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British pilot program will ban smoking in two prisons next year

LONDON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A ban on smoking in British prisons, due to begin as a 2014 pilot program in two of them, could bring human rights challenges, an advocacy spokesman said.

Tech experts on stand in Manning's WikiLeaks court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md., June 4 (UPI) -- In Day 2 of Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial, a computer expert said he found information linking the U.S. soldier to WikiLeaks on a computer hard drive.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

4th SoCal collision victim, boy, 11, dies

FONTANA, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old boy died Monday, becoming the fourth fatality of a three-vehicle crash at an intersection in Fontana, Calif., authorities said.

Electrical, not gas, PG&E's biggest problem

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Last month's natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., has investigators focusing on pipelines, but critics say the electrical system gets short shrift.

Teachers made to hide tattoos, piercings

OGDEN, Utah, March 11 (UPI) -- Two high school teachers in Ogden, Utah, say they are being forced by school district officials to hide their tattoos and piercings from their students.

Babies develop a social skill by 5 months

LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British researchers say babies develop an important social skill -- gazing -- as early as the fifth month of life.
Grisham's 'Testament' to be made into film

Grisham's 'Testament' to be made into film

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. author John Grisham has sold the film rights to his 1999 legal thriller "Testament."
Barnes: 'Narnia' role came from left field

Barnes: 'Narnia' role came from left field

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Ben Barnes says he was invited to audition for "Prince Caspian" after someone in the film's casting department saw him on stage in "The History Boys" in London.

How to tell if it is a stroke

DALLAS, May 1 (UPI) -- A stroke, unlike a heart attack, doesn't hurt so it's critical to be able to recognize the symptoms, a U.S. neurologist says.

Langer has second-round lead at seniors

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer had his second straight 6-under 65 Saturday to take the second-round lead of the seniors Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach, Calif.

Tim Simpson's 63 leads Champions event

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Tim Simpson shot an 8-under-par 63 Friday for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, Calif.

Homeless woman pulled from flooded tunnel

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A homeless woman who sought shelter in a maintenance tunnel at the Pittsburgh convention center was pulled out by divers after the tunnel flooded.

Dog owners plan to sue for defamation

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The owners of Congo the German shepherd said they plan to sue Princeton Township, N.J., and animal control Officer Mark Johnson for defamation.

Expert: Woman got ultrasound on Web

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A computer expert suggested Thursday that a woman who allegedly killed an expectant mother in Missouri to get a baby stole an ultrasound from the Internet.

Michael Apted to direct third Narnia film

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- The third installment in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series will have Directors Guild of America President Michael Apted at the helm.

U.S. 2007 hurricane risks analyzed

ORLANDO, Fla., May 23 (UPI) -- One day after an active hurricane season was forecast, another study suggested high hurricane risks for Florida and North Carolina coastal areas.

Andy Bean has a big lead at Conover

CONOVER, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Bean has a four-shot lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic Golf Tournament in Conover, N.C.

Thorpe leads suspended senior tournament

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Jim Thorpe shot a 6-under 66 Friday to take the lead during the suspended first round of the seniors Constellation Energy Classic at Hunt Valley, Md.

Scientists develop hurricane probabilities

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf Coast face the highest probability of any U.S. areas of experiencing hurricanes this summer.

Jay Haas wins the Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 23 (UPI) -- Jay Haas made an eagle and three birdies on the back nine Sunday and won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga., by five shots.

Haas holds two-shot lead in Legends

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 22 (UPI) -- Jay Haas shot a 4-under 68 Saturday to hold on to a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Jay Haas leads the Legends of Golf

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 21 (UPI) -- Jay Haas opened with a 6-under-par 66 Friday and has a two-stroke lead after one round of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah, Ga.

Neeson replaced Cox as 'Narnia' lion

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Brian Cox, not Liam Neeson, was the actor initially hired to voice Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe."

Scott Simpson leads at Puerto Vallarta

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, March 31 (UPI) -- Scott Simpson is the leader after the first round of the inaugural Puerto Vallarta Blue Agave Golf Classic on the Champions Tour at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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