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Federal death penalty attorney to defend Tsarnaev

Federal death penalty attorney to defend Tsarnaev

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The lawyer who saved Tucson shooter Jared Loughner and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski from the death penalty was assigned to defend the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.
Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview

Haley to Oprah: No Susan Smith interview

CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- South Carolina's governor-elect says she won't allow talk show queen Oprah Winfrey access to Susan Smith, serving life in prison for killing her two sons.

Killer mom seeks to overturn sentence

UNION, S.C., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman convicted of murdering her two sons says she wants a hearing to overturn her life sentence.

Detroit couple build Obama lawn signs

DETROIT, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Detroit couple has spent about $1,500 of their own money to make lawn signs for their neighbors supporting Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Study: Disaster preparedness lacking

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. local and federal governments are not fully prepared to respond to natural and man-made disasters, a study found.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Fox, Cho among Blackburn Prize finalists

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. playwrights Amy Fox and Julia Cho are two of the 12 finalists vying to win this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for theater's top female dramatist.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2006 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2005 with 67 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2005 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 299th day of 2004 with 67 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 22, the 204th day of 2004 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2003 with 67 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for October 20-26.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2003 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

Caring killer seeks non judgmental pen pal

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 10 (UPI) -- The South Carolina woman who killed her two boys by driving her car into a lake while the children slept in their car seats is seeking pen pals.

Book Review: Don't be a 'Stranger'

Deborah Mathis, a syndicated columnist and a familiar face on television commentary shows, for sure is blessed with the talent to write and "Yet a Stranger" is an articulate and provocative book on a tricky subject -- racism.
JESSIE THORPE, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2002 with 67 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

On this day in 2001, the Senate, by a 90-1 vote, approved a final package of anti-terror reforms designed to help law enforcement monitor, observe and detain suspected terrorists. The bill was sent to the president who promptly signed it the next day.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Oct. 21-27.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is July 22.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2002 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is July 22.
By United Press International
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