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Santas brawl on New York street corner

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- New York police confirmed officers were alerted to a weekend brawl in which eight to 10 Santas duked it out on a snowy city sidewalk.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
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'Insidious' creeps its way to box office No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Insidious Chapter 2," starring Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson, was No. 1 at the box office during the weekend with $41.05 million.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
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3 arrested for allegedly stealing massive chicken statue

PALATKA, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Three men from Florida were arrested after they allegedly stole a 9-foot-tall chicken statue, strapped it to their truck, and went for a joyride, police said.

Once achieved, true fame is not fleeting

MONTREAL, March 31 (UPI) -- True fame is not fleeting and those who become truly famous in sports, politics and other domains stay famous for decades, U.S. and Canadian researchers say.
More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and their "Argo" co-stars were named Best Ensemble in a Film at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.

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Williams arrested for missing court date ... Beyonce to perform at inauguration ... 'Les Miserables' tops U.S. album chart ... 'Lincoln' up for 10 BAFTAs ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' up for 10 British Academy Film Awards

'Lincoln' up for 10 British Academy Film Awards

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, was nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards in London Wednesday.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Couple repents immediately after divorce

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A British couple who divorced at leisure repented in haste and decided to remarry almost immediately.

College Board to offer new test

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Critics say a new College Board test for eighth graders will accelerate stress over college admissions and increasingly affect younger children.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.
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Jones suing for 'Old Men' bonuses

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Tommy Lee Jones alleges in a Los Angeles lawsuit that Paramount Pictures reneged on promised bonuses for his role in "No Country for Old Men."

Lung cancer patients tolerate exercise

DURHAM, N.C., May 16 (UPI) -- Patients who undergo surgical procedures for the removal of lung cancer can tolerate and benefit from exercise one month after surgery, U.S. researchers say.

Prostate tumors grow faster in active mice

DURHAM, N.C., April 14 (UPI) -- Prostate tumors grew more quickly in mice who exercised than in those who did not, researchers at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina said.
Day-Lewis wins best actor Oscar

Day-Lewis wins best actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor Oscar in Los Angeles Sunday for his portrayal of a self-made oil tycoon in "There Will Be Blood."
'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, won four Oscars in Los Angeles Sunday, including best picture.

80th Academy Awards ceremony under way

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 80th Academy Awards show, which honors the year's best in film, is under way at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Many U.S. nominees won't attend BAFTAs

LONDON , Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Many U.S. nominees for British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards have said they don't plan to attend the upcoming ceremony at the Royal Opera House.
Day-Lewis plays oil tycoon in 'Blood'

Day-Lewis plays oil tycoon in 'Blood'

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Day-Lewis said he signed on to play a U.S. oil tycoon in "There Will Be Blood" because the character's life is so different from his own.

'Into the Wild' grabs four SAG award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sean Penn's Alaskan adventure tale "Into the Wild" was nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Thursday.
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