Steven Powell blames police for sons' suicides

SALT LAKE CITY, May 23 (UPI) -- Steven Powell, the imprisoned father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell, blames law enforcement for his sons' suicides, his letters show.

Utah police end probe of mom missing 3 1/2 years

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, May 21 (UPI) -- Police in Utah say they have ended a three-year search for Susan Powell, releasing details of many of the tips they followed to no avail.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to resign

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a note to agency personnel he would retire soon.

Indiana remains the national template for telecom reform

MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Indiana remains the poster child of efficient regulation of telecommunications in America; the envy of most other states.
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Josh Powell's brother commits suicide

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The brother and defender of Josh Powell, who killed himself and his two sons in a house fire after suspicions he killed his wife Susan, has committed suicide.

Teen pleads guilty in Ohio marijuana case

LEBANON, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- An Ohio teenager pleaded guilty to his participation in a $3 million drug ring in Warren County Juvenile Court.

Cybersecurity bill to promote info-sharing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. House Intelligence Committee leaders Wednesday introduced a cybersecurity bill to facilitate information sharing between the private and public sectors.

Actress Anna Massey dies at age 73

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- British actress Anna Massey, who starred in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Powell, has died at the age of 73, her agent said.

Husband of missing woman to leave Utah

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Joshua Powell, a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his wife, is planning to leave Utah for a gated community in Washington, a former friend says.

Powell, son at odds over Obama, McCain

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Colin Powell's backing of Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama pits him against his son, ex-Federal Communications Commission chief Michael Powell.

Aretha Franklin backs her new album

DETROIT, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Aretha Franklin claims that her album, "Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love," is "the real deal," and has a list of guest performers to back it up.

New FCC head seeks reform piecemeal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The new head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is signaling the agency may propose changes to media ownership piecemeal.

From broadcast to broadband

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Technology is on the way to use vacant television channels for wireless broadband Internet service, but critics from the broadcasting industry argue that using

Sides agree on DTV transition requirement

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- Television and cable industry insiders have told Congress they are firmly committed to Dec. 31, 2008, as the cut-off date to end TV analog broadcasts, but the two groups are wrangling over a proposed digital must-carry rule -- which might push back the da

Analysis: 'Honors' for FCC, MPAA

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- A Virginia-based organization, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, has included the Federal Communications Commission and the Motion Picture Association of America's film ratings board on this year's list of "winners" of the
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FCC chairman's talk is low-key

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 (UPI) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin Struck told a cable TV meeting in San Francisco competition has to come before deregulation.

Bush names Kevin Martin FCC chairman

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush has named Kevin Martin the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said Wednesday.

Wireless World: Keeping phone numbers

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A series examining emerging wireless telecommunications technologies. This week: For more than a year, federal regulations allow wireless phone users who switch service providers to take their phone numbers with them, but most users remain unaware of this

Bush: Parents are 'first' decency defense

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush says parents have the primary responsibility for protecting children from broadcast indecency, Broadcasting & Cable reported Friday.

Wireless World: Powell's legacy at the FCC

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining emerging wireless telecommunications technologies. This week: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell disclosed last week that he is resigning, and analysts already are remarking that his tenure on the FCC was

U.S. drops media deregulation push

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Bush administration will not challenge a ruling that blocked deregulation of large U.S. media companies.

Bush said dropping media expansion support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Bush administration reportedly has decided not to seek relaxation of rules preventing the nation's largest media companies from expanding.

FCC's Powell resigns

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell announced his resignation Friday.

FCC chairman won't recommend 'Ryan' fine

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Communication Commission Chairman Michael Powell is not recommending fines be levied against ABC stations that aired "Saving Private Ryan."
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