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Eagles have dance party before NFC Championship

Jan. 21 (UPI) — The Philadelphia Eagles are super excited to be in the NFC Championship. They celebrated the fact by having a dance party. Eagles players crowded into a team auditorium on Friday. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson sang

2 killed in military helicopter crash in California

Jan. 21 (UPI) — A pilot and co-pilot were killed when their U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed in California this weekend. Fox News said the incident happened early Saturday during a routine training mission at the National Training Center

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018 with 344 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus. Those born on this date are under

6 civilians, 5 gunmen killed in attack on Kabul hotel

Jan. 21 (UPI) — The Taliban claimed responsibility for this weekend’s deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul. ABC News reported at least six civilians and five gunmen were killed during an hours-long siege Saturday. Three

Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins absolutely posterizes 7-footer

Jan. 21 (UPI) — Andrew Wiggins threw down two nasty one-handed slams in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ win against the Toronto Raptors. The Wolves’ forward threw down one of the dunks in the first quarter during the 115-109 victory at the

Blazers’ McCollum drops Mavericks’ Ferrell with crossover

Jan. 21 (UPI) — C.J. McCollum made Yogi Ferrell look silly, crossing him over during the Portland Trail Blazers’ 117-108 win against the Dallas Mavericks. The Blazers’ star shooting guard showed off his handles at the end of the first

Philadelphia Eagles have dance party before NFC Championship

Jan. 21 (UPI) — The Philadelphia Eagles are super excited to be in the NFC Championship. They celebrated the fact by having a dance party. Eagles players crowded into a team auditorium on Friday. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson sang

On This Day: Hispanics become largest minority group in U.S.

Jan. 21 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1793, French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris, ending more than a thousand years of continuous French monarchy. In 1861, Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate,

Famous birthdays for Jan. 21: Geena Davis, Eric Holder

Jan. 21 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include: — Soldier and Vermont folk hero Ethan Allen in 1738 — Explorer and historian John Fremont in 1813 — Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall”

North Korea to send another Olympic prep team to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 21 (UPI) — North Korea plans to send another Olympic prep team to the South this week to make arrangements for hundreds of North Korean athletes, cheerleaders and reporters attending the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.

17 people die in India factory fire

Jan. 20 (UPI) — At least 17 people died on Saturday in New Delhi when a fire broke out in an illegal firecracker storage unit. The fire, which broke out in the Bawana industrial area, trapped about 50 workers inside

Zion Williamson: High school hoops phenom picks Duke

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Zion Williamson – one of the top high school basketball players in the country – has announced his decision to play for Duke next season. He made the announcement Saturday at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg,

Enes Kanter trolls LeBron James after Cavaliers loss

Jan. 20 (UPI) — New York Knicks big man Enes Kanter dissed LeBron James on Twitter Saturday, after the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a brutal loss. James’ Cavaliers fell 148-124 to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

With government shut down, spending bill set for 1 a.m. Monday

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Hours after the government shut down because a stop-gap spending bill failed, Congress was figuring out how to end the stalemate Saturday. On Saturday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for 1 a.m.

Xavier’s J.P. Macura jumps over Seton Hall for powerful dunk

Jan. 20 (UPI) — J.P. Macura had a ridiculous dunk while following a shot in Xavier’s win Saturday against Seton Hall. The 6-foot-5, 203-pound senior pulled off the dunk with about 1:31 remaining in the Musketeers’ 73-64 triumph at the

Czech Republic: Prague hotel fire kills two, injures dozens

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Two people were killed and dozens were injured in a fire at Eurostars David hotel in Prague on Saturday. Forty people were evacuated from the building, seven reportedly in grave condition during the blaze, which happened

New England Patriots, Tom Brady drop hype videos

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Superstar quarterback Tom Brady is ready for Sunday’s AFC Championship. He posted a hype video to prove that point. The New England Patriots’ gunslinger posted a one-minute clip on social media Saturday. The video is narrated

Militants attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Four gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, according to a spokesman for nation’s interior ministry. Officials confirmed special forces are currently battling the militants but they did not give details about the

Paul Bocuse, renowned French chef, dies at 91

Jan. 20 (UPI) — After long having Parkinson’s disease, France’s celebrated chef Paul Bocuse died Saturday at age 91. “Much more than a father and a husband, he is a man of heart, a spiritual father, an emblematic figure of

Martin Clunes to star in new BBC sitcom ‘Warren’

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly actor Martin Clunes has signed on to star in the BBC’s new comedy series Warren. The British broadcaster said Clunes will play Warren Thompson, “a pedantic driving instructor who thinks

Chelsea’s Hazard scores twice, gives jersey to little boy

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Star midfielder Eden Hazard handed his jersey to a very excited little boy Saturday in Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Brighton’s Falmer Stadium And the video sequence of the gesture is phenomenal. Hazard ripped Chelsea’s first goal

LSU RB Guice signs with agent from Kendrick Lamar’s record label

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Former Louisiana State University running back Derrius Guice is the first athlete to be signed by Top Dawg Entertainment’s new sports division. The record label also represents, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and other high-profile entertainers. Guice, 20,

Activists take to the streets for second Women’s March

Jan. 20 (UPI) — Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the United States and abroad Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, which is Sunday. Also on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald