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Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A New York federal appeals court has restored Saudi Arabia as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by thousands of people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Disabled student awarded $1M for abuse, injury by school staff

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Texas teenager and his family have been awarded $1 million by a federal jury that found a school district responsible for abuse and injury to the student.

Six authors nominated for Booker Prize

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Authors A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee, Adam Foulds, Hilary Mantel, Simon Mawer and Sarah Waters have been nominated for Britain's Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Artificial kidney pioneer dead at 97

NEWTON SQUARE, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dr. Willem Kolff, regarded as the father of artificial organs, has died at his home in Pennsylvania, colleagues said. He was 97.

Gross of 'Sopranos' admits to larceny

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Louis Gross, who plays Perry Annunziata on "The Sopranos," has pleaded guilty to petit larceny in a New York courtroom.

Family toxin exposure may cause diseases

SEATTLE, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Toxin exposure during embryonic development is being linked to developing adult-onset diseases such as cancer, diabetes or kidney disease, says a U.S. study.

King launches phase 2 trial of MRE0094

BRISTOL, Tenn., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- King said Thursday it has begun a phase 2 trial of its topical drug MRE0094 for chronic, neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers.

Departing FCC head urges civil discourse

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ended his last day on the job with a plea to the country to conduct public discourse in a civil way.

White House eyes ally as FCC head

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The White House appears to have settled on Kevin J. Martin as its choice to head the Federal Communications Commission, it was reported Saturday.

Jail time considered as overdue book fine

BAY CITY, Mich., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Upset with too many folks not returning overdue books, librarians in Bay County, Mich., want to send the worst offenders to jail.

FCC letting utilities move into broadband

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators will let utility companies send high-speed Internet signals through electrical outlets to residential and business clients.

FCC turnover sparks lobbyists' pressure

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Media and telecommunications company lobbyists are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to consider pet projects before the FCC chairman leaves.

FCC plans rules for major Internet changes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- New rules that could revolutionize the architecture of the Internet and the service it provides are being prepared by U.S. regulators.

Bi-partisan opposition to Bush's FCC plan

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in both houses defied a White House veto threat late Wednesday by using a spending bill to maintain ownership limits on multiple media outlets.

S. Africa's Coetzee wins Literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- South African John M. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday, his works praised for "pregnant dialogue and analytical brilliance."
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Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, well known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns, as well as lead roles in other films including The Paper, Jackie Brown, and White Noise.

Keaton, the youngest of seven children, was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, and lived in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His father worked as a civil engineer and surveyor and his mother, Leona, a homemaker, came from a Scots-Irish community in Pennsylvania. Keaton was raised in a large Catholic family and attended Montour High School in Pennsylvania. He studied speech for two years at Kent State, before dropping out and moving to Pittsburgh. Keaton was married to actress Caroline McWilliams from 1982 until 1990. They have one son, Sean Maxwell (born May 27, 1983). He also had a six-year relationship with actress Courteney Cox (1989-1995).

Keaton often returns to his hometown to attend sporting events to cheer on his favorite sports teams the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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