British child killer Jon Venables secretly released from jail

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The mother of slain 2-year-old James Bulger expressed shock that one of her son's killers was released by British authorities and given his fourth new identity.

'Man of Steel' shot in Vancouver; no landmarks visible

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 15 (UPI) -- The "Man of Steel" was likely shot largely on green screens in order to avoid references to well-known North American cities, pop culture experts said.

Prison for 2 who sold news to paper

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A former police officer was sentenced to 10 months in prison Wednesday and a former prison officer 16 months for selling information to a British tabloid.

Photos of Venables barred from Twitter

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Those who posted alleged photographs of a man who, as a child, abducted and killed a 2-year-old, will be prosecuted, the British attorney general's office said.

Toddler killer to remain in jail?

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The man convicted at the age of 10 of killing a toddler may remain in an English prison indefinitely for his own safety, an official says.

Child killer remains jailed for child porn

LIVERPOOL, England, June 27 (UPI) -- A 28-year-old British man convicted of killing a toddler 18 years ago was refused parole Monday for a subsequent child pornography conviction.

Rite Aid provides shingles vaccine

CAMP HILL, Pa., March 29 (UPI) -- Officials at the U.S. drug store chain Rite Aid say more than 2,100 of the chain's 4,700 stores will vaccinate patients age 50 and older against shingles.
Timberlake keeps going and going and going

Timberlake keeps going and going and going

MEMPHIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Young celebrities can get "locked in cultural amber," but that's not the case for Justin Timberlake, said a New York culture expert.

Town bans 'reserved' snow parking spots

DARBY, Pa., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Officials in a Philadelphia suburb have voted to ban the time-honored practice of using a trash can or chair to mark a parking spot that has been shoveled out.
Hit Nick show 'iCarly' spawns hit food

Hit Nick show 'iCarly' spawns hit food

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The creator of the Nickelodeon series "iCarly" said he was shocked at how one of the show's jokes, spaghetti tacos, became a kids' cuisine sensation.

Convicted murderer in child porn charges

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- A paroled convicted killer in Britain has been returned to prison on charges of child pornography, officials said.

Brit youth wrongly accuses man of murder

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, April 8 (UPI) -- A British teenager has been found guilty after wrongly accusing a man of being one of the convicted killers of a 2-year-old boy in 1993.

Man who killed at 10 back in prison

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- A man who committed one of Britain's most notorious killings when he was 10 is back in prison for violating parole conditions, officials say.

Man gets 309 years for ID theft, bribery

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A 309-year prison sentence was meted out Wednesday by a federal judge in Louisiana against the leader of a massive identity theft and bribery scheme.

Pate takes Turtle Bay with a two-under 70

KAHUKU, Hawaii, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Jerry Pate won a windy Turtle Bay Championship in Hawaii Sunday with a two-under 70.

Storm sends Coloradoans to shelters

DENVER, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A winter storm's high winds and blowing snow closed Colorado highways and sent nearly 2,900 people to high-country shelters.

Rhoden, Masingill lead at senior Q-School

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Former major league pitcher Rick Rhoden and Scott Masingill opened with 4-under 68s Tuesday to share the lead at the Champions Qualifying Tournament.

U.S. attitudes on Sept. 11 events shifting

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Attitudes in the United States are beginning to change about Tuesday's sixth anniversary of terror attacks in New York and Washington, USA Today reported.

Jessica Simpson most 'overexposed' star

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A recent report from E-Poll Market Research in Encino, Calif., found that singer-actress Jessica Simpson is the latest most "overexposed" celebrity. The company, which ranked 2,600 celebrities based on 46 personality characteristics, revealed that the blo

'Survivor' conducts racial experiment

COOK ISLANDS, Cook Islands, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The 20 castaways on "Survivor: Cook Islands" will be grouped into tribes of Asians, blacks, whites and Hispanics to demonstrate "ethnic pride," its host said.

Witness denies Princess Diana was pregnant

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Princess Diana was not pregnant when she died in 1997, says the British mortician who witnessed the post-mortem examination.

Seven Dwarfs vs. Supreme Court justices

UTICA, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- More U.S. residents know the Seven Dwarfs and Homer Simpson than the U.S. Supreme Court justices or British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a survey finds.

Pirates pitcher has blocked artery

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates said Sunday veteran pitcher Kip Wells has a blockage of the main artery in his right arm.

Watch out iPod, Mobile TV is under way

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Portable television may have just gotten a lot easier, now that the wireless industry is checking into mobile TV.
STOKELY BAKSH, UPI Technology Correspondent

Domino's Pizza may be on 'The Apprentice'

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 19 (UPI) -- Michigan-based Domino's Pizza Inc. is rumored to be featured on NBC's "The Apprentice," but it cannot confirm it because of a gag order.
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