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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Canadian hit-man case to be reviewed

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Nova Scotia's justice minister said Wednesday he has referred a murder-for-hire case to a federal commission for complaints against the national police force.

Supreme Court stays abused wife's case

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada Friday overturned the acquittal of a Nova Scotia woman who tried to hire a hitman to kill her abusive husband.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

WHO: Highest alert level is likely

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 2 (UPI) -- A top official of the World Health Organization said Saturday in Switzerland "we have to expect" the swine flu alert will reach its highest level, Phase 6.

Afghan civilian deaths investigated

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Thirteen civilians were killed during an operation conducted by coalition forces in Afghanistan's Herat province this week, military officials said Saturday.

Poachers find thriving market for fossils

CLEVELAND, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A dinosaur skeleton that vanished from Mongolia likely was sold on the black market, says a fossil hunter from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

NHL: Buffalo 3, New Jersey 2 (SO)

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Stafford scored the game-winner in the first round of a shootout Wednesday in Buffalo's 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

NHL: Ottawa 5, Buffalo 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley put Ottawa in front with 4:41 to play Friday and the Ottawa Senators went on to defeat Buffalo 5-3.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

NHL: Minnesota 5, Buffalo 1

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- Dominic Moore scored twice n the first period Friday night to help Minnesota trounce the Buffalo Sabres, 5-1.

Ex-students get 5 years for fatal fire

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two young New Jersey men were sentenced Friday to five years in prison for "a prank that got out of hand" -- a deadly fire in a Seton Hall university dorm. Joseph T. Lepore and Sean Michael Ryan, both 26, and former students at Seton Hall University in So

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2006 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

Sanctions won't stop China violating IP

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Imposing trade sanctions is no solution to getting China to comply with intellectual-property rules. Rather, by encouraging Chinese companies to tie up with U.S
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Answer to mass dinosaur grave mystery

TORONTO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Canadian dinosaur hunters say a mass grave in Dinosaur Provincial Park was probably created when a tsunami engulfed the animals 76 million years ago.

WHO building global flu 'fire brigade'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization is expanding its global team of experts to respond to bird flu outbreaks, which its director describes as a "fire brigade."

MLB: Chi. White Sox 3, Minnesota 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Jermaine Dye hit a three-run homer Friday night as the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota, 3-1.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1 (10th)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Nick Punto hit a two-run double in the 10th inning Monday to give the Minnesota Twins a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Minnesota 7, Texas 2 (11 inn.)

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Jacque Jones hit a two-run homer in a five-run 11th inning Saturday afternoon as Minnesota beat the Texas Rangers, 7-2.

MLB: Texas 6, Minnesota 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano drove in three runs Friday night as Texas beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-0. The Rangers previously had lost 13 of 16.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 2, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Timo Perez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning Thursday afternoon as the Chicago White Sox edged Minnesota, 2-1.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

MLB: Minnesota 2, Oakland 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Matthew LeCroy singled in the winning run in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon as Minnesota edged the Oakland Athletics, 2-1.

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
By United Press International

MLB: Minnesota 5, LA Angels 4

MINNEAPOLIS, July 16 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Michael Ryan Saturday night helped Minnesota Twins top the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-4.
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