Chinese national charged with setting fire to San Francisco consulate

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Chinese national suspected of setting a fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco told federal agents "I made the fire," investigators said Monday.

Norwegian ship upgrade to feature Cambridge Pixel software

CAMBRIDGE, England, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Cambridge Pixel reports its SPx radar, video distribution and display software has been chosen by Exelis for an upgrade for Norwegian Coast Guard ships.

Steelers' Brown, Johnson placed on injured reserve

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown, who suffered a torn triceps muscle during pre-game warm-ups Sunday, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the team said.
2 die, dozens hurt when Asiana Airlines jetliner crashed in San Fran

2 die, dozens hurt when Asiana Airlines jetliner crashed in San Fran

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (UPI) -- An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed and burned in San Francisco Saturday. At least two people died and dozens were injured, officials said.

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Census Bureau names richest community

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Nearly 18 percent of households in a New York suburb are in the top 5 percent of the country's income levels, tops in the country, the government said Monday.

U.K. company tapped for Danish project

CAMBRIDGE, England, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An air traffic management project of the Danish air force will feature radar acquisition and network distribution solutions from Britain's Cambridge Pixel.

COL FB: Wisconsin 26, Northern Iowa 21

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Danny O'Brien played well in his Wisconsin debut, passing for two touchdowns Saturday for the 12th-ranked Badgers in their 26-21 win over Northern Iowa.
Use of smartphones for phone calls falling

Use of smartphones for phone calls falling

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- People are using smartphones more to surf the Web, check social networks or play games, and making fewer phone calls with the devices, a British survey found.

Tech transfer deal announced

CAMBRIDGE, England, June 29 (UPI) -- Britain's Cambridge Pixel has signed an agreement to transfer radar processing and display technology to Samsung Thales of South Korea.

New sub completes Alpha Trials

GROTON, Conn., April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine has returned to General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard following sea trials.

NFL: Pittsburgh 33, Carolina 17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 88 yards and scored on a 50-yard run Thursday to highlight the Pittsburgh Steelers' 33-17 exhibition win over Carolina.
NFL: Pittsburgh 15, Atlanta 9

NFL: Pittsburgh 15, Atlanta 9

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Rashard Mendenhall's 50-yard touchdown run in overtime Sunday handed the Pittsburgh Steelers a 15-9 victory over Atlanta.

Ex-aide Paterson faces assault charge

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A former aide to New York Gov. David Paterson was released Thursday after a brief court appearance at which he was charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend.

Canada to name new governor general

OTTAWA, July 8 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will name legal scholar David Johnson as the next governor general, a Canadian news organization has learned.

U.S. donates equipment to Pakistani police

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. officials during a ceremony in northwest Pakistan donated more than $100,000 worth of equipment to local police forces fighting area insurgents.

Drug trade international threat, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The use of illicit narcotics is an international problem, U.S. officials said in Washington, adding Iran has the highest usage rates in the world.

New York state police official resigns

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The head of New York's Division of Criminal Justice Services resigned amid reports state police interfered in a domestic case involving a governor's aide.

Duck stable after five crossbow shots

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A duck found shot five times with a crossbow in San Diego is in stable condition after surgery by an avian specialist, authorities said.

COL FB: Tulsa 45, Ball State 13

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Tarrion Adams scored three touchdowns Tuesday, leading Tulsa to its second straight GMAC Bowl win, 45-13 over 22nd-ranked Ball State.

7-year-old driver rolls mom's car

HADLEIGH, England, July 23 (UPI) -- British authorities say they are investigating a case involving a 7-year-old who flipped his mother's car after deciding to go for a late-night cruise.

Official calls on lawmakers to fund Merida

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department official is calling on lawmakers to support the Merida Initiative to combat transnational criminal organizations that threaten security.

JITF operation intercepts cocaine traffic

SAN JUAN, May 2 (UPI) -- Canadian defense officials say a three-ship Canadian task force recently took part in a multinational counter-drug operation in the Caribbean.

Narco-terrorism spreading to North America

WASHINGTON , April 30 (UPI) -- A top official from the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs says that narco-terrorism is spreading into North America.

Baptist minister dies herding goat

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 20 (UPI) -- A Baptist minister in Tennessee died attempting to return a goat to a paddock.
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