14 telecom firms apply to participate in Canada's broadband auction

OTTAWA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Fourteen firms have submitted applications to bid on licenses for mobile broadband services in the 700-MHz band, Industry Canada said Monday.

Canada launches technology program

SAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has started a new program to fund technology demonstrations in the defense and aerospace sectors.

2-year-old boy is 7th fatality in Pennsylvania house fire

LANCASTER, Pa., July 6 (UPI) -- A 2-year-old boy Saturday became the seventh fatality in the July 4 house fire in Lancaster, Pa., a hospital spokesman said.

Canadian anti-bullying program announced

KANATA, Ontario, June 3 (UPI) -- A national anti-bullying strategy was unveiled by the Canadian government in an announcement made in Kanata, Ontario, Monday.
Charles and Camilla to visit Canada

Charles and Camilla to visit Canada

OTTAWA, April 30 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are planning a three-day visit to New Brunswick, Toronto and Saskatchewan, Canadian officials said Monday.

Canada bails on S. Korean 2012 expo

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Canadian government says it won't participate in South Korea's Expo 2012 event because the $10 million cost was outside its post-recessionary budget.

Plane crash kills Ohio council member

DELAWARE, Ohio, July 29 (UPI) -- An Ohio politician died in the fiery crash landing of the small plane he was trying to land at a local airport, authorities said.

As many as 1,200 CBC jobs may be cut

OTTAWA, March 17 (UPI) -- The publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is facing between 600 and 1,200 job layoffs, the country's heritage minister says.

Canada announces fund for TV production

TORONTO, March 10 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government announced a $134.7 million annual fund to stimulate domestic television production.

Canadian minister raps CBC on expenses

TORONTO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The chairman of the board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been reprimanded by a federal minister over broadcast executives' expenses.

At least 3 dead as storm lashes N. Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 27 (UPI) -- At least three people were reported killed in one of the worst storms to hit the North Island of New Zealand in years.

Dollar falling against key currencies

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. dollar was being hammered Wednesday by predictions that slowing economic growth next year could mean a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.

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Did Rove try to exorcise Hilary Clinton?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Karl Rove denies a story that he held an exorcism when he came to Washington and took over Hilary Clinton's office in the White House.

Gold price hits 18-year high

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed Tuesday to its highest level since December 1987.

Book Review: 'Bush's brain' is brain dead

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- UPI's Book at a glance: Bush's Brain -- How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore and Wayne Slater. Wiley, 395 pages, $27.95.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Blue Planet: Only the big and beautiful?

When environmentalists and wildlife biologists talk about landscape-scale preservation of endangered animals, eventually you will hear them mention the term "charismatic megafauna." This highfalutin term means large, cuddly (in the abstract), fuzzy or fea

New Homeland dept. urgency

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Key congressional leaders and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge emerged from a White House meeting Wednesday with President George W. Bush and declared a shared sense of urgency and vision to create a Cabinet agency to take the lead in protecting the c

UPI's Capital Comment for June 12, 2002

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New self-healing plastic for electronics

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- University of California researchers say a new, transparent organic plastic can heal itself when cracked, mending fractures repeatedly under simple heating and

Firefighters return after flag dispute

MIAMI, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Three firefighters placed on leave with pay for allegedly refusing to answer a call because their truck was flying an American flag have been cleared of those a