Longer daylight hours of summer make insomnia worse

Longer daylight hours of summer make insomnia worse

CHICAGO, June 30 (UPI) -- The longer days of summer daylight contribute to woes of the millions in the United States who have trouble falling asleep, a sleep expert says.

Married priest guilty of fondling teen

BRADFORD, England, March 15 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic priest who admitted during his trial he is secretly married was convicted Friday of molesting a teenage girl in his parish in northern England.

Guilty plea in mail fraud scheme

DETROIT, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Yale, Mich., man pleaded guilty to mail fraud after he was accused of running a $2.6 million scheme to defraud prisoners and relatives seeking legal aid.

Staples announces a shake-up

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Business supply retail giant Staples Inc. said it planned to close 30 U.S. stores, 45 more in Europe and shake up its management team.

Boy killed in Australia school bus crash

SINGLETON, Australia, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A school bus and tractor-trailer collided in Singleton, Australia, Monday, killing one boy and injuring 10 other children, officials said.

Alleged child-killer bound over for trial

RIVER FALLS, Wis., July 25 (UPI) -- A man accused of killing his three daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County, Wis., circuit court.
Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

Brown says Murdoch hurt war effort

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at the inquiry into the Murdoch media empire, Monday accused The Sun newspaper of harming Britain's war effort.
Razzies nomination date pushed back

Razzies nomination date pushed back

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Razzie Award "winners" for the worst of Hollywood will not be announced one day ahead of the Academy Awards this year, as they usually are, organizers said.

NFL: Baltimore 21, Atlanta 7

ATLANTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Chykie Brown gave Baltimore the lead with a 65-yard interception return Thursday and the Ravens went on to down Atlanta 21-7.

Man gets food assistance despite lotto win

AUBURN, Mich., May 18 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a Michigan man who receives food assistance from the state despite a $2 million lottery payout last year said no laws were broken.

Alligator shot after it bites trapper

PALM RIVER, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- An 8-foot alligator that bit the trapper trying to catch it paid for its act with its life when a Florida sheriff's deputy shot it, wildlife officials said.

Woman convicted of killing her mother

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Scottish woman has been convicted of fatally beating her mother and dumping the body in a stream with help from her then-boyfriend.

Teachers unions attack federal program

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30 (UPI) -- The executive director of the largest U.S. teachers union said schools are laying off experienced teachers to keep Teach for America recruits.

Police say man reports own drunken driving

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man called 911 to inform authorities he was too drunk to drive and was pulling his car over as a precaution, state police allege.

Singer Jenkins booed at Harrods sale

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Protesters who booed Katherine Jenkins at a Harrods sale in London say the opera singer should not be involved with a store selling fur products.
Coldplay front man walks out of interview

Coldplay front man walks out of interview

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- British rocker Chris Martin, the front man for the band Coldplay, walked out of the taping of a BBC Radio 4 interview 9 minutes after it started.

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Couple from Hell wins Halloween lottery

HELL, Mich., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- John and Sue Wilson from Hell, Mich., won a $115,001 lottery on one of the year's scariest days, Halloween.

Children's book called 'anti-immigration'

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A New York judge denies he's making an anti-immigration statement in his illustrated children's book about a greenhouse overrun by dandelions.

Journalist-activist John Wilson dies at 56

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- John Wilson, assistant to The New York Times science editor and founding member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, has died in New York.

MLS: Real Salt Lake 2, D.C. United 1

SALT LAKE CITY, July 29 (UPI) -- Jeff Cunningham scored twice on penalty kicks as Real Salt Lake beat D.C. United for the first time ever, 2-1, Saturday night.

Vietnam vets stressed anew by Iraq images

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Images of the war in Iraq are triggering post traumatic stress disorder flare-ups among a growing number of Vietnam veterans, The Washington Post reports.

PBS adds new 'Python' to its schedule

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Public television viewers in the United States will be treated to six new "Monty Python" specials this spring, PBS has announced.

Halle Berry accepts Razzie in person

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Halle Berry, who won a Razzie for Worst Actress of 2005 for "Catwoman," surprised fans by picking up the award in person.

Feature: Silver bells for Golden Raspberry

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Golden Raspberry Foundation is celebrating its silver anniversary with the publication of a new book about the worst Hollywood has to offer and a special ro
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