Miccosukee Tribe's federal lawsuit against former chairman dismissed

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit by the Miccosukee Tribe in South Florida should be heard in a state court or tribal court.

Repatriation of 24 Cubans said 'blight' on Bahamas' human right record

MIAMI, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Cuban immigrant groups in the United States have sharply criticized a decision by Bahamian officials to send 24 Cuban immigrants back to Havana.

Panama seizes N. Korean ship carrying suspect weapons

PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 16 (UPI) -- Panama said a captain tried to kill himself and crew members resisted arrest after inspectors found suspected weapons system components on a North Korean ship.
'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

U.S. Marine released from Mexican prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Marine who was imprisoned in Mexico for four months after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with a shotgun has been released, officials said.

Former Marine Hammar to be freed in Mexico

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Mexican judge ruled to free former U.S. Marine Jon Hammar, imprisoned in Mexico for contravening a gun law by bringing in an antique shotgun.

Cuban oil plans irk Florida congresswoman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., said she was concerned about Cuba's commitment to energy safety now that a Russian company started oil work there.

Iraq vet jailed in Mexico on gun charge

MIAMI, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The arrest of a U.S. military veteran, detained in Mexico for taking a 60-year-old shotgun into the country, has gotten the attention of a member of Congress.

More F-16s for Egypt fuels arms debate

CAIRO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. decision to send Egypt 20 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets will fuel criticism in the United States and Europe of arming regimes that shun democracy.

Opposition activists arrested in Cuba

MIAMI, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Several Cuban dissidents were arrested after protesting in front of a Havana police station over the arrests of a group of activists and independent lawyers.
Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

Mitt Romney concedes Florida to Obama

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign Thursday conceded Florida's 29 electoral votes to President Barack Obama.

U.S. worried by Iran's stance on Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department reminded foreign governments of their obligations under Security Council resolutions that aim to prevent the export of Iranian arms.
U.S. deploys North Korean envoys

U.S. deploys North Korean envoys

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Washington announced it was sending two of its top North Korean envoys on a tour of Europe and Asia to discuss nuclear proliferation and human rights concerns.

Iran suspected of stalling with nuke talks

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Upcoming multilateral nuclear talks with Iran in Baghdad may be a ruse meant to give the Iranian government time to continue enrichment, a U.S. lawmaker said.

U.S.: DPRK rights abuses deserve attention

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker said the North Korean government has a longstanding legacy as one of the worst human rights abusers in the world.
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