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Maryland's first day of black bear hunting season yields 41 bears

Maryland's first day of black bear hunting season yields 41 bears

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Maryland's first day of black bear hunting yielded 41 bears, the most productive first day in the 10-year history of the hunt, the state wildlife director said.

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No muskets for British town Christmas

WIMBORNE, England, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The deputy mayor of Wimborne, England, said he has ended the town's 400-year-old tradition of firing muskets into the air to celebrate the coming of Christmas.

New J.J. Abrams TV project in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- "Lost" and "Alias" mastermind J.J. Abrams has helped pen the script for a new $10 million U.S. television pilot for Fox, Variety.com reported Friday.

Brinkley focused on new beginnings

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Recently divorced model Christie Brinkley is focused on new beginnings through a wake-up call venture with U.S. Hyatt Hotels oriented toward empowering women.

Funeral held for former British minister

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of people gathered inside and outside an Edinburgh cathedral to honor former British Foreign Minister Robin Cook.

Britain's Robin Cook dies on Scottish hike

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A former British Cabinet minister and critic of the Iraq war, Robin Cook, has died while taking a walk with his wife, the BBC reports.

Former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook dies

INVERNESS, Scotland, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook died Saturday after collapsing while hiking in Scotland with his wife.

Cook: Blair should go after EU presidency

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair should step down after Britain's presidency of the European Union, former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook suggested Wednesday.

Talks urged on British electoral reform

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- Liberal Democrat Leader Charles Kennedy Wednesday joined the chorus of politicians calling for British electoral reform.

Blair under pressure to resign

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing calls for his resignation after the government's majority was slashed in last week's general election.

UK's Brown: We hear the voters' message

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- Labor will listen to the message the British people are sending by reducing the party's majority, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said Friday.

Brown to be PM 'sooner rather than later'

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown will become British prime minister "sooner rather than later," senior Labor lawmaker Robin Cook suggested Tuesday.
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Robin Cook
NYP2000090437- 9 September 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: United Kingdom's secretary of state for foreign affairs Robin Cook addresses the General Assembly at the United Nations on September 14, 2000 in New York City. mg/Monika Graff UPI

Robert Finlayson Cook (28 February 1946 – 6 August 2005) was a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 1983 until his death, and notably served in the Cabinet as Foreign Secretary from 1997 to 2001.

He studied at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Central in 1974. In parliament he was noted for his debating ability which saw his rise through the political ranks and ultimately to the Cabinet.

He resigned from his positions as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on 17 March 2003 in protest against the invasion of Iraq. At the time of his death, he was President of the Foreign Policy Centre and a vice-president of the America All Party Parliamentary Group and the Global Security and Non-Proliferation All Party Parliamentary Group.

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