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Jury duty excuses: Dog ate summons, itchy body rash

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Officials in a Nevada county said excuses from residents seeking to evade jury duty include summons-eating dogs and an itchy rash.

'American Hustle,' 'Captain Phillips' win Eddie Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Frozen" and "20 Feet From Stardom" won best edited features at Eddie Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Afghan interpreters for U.S. troops struggle for visas

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A special visa program was promised to interpreters for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but hundreds of applicants have been waiting for years, they say.

UPS probing pictures of delivery truck sex

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A UPS spokeswoman said the company is investigating photographs appearing to depict a sexual encounter in the back of an Oklahoma delivery truck.
Leaked photos show Oklahoma City UPS driver having sex in truck

Leaked photos show Oklahoma City UPS driver having sex in truck

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma City "happiness consultant" took photos of herself having sex with a UPS driver in his truck -- then posted them online.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
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3 area hospitals had space for Austin Deeds before attack on father

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three hospitals had beds available for the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds before the young man attacked his father and killed himself, officials said.
Philippines pleas for action on climate change

Philippines pleas for action on climate change

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Amid the devastating destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines has called for immediate action on climate change.

Pittsburgh hospital must pay $14.2 million malpractice award

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh hospital will have to pay nearly $14.2 million to resolve a medical malpractice case it has now lost twice, judges said.

Chicago man and accomplice charged with killing wife, mother-in-law

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Chicago man and an alleged accomplice were held without bail Tuesday on charges of killing his wife and mother-in-law and leaving the bodies in a burning car.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
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Pope sets up panel to consider reforms to Vatican bank

VATICAN CITY, June 26 (UPI) -- Pope Francis set up a panel to consider reforms to the Institute for Religious works, popularly known as the Vatican Bank, officials said Wednesday.

Sens.: NRA 'new low' in Newtown robocalls

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association "has stooped to a new low" in making pro-gun robocalls to still-grieving Newtown residents, Connecticut's two U.S. senators said.

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U.S. cardinals impose media blackout

U.S. cardinals impose media blackout

VATICAN CITY, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. cardinals at the Vatican bowed to pressure and imposed a media blackout ahead of the papal conclave to choose Benedict XVI's successor, a spokeswoman said.

Ill. Supreme Court Justice McMorrow dies

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow died following a short illness, her family said. She was 83.
Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

Witness: Inhumane treatment on flotilla

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish witnesses testified Thursday Israeli forces treated them inhumanely during a 2010 attack on a flotilla that resulted in the deaths of nine people.

Oakland's Mother Wright dies at 87

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Mary Ann Wright, known as the Mother Teresa of Oakland, Calif., for her work on behalf of the downtrodden, has died. She was 87.

Nuns sue bank over subprime investment

DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 8 (UPI) -- Nuns from an order based in Iowa have sued a Boston bank, claiming that they were duped into investing $1 million in the subprime mortgage market.

Mary Ann from 'Gilligan's Island' arrested

BOISE, Idaho, March 11 (UPI) -- The actress who played Mary Ann on the U.S. sit-com "Gilligan's Island" was arrested after police pulled her over and allegedly found marijuana in her car.

St. Pat's parade switched from Holy Week

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- St. Patrick's Day revelers on Chicago's South Side might want to check their calendars twice -- the annual parade is Sunday, a week before its normal walking.

Mother kills children in murder-suicide

CINCINNATI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman going through a divorce shot her son and daughter in the heart and then turned the gun on herself, a coroner said Wednesday.

Judge finds no right to travel

NEW ORLEANS, April 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has dismissed a claim that local police violated the right to travel of New Orleans residents trying to get out after Hurricane Katrina.

Florida Republican in Islam hate row

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A prominent local Republican in Florida said Tuesday he believed Islam was a "hateful, frightening religion."
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