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Hurricane warnings issued as Manuel approaches western Mexico

photo of hurricaneMIAMI, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Hurricane warnings were in effect Sunday for parts of western Mexico as Tropical Storm Manuel approached the southwestern coast, meteorologists said.

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Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water system

amoebaNEW ORLEANS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- An amoeba that can cause a deadly infection has been found in the water system in St. Bernard Parish in southern Louisiana, health officials say.

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Supreme Court next stop for Barry Bonds?

Barry BondSAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ruled against former baseball star Barry Bonds, meaning he will likely soon be spending a month under home confinement.

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Rodeo clown wears Obama mask at Missouri State Fair; criticism follows

A Chinese woman wears a U.S. President Barack Obama face mask at a temple fair in Beijing January 27, 2009.SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The announcer at a Missouri State Fair rodeo can be heard on a video revving up the crowd by asking if it wants to see President Obama be charged by a bull.

A rodeo clown who wore a mask bearing a resemblance to President Obama during a bull-riding competition during the weekend drew criticism from both political parties, fair officials and cowboy associations.

"As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don't you move," the announcer said as music thumped in the background, later saying, "He's gonna get ya, Obama; he's going to get ya."

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Another step up in the career records for Serena Williams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Serena Williams already firmly ensconced as the No. 1 player in the world, is looking at more all-time records after she picked up her 54th WTA title.

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