Man who posed as Justin Bieber to exploit girls online get jail time

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A British man who pretended to be Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber online in order to exploit girls online has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Insurance, rebuilding policies a challenge after Sandy

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., May 11 (UPI) -- New federal insurance legislation is making matters more difficult for many trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, residents on the U.S. East Coast said.

Hushovd wins Tour de France Stage 2

SAINT-BRIEUC, France, July 6 (UPI) -- Norwegian cyclist Thor Hushovd sprinted to the finish line Sunday winning Stage 2 of the 2008 Tour de France.

Boonen sprint takes Tour de France stage

CASTRES, France, July 20 (UPI) -- Tom Boonen won a sprint to the tape Friday and collected the victory at Stage 12 of the Tour de France and Michael Rasmussen retained the overall race lead. Boonen, who also won last Friday's Tour de France Stage 6, completed the 111.5-mile route from Mon

Rasmussen keeps 2 1/2-minute tour lead

MONTPELLIER, France, July 19 (UPI) -- Robert Hunter collected his first Tour de France stage victory Thursday and Michael Rasmussen retained his 2 1/2-minute overall lead.

Hushovd takes Tour de France fourth stage

JOIGNY, France, July 11 (UPI) -- Thor Hushovd won the 116-mile fourth stage of the Tour de France Wednesday but Fabian Cancellara retained his overall lead.

U.S. flood insurance enforcement lax

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Fines against U.S. banks for violating laws requiring flood insurance in high-risk flood zones rose 82 percent last year, a report said Thursday.

Ind. man charged with huge kid porn stash

GREENWOOD, Ind., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Indiana say they have confiscated a huge collection of child pornography allegedly belonging to a man who was a volunteer youth coach.

'NATO should run Iraq' -- U.S. expert

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Security in Iraq should become a NATO mission while the United Nations should run civilian affairs, a top U.S. expert advises.

Groups blame high insurance costs on docs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Physician groups argue malpractice insurance premiums are skyrocketing due to frivolous lawsuits and exorbitant jury awards but three consumer groups released a report Thursday they said shows the real causes of the increases are the insurance industry an
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Washington Agenda-General

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Credit scores are all-important

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Many Americans don't realize how much their credit score determines everything from buying a car to getting home mortgage. A new study released Tuesday by the Consumer Federation of America and the National Credit Reporting Association said millions of Am
T.K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Feature: Grateful Dead lives

The Grateful Dead has been gone since guitarist Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995. But its music, its sales and its members remain very much alive and seemingly

Washington Agenda-General

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Sept. 11: Cybersecurity still shaky

Although the Sept. 11 attacks focused a crush of attention on the country's vulnerability to terrorism in many forms, America's computer security remains largely unimproved, several industry-watchers told United Press International.

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Grateful Dead fans are eagerly awaiting the Aug. 3-4 reunion of the surviving members of the band at Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wis. "Terrapin Station" is the first full-fledged reunion of the former bandmates since Dead vocalist/guitarist
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Final Tour de France Standings

PARIS, July 28 (UPI) -- Final results of the 2002 Tour de France:

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Grateful Dead fans are buzzing over the spectacular performances being delivered by former GD bassist Phil Lesh's band, Phil Lesh and Friends, on the current summer tour.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock 'n' Roll -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

It's no secret that Phil Lesh & Friends has evolved into the best of the post-Grateful Dead solo projects; even the band's most ardent supporters are likely to
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

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