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Commentary: Close but no SIGAR -- yet

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Inspector Sopko is slowly but surely unraveling the biggest scandal of the decade -- U.S. aid to Afghanistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

20.8 million tune in for 'Elementary' after Super Bowl

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- About 20.8 million viewers tuned in for an episode of the New York-set Sherlock Holmes mystery series "Elementary" after the Super Bowl, CBS said.
Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Denzel Washington has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company's 81st annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.

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Guitarist Mike Scaccia dead at 47 ... Rihanna donates $1.75M to hospital ... TNT cancels 'Leverage' after five seasons ... Vinnie Jones to appear on 'Elementary' ... News from United Press International.
Vinnie Jones to guest star on TV's 'Elementary'

Vinnie Jones to guest star on TV's 'Elementary'

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- British actor Vinnie Jones is to guest star on the New York-set Sherlock Holmes series "Elementary," CBS announced.
Noomi Rapace stars in Rolling Stones video

Noomi Rapace stars in Rolling Stones video

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Swedish actress Noomi Rapace appears in "Doom and Gloom," the Rolling Stones' music video, which debuted this week.
'Elementary' to air after Super Bowl

'Elementary' to air after Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- CBS said Monday its contemporary, New York-set Sherlock Holmes series "Elementary" will air after the Super Bowl this winter.
CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

CBS orders more 'Vegas,' 'Elementary'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS say it has ordered full seasons of its freshman series "Vegas" and "Elementary."

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Bigfoot blamed for motor home vandalism ... Virginia grandma seeks cage match opponent ... Tebow reps seek to trademark 'Tebowing' ... Bride and groom dress as zombies ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Bride and groom dress as zombies

CARLETON, Mich., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple, using a Halloween theme for their wedding, said they dressed as zombies to exchange vows.
Guy Ritchie gets engaged

Guy Ritchie gets engaged

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- British film director Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley have gotten engaged after two years of dating, People.com reported Tuesday.
'Lorax' leads DVD sales, rental charts

'Lorax' leads DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The animated family flick "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray and No. 1 rental in the United States, Rentrak said Thursday.
'Hatfields' tops DVD sales chart

'Hatfields' tops DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Costner's television miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.

Arthur Conan Doyle diary to be published

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A diary British mystery writer Arthur Conan Doyle kept when he was 20 and a ship's doctor in 1880 is to be published, The Guardian said.
'Stooges' top-selling DVD for second week

'Stooges' top-selling DVD for second week

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The comedy "The Three Stooges" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States for a second week, Rentrak reported Thursday.
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American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sherlock Holmes."
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