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Gang of teens attack Susan Boyle with rocks, fire

June 26 (UPI) — Teenagers attacked singer Susan Boyle with rocks and insults on separate occassions as the 56-year-old singer was riding a bus in her Scottish hometown. “We were inside the bus and they were throwing stones, screaming and ...

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Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

June 22 (UPI) — A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world’s longest kill shot, according to a report. The Globe and Mail reported ...

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Houston Astros sail to 7-1 win over Boston Red Sox

HOUSTON — In addition to lauding the performance of his rookie right-hander David Paulino on Saturday night, Astros manager A.J. Hinch made clear his satisfaction with how Paulino emotionally approached his fifth career start. Paulino, a recent fixture in an ...

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27-story residential tower catches fire in west London

June 13 (UPI) — Firefighters and emergency personnel encountered a dramatic scene in London early Wednesday — most of a 27-story residential tower in flames. The fire broke out early Wednesday morning in North Kensington, in west London, drawing a ...

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North Korea: Test of ICBM could take place soon

June 9 (UPI) —North Korea claimed it is closer to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially hit any target in the continental United States. The statement published in Workers’ Party Rodong Sinmun on Saturday, local time, comes days ...

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North Korea youth league to convene in Pyongyang

June 5 (UPI) —North Korea is planning a meeting of its youth league – a sign Kim Jong Un may be turning his attention to cultivating a loyal demographic among North Korean boys between the ages of 7 and 14. ...

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Green Bay Packers aren't worried about having only one punter

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With Aaron Rodgers at the controls of a high-functioning offense, punting is generally considered an afterthought in Green Bay. Still, the Packers face an uncertain future with one aspect of their special teams. They released incumbent ...

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Hero firefighter Ray Pfeifer dies from 9/11-related cancer

May 28 (UPI) — Former New York firefighter Ray Pfeifer, hailed as a hero for lobbying to fund health care for fellow 9/11 first-responders while battling terminal cancer, died Sunday. He was 59. Pfeifer spent eight months combing rubble at ...

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Jury selected for Bill Cosby's June 5 trial

May 24 (UPI) — A 12-member jury including two African-Americans has been selected for Bill Cosby‘s June 5 criminal trial after three days of selection at Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. Both sides agreed on the two final members Wednesday ...

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St. Louis Cardinals trade 1B Matt Adams, cash to Atlanta Braves for INF Juan Yepez

The Atlanta Braves acquired first baseman Matt Adams and cash considerations from the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. St. Louis also activated outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the 10-day disabled list. The 26-year-old Piscotty, who ...

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