Ohio court: Consecutive terms not required

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday state law does not require consecutive sentences for certain major crimes, including rape.

Teens get life in prison for knife killing

NEWCASTLE, England, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Three British teenagers were given life sentences for the fatal stabbing of a young man who complained they were too noisy.

Microsoft to pay $240M for Facebook stake

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft beat Google and Yahoo! in the stakes race for social network Facebook, agreeing to pay $240 million for a stake in the company.

Ohio teacher fired over class action

TRENTON, Ohio, June 13 (UPI) -- A high school teacher in Trenton, Ohio, reportedly was fired last week after complaints were made on his handling of a recent assignment.

Lions' receiver lost for season

DETROIT, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions have lost wide receiver Kevin Johnson for the rest of the season after he suffered an Achilles' tendon injury.

Microsoft reorganizes itself

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it was reorganizing itself into three divisions.

Microsoft names a chief operating officer

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. named a senior Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive as chief operating officer.

Centenary basketball coach steps down

SHREVEPORT, La., March 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Johnson resigned as men's basketball coach at Centenary after six years in the job.

Ravens cut receiver Kevin Johnson

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens voided the final year of the contract of wide receiver Kevin Johnson.

NFL: Baltimore 27, New York Giants 17

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A 23-yard interception return for a touchdown by Chris McAlister Thursday night ignited Baltimore to a 27-17 exhibition win over the New York Giants.

Wireless World: Hotels new 'WiFi' hotspots

A UPI series examining emerging wireless telecommunications technologies. This week: A hotel is nothing short of a hovel for most business travelers these days -- unless it happens to be a wireless fidelity hot spot.
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology News

NFL: New England 27, Jacksonville 13

FOXBORO, Mass., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Cornerback Tyrone Poole had two interceptions in the fourth quarter that set up touchdowns as New England turned back Jacksonville, 27-13.

Patriots ink J.J. Stokes

FOXBORO, Mass., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots have signed veteran wide receiver J.J. Stokes.

NFL: Cleveland 44, Arizona 6

CLEVELAND, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Browns got career performances from Andre Davis and Kelly Holcomb Sunday in a 44-6 rout of Arizona.

Jacksonville claims Johnson off waivers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- One day after he was released by the Cleveland Browns, receiver Kevin Johnson was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Browns waive Kevin Johnson

CLEVELAND, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- In a surprise move Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns waived wide receiver Kevin Johnson.

NFL: San Diego 26, Cleveland 20

CLEVELAND, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 200 yards Sunday as the San Diego Chargers topped Cleveland, 26-20, to snap a nine-game losing streak.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Wisconsin 61, Tulsa 60

SPOKANE, Wash., March 22 (UPI) -- Freddie Owens, playing with a sore ankle, hit a three-pointer with one second remaining Saturday to complete an amazing comeback and five the Wisconsin Badgers

Tulsa 84, Dayton 71

SPOKANE, Wash., March 21 (UPI) -- No. 4 Dayton staged a dramatic rally from an 18-point deficit Thursday night before suffering an 84-71 loss to No. 13 Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Reg

WAC Tournament Roundup

TULSA, Okla., March 16 (UPI) -- Tulsa is headed to the NCAA Tournament again after a 75-64 win over Nevada Saturday night in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference.

Mark Campbell traded to Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- One day after releasing tight end Jay Riemersma, the Buffalo Bills Friday acquired Mark Campbell from the Cleveland Browns for an undisclosed 2004 draft pick.

Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Tommy Maddox rallied Pittsburgh to four touchdowns in the final 19 minutes Sunday, the last of them coming on a three-yard run by Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala with 54

Cleveland-Pittsburgh Capsule

Capsule summary of Sunday's AFC Wild Card game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers:
By United Press International

Cleveland 24, Atlanta 16

CLEVELAND, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Browns are back in the playoffs. And thanks to the Carolina Panthers, Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons are as well.
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