex marriages

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it has asked a judge to stay her ruling that would allow gay couples to get married later this month.

Judge denies lawyer guardianship of Amish girl with cancer

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge ruled a lawyer may not have legal guardianship over a 10-year-old Amish girl whose parents stopped her chemotherapy treatment for leukemia.

Newark, N.J., archbishop acknowledges he missed abuse warning signs

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The former Catholic bishop of Peoria, Ill., in a deposition in a settlement with an alleged victim, said he missed warning signs of a predatory priest.
Police: Marathon bombing suspect may have taken part in 2011 killings

Police: Marathon bombing suspect may have taken part in 2011 killings

WALTHAM, Mass., July 11 (UPI) -- Evidence against one of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing points to his possible involvement in the 2011 slayings of three men, police say.
Climate change could present species with choice: evolve or die

Climate change could present species with choice: evolve or die

TUCSON, July 10 (UPI) -- Many species would have to speed up their evolution by 10,000 times to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years, a U.S. ecologist says.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.

Train collides with truck, derails, causing fire and explosion

BALTIMORE, May 28 (UPI) -- A train hauling chemicals collided with a truck, derailed, caught fire and exploded near Baltimore Tuesday but officials said smoke from the fire was not toxic.

N.J. Senate president urges archbishop to quit

NEWARK, N.J., May 9 (UPI) -- Four New Jersey legislators, in an unusual move, have called on Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to resign over an abuse scandal.
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John J.
Dr. Angela Owen-Terry (L) and Sally Griffin get a closer look at the staue of their uncle John J. "Buck" O'Neil during an unveiling ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on July 25, 2008. O'Neil was a player in the Negro Leagues and died in October 2006. The statue unveiling is part of the new John J. "Buck" O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

For the baseball player, see Jack Sheehan (baseball)

General John J. "Jack" Sheehan (born 1940) is a retired United States Marine Corps general. His final active duty commands, culminating 35 years of service in the Marine Corps, were as the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT) for NATO and as Commander-in-Chief for the U.S. Atlantic Command (CINCUSACOM) (1994-1997).

General Sheehan was born on August 23, 1940, in Somerville, Massachusetts. The son of Irish immigrants he is one of seven children. He graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Boston College in June 1962. After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds an M.S. degree from Georgetown University in Government. His professional military education includes the Amphibious Warfare School, Naval Command and Staff College, and National War College.

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