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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2015 with 218 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars...

FIFA officials arrested on US corruption charges

ZURICH, Switzerland, May 27 (UPI) -- Top officials from world soccers governing body were arrested on U.S. corruption charges Wednesday in Zurich,...

China publicly defends Spratly Islands as sovereign territory

BEIJING, May 26 (UPI) -- China has openly admitted that its navy intends to defend the countrys sovereign claims over the disputed Spratly...

Nebraska governor vetoes repeal of death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb., May 26 (UPI) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday vetoed a bill abolishing the death penalty in the state. The bill, LB 268,...

Identity thieves access 100,000 tax records on IRS website

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Thieves have illegally accessed the tax information of more than 100,000 people on the Internal Revenue Services...

Senior al-Qaida member pleads guilty to plotting to kill U.S. soldiers

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- A senior member of al-Qaida pleaded guilty Tuesday to plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and...


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NBA slam champ LaVine challenges Beckham Jr. in dunk tape

MINNEAPOLIS, May 26 (UPI) -- {link:Zach LaVine: "http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/view/ca806342dc8d088f30b8ca7f8ebf1206/?ilink=1",nw, t: "Washington...

Estevez channels Gordon Bombay to back Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 26 (UPI) -- There were no signs of Charlie Conway or Lester Averman, but on Monday the Mighty Ducks once again flew behind...

New York Mets shutdown Wright after diagnosis

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- You may have to wait some time to see {link:David Wright:...

Cincinnati Reds manager booted before game

CINCINNATI, May 24 (UPI) -- Bryan Price, who once closed in on 80 F-words in a rant against the media this season, is at it again. But this time...

Technology News

Robotic bird takes flight from back of robot roach

Unique partnership between a robot bird and robot roach proves the sum is greater than its parts. In a recent demonstration, a land-based robot...

BAE Systems to modernize Watchman ATC radars

BAE Systems is to upgrade four legacy Watchman Air Traffic Control Radars used at Ministry of Defense airfields in Britain and abroad. The...

Canadian hoverboard flies 904 feet for Guinness World Record

A Canadian inventor set a Guinness World Record by flying more than 900 feet on his homemade hoverboard. Catalin Alexandru Duru managed to fly...

Canadian inventors hoverboard flight sets record

A Canadian inventor has set the record for farthest journey by hoverboard, Guinness World Records has announced. Catalin Alexandru Duru, a...

Entertainment News

Celebrities throwing ceremonial first pitches

A gallery featuring models, singers, actors, athletes and politicians who have thrown the ceremonial first pitch at baseball games dating back to...

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend

Photos from the BBC Radio Big Weekend event in Norwich on May 23, 2015.

Tomorrowland premiere in Tokyo

Photos from the Japan premiere for the film "Tomorrowland" in Tokyo, Japan on May 25, 2015.

Cannes Film Festival 2015: The Winners

Photos of the winners at the 68th Annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 24, 2015.

Business News

BlackBerrys devices unit to lay off employees

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 25 (UPI) -- Canadian company Blackberry announced that it is planning to lay off an unspecified number of employees from...

Greece cant make €1.6B IMF payment, refuses to budge on rescue aid terms

ATHENS, Greece, May 24 (UPI) -- The Greek government is on the verge of defaulting on its financial obligations to the International Monetary...

G.M. may face criminal charges over faulty ignition switches

DEARBORN, Mich., May 23 (UPI) -- General Motors might face criminal charges due to its handling of a defect involving certain ignition switches,...

With 10K rooms, worlds largest hotel coming to Saudi Arabia

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, May 23 (UPI) -- The two largest hotels in the world are presently located in Las Vegas, but Saudi Arabia will take over the...

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