Ferguson plans 'Doctor Who' episode

Ferguson plans 'Doctor Who' episode

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson is planning a "Doctor Who"-themed edition of "The Late Late Show" to welcome the U.K. science-fiction series' star Matt Smith.
Arizona drops rape charge against Jeffs

Arizona drops rape charge against Jeffs

PHOENIX, June 9 (UPI) -- Arizona has dropped rape charges against Warren Jeffs and his Utah rape conviction is under review because of possible false statements made, authorities say.
8M watch debut of new 'Doctor Who' star

8M watch debut of new 'Doctor Who' star

LONDON, April 5 (UPI) -- About 8 million viewers tuned in to watch the debut of Matt Smith in the title role of British television's "Doctor Who," the BBC said.

'Doctor' prompts interest in Harris Tweed

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- "Doctor Who" has boosted interest in the luxury material Harris Tweed thanks to pictures of the British TV series' new star, an industry official says.

'Doctor Who' star Smith going on bus tour

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- Incoming "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith is to visit several cities in the British Isles by tour bus to introduce himself, the BBC said.

Millions watch Tennant's 'Doctor' finale

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A New Year's Day showing of actor David Tennant's last appearance on "Doctor Who" earned the British TV series 10.4 million viewers, early figures indicate.

Smith begins work as new 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- British actor Matt Smith has begun shooting his first season as the titular character in TV's "Doctor Who," the BBC said Friday.

Actress Gillan tabbed for 'Doctor' role

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Karen Gillan, a relatively unknown 21-year-old actress, says she is thrilled to have been chosen as a cast member for the British TV series "Doctor Who."

11th Doctor Who signs five-year deal

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The 11th "Doctor Who," newcomer Matt Smith, has signed a multiyear contract with the BBC worth more than $1 million over the life of the pact.

Next Doctor Who a veritable unknown

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The career of actor Matt Smith got a lift with the BBC's announcement he will be the next star of the British TV mainstay "Doctor Who."

Oscar Meyer Wienermobile ticketed

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Chicago police showed that they do not make exceptions for famous wiener shaped vehicles, ticketing the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile on the Magnificent Mile.

MLB: Houston 5, Philadelphia 4

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Mike Lamb's pinch-hit, run-scoring infield single capped a three-run seventh inning Monday as the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4.

Phillies get more left-handed help

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies called up relief left-hander Matt Smith from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday.

The cost of eating 1 Cheeto: $110

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Crunching just one Cheeto on a Chicago Transit Authority train proved costly for a law firm worker -- a $110 ticket for violating the CTA's no-eating policy.

Rare beetle sightings sought in Britain

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- Britons are being asked to keep their eyes open for the noble chafer, a rare beetle that emerges from old fruit trees in the summer

Conjoined twins die after 6-month struggle

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Conjoined twins Brynleigh Belle and Victoria Grace Smith died Thursday night after six months struggling to survive in a Texas neonatal intensive care unit.
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