Physicists discover 'Higgs-like' particle

Physicists discover 'Higgs-like' particle

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 4 (UPI) -- Physicists in Switzerland said Wednesday they discovered a subatomic particle that could be key to understanding why elementary particles have mass.

Dems say GOP missile site plan political

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A move by House Republicans to set up a missile defense site on the U.S. East Coast has angered Democrats, who call it a "political move."

Men robbing banks dressed in Muslim garb

PHILADELPHIA, April 25 (UPI) -- Philadelphia's Islamic community has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of men who robbed banks dressed in Muslim garb, police said.
Cosmos' mysteries to be studied

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CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The University of Chicago says $17 million in funding from the National Science Foundation will help it research three basic cosmological puzzles.

NFL: Atlanta 45, Tampa Bay 24

ATLANTA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Michael Turner rambled for 172 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, lifting the playoff-bound Atlanta Falcons to a 45-24 victory over Tampa Bay.

Ohio's Austria to retire, cites remapping

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Austria, R-Ohio, announced Friday he is retiring, saying he is angry new district lines would have him facing another Republican member.

NFL: Houston 17, Atlanta 10

HOUSTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Quarterback T.J. Yates performed well in his first NFL start and Arian Foster scored the go-ahead touchdown Sunday in Houston's 17-10 decision over Atlanta.

NFL: Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan racked up 316 passing yards and Michael Turner rushed for 100 more Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' 23-17 victory over Tennessee.

NFL: New Orleans 26, Atlanta 23

ATLANTA, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- John Kasay was true on a 26-yard field goal attempt in overtime Sunday, handing the New Orleans Saints a 26-23 victory over Atlanta.

NFL: Atlanta 31, Indianapolis 7

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan tossed three touchdown passes Sunday and the Atlanta Falcons kept Indianapolis winless with a 31-7 victory over the Colts.

NFL: Atlanta 23, Detroit 16

DETROIT, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan tossed for a score and ran in another Sunday, powering the Atlanta Falcons to a 23-16 victory over the Detroit Lions.

NFL: Atlanta 31, Carolina 14

ATLANTA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan and Michael Turner keyed a fourth-quarter rally Sunday and Atlanta claimed three interceptions in defeating Carolina 31-17.

NFL: Atlanta 30, Seattle 28

SEATTLE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Turner scored two rushing touchdowns Sunday and the Atlanta Falcons held off a late Seattle charge to post a 30-28 win over the Seahawks.

Dad attacked son over daughter's tattoo

ORANGE PARK, Fla., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a father attempted to hit his 17-year-old son with his vehicle and a crowbar because he took his sister to get a tattoo.

NFL: Atlanta 35, Philadelphia 31

ATLANTA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan led Atlanta on two fourth-quarter scoring drives Sunday and the Falcons erased a late deficit for a 35-31 win over Philadelphia.
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Michael Turner
San Diego Chargers running back Michael Turner (33) charges up field for three yards in the third quarter of AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on January 20, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Chargers 21-12(UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Michael 'The Burner' Turner (born February 13, 1982 in North Chicago, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

He attended Northern Illinois University. As a junior, he finished second in the nation with 1,915 yards, including five 200+ yd games and two 5 TD games. In 2003, he finished second in the NCAA in rushing, behind his future NFL teammate Darren Sproles, with 1,148 yards. He left NIU with the school records for rushing yards (1,941), touchdowns (13) and all-purpose yards (1,038). Since his departure from NIU, two records (rushing yards and touchdowns) have been broken by Garrett Wolfe.

(* represents NFL Combine)

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