Arson attack at Chinese consulate in San Francisco

Arson attack at Chinese consulate in San Francisco

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Federal authorities are investigating a fire that was set at the main entrance of the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco Wednesday night.
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Calif. healthcare sign-ups surge to 15,000 per day

Calif. healthcare sign-ups surge to 15,000 per day

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- California's marketplace director reports enrollment for health insurance increased to 15,000 per day, a non-profit group specializing in healthcare says.

Covered California healthcare enrollments grow as deadline approaches

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- More than 53,000 people enrolled in Covered California's healthcare exchange in the past three days, the program's executive director announced.

10 Most Wanted List member spotted in Santa Cruz, Calif., FBI says

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Terrorist list, accused of animal rights bombings in 2003, was seen recently in the Santa Cruz, Calif., area, the FBI said.

FBI to probe police killing of teen with fake gun

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The FBI said the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a deputy sheriff in Santa Rosa, Calif., is "a civil rights-type case" and the bureau will investigate.

Calif. officials: Health insurance cheaper than expected

SACRAMENTO, May 24 (UPI) -- California officials say the rates offered by insurers for their state-operated health insurance market are lower than they expected.
China flirts with Israel amid gulf crisis

China flirts with Israel amid gulf crisis

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- China appears to be making moves toward cementing its links with energy newcomer Israel, a move that could outflank the United States in the Middle East.

Auckland commercializes defense technology

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- New Zealand's military has joined with a research and development company to commercialize defense technology.

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Man fishes 10 hours with hook in head

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The two-man team that took the top prize at a California college fishing championship said one member fished for 10 hours with a hook in his head.

Math and medicine might cure cancer

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- U.S.-led scientists say they've used math and medicine to demonstrate how the two disciplines, when combined, might lead to a cure for cancer.

Colo. man charged for leaving nooses

DENVER, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Colorado man was arrested for racially harassing a coworker by allegedly leaving a dead squirrel in a noose at work.

Health plans cut fit workers' deductibles

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11 (UPI) -- New U.S. healthcare plans lower fit workers' deductibles while keeping deductibles high for overweight people with high cholesterol and blood pressure.

Break in Episcopal church announced

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Eight of Virginia's 195 Episcopal congregations announced Sunday that their members had voted to cut ties with the Episcopal Church.

HealthBiz: Gaps persist in quality of care

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Health plans are doing a better job at increasing quality care, but big gaps exist in health services nationwide, and other health policy news.

Virginia church signals Anglican rift

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The isolation of U.S. Episcopalian leaders from Episcopalians around the world is about to reach a milestone in Virginia with an unusual church service.

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A London businessman admitted he could not stop seeing an $1,800 per night prostitute, even when on trial for stealing.
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Govt: call girl client wrecked company

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A top British business executive who allegedly bankrupted his company to pay for sex faces legal charges now that 170 employees are out of work.

'Living condom' may guard against HIV

STANFORD, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Genetically modified vaginal bacteria could serve as a "chemical or living condom" to protect women from the HIV virus, California researchers say.

Faith: A war unjustly labeled, Part 1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Bush administration may have brought upon itself unnecessary difficulties with the faith community when it floated the notion of a "pre-emptive attack" and a "preventative war" against Iraq, prominent U.S. theologians suggested Wednesday.

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