Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. shadow campaign funder, charged in court

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A Washington businessman was charged Monday with funneling more than $2 million illegally to local and federal political campaigns.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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SIBRS GEO-2 satellite ready for launch

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- A second U.S. Air Force SBIRS Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite built by Lockheed Martin is set for launch Tuesday from Florida.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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SBIRS satellite readied for launch

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A second U.S. military infrared surveillance satellite has been delivered to Cape Canaveral in Florida for launch later this year.

More SBIRS work for Lockheed

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Initial work on more geosynchronous satellites in the U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrared System missile warning system has been awarded to Lockheed Martin.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
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PG&E offers to buy chromium homes

HINKLEY, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pacific Gas & Electric wants to buy out about 100 homeowners in Hinkley, Calif., the waste-contaminated hamlet made famous by Erin Brockovich, a spokesman says.

Former Mo. legislator gets year in jail

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A former Missouri state senator was sentenced to a year and a day in jail Tuesday for lying to federal investigators looking into a campaign mailing.

Another Mo. Democrat pleads guilty

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- State Rep. Talibdin El-Amin dealt another blow to the Missouri Democratic Party when he pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $2,100 bribe.

Mo. politician pays steep price in scandal

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Missouri Democratic state Rep. Steve Brown, who helped the FBI bring down a former protege, has paid a steep price, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.

Contractor guilty in airport fuel theft

MIAMI, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A Miami-Dade jury has convicted a former Miami International Airport contractor in a case involving stolen airport fuel, officials say.

USAF takes control of first SBIRS satellite

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has taken over control of the first Space Based Infrared System -- SBIRS -- orbiting missile launch detection system.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

BMD Watch: SASC agrees to fund BMD bases

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush's hard-driving determination to build anti-ballistic missile bases in Central Europe cleared another hurdle Thursday when the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate approved funding for the coming Fiscal year 2009 to construct them.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Fire victim billed $48,000 for demolition

TORONTO, April 25 (UPI) -- The owner of a downtown Toronto bicycle shop destroyed in a February fire is fuming about a $48,000 demolition bill he got from the city.

BMD Watch: SBIRS software passes IDR check

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has concluded a full Integrated Design Review of its SBIRS flight software.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

LM completes AEHF comsat core

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has delivered the core propulsion module for the second AEHF military comsat.

Hurricane evacuations to step up in 2006

NEW ORLEANS, April 19 (UPI) -- Hurricane evacuations in Louisiana will be common this year, experts say, exacerbated by the still broken levees and people living in trailers.

Astronauts' exercise benefits are studied

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 (UPI) -- NASA is joining with two U.S. universities to study methods to reduce the adverse effects of space travel on astronauts' physical health.

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Kings try to rebound against Lakers

Jags sign C Jeff Smith

NASHVILLE, May 20 (UPI) -- Veteran center Jeff Smith has signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans.

Minnesota (ss) 6, Cleveland 4

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- David Ortiz collected four hits and Jeff Smith belted a solo homer Thursday, leading a split squad of Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indian

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele
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