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Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

Supreme Court allows gay marriage in Alaska

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- In a one-sentence order Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for gay couples to begin marrying in Alaska.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama signs executive order aimed at boosting consumer financial security

Obama signs executive order aimed at boosting consumer financial security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Barack Obama issued an executive order requiring the federal government and private lenders to take immediate steps to enhance consumer security measures.
Matt Bradwell
Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A parking lot at the Pentagon outside Washington was closed Friday because of fears that a woman who threw up there might have the Ebola virus.
Frances Burns
Obama: My credit card was declined in New York

Obama: My credit card was declined in New York

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama admitted he too knows the embarrassment of having a credit card declined after trying to pay for a meal in a restaurant in New York.
Aileen Graef
Florida dad kills two kids in murder-suicide

Florida dad kills two kids in murder-suicide

PORT ORANGE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Florida man took his own life early Friday after shooting his three children, killing two, following a fight with his estranged wife.
Frances Burns
Michael Dunn sentenced life in prison for murdering black teen over loud music

Michael Dunn sentenced life in prison for murdering black teen over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Dunn, the Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis for playing loud music, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Matt Bradwell
Janet Yellen says income inequality hurting U.S. economy

Janet Yellen says income inequality hurting U.S. economy

BOSTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, suggested Friday that greater investment in education is needed to reduce economic inequality in the U.S.
Frances Burns
Federal judges strikes down Arizona, Wyoming gay marriage bans [UPDATED]

Federal judges strikes down Arizona, Wyoming gay marriage bans [UPDATED]

PHOENIX, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Federal judges in Arizona and Montana have ruled that those states must join the growing ranks of states that allow same-sex couples to legally wed.
Gabrielle Levy
Former Biden and Gore Chief of Staff Ron Klain to be named U.S. Ebola czar

Former Biden and Gore Chief of Staff Ron Klain to be named U.S. Ebola czar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Joe Biden and Al Gore, will be appointed to oversee efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States.
Matt Bradwell
Kent State alumnae with Ebola did not visit campus

Kent State alumnae with Ebola did not visit campus

KENT, Ohio, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Kent State officials encouraged students and staff to attend classes and homecoming activities after a nurse who contracted Ebola visited relatives in the area.
Gabrielle Levy
Tom Harkin hangs onto $2.4M while Braley locked in tight race for Iowa

Tom Harkin hangs onto $2.4M while Braley locked in tight race for Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin supports Bruce Braley's campaign to re-elect him -- just not enough to give the candidate a critical infusion of funds.
Gabrielle Levy
Hunter Biden discharged from Navy for cocaine

Hunter Biden discharged from Navy for cocaine

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after failing a drug test for cocaine.
Annie Martin
Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Mass. Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Matt Bradwell
College building evacuated because of Ebola rumors

College building evacuated because of Ebola rumors

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rumors that a student at a Los Angeles-area college might have been exposed to the Ebola virus led to a building being evacuated Thursday.
Frances Burns
Manhunt on for suspect in wounding of two Chicago-area deputies

Manhunt on for suspect in wounding of two Chicago-area deputies

WOODSTOCK, Ill., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Police launched a massive manhunt Thursday in the area north of Chicago for a suspect who allegedly shot two McHenry County sheriff's deputies.
Frances Burns
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