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No further prosecutions in St. Paul priest abuse scandal

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Minnesota prosecutors said they cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt St. Paul archdiocese officials violated reporting laws in a priest sex abuse case.

BART police officer shot by colleague was wearing bullet-proof vest

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer killed by another officer in California was wearing a bullet-proof vest, investigators said Wednesday.
BART officer shooting first line-of-fire death for agency

BART officer shooting first line-of-fire death for agency

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The fatal friendly-fire shooting of a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer Tuesday by a colleague is being called a terrible tragedy -- and an accident.
Gabrielle Levy

BART officer fatally shoots fellow officer in Dublin, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Bay Area Rapid Transit officer accidentally shot and killed his partner Tuesday while doing a probation check in Dublin, Calif., authorities said.
Obama wins Pennsylvania

Obama wins Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama won Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes Tuesday, MSNBC projected based on early results.
U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

U.S. Senate races tighten in key states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Surges by U.S. Senate candidates in at least two races thought to have been pretty much decided have turned the races into nail-biters, political observers say.

Pa. Senate candidate wades into rape issue

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith said Monday fetuses conceived out of wedlock and by rape both need to be protected from abortion.

Nursing home gets confiscated liquor

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12 (UPI) -- The manager of a Minnesota nursing home said police have agreed to resume shipments of confiscated liquor for the senior home's happy hour.

Texans wary of oil pipeline plans

DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Activists in Texas said pipelines in the area carrying crude oil from Canadian tar sands fields are "pipelines of poison."

Did fireworks contribute to deadly crash?

TAUNTON, England, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Investigators were trying Monday to determine whether smoke from a fireworks display contributed to a deadly 34-vehicle crash on an English motorway.

Storm fells 500-year-old tree

LANCASTER, Ohio, June 9 (UPI) -- Officials at an Ohio senior center said a white oak tree estimated to be more than 500 years old was felled Wednesday by heavy storms.

Studio tries to block proposed bike path

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Bicycle advocates in Los Angeles said NBC Universal is trying to block a plan to run a riverfront bike path along the studio's production lot.

Suspect in six killings caught

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the arrest in Shirley, N.Y., of a man sought in six killings in Texas and Pennsylvania.

Study: Most job pleasure in serving others

CHICAGO, April 17 (UPI) -- People looking for job satisfaction and happiness should find work serving other people, a University of Chicago survey found Tuesday.

U.S., Canadian citizens differ in pride

CHICAGO, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian citizens are among the world's most patriotic, but a study suggests they are proud of their nations for differing reasons.

Poll finds increased U.S. unhappiness

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A University of Chicago survey published Monday shows four percent more people in the United States are unhappy than a sample were in the same survey in 1991.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Test drive ends with car in swimming pool... Family sues cemetery over lost remains... Irish jockey celebrates win prematurely... U.S. misery index hits 92 percent... world as we know it from UPI.
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U.S. misery index hits 92 percent

CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. residents have gotten more miserable, a University of Chicago poll concludes, with 92 percent reporting problems with illness and affording medical care.

Tigers sign top draft pick

DETROIT, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Detroit Tigers Friday reached contract terms in principle with 2005 first-round draft pick Cameron Maybin.

Ranch work helped Cooper prepare for role

SANTA ANITA, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Actor Chris Cooper says his own personal ranch experience in California came in handy when it was time to play a horse trainer in "Seabiscuit."

Tobey: Jockeys are tougher than they look

One would think there is no more physically demanding role for an actor than playing a superhero who slings webs and scales buildings in his daily routine of va
KAREN BUTLER

Commentary: Where Was Seabiscuit?

Laura Hillenbrand's marvel of a book "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," is a perfect source for a film, handed on a platter to writer-director Gary Ross. Nothing disappoints like wasted opportunity.
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

Group urges better medical oversight

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A consumer group Monday blamed inadequate oversight, in part, for the increasing medical malpractice insurance rates in Texas.

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