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104-degree temperatures spur bushfires in southern Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Sweltering heat fueled deadly bushfires as they spread across parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales Friday, fire authorities said.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler reported leaving

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is searching for a successor to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, who wants to leave Washington, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
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Aussie state police incur tickets

MELBOURNE, July 31 (UPI) -- Police officials in the Australian state of Victoria said about one third of top police brass have been caught speeding and issued fines.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 19, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

eBay reports low bids on Ken Lay's desk

HOUSTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S.-based Internet auction site eBay announced there have been no winners so far in the bidding for the desk of the late Enron founder Ken Lay.

Enron's accountant gets 5.5 years

HOUSTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A Houston federal judge sentenced Enron Corp.'s former chief accountant to 5.5 years behind bars for his role in the scam that killed the company

Enron's Skilling gets 24 years in prison

HOUSTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The former head of Houston's Enron Corp. drew a 24-year-four-month prison sentence Monday in the collapse of the once-mighty energy trading giant. Federal judge Sim Lake sentenced Jeffery Skilling to nearly a quarter century behind bars and ruled that he

Judge vacates Ken Lay's Enron conviction

HOUSTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Houston judge Tuesday vacated the indictment and criminal conviction of former Enron Corp. Chairman Ken Lay, who died July 5 of a heart attack. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake's action followed a request by Lay's estate, the Houston Chronicle reported Tues

Feds seek power to preserve convictions

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors want Congress to pass a law so the death of former Enron Corp. chairman Ken Lay won't result in a clean criminal record. Justice Department lawyers filed a draft of a proposed law in federal court that would stop judges from vacating crim

Motion seeks to erase Lay's conviction

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Kenneth Lay want a Houston judge to erase his conviction, saying the former Enron Corp. head died before the jury verdict could be appealed.

Heart disease killed Lay, autopsy says

ASPEN, Colo., July 20 (UPI) -- An autopsy on former Enron Chairman Ken Lay says the 64-year-old died this month of advanced heart disease, with three cardiac arteries nearly closed.

Funeral service held for Ken Lay

ASPEN, Colo., July 9 (UPI) -- Friends and family of the late Ken Lay gathered at tiny Aspen Chapel in Colorado Sunday, to remember the former Enron chairman and celebrate his life.

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Today is Friday, July 7, the 188th day of 2006 with 177 to follow.
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Ken Lay's death stymies prosecutors

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- The sudden death of Enron Corp. founder Ken Lay appears to thwart prosecutors' bid to seize pieces of his estate.

Ken Lay, Enron founder, dead at 64

ASPEN, Colo., July 5 (UPI) -- Ken Lay, an icon of U.S. corporate accounting scandals, died early Wednesday, about five years after the U.S. energy trading firm he founded collapsed.

Heart attack kills Enron founder Ken Lay

ASPEN, Colo., July 5 (UPI) -- Former Enron Corp. chairman Ken Lay has died of a massive heart attack suffered while he was in Aspen, Colo., KPRC-TV, Houston, reported Wednesday.

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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Monday June 19, the 170th day of 2006 with 195 to follow.
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Networking: Y2K hangover finally ending?

CHICAGO, June 5 (UPI) -- Remember the Y2K panic back in 1999? That was the largely unfounded and shamelessly hyped by rapaciously greedy computer companies fear that all computers would
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Enron jury convicts Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling

HOUSTON, May 25 (UPI) -- A Houston jury in the trial of former Enron Corp. chiefs Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling convicted both men Thursday of most of the 34 charges against them. The eight-woman, four-man panel in the 14-week case took six days to decide that Lay, 64, was guilty of
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