Issue of wedding cake as free speech goes to court

DENVER, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The case of a Lakewood, Colo., baker accused of discrimination for refusing to create a cake for a same-sex wedding will be decided in a few days, a judge said.

2 U.S. anti-Islam bloggers barred from British rally

LONDON, June 27 (UPI) -- Two U.S. bloggers known for their criticism of Islam say the British decision to bar them from entering the country is a "blow against freedom."
New book explores whether Muhammad was myth or fact

New book explores whether Muhammad was myth or fact

Author Robert Spencer is a bit puzzled: Why has there been so little effort to verify the historicity of the life of Muhammad and the events surrounding the handing down of the Koran?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Glaciers show human 'black carbon' impact

WOODS HOLE, Mass., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Glaciers are yielding insights into the historical human impact on the global carbon cycle since the onset of the industrial revolution, U.S. researchers say.

Feds: Terror suspect had 'Jihad library'

SUDBURY, Mass., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say they plan to use a Massachusetts terror suspect's so-called jihad library against him when he goes to trial next week.

U.S. 'honor killings' raise concerns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "Honor killings" by U.S. Muslim immigrants are a cause for concern, an expert on radical Islam says.
Ailing Mr. Blackwell regains consciousness

Ailing Mr. Blackwell regains consciousness

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Mr. Blackwell's representative said the famous Hollywood fashion critic, who was hospitalized this week, has regained consciousness.
Blackwell unconscious since Tuesday

Blackwell unconscious since Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Richard Sylvan Seltzer, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native who became the famous Hollywood fashion critic known as Mr. Blackwell, reportedly has been hospitalized.

Trucker admits guilt in fatal crash

MARION, Ind., May 29 (UPI) -- A truck driver pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide for an Indiana crash that killed four students at a Christian college and an employee.

Muslim group opposes FBI's use of Spencer

INDIANAPOLIS, March 18 (UPI) -- A Muslim group in Indiana has opposed the regional FBI office's decision to use Robert Spencer as a guest speaker, calling the author an "Islamaphobe."

Moussaoui attacks lawyers on stand

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 13 (UPI) -- Zacarias Moussaoui, in cross-examination at his penalty trial in Virginia, said Thursday he has no remorse about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Moussaoui prosecutor: Pointless to go on

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. prosecutor said Wednesday there is little point in continuing a sentencing hearing for terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui now that key evidence is banned.

U.S. seeks death sentence for Moussaoui

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Zacarias Moussaoui, who pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

'Boys' star: Show based on real interviews

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Actor J. Robert Spencer says the script for his Broadway hit "Jersey Boys" was based on actual interviews with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

'Jersey Boys' star: Show is rock biography

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- "Jersey Boys" star J. Robert Spencer says his new hit Broadway show is a rock biography with great music, not a jukebox musical.

Moussaoui team supports televised trial

ALEXANDRIA, D.C., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Attorneys representing accused hijacking conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui on Friday asked a federal judge to allow his full trial to be televised but objected to