Tony Musante, veteran actor who gave up 'Toma' role, dies

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Tony Musante, the actor who left his best-known role, "Toma," after one season, has died in a New York hospital. He was 77.

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Air base foundation for U.S.-Kyrgyz ties

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan is the foundation for bilateral diplomacy with the United States, a scholar said during bilateral meetings in Bishkek.

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Maldives situation raises wider concern

MALE, Maldives, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Maldivian crisis has alerted neighboring India, with its national security and defense officials holding meetings, sources told the Hindustan Times.

U.S. sees natural gas as Afghan booster

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. government acknowledges the efforts made by its partners in Central Asia to boost energy security in the region, a diplomat said from Washington.

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UPI Almanac for Sept. 18, 2011.
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Murray jurors asked about past star trials

Murray jurors asked about past star trials

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Prospective jurors in the Los Angeles trial of Dr. Conrad Murray were asked in a questionnaire if they followed earlier celebrity cases.
China has role to play in regional energy

China has role to play in regional energy

BEIJING, March 21 (UPI) -- China can play a stronger role in regional energy security, though Washington is encouraged by gains in a multilateral natural gas pipeline, a diplomat said.

U.S. moves forward with Kyrgyzstan base

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The United States plans a $10 million military training base in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, where more than 300 people died in ethnic violence in June, documents show.

Report: Bakiyev flees Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, April 15 (UPI) -- Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled the country Thursday with his brother and his former defense chief, sources in the interim government said.

NHL: San Jose 9, Calgary 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Dany Heatley's two goals led a 46-shot San Jose attack and the Sharks dealt Calgary its fifth straight defeat Monday, whipping the Flames 9-1.

U.S. sees Turkmenistan as energy leader

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. government expressed its desire to see Turkmenistan emerge as a leader in terms of energy security and energy supply, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
By United Press International
Appeals court upholds Blake ruling

Appeals court upholds Blake ruling

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- A 2005 civil court verdict holding U.S. actor Robert Blake liable for the shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, was correct, an appeals court has ruled.
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Robert Blake
Actor Robert Blake smokes a cigarette before the verdict Friday, November 18, 2005, outside the Los Angeles Superior courthouse in Burbank, California. Blake was found liable for the death of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley and the jury ordered Blake to pay her family $30 million in damages. (UPI Photo/Michael Tweed)

Robert Blake (b. September 18, 1933) is an American actor who starred in the film In Cold Blood and the U.S. television series Baretta. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted for the 2001 murder of his wife, but on November 18, 2005, Blake was found liable in a California civil court for her wrongful death.

Blake was born Michael James Vincenzo Gubitosi in Nutley, New Jersey, to Giacomo (James) Gubitosi (1906–1956) and Elizabeth Cafone (b. 1910). His brother was James Gubitosi (1930–1995) and his sister was Giovanna Gubitosi (1932–1985).

His father was born in Italy, arriving in the United States in 1907, and his mother was an Italian-American born in New Jersey. They married in 1929. In 1930, James worked as a die setter for a can manufacturer. Eventually, James and Elizabeth began a song-and-dance act. In 1936, the three children began performing, billed as "The Three Little Hillbillies." They moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1938, where the children began working as movie extras.

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