Orioles catcher Gus Triandos dies at 82

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Gus Triandos, a four-time all-star catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, died at his home in San Jose, Calif., his family said. He was 82.
Rand Paul winner in Kentucky Senate race

Rand Paul winner in Kentucky Senate race

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rand Paul, a political newcomer and son of libertarian U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was projected the winner Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

Dems expect GOP benefits block to backfire

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Democrats said they expect a backlash against Republican senators who, for a second time in March, are blocking a quick extension to U.S. jobless benefits.

Ginsburg in 'good health' one year on

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- A year after cancer surgery and Sen. Jim Bunning's remark she'd have nine months to live, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is "alive and in good health."
Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Tuesday dropped his one-man blockade against extending unemployment benefits and the Senate voted to approve the extension.
Ky. senator defends benefits tactic

Ky. senator defends benefits tactic

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Monday defended his tactic in blocking a bill to extend benefits due to expire for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans.
1.2M jobless could lose benefits Sunday

1.2M jobless could lose benefits Sunday

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- About 1.2 million of the jobless stand to lose unemployment benefits if the U.S. Senate fails to approve an extension by Sunday, officials say.
Senate confirms Bernanke for second term

Senate confirms Bernanke for second term

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Ben Bernanke's second term as head of the Federal Reserve Bank Thursday by a 70-30 vote margin, a slim victory for a bank chairman.

Bunning won't seek re-election in 2010

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., citing a lack of funding, said he would not seek re-election in 2010.
Bunning augments income from baseball fame

Bunning augments income from baseball fame

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., has collected $20,000 by capitalizing on his career as a baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, records indicate.

GOP leaders reportedly want Bunning out

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Republican leaders are pressuring Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky to give up his seat when his term ends in 2010, observers say.

Senators' measure condemns China's spying

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators introduced a resolution Wednesday calling on the Chinese government to suspend its plans to spy on visitors to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

MLB: LA Angels 6, Boston 2

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- John Lackey came within two outs of pitching the ninth no-hitter in franchise history Tuesday in the LA Angels' 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Rescue plan hits opposition in Washington

Rescue plan hits opposition in Washington

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A plan to quickly restore confidence in the two largest U.S. mortgage companies has slowed amid bipartisan criticism, sources said.

Bernanke denies stagflation looms

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee Thursday he did not believe the economy was headed towards stagflation.

U.S. senators assail Fed on subprime woes

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- U.S. senators accused the Federal Reserve and former Chairman Alan Greenspan of a "pattern of neglect" that led to the current subprime mortgage crisis.

Senate confirms Gates as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Robert Gates to succeed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Ky. air controller says he warned senators

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Kentucky air controller says he told U.S. lawmakers his concerns about Blue Grass Airport's staffing nearly five months before Comair Flight 5191 crashed.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
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Congress readies anti-steroid bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Professional U.S. sports leagues would be required to impose lengthy suspensions on athletes using illegal drugs under a bill before Congress.

More leaking rockets found at Ky. base

RICHMOND, Ky., June 16 (UPI) -- Two more rockets stored at a Kentucky Army depot have been discovered to be leaking the deadly nerve gas sarin.

Lawmakers to join Bush at Pope funeral

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional delegation is joining President Bush in Rome for Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Senate delegation to papal funeral named

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Tuesday a group of 14 senators will attend the April 8 Vatican funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Calls for Hill action on steroid use

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Sen. Jim Bunning told lawmakers Thursday the time may have come for Congress to intervene to deal with steroid abuse in baseball.

Lincoln bicentennial penny proposed

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Barack Obama are proposing a series of four new pennies to honor the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln in 2009.
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