Dinosaurs shrank for 50 million years before becoming birds

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ADELAIDE, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) --A new paper suggests theropods shrank for 50 million years as they assumed their new identities as feather-bearing creatures of the sky.
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Arizona wins 9-2 against Los Angeles

Arizona wins 9-2 against Los Angeles

Cliff Pennington and Didi Gregorius each had three hits Wednesday earning the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in spring training.

Suit by death row inmates challenges secrecy about execution drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Oklahoma's secrecy about its source of lethal injection drugs raises the possibility executions will inflict severe pain, two death row inmates say in a suit.

Oklahoma executes convenience store killer

MCALESTER, Okla., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The state of Oklahoma Thursday executed Michael Lee Wilson, the last of three men given the death penalty for fatally beating a Tulsa convenience store clerk.

Child, tightly wrapped in blanket, dies, three arrested

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The death of a 3-year-old boy in Fort Myers, Fla., after he was tightly wrapped in a blanket has led to the arrests of his three caretakers, police said.
Scientists say 'big bang' of life eons ago fits theory of evolution

Scientists say 'big bang' of life eons ago fits theory of evolution

ADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Australian scientists say they've determined the rate of evolution's "big bang" when most modern animal groups appeared around 530 million years ago.

U.K. has list of possible tax evaders

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- British authorities say they are looking at HSBC bank accounts from the Bailiwick of Jersey for evidence of tax evasion and other criminality.

Great Dane grabs, runs off with baby

MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A baby girl in California was hospitalized after a Great Dane tore her from her mother's arms, police said.

D-Backs put Webb on the disabled list

PHOENIX, April 12 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have put ace right-hander Brandon Webb on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder stiffness.

Secularists post 'no religion' billboard

DENVER, June 9 (UPI) -- A group of secularists in Denver said they have taken their beliefs to the streets with a billboard near the state Capitol reading "Imagine No Religion."

Doug Davis's thyroid cancer is treatable

PHOENIX, March 29 (UPI) -- Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Doug Davis says he is ready to face a battle against thyroid cancer.

Suspect in 11 bank robberies arrested

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Investigators say a man arrested in southern California may have carried out 11 bank robberies in the past three months blamed on the "Scarface Bandit."

COL BKB: Xavier 83, St. Bonaventure 68

CINCINNATI, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- C.J. Anderson helped Xavier get off to a quick start Wednesday and the Musketeers went on to down St. Bonaventure 83-68.

Ailing Meat Loaf postpones British show

MANCHESTER, England, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Meat Loaf called off his Sunday concert in Manchester, England, due to an ongoing bout with acute laryngitis.

Prosecutors say Shaver lied about killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors says a Missouri man lied about killing seven people and scattering the bone fragments on his rural property.
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Michael Lee
Saint Louis University Billikens Kevin Lisch passes the basketball under pressure from St. Bonaventure Bonnies Malcom Eleby (20) and Michael Lee in the first half at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on March 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Michael John Lee (born 24 March 1957) is an Australian Labor politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives 1984-2001, a minister in Paul Keating's government, and a member of the City of Sydney Council 2004-08.

Lee was born in Sydney and grew up in the beach side suburb of Cronulla and attended De La Salle College Cronulla. His immediate classmates included Steve Hutchins, now an Australian Senator, and John Della Bosca, formerly the NSW Minister for Health and now a backbencher in the NSW Legislative Council.

After graduating in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Lee was employed as an engineer at the Munmorah Power Station on the Central Coast of New South Wales. He was subsequently elected as an Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Dobell, at the 1984 election, serving until being defeated at the 2001 Federal Election by Liberal candidate Ken Ticehurst.

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