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Commentary: Global Peace Index

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- In the 2013 Global Peace Index of 162 nations, Iceland ranks first, Afghanistan last.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
FBI director defends electronic surveillance

FBI director defends electronic surveillance

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller defended government monitoring Thursday, telling a U.S. House committee what has been done is legal and constitutional.
Rep. Conyers: Farrakhan's speech 'racist, anti-Semitic'

Rep. Conyers: Farrakhan's speech 'racist, anti-Semitic'

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has described remarks made by Louis Farrakhan in a Detroit speech as "unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic."

Former Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers ends confinement

DETROIT, May 16 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of veteran U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., finished a term of home confinement Thursday.

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.

Monica Conyers now in home confinement

DETROIT, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers will be finishing her federal sentence for bribery at her home, federal officials say.
41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

41,000 people in Michigan to lose welfare

DETROIT, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., joined 200 demonstrators to protest a law that will end welfare for about 41,000 people in Michigan.

Monica Conyers seeks release from prison

DETROIT, April 19 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers should remain behind bars, and not under home confinement, federal prosecutors say.

Conyers' son drove official SUV before

DETROIT, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Court records show a theft from the official vehicle for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was not the first incident involving his son driving the car.

Conyers wants to withdraw guilty plea

DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor said former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers doesn't have sufficient reason to take back a guilty plea she entered in a bribery case.

Monica Conyers' deposition sought

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The owner of a failed cargo airline sued by Detroit pension boards that invested $30 million wants to question the imprisoned Monica Conyers.

Conyers appeals to withdraw guilty plea

DETROIT, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers is appealing to have her guilty plea in a city bribery scandal withdrawn, her lawyer said.

Monica Conyers begins prison term

ALDERSON, W.Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers surrendered Friday at a federal prison in West Virginia to begin a 37-month sentence.

FBI enters Detroit shooting investigation

DETROIT, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The FBI has joined the investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Detroit girl killed by a shot from a police officer's gun during a raid, officials said.

Conyers awarded prison delay

DETROIT, June 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers can delay the start of her prison term for bribery until Sept. 10, court records show.
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