First book printed in America fetches $14.2 million at auction

First book printed in America fetches $14.2 million at auction

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The "Bay Psalm Book," the first book printed in America, sold for a world record $14.2 million Tuesday at auction in New York, Sotheby's said.

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Anna Nicole Smith documentary coming soon

Anna Nicole Smith documentary coming soon

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- "Addicted to Fame," a documentary about the making of the late Anna Nicole Smith's movie "Illegal Aliens," is set for release in the United States.

U.S. troops maneuver through maze in SOFA rule

BAGHDAD, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- With the U.S.-Iraqi Status of Forces Agreement taking effect Jan. 1, American troops in Iraq will be restricted in how they round up suspected terrorists and those who actively facilitate them by acting as conduits for money, information and supplies.

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Costner to star in thriller 'New Daughter'

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner has signed on to star in the big-screen thriller, "The New Daughter," which will mark Luiso Berdejo's Hollywood feature directorial debut.

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Smith's last film to be released in May

RUTLAND, Vt., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- "Illegal Aliens," Anna Nicole Smith's final film, will be distributed in May, Edgewood Productions, Rutland Vt., and MTI Home Videos, Miami, announced.

Audubon refuge going strong

AUDUBON, Pa., July 22 (UPI) -- Mill Grove, in Audubon, Pa., the first U.S. home of John James Audubon in the early 1800s, still provides sanctuary for birds and bird lovers.

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Today is Wednesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2006 with 249 to follow.
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Starved twins found in New York

LAKE CARMEL, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Putnam County, N.Y., have arrested the parents of 7-year-old twins who were starved to half the normal weight for their age.

Australia workshop set to make suicide pills

KENT TOWN, Australia, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Euthanasia campaigner Dr. Philip Nitschke said Monday he planned to hold a workshop for 30 elderly Australians to make their own suicide pills.

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John James
John James, an official with the Baldwin County Emergency Management Acgency in Robertsdale, Alabama speaks with emergency personnel as Hurricane Dennis make landfall July 10, 2005. Hurricane Dennis reintensified over the warm Gulf of Mexico after killing dozens of people in the Caribbean. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)

John James "Jack" Harris (born October 27, 1948 in St. John's, Newfoundland) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. He is a former leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party.

Harris first became a member of the Canadian House of Commons after winning a by-election in the electoral district of St. John's East on July 20, 1987. Harris was the second New Democratic Party (NDP) candidate ever elected to the House of Commons in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Harris was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in the 1990 provincial election and became leader of the provincial NDP in 1992. He was re-elected to the Legislature in the 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2003 elections.

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