The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

Denver sets rules, sales tax on retail marijuana

DENVER, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Denver City Council has adopted rules on the sale of recreational marijuana, in advance of the legal sale of non-medical marijuana beginning in January.

Malians head to polls for presidential election

BAMAKO, Mali, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Mali said the country is ready to get beyond its interim government, as Malians headed to the polls Sunday for presidential elections.

Runner, 23, dies during Pittsburgh half marathon

PITTSBURGH, May 5 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old man died running the Pittsburgh half marathon Sunday, his mother said.

Lost wallet finds way back to barber

DEARBORN, Mich., May 23 (UPI) -- A Michigan barber who lost his wallet after driving off with it on the roof of his car says it was returned -- by a man whose hair he often cut.
Man creates 26-foot-tall gingerbread man

Man creates 26-foot-tall gingerbread man

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man created the world's tallest gingerbread man, standing 26 feet tall, as part of a cookie decorating event at a mall.

Aerobics teacher sues suspect's estate

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A pregnant aerobics teacher wounded in a shooting at a gym near Pittsburgh is suing the estate of the alleged gunman, George Sodini, authorities said.

LeNature executive indicted

LATROBE, Pa., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Federal authorities have charged five LeNature executives and advisers with defrauding U.S. banks and investors of $800 million.
Lawyer to question Stevens case FBI agent

Lawyer to question Stevens case FBI agent

WASHINGTON, Alaska, July 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington has given a special prosecutor subpoena power as he investigates the corruption investigation of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

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.

Breast cancer linked to race, smoking

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Environmental factors can increase the risk of breast cancer from cradle to menopause, according to researchers at Columbia University in New York.

Pitfalls of long-term care insurance

CONRAD, Mont., March 26 (UPI) -- A Montana woman who purchased long-term care insurance from an Indiana company hasn't received a penny after four years in a nursing home.

'Days of Our Lives' to welcome Clay Aiken

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former "American Idol" competitor Clay Aiken has signed on to perform one of the songs from his new album on the NBC soap opera, "Days of Our Lives."

All-star cast in line for 'The Dead Girl'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Josh Brolin, Rose Byrne, Toni Collette, James Franco and Marcia Gay Harden have joined the Hollywood all-star cast for Karen Moncrieff's "The Dead Girl."

Battle to head U.S. attorneys office

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he is appointing Michael Battle to head the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
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