At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.
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Longtime UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

Longtime UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas dead at 92

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Helen Thomas, who doggedly pursued accountability from 10 U.S. presidents as United Press International White House correspondent, died Saturday. She was 92.
HBO documentary 'Ethel' tells Kennedy story from the inside

HBO documentary 'Ethel' tells Kennedy story from the inside

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Rory Kennedy, the youngest child of slain civil rights era leader Robert F. Kennedy, says her HBO documentary "Ethel" stands apart from other accounts of the political dynasty's role in history because it is told from the famous family's point of view and puts the spotlight on her interview-shy mother, Ethel Skakel Kennedy.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Helen Thomas returns to journalism

Helen Thomas returns to journalism

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Journalist Helen Thomas, who lost her job last summer after remarks about Jews, has returned to the industry with a column in the Falls Church (Va.) News-Press.
Journalist rips Wayne St. for ending award

Journalist rips Wayne St. for ending award

DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Journalist Helen Thomas ripped Wayne State University in Michigan for ending a diversity award in her name, saying the school mocked the First Amendment.

University reviews Thomas diversity award

DETROIT, June 8 (UPI) -- A Michigan university said it may retire the name of its media diversity awards after veteran reporter Helen Thomas retired in the wake of divisive remarks.
Helen Thomas announces retirement

Helen Thomas announces retirement

BETHESDA, Md., June 7 (UPI) -- Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced her retirement Monday, just days after she made controversial remarks about Israel and Palestine.
Obama, Helen Thomas celebrate birthdays

Obama, Helen Thomas celebrate birthdays

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Helen Thomas, dean of the White House Press Corps, celebrated their birthdays Tuesday in the White House press room.

Brady drops by the White House

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Former Reagan press secretary and gunshot victim James Brady dropped into the revamped James S. Brady press briefing room at the White House Tuesday.

Clinton says world must embrace diversity

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- People must learn to take pride in their heritage without negating the heritage of others, former U.S. President Bill Clinton told a group of Arab Americans.

Journalist Thomas star of TV special

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The long and noted career of White House correspondent Helen Thomas will be presented in a new U.S. TV special, filmmaker Rory Kennedy says.

Thomas, Bok team up on children's book

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Columnist Helen Thomas and editorial cartoonist Chip Bok have teamed up to create a children's book, "The Great White House Breakout," its publisher says.

Marbury's father dies after game

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The father of New York Knicks' point guard Stephon Marbury died after leaving his son's Madison Square Garden basketball game, reportedly with chest pains.

The Age of Autism: The last word

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- This is my 113th and final Age of Autism column. United Press International, which has been the hospitable home for this series, is restructuring, and I'm off t
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Senior Editor

Light at end of the tunnel

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 29 (UPI) -- After a ban of three years, Helen Thomas, the American journalist of Arab origin, was called on at President Bush's latest press conference. There, Ms. Thomas a
BOUTHAINA SHAABAN, Oustside View Commentator

Bush invites question from Helen Thomas

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- President Bush called on Helen Thomas, the grande dame of the White House press corps, for the first time in three years Tuesday at a news conference.

UPI White House watch

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Jeff Gannon business is a tempest in a teapot for the White House. Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan has said little to nothing about it unless prompte
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Lucien Carr dies at 79

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Lucien Carr, whose "poetic sense for truth" helped to spawn the Beat generation in the 1940s and then guided the news report of United Press International over

Martha Mitchell recalled in 'Dirty Tricks'

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Martha Mitchell, a thorn in the side of the Nixon administration and a footnote to history, is remembered with relish in a new one-woman play, "Dirty Tricks," starring veteran actress Judith Ivey at the Off-Broadway Public Theater.

UPI coverage of President Ronald Reagan

Reagan, Gorbachev make giant strides
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Friends remember Moulton

ARLINGTON, Va., May 28 (UPI) -- Friends of Charlotte G. Moulton on Friday remembered the former United Press International Supreme Court correspondent as a pioneer woman journalist.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for May 5-11.
By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International
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