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Ricki Lake's chat show canceled after one season

Ricki Lake's chat show canceled after one season

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ricki Lake's U.S. daytime talk show, which started in September, has been canceled after one season due to low ratings, Twentieth Television announced Monday.

Romney banner affixed atop Willis Tower

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The 74-year-old ironworker who installed the ABC antenna atop Chicago's Willis Tower said he affixed a Mitt Romney banner 110 stories above the ground.
Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- President Obama rejected TransCanada Corp.'s application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.

Narco-states emerging in West Africa

PRAIA, Cape Verde, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime Wednesday warned that drug trafficking in West African countries had increased to the point that narco-states were emerging.

Cheaper gas spurs more U.S. demand

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. motorists are buying more and more gasoline in response to sharply falling motor fuel prices.

FBI wanted Padilla's help, not arrest

MIAMI, July 18 (UPI) -- The arrest of suspected al-Qaida member Jose Padilla in 2002 was not the FBI's goal, but rather to recruit him as an inside informant, an agent testified.

Dallas Fed: Oil will not cause recession

DALLAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Tuesday that high oil prices are unlikely to push the U.S. economy into a recession.

Man beats mom to hospital from Spain

DERBYSHIRE, England, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An investigation is under way into how a man got from Spain to his home in Derbyshire, England, in less time than it took his mother to reach a hospital.

Study: Porn biggest download headache

CHICAGO, March 23 (UPI) -- Office workers are wasting enormous amounts of time and bandwidth downloading pornography from file-sharing sites, exposing their companies to all kinds of liab
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Theater: 'The Coast of Utopia'

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Theater on a grand scale implicitly rebukes those who would treat drama as a diversion. In very different ways, Goethe's "Faust," Ibsen's "Peer Gynt," Wagner's
STEPHEN BROWN

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Woman accused of assisting in suicide

JANESVILLE, Wis., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A 47-year-old nurse allegedly says she helped her boyfriend commit suicide because he was upset his former wife and children had moved out of state.

Woman accused of assisting in suicide

JANESVILLE, Wis., Nov. 9 (UPI) --
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