Many congressional members forgo or donate salaries during shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A growing number of members of the U.S. Congress said they would give up their pay or donate it to charity during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
Tornado-themed 'Mike & Molly' episode to air Thursday

Tornado-themed 'Mike & Molly' episode to air Thursday

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- The Season 3 finale of the U.S. sitcom "Mike & Molly," which was postponed after last week's tornado, has been rescheduled for Thursday, CBS said.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Florida to investigate voting problems

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Florida secretary of state has announced an investigation into voting problems in five counties in this year's presidential race.

Murphy declares win over West in Florida

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Democrat Patrick Murphy's camp declared victory Sunday over Republican Allen West in Florida's 18th Congressional District, based on unofficial results.
Allen West motion on ballots denied

Allen West motion on ballots denied

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Florida judge Friday denied U.S. Rep. Allen West's motion to impound ballots and voting machines for a possible recount in West's congressional district race.
Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign Thursday conceded Florida's 29 electoral votes to President Barack Obama.

No power changes in Senate, House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The parties that were in power in the U.S. Congress before Tuesday's elections remain the parties in power, but with a few new faces.
Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

Republicans projected to retain control of U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will remain dominated by Republicans, results of Tuesday's congressional elections showed.
Obama leads in Florida, wins second term

Obama leads in Florida, wins second term

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama led Republican challenger Mitt Romney by about 50,000 votes in Florida Tuesday but was nonetheless projected to win a second term.
'Don't ask' repeal introduced in House

'Don't ask' repeal introduced in House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., introduced a bill to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly.

Judge: Supermax inmates must have hearings

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Inmates transferred to the only supermax prison in Illinois must be given hearings where they can challenge the move, a federal judge has ruled.

Dogs of War: A small step for contractors

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- For a long time now, much of the discussion of the use of private contractors on the battlefield and war zones has been sensationalistic and not particularly helpful. Either contractors are just patriots helping out their former comrades, as most of them are former military themselves, or they are just war profiteering money-grubbers who trample on human rights. Neither view is correct.

GDTI announces details from company plan

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Virginia-based Guardian Technologies International has released a report highlighting the company's plan to capitalize on worldwide markets.

British leaders discuss ex-spy's death

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Britain's crisis team, known as Cobra, held an emergency meeting to discuss the mysterious death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

Democrats pick up at least 2 seats in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two scandal-tainted Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania, Curt Weldon and Don Sherwood, conceded defeat Tuesday.

Baby found dead, forgotten in father's SUV

DALLAS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A 10-month-old Texas boy was found dead in his father's vehicle after he allegedly was forgotten in it for the entire day, police said.

IBM agrees on partial pension settlement

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- In a decision that eventually may affect millions of workers, IBM says it will pay $320 million to settle part of a pension plan lawsuit.

Judge hits IBM with costly ruling

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- In what could be a billion-dollar ruling, a Los Angeles judge says IBM owes retroactive payments to those affected when IBM dropped its pension plan.

Last of Texas escaped convicts gets death

DALLAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The last of six Texas convicts who escaped from prison three years ago and murdered a police officer is facing a death sentence.

Another 'Texas Seven' inmate convicted

DALLAS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Another of the seven Texas convicts who busted out of a state prison three years ago was convicted Thursday of murdering an Irving police officer.

Ex-congressman McCloskey dies of cancer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A six-term veteran Congressman Frank McCloskey of Indiana has died of bladder cancer. He was 64.

Faulty light suspected in Chicago fire

CHICAGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Storage room lighting may have sparked a Chicago blaze that killed six government employees, it was reported Sunday.

IBM accused of age discrimination

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- IBM violated age discrimination laws in the way it changed its traditional pension plan in the 1990s, a federal judge in Illinois has ruled.

Abbott unit guilty in nutrient case

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., July 24 (UPI) -- An Abbott Laboratories subsidiary in Chicago has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing a criminal investigation of fraud.
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