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Cuban dissident ends hunger strike to support Venezuelan protesters

MIAMI, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Dissident Jorge Luis Garcia Perez says he has ended a hunger strike so he can join demonstrations in Cuba supporting Venezuela's pro-democracy movement.

Plea deal gives gang leader 14-year sentence in Bronx anti-gay beating

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A gang leader who lured a man into a New York apartment and then beat and tortured him for hours has agreed to a plea deal and a 14-year sentence, lawyers said.

Graphic designer claims 'Oldboy' movie poster stole his idea

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A graphic designer said a promotional agency used posters he created for U.S. director Spike Lee's movie, "Oldboy," even though they never paid him.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Cameron Rupp rapped a two-run single in the first inning Saturday and Philadelphia survived a late scare to come away with a 5-4 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- John Mayberry pounded a three-run homer to back Ethan Martin's 6 1/3 strong innings Monday in the Philadelphia Phillies' 5-4 defeat of Colorado.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Donnie Murphy's second homer of the game and third in two nights, a three-run blast in the eighth Wednesday, gave the Chicago Cubs a 5-2 win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Brian McCann and Chris Johnson homered on consecutive pitches Friday, allowing Atlanta to win its sixth straight with a 6-4 decision over Philadelphia.

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Thousands protest corruption in Spain

MADRID, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of protesters calling themselves the Citizens' Tide flooded Madrid Saturday, angry over unemployment and alleged government corruption.

A look at weekend horse racing

With Del Mar and Saratoga in the rear-view mirror, the eyes of Thoroughbred racing now are focused on the year-end championship events.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI RacingWriter

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Missing Ga. girl, 13, found alive

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A missing 13-year-old Georgia girl was found alive Sunday in Alabama and a young man with her was taken into custody, authorities said.
Mexicans going home warned to be careful

Mexicans going home warned to be careful

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Mexicans returning from the United States for the holidays are being warned to take precautions because of drug violence.

Couple charged with torturing loan agents

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A California couple facing foreclosure on their home kidnapped, beat and tortured two loan modification agents they had hired to help them, prosecutors say.
Fla. GOP tries to use Hillary Clinton

Fla. GOP tries to use Hillary Clinton

MIAMI, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton campaigned Saturday in Florida for Barack Obama as Republicans made a last-ditch effort to peel away women who supported her in the primaries.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Chief of enforcement in El Paso retires

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Luis Garcia, director of field enforcement for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the El Paso, Texas, sector, plans to retire Nov. 16.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Texas border checks limited

EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A policy to speed up border crossings in El Paso, Texas, undermines efforts to catch criminals entering the United States, say border inspectors.

Long-time Cuban dissident released

HAVANA, April 24 (UPI) -- A Cuban dissident who spent 17 years behind bars has been freed, while two others have been sentenced to lengthy terms.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Chavez says Castro fighting for his life

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is "fighting for his life," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in a speech in Brazil.
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