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Sandwich shop fires all workers days before Christmas

CHICAGO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 employees of a Chicago sandwich shop said they had their Christmases soiled by an email right before the holiday saying they were all fired.

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No 'third party' in Berezovsky death

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- British authorities said they have ruled out "third-party involvement" in the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
Starz developing New York ballet drama series with producer Lawrence Bender

Starz developing New York ballet drama series with producer Lawrence Bender

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Starz says it is developing a new, as-yet-untitled drama series about a troubled woman who joins a prestigious New York ballet company.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 63, La-Lafayette 60

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Keith Appling scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and distributed five assists Sunday in No. 19 Michigan State's 63-60 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Study: 'Hot spots' may up earthquake size

Study: 'Hot spots' may up earthquake size

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "Hot spots" of melting rock in fault zones can act as triggers to turn moderate earthquakes into massive temblors, U.S. seismologists say.

Report: Linesman slashed at hockey game

WOOSTOCK, Ontario, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Junior hockey linesman Kevin Brown is critical after his neck was slashed, the North Bay (Canada) Nugget newspaper reported Wednesday.

Hearing delayed in alleged bomb case

ORLANDO, Fla., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. attorneys asked a federal judge in Florida for more time before a preliminary hearing for a man caught allegedly carrying bomb parts in checked luggage.

Bomb parts found in luggage at airport

ORLANDO, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- A Jamaican man attempting to board a plane at Orlando (Fla.) International Airport had pipe bomb components in his luggage, law enforcement officials said.

Racy player biographies get coach fired

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Offensive and sexual material in biographies of high school hockey players near Halifax, Nova Scotia, have cost the coach his job, reports said Thursday.

Ice jam in Canadian river causes hardship

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Dozens of homes and businesses are on evacuation alert in British Columbia because of a nearly 7-mile-long ice jam in the Nechako River at Prince George.

Pulmonary fibrosis death risk identified

CINCINNATI, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have determined large numbers of certain cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients' lungs might increase their risk of death.

IRS warns of new e-mail scam

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced in Washington a new e-mail scam that falsely alerts taxpayers they are under investigation.

IRS targets more middle-class taxpayers

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- More middle-class Americans are likely to be audited by the Internal Revenue Service this year.

Texas toddler found alive near home

ALVARADO, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A toddler, located three days after disappearing from his Alvarado, Texas, home, was slightly dehydrated, scratched, sunburned and bug-bitten.

Report: IRS to cut audits on wealthiest

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- The Bush administration plans to cut nearly in half the number of auditors who review tax returns of some of the wealthiest U.S. taxpayers.

Eric Gagne to have back surgery

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers said Friday that closer Eric Gagne needs season-ending back surgery to repair a herniated disc.

Yankees Wang due back on Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees will have rookie Chien-Ming Wang back in the starting rotation this week as he is activated off the 15-day disabled list.

Season may be over for Kevin Brown

SEATTLE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Thursday shifted veteran right-hander Kevin Brown from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list because of a persistent back injury.

Pannaway, Quantm select Trinity VoIP

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Pannaway Technologies and Quantm Voice Systems have selected Trinity Convergence's VeriCall VoIP framework for their telecom products.

Yankees get Chacon from Colorado

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- The Colorado Rockies Thursday traded pitcher Shawn Chacon to the New York Yankees for two minor league pitchers.

Nomo latches on with Yankees

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Wednesday claimed veteran right-hander Hideo Nomo off waivers and signed him to a minor league contract.

MLB: N.Y.Yankees 4, LA Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Hideki Matsui hit a go-ahead two-run homer Sunday as the New York Yankees topped the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-1.

MLB: NY Yankees 11, Texas 10

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 19 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees reclaimed first place in the American League East, downing the Texas Rangers 11-10 in Arlington.

Yankees get Al Leiter from Marlins

BOSTON, July 16 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees Saturday acquired left-hander Al Leiter from the Florida Marlins.
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