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Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. shadow campaign funder, charged in court

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A Washington businessman was charged Monday with funneling more than $2 million illegally to local and federal political campaigns.
Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg became a grandfather for the first time Christmas Eve after his daughter gave birth to a baby boy, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
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Gov. names Flint, Mich., emergency manager

FLINT, Mich., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday appointed Michael Brown to run the city of Flint until it gets its financial house in order.

16-pound baby born in Texas

LONGVIEW, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- Staffers at a Texas hospital said a 16-pound baby born recently is the largest ever born at the hospital and maybe in the entire state.
Police: Fake lawyer collected $1,200

Police: Fake lawyer collected $1,200

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested a man who collected $1,200 from a client while pretending to be a lawyer.
Brown: Katrina facts given without context

Brown: Katrina facts given without context

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Information U.S. officials provided about its Hurricane Katrina response didn't give the whole story, the ex-chief of the emergency management team said.

Former FEMA head bristles at Katrina blame

DENVER, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says he still bristles when blamed for the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

'Brownie' attacks Obama on oil spill

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Former FEMA Director Michael Brown has accused President Obama of a delayed response to the Louisiana oil spill to stop offshore drilling.

Police: Tinsel trail led to tree thief

DENBIGH, Wales, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Welsh police said they followed a trail of tinsel to a thief who took a Christmas tree and numerous decorations from a garden center's children's grotto.

Couple finds hate message on golf balls

PORT HURON, Mich., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Golf balls covered with racist symbols have triggered a dispute among residents of a Port Huron, Mich. neighborhood, officials say.

The new China Syndrome

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Thirty or so years ago, the phrase "China Syndrome" was the battle cry of the more radical elements opposing nuclear power. Today, the disastrous earthquake in China's Sichuan province yields a newer meaning to that phrase.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Lawyers get fees for representing beggars

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The lawyers who represented two New York panhandlers in a class-action suit have been awarded more than $300,000 in legal fees.

On-duty cop arrested for DUI

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A longtime Florida police officer was arrested after allegedly driving his Miami-Dade County patrol car drunk.

Amy Winehouse's hubby arrested

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The husband of British singer Amy Winehouse has been arrested in England in connection with an alleged scheme to fix a trial.

Fifth suspect nabbed in 'Yarnwinder' caper

GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A fifth man -- a Glasgow-area private investigator -- has been arrested in connection with the theft of Leonardo da Vinci's "Madonna of the Yarnwinder."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.
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Marilu Henner married to college crush

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Marilu Henner and Michael Brown have married in New York, 36 years after they met at the University of Chicago.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 12, the 255th day of 2006 with 110 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2006 with 113 to follow.
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Brown says White House wanted him to lie

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The ousted head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency says the White House wanted him to lie about the response to Hurricane Katrina.

British financier arrested in Spain

MADRID, April 22 (UPI) -- An expatriate British financier was arrested in Spain on a European warrant as he prepared to throw himself an extravagant 40th birthday party.

La. parish looking to former FEMA head

NEW ORLEANS, April 12 (UPI) -- A Louisiana parish still in shambles from Hurricane Katrina may hire former Federal Emergency Management Agency head Michael Brown to help clean up.
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