Tucson rock climber died from bee attack

TUCSON, May 9 (UPI) -- A 55-year-old Tucson man found dead hanging from a cliff in the Santa Rita Mountains died from a huge bee attack, the Santa Cruz County medical examiner said.

2 charged with child neglect in dirty home

MAPLEWOOD, Minn., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Maplewood, Minn., said a toddler was hospitalized and his parents were charged with neglect after police found them drunk in a home filled with trash.

Minnesota ex-con charged with killing wife

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A Minnesota man who spent nearly 12 years in prison for rape has been accused of killing and dismembering his wife.

Kim Basinger cast in boxing comedy

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Kim Basinger has been cast alongside Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro to star in boxing comedy, "Grudge Match," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Man allegedly kills granny, great-granny

OCALA, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida man was arrested in the shooting deaths of his grandmother and great-grandmother and the injuring of a third woman, officials said.

Woman's kidnapping allegation disputed

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- An Illinois man and his mother were in custody Sunday after a 19-year-old woman told police she had been kidnapped by the man three years ago.

Girl cleared of death in house crash

SHILOH, Ill., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Sheriff's officials examined the death of an Illinois woman discovered dead in a home when a 15-year-old girl crashed her vehicle into her house.

HBO brings 'Preacher' to the TV screen

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Home Box Office network is bringing the popular comic book series "Preacher" to the small screen, with a one-hour series from the director of "Daredevil."

Bush makes choice for EPA chief

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Environmental Protection Agency's acting administrator was nominated by President Bush Friday as its full director.

Charlotte Church breaks up with boyfriend

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Welsh singer Charlotte Church is recovering from the gradual but apparently irreversible breakup with 19-year-old boyfriend Kyle Johnson.

Charlotte Church wants to be like Madonna

LONDON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Classical singer Charlotte Church reportedly wants to be a pop star like Madonna, the British teen's mother said.

No beau at Charlotte Church's birthday

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Charlotte Church's protective mother did not allow the 18-year-old British singer to invite her new boyfriend to her London birthday bash.

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Boeing reviving work on nuclear converter

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- With new funding from NASA, Boeing is poised to restart development of a proposed nuclear-powered electrical converter the agency is eyeing for future robotic probes and human spacecraft, company officials said Thursday.

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Thirty-eight-year-old Colorado forestry technician Terry Barton is charged with starting a forest fire, damaging federal property and making false statements to federal officials, said William Leone, a federal prosecutor. She was held without bail.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

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