John F. Kennedy, Jr
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, USA: John F. Kennedy, Jr., seen here in a 1983 file picture, in cap and gown awaits commencement exercises at Brown Univsersity. (UPI Photo/Files)
Health officials said Friday 146 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the U.S. flu season, which is nearly over.
The U.S. teen birth rate dropped by half since the 1991 high of 62 per 1,000 teens ages 15-19 to a record low of 31 per 1,000 teens in 2011, officials say.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that now a dozen states -- a fifth of the country -- recognize same-sex marriage.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Tuesday a measure letting gay couples marry, making Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to permit same-sex marriage.
Vermont legislators approved a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and hashish, sending it to the governor for consideration.
An average of 13 U.S. workers die on the job every day while an additional estimated 137 die each day from occupational diseases, AFL-CIO officials say.
The Delaware Senate Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
A Roman Catholic bishop from Massachusetts was arrested for alleged drunken driving near his Rhode Island vacation home, police said.
It's spring, and the U.S. Supreme Court is lifting a mighty hammer. When the justices bring that big hammer down, they may change forever the way the races interact in the United States, and may forever redefine the millennia-old definition of marriage.