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Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
By United Press International
Obama nominates Vicki Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's widow, for USPS board

Obama nominates Vicki Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's widow, for USPS board

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The president has tapped Ted Kennedy's widow to serve on the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors.
Kate Stanton
NOAA: Arctic continues to get warmer and greener

NOAA: Arctic continues to get warmer and greener

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Arctic is getting greener and warmer, despite having a cooler summer this year, this according to the Arctic Report Card 2013 released Thursday by the NOAA.
Ananth Baliga

Former ABC correspondent found guilty of vehicular homicide

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Former ABC News correspondent Robert Zelnick has been convicted of vehicular homicide in the death of a motorcyclist in 2011 in Massachusetts, officials say.

ProtectMarriage's petition rejected

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from supporters of Proposition 8 to stop same-sex marriages in California, an attorney said Sunday.
Drug doesn't lengthen survival in some brain cancer patients

Drug doesn't lengthen survival in some brain cancer patients

CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- The drug Avastin combined with chemotherapy and radiation failed to prolong survival in patients with newly diagnosed brain cancer, U.S. researchers say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Spying on Americans, phase 2

Spying on Americans, phase 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Congress ended the suspense and re-enacted the FISA Amendments Act in late December, giving the U.S. Supreme Court, which has already heard argument on one aspect of the law, a living controversy to chew on.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Kerry backing Markey for his Senate seat

Kerry backing Markey for his Senate seat

MALDEN, Mass., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., says he wants to move into John Kerry's Senate seat and Democratic leaders, including Kerry, were lining up in support Friday.
Kennedy Jr. won't run for Senate in Mass.

Kennedy Jr. won't run for Senate in Mass.

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Edward M. Kennedy Jr., son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, has ruled out a run for Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seat.
Ted Kennedy rests near Jack, Bobby

Ted Kennedy rests near Jack, Bobby

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was laid to rest Saturday in Arlington National Cemetery near the graves of his brothers John and Robert.

Singer Taylor remembers Ted Kennedy

LENOX, Mass., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Singer James Taylor said the late U.S. Sen. Edward "Ted" M. Kennedy was a supporter of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Gay rights advocates mourn Kennedy's death

Gay rights advocates mourn Kennedy's death

BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Gay rights advocates mourned the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., saying his early support for gay rights was vital for the community.
Kennedy's death poses succession questions

Kennedy's death poses succession questions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., raises questions of who will succeed him as Congress lurches ahead on healthcare reform, observers said.
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