Hawk family halts church building project

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2 (UPI) -- A pair of nesting red-tailed hawks is costing a Charleston, S.C., church at least $60,000 while the parishioners wait for the chicks to leave the nest.
McCormack, Cavanagh to star in TV drama

McCormack, Cavanagh to star in TV drama

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- Actors Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh are to star in a new U.S. television drama called "Truth in Advertising," TNT announced Tuesday.
TNT orders Ray Romano pilot

TNT orders Ray Romano pilot

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- TNT has ordered a one-hour pilot for a drama series co-written and starring actor Ray Romano, the U.S. cable television network announced Tuesday.

TNT plans increase in original programming

ATLANTA, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network TNT said it is planning to change most of its weekday prime time schedule to original programming by 2010.

TBS orders up more 'Frank TV'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network TBS has ordered eight more episodes of its hit late-night sketch comedy series "Frank TV."

Freight train explodes in Ohio

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A freight train carrying hazardous materials, grain and oil exploded and burned Wednesday outside Cleveland.

Stephen Speilberg set to work with TNT

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is teaming up with DreamWorks TV and TNT to produce an adaptation of the novel "The Talisman."

Puppets to do improv for TV comedy special

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Puppets will hit the nightclub scene this month in a televised improvisational performance at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

'The Closer' back for another season

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- TNT has ordered 15 more episodes of its series "The Closer" starring Kyra Sedgwick, to run in summer 2007.

Man sentenced for spiking a drink

NEWCASTLE, England, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A man in Britain, convicted for spiking a woman's drink with a potentially deadly drug, has been sentenced to prison for five years.

S. Australia culls poker machines in pubs

ADELAIDE, Australia, June 30 (UPI) -- The state of South Australia has ordered nearly 3,000 poker machines in pubs turned off and removed to combat problem gambling.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Plaques thank donor for library urinals ... Cops too busy at crashes to enforce law ... Woman saves 1,430 charity solicitations ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Cops too busy at crashes to enforce law

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- California Highway Patrol officers are too busy attending car crashes to enforce the law issuing tickets, the San Jose Mercury News said Tuesday.

Thais demand deportation of U.K. scholar

SUKHOTHAI, Thailand, July 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of Thais are demanding the deportation of a British scholar who, along with a Thai colleague, has questioned the authenticity of a national icon.

New gig for Noah Wyle

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Noah Wyle will play a mild-mannered superhero in "The Librarian," a TNT original movie, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

TNT to announce original crime series

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TNT is expected to announce its foray into producing as many as 10 original one-hour series, the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

In Sports from United Press International

Lions host Packers in Thanksgiving doubleheader
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Kansas 80, Seton Hall 62

LAHAINA, Hawaii, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Nick Collison and Drew Gooden combined for 38 points and 31 rebounds Wednesday -- including a tournament record-tying 19 by Collison -- as No. 3 Kansas captured
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