WATCH: Florida judge and lawyer get into courtroom fistfight

WATCH: Florida judge and lawyer get into courtroom fistfight

ORLANDO, Fla., June 3 (UPI) --A judge in Florida allegedly punched a public defender repeatedly after a verbal altercation led the two to step outside the courtroom to exchange blows.
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Group dressed in Santa suits gives Kansas City clerk petitions

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A group trying to stop a new airport in Kansas City, Mo., dressed in Santa suits to deliver petitions to the city clerk.
Senate panel considers shadow regulators

Senate panel considers shadow regulators

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- An overload of Washington insiders at Wall Street consulting firms then hired by federal regulators arouses suspicions, Sen. Sherrod Brown said.

Internet chats at center of murder trials

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Internet chats planning the killing of a 20-year-old New Jersey man are expected to be used as evidence in the trials of four men charged in his death.

Florida judge keeps Dem primary closed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida judge ruled that only Democrats will be allowed to vote in this month's primary election for a county commission seat.

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Cab driver refuses to take shoplifters

SALEM, Mass., April 25 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts said two suspected shoplifters were busted when a taxi cab driver refused to give them a ride home with their ill-gotten gains.

U.S. continues push for global development funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Increased capital funding to multilateral development banks will promote economic prosperity and national security, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives committee Tuesday.

2 charged with $1.8M healthcare fraud

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A grand jury in San Antonio has returned an indictment charging a couple in connection with an alleged $1.8 million healthcare fraud scheme, officials said.
Music training should not degrade hearing

Music training should not degrade hearing

DENTON, Texas, June 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. professor of music says he wants to get the word out that playing music can damage hearing.

Insourcing back at 'Big Three' automakers

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Outsourcing, a trend that has taken U.S. automakers on a global search for cheaper parts will, in part, be headed back home, a report said Friday

Feature: Some militants take break

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- An Israeli major last week carelessly drove into the West Bank town of Jenin, a city that even foreign correspondents were warned not to enter in cars bearing Israeli license plates.

GM, Delphi turn to temp workers

DETROIT, June 25 (UPI) -- Stock analysts are bullish on General Motors Corp. as higher paid hourly workers take buyouts and are replaced by lower-wage temporary workers.

School district faces aid cutoff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Illinois Board of Education has voted to cut off state aid to a district that refused to admit a student from Ecuador who could not prove legal residency.

GOP 'Outsider' joins N.J. governor's race

TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Morris County, N.J., Republican John Murphy has joined the 2005 gubernatorial race with a pledge to fight government corruption and mismanagement.
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