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Methodist minister found guilty in church trial for same-sex wedding

Methodist minister found guilty in church trial for same-sex wedding

SPRING CITY, Pa., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania minister was found guilty in a church trial Monday of violating Methodist doctrines by officiating at his son's same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court rejects first NSA surveillance challenge

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a challenge to the National Security Agency's collection of domestic telephone records.

British official: Future Maldives elections should not be delayed

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Local and parliamentary elections in Maldives shouldn't be subject to the same delays that tarnished the country's presidential vote, a British official said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Gay rights activists praise Kentucky for allowing same-sex benefits

FRANKFURT, Ky., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to allow same-sex spouses of National Guard members to apply for federal benefits, his spokesman said.

Pervez Musharraf to be tried for violating constitution

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said former President Pervez Musharraf will be tried for violating the constitution and detaining judges.

Women say they were fired from Loehmann's for being too old

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in New York City against clothing chain Loehmann's alleges the store fired three plaintiffs because they were too old.
Locking away the innocent

Locking away the innocent

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The case of Ryan Ferguson, the Missouri man freed after spending 10 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, shows that the nation's justice system, one of the fairest in the world, occasionally convicts the innocent, puts them in prison and throws away the key. Does the U.S. Supreme Court give a damn?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Guinea Supreme Court upholds September election results

CONAKRY, Guinea, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court in Guinea has upheld the controversial results of the African nation's September elections.

Runoff election to choose next president of Maldives

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of a man who ruled the Maldives for three decades, has been elected the country's president, beating out the expected victor.

Ex-government leaders begin prison terms in Brazilian corruption case

SAO PAULO, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two former Brazilian government officials have become among the first of 25 people convicted in a major bribery scandal to report to prison, officials say.

Death penalty back on table for accused Seattle cop killer

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Washington State Supreme Court reinstated the possibility of the death penalty for the accused killer of a Seattle police officer.

Federal panel re-opens Family Dollar discrimination case

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A three-judge appeals panel in Richmond, Va., has reinstated a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against Family Dollar.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Appeals court orders new trial for Quebec cardiologist

MONTREAL, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- An appellate court in Montreal Wednesday ordered a new trial for a Quebec cardiologist in the stabbing deaths of his two young children.
Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans blocked yet another White House nominee to a U.S. appeals court, deepening the party's rift with Democrats over presidential appointments.
SeaWorld killer whale case back in court

SeaWorld killer whale case back in court

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- SeaWorld returned to court Tuesday to continue the more than three-year legal battle over whether trainers should be able to work in close proximity with killer whales after a series of incidents cast concerns over safety.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Hawaii lawmaker vows to stop same-sex marriage law

Hawaii lawmaker vows to stop same-sex marriage law

HONOLULU, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Hawaiian lawmaker vowed to seek an injunction against a law Gov. Neil Abercrombie was to sign making Hawaii the 15th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Texas executes 15th death row inmate this year

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A convicted rapist and killer who spent 22 years on Texas' death row was executed Tuesday, a prison staff member said.
London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he was "deeply dismayed" by delays in the Maldivian presidential election.

High court refuses Duke lacrosse players case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to revive a suit by falsely accused Duke lacrosse players against Durham, N.C.

High court rejects 2nd Okla. abortion law case

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to step in and save an Oklahoma law requiring women look at fetus ultrasounds before getting an abortion.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

Jimmy Carter cites inconsistency in call for death penalty moratorium

PLAINS, Ga., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, saying its uneven use is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.
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