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Asking how Tim Geithner did as the U.S. treasury secretary, one week after he has stepped down, is a question of tone and detail.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

25 detained from smuggling boat in SoCal

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities Monday detained 25 people and were searching for 15 others who had been on a Mexican smuggling boat found in the waters off Palos Verdes, Calif.

Harris hosting MILCOM 2012

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. communications company Harris Corp. is hosting year's premier international conference and exposition for military communications.

30,000 pot plants at Calif. wildfire site

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Police say 30,000 marijuana plants were found at site linked to a huge Santa Barbara County, Calif., wildfire.

Bonfire may have sparked Calif.Tea fire

MONTECITO , Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge a group of people who left a smoldering bonfire officials think sparked the Tea fire in California, officials said.

NASCAR's ratings higher than NBA's

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- NASCAR has replaced the NBA as one of the United States' top-rated TV sports events, the New York Post reported Monday.

Color-blind Passion play in Kentucky

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky., March 31 (UPI) -- Churches in Nicholasville, Ky., have joined together to diversify the race of the actor portraying Jesus in the annual Easter Passion play.

Court again rejects excessive damages

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that excessive jury awards designed to punish a defendant but are way out of proportion to actual damages are unconstitutiona
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

In Sports from United Press International

, July 15 (UPI) -- Veteran OL Bruce Matthews to retire

Top UVa recruit to go to prep school

WOODBRIDGE, Va., July 14 (UPI) -- Scholastic All-America linebacker Ahmad Brooks from Woodbridge (Va.) Hylton High School will spend the 2002-03 school year at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy
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