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Atwood, Calif. librarian winners at LA Times Festival of Books

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Author Margaret Atwood and the former California state librarian were among the winners at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the newspaper reported.
Sources: Wynn bought $33.2M Rembrandt

Sources: Wynn bought $33.2M Rembrandt

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Rembrandt painting sold last week for $33.2 million was bought by a representative for Las Vegas casino owner Stephen A. Wynn, sources say.

Moms who lash out have poor working memory

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Parents who lash out and can't control their emotions at misbehaving children have poorer working memory, U.S. researchers suggest.
Report: Iverson announces NBA retirement

Report: Iverson announces NBA retirement

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Point guard Allen Iverson is retiring after 14 NBA seasons, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Stephen A. Smith reported Wednesday.

Police bust major burglary ring in Pa.

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Allegheny County, Pa., allege a group of three men and two women participated in more than 24 burglaries during a four-year period.

Coal ash spill at center of dispute

KINGSTON, Tenn., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Residents of Kingston, Tenn., say they are concerned about a potentially toxic coal ash spill being debated by environmentalists and officials.

Fuel cost idles Scottish fishing vessels

PETERHEAD, Scotland, June 27 (UPI) -- The price of fuel in Scotland, which has doubled since last year, has forced many owners to leave fishing vessels tied up at the dock.

Man freed after 25 years 'not bitter'

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- Willie Earl Green says he is not bitter after serving 25 years in a California prison for a murder he swears he did not commit.

Ross, Scorsese up for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese and Brian Wilson have been chosen to receive the Kennedy Center Honors of 2007 in Washington.

Mothers face charges in fire deaths

PITTSBURGH, June 21 (UPI) -- Two mothers whose young children died in a house fire after being left alone will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Bryant wants to go, then he wants to stay

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant said Wednesday he wanted to be traded, then only a few hours said he had changed his mind.

Two others charged in Duquesne shooting

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Allegheny County, Pa., prosecutors dropped charges against one person but charged two others in the shooting of five Duquesne University basketball players.

Neil Simon honored with Twain Prize

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Neil Simon, who has written more than 40 Broadway plays, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Gift cards exchanged for surrendered guns

CHICAGO, April 19 (UPI) -- The Chicago Police Department is offering $100 gift cards -- paid for by Jewel-Osco stores -- in exchange for guns.

Teen saves nurse -- who saved him

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old dishwasher at a Buffalo, N.Y., suburban restaurant saved a woman from choking -- the same woman who saved him with CPR years earlier.
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