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Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court disposed of the Dick Cheney "touching" case earlier this month, but its unsettling lessons will linger for some time.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Court hears Cheney 'touching' case

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Wednesday in a case involving a man arrested after "touching" then Vice President Richard Cheney.

Higgins wins Irish presidential election

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Michael D. Higgins, a 70-year-old poet and longtime member of Ireland's Parliament, has been elected the country's president.

Higgins said leading in Irish election

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Early reports Friday from the Irish presidential election show longtime politician Michael D. Higgins as the front-runner with about 40 percent.

MLb: Pittsburgh 8, Colorado 7 (10 inn.)

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pedro Alvarez's two-out, three-run blast in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday sent the Pittsburgh Pirates to a stunning 8-7 win over the Colorado Rockies.

MLB: San Diego 8, Milwaukee 0

SAN DIEGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Jon Garland threw seven shutout innings and Scott Hairston homered Sunday, keying the San Diego Padres' 8-0 victory over Milwaukee.

MLB: San Diego 11, Pittsburgh 6 (11 inn)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Chase Headley was 5-for-6 and drove in the go-ahead run during a five-run 11th inning Monday in the San Diego Padres' 11-6 victory over Pittsburgh.

MLB: San Diego 3, Colorado 2 (10 inn.)

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Nick Hundley's bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning Saturday lifted San Diego to a 3-2 win over the Rockies, snapping Colorado's eight-game winning streak.

MLB: Toronto 6, Oakland 4

OAKLAND, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay had a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-4 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Oakland 6, Boston 5 (12 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Travis Buck's two-out infield single in the 12th inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox late Tuesday.

MLB: Oakland 8, LA Angels 1

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Sean Gallagher breezed through seven innings Tuesday, pacing the Oakland Athletics to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Oakland 5, Detroit 2

DETROIT, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Sean Gallagher and six relievers combined on a five-hitter Wednesday, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Toronto 6, Oakland 1

TORONTO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Roy Halladay worked eight innings Monday to pitch the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Oakland 9, LA Angels 2

OAKLAND, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- Matt Murton had a two-run single during a six-run third inning Friday and the Oakland A's produced 15 hits in running away from the Los Angeles Angels 9-2.

Cubs get Harden in 6-player deal

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs got pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin from the Oakland Athletics Tuesday in exchange for four players.

MLB: Toronto 3, Chi. Cubs 2

TORONTO, June 13 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs and Scott Rolen homered as part of a three-run third inning Friday and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to nip the Chicago Cubs 3-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 3, Chi. Cubs 0

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout Friday night to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
MLB:Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 3

MLB:Chicago Cubs 5, Colorado 3

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano, Jim Edmonds and Aramis Ramirez powered the Chicago Cubs past Colorado 5-3 Sunday, stretching their winning streak to seven games.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, LA Dodgers 1

CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- Kosuke Fukudome had an RBI double in Chicago's three-run seventh inning Tuesday to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Houston 5, Chicago Cubs 3

HOUSTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Shawn Chacon finally earned a decision in his 10th start of the season Wednesday and Houston rallied to down the Chicago Cubs 5-3.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 7, Pittsburgh 4

CHICAGO, May 16 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice and knocked in four runs Friday to power the Chicago Cubs past Pittsburgh 7-4.

Zambrano goes pink for Mother's Day

CHICAGO, May 11 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano's plan to wear pink gloves and shoes in a game to celebrate Mother's Day and raise cancer awareness was rained out Sunday.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 12, San Francisco 1

CHICAGO, July 18 (UPI) -- Koyie Hill knocked in five runs Wednesday afternoon as the Chicago Cubs ripped San Francisco, 12-1.

Lawyers: dissent grounds for ejection

DENVER, April 15 (UPI) -- Two men charged with illegally ejecting people from a Denver appearance by President Bush argue they had the right to expel anyone expressing dissenting views.
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