Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

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WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --A federal appeals court has ruled Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, following its similar decision striking down Utah's ban last month.
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Salmonella poisoning outbreak in Australia

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NHL union chief Ian Penny out

TORONTO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Interim executive director Ian Penny parted ways with the NHL players union Friday, just two months after Paul Kelly was fired from the post.

'No Cry' contributor Ford dead at 68

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Vincent Ford, who helped write the song "No Woman No Cry" with reggae star Bob Marley, has died in Jamaica at the age of 68, an official says.

Chain takes aim at Scottish booze plan

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NHL: 11 of 30 teams not making money

TORONTO, May 30 (UPI) -- An internal NHL report shows 31 percent of $1.1 billion in ticket revenue comes from Canada's six teams and 11 of the 24 U.S. teams aren't making money.

NHL union gets new executive director

TORONTO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Attorney Paul Kelly was named Wednesday as the executive director of the NHL Players' Association.

Man allegely bilks friends out of $20M

BOSTON, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have indicted a Harvard-educated man for allegedly bilking 250 friends out of $20 million they invested with him. Frank Russo, 51, of Wakefield, Mass., lived a lavish lifestyle while running a pyramid scheme that thrived for as long as 25

Poem names alleged killer

BATH, England, May 4 (UPI) -- Police in Britain have an unusual clue in a fatal stabbing, a poem that has been posted anonymously around the city of Bath and names the alleged killer.

Bono and Pearl Jam in Australia

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Australians attack Singapore over hanging

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Analysis: USCOP oceans report lukewarm

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Paul Kelly
Melbourne icon Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys perform his song "Rally Round the Drum" at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds for the closing ceremonies of the XVIII Commonwealth Games on March 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu)

Paul Maurice Kelly (born 13 January 1955) is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. He has performed solo and led numerous groups including the Dots, the Coloured Girls and the Messengers. He has been a member of associated projects Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five and worked with other artists and groups. Kelly's music style has ranged from bluegrass to studio-oriented dub reggae, but his core output straddles folk, rock, and country. His lyrics capture the vastness of culture and landscape by chronicling life about him for over 30 years. David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise." However, Kelly has said, "Song writing is mysterious to me. I don’t feel like I have got it nailed yet."

After growing up in Adelaide, Kelly travelled around Australia before settling in Melbourne in 1976. He became involved in the pub rock scene and drug culture, and recorded two albums with Paul Kelly and the Dots. Kelly moved to Sydney by 1985 where he formed Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, which was renamed Paul Kelly and the Messengers, initially for international releases only, to avoid possible racist interpretations. At the end of the 1980s, Kelly returned to Melbourne, and in 1991 he disbanded the Messengers. Kelly has been married and divorced twice; he has three children and resides in St. Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne, with his girlfriend, Sian Prior. Dan Kelly, his nephew, is a singer and guitarist in his own right. Dan has performed with Kelly on Ways and Means and Stolen Apples. Both were members of Stardust Five, which released a self-titled album in 2006.

Kelly's Top 40 singles include "Billy Baxter", "Before Too Long", "Darling It Hurts", "To Her Door" (highest charting local hit in 1987), "Dumb Things" (appeared on United States charts in 1988) and "Roll on Summer". Top 20 albums include Gossip, Under the Sun, Comedy, Songs from the South (1997 compilation, his best charting album), ...Nothing but a Dream and Stolen Apples. Kelly has won eight Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2001, the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) listed the Top 30 Australian songs of all time, including Kelly's "To Her Door", and "Treaty", written by Kelly and Yothu Yindi members. Aside from "Treaty", Kelly has written or co-written several songs on Indigenous Australian social issues and historical events. He has provided songs for many other artists, tailoring them to their particular vocal range. Women at the Well from 2002 had 14 female artists record his songs in tribute.

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