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Long Beach State cuts Cal State Fullerton short in Big West tournament

Mike Caffey scored 14 points as Long Beach State beat Cal State Fullerton 66-56 in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament.

Police: Man tried to use $1 trillion bill at Applebee's in S.C.

SUMTER, S.C., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Police in South Carolina said they were called to an Applebee's restaurant on a report of a customer attempting to use a $1 trillion bill.

Boy dies after eating laundry detergent pod

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A 7-month-old Florida boy died after eating a laundry detergent packet, officials said.

Judge axes Texas school funding method

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The method Texas uses to fund its public schools is unconstitutional, a Texas state district judge ruled.

Man planned high school attack

WELLER, Texas, March 22 (UPI) -- Authorities say a Texas man accused of gunning down his parents was also planning a Columbine-like attack at a high school.

COL BKB: San Francisco 66, Gonzaga 65

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Rashas Green netted 16 points and keyed a ballhawking defense with five steals Saturday, propelling San Francisco to a 66-65 upset of No. 24 Gonzaga.

Political will needed for Lebanese peace

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Though southern Lebanon is witnessing its longest period of stability in several years, volatility along its borders is cause for concern, a U.N. official said.

COL FB: Alabama 27, Penn State 11

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Trent Richardson scored twice and AJ McCarron passed for 163 yards Saturday, hoisting No. 3 Alabama over No. 23 Penn State 27-11.

U.N. withdraws some staff from Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The United Nations announced Wednesday it is temporarily withdrawing some staff from Syria in light of the government's violent crackdown on demonstrators.

No word on kidnapped Estonian cyclists

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 24 (UPI) -- The continued detention of seven Estonian cyclists kidnapped in Lebanon is a reminder of the country's dark history, U.N. and European officials said.

U.N. weighs in on Estonian kidnapping

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 7 (UPI) -- Lebanon is lauded for its efforts to bring about the release of seven Estonians kidnapped from the region in March, a U.N. special envoy said.

Britain apologizes for 1972 killing

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 29 (UPI) -- The family of a 12-year-old girl shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast in 1972 has received an official apology from the government Monday.

U.N. presses for dialogue in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Dialogue is the best way to usher in the spirit of reconciliation in a new Lebanese government, the U.N. special envoy to Beirut said.

U.N. keeps chin up over Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Stability in Lebanon is possible in the post-indictment climate provided all parties move forward cooperatively, the U.N. special envoy to Lebanon said.

Rocks in Canada gives clues to deep Earth

REGINA, Saskatchewan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists say an area of exposed rock in northwest Saskatchewan is a window into the formation of the Earth's crust billions of years ago.

COL BKB: San Diego St. 62, S. Francisco 56

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points Tuesday and No. 7 San Diego State remained undefeated with a 62-56 decision over San Francisco.
U.N., Hezbollah discuss political tensions

U.N., Hezbollah discuss political tensions

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Stability in southern Lebanon has been restored along a U.N. demarcated border with Israel, a top U.N. official said after meeting a Hezbollah leader.
U.N. presses for calm in Lebanon

U.N. presses for calm in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Lebanon is tense but the United Nations continues to believe potential disputes can be resolved through dialogue, a U.N. special envoy said.

U.K. Internet sex offender sentenced

LONDON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Britain's "worst" pedophile was sentenced to 8-1/2 years in prison as officials warned parents of the dangers to children posed by the Internet, officials said.

U.N. hails Syria, Saudi trip to Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 30 (UPI) -- The visit Friday to Beirut by the Syrian and Saudi heads of state is a historic opportunity to bring stability to Lebanon, the U.N. special envoy said.

UNIFIL ties to military key to stability

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 8 (UPI) -- Cooperation between U.N. peacekeepers and the Lebanese military is to thank for relative calm in the region during the past four years, U.N. officials said.
U.N. wants assurances from Israel, Lebanon

U.N. wants assurances from Israel, Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 17 (UPI) -- Lebanese and Israeli officials need to put more effort behind maintaining U.N.-brokered cease-fire agreements, the U.N. special envoy to Lebanon said.

U.N. praises Egypt for role in Middle East

CAIRO, May 12 (UPI) -- Pledges from Middle East partners to implement a U.N.-backed cease-fire in Lebanon are a welcome gesture for peace, U.N. officials said in Cairo.

Lebanon: U.N. wants safe, fair elections

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 14 (UPI) -- The top U.N. envoy to Lebanon urged Beirut to ensure safe and fair municipal elections.

U.N. welcomes Beirut's national dialogue

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 5 (UPI) -- The United Nations welcomed an effort by Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to place national security at the top of his agenda for national talks next week.
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