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Rough times ahead for Obama

Rough times ahead for Obama

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The new U.S. Supreme Court term that begins shortly on the first Monday in October promises to be a rough one for President Obama and his appointment power, and a good one for Republicans.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Irish voters, by narrow margin, decide to keep Senate

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Irish voters decided. by a narrow margin, to retain the upper house of the country's legislature, officials said Saturday.

Panel votes to recommend Berlusconi be ousted from parliament

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi could be ousted from the Italian Parliament after a Senate panel Friday said it had voted to strip him of his seat.
Woman killed after Washington chase reportedly on medication

Woman killed after Washington chase reportedly on medication

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Miriam Carey, the woman shot dead after a high-speed chase through Washington, had anti-psychotic medications in her home, investigators said Friday.
Getting out of the budget and debt morass

Getting out of the budget and debt morass

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. government shutdown is proving less draconian than presidential warnings but failing to raise the debt ceiling and default would be another matter.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Americans divided on approval of U.S. Supreme Court

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. residents are closely divided on their views of how the U.S. Supreme Court is performing, a Gallup poll released Friday indicates.
Capitol Hill suspect shot dead identified as Miriam Carey of Conn.

Capitol Hill suspect shot dead identified as Miriam Carey of Conn.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A woman rammed a barrier at the White House, then led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot to death, police said Thursday.

Warrant dropped for Dusten Brown, father of baby Veronica

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- South Carolina officials said they have dropped an extradition warrant for the father of baby Veronica, who has been the center of a custody battle for years.

New Jersey asks judge to stay order allowing same-sex marriages

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it has asked a judge to stay her ruling that would allow gay couples to get married later this month.

Bangladeshi court sentences BNP politician to death

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced an opposition MP to death for his part in murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence.

Ribodeau announces retirement as president of Howard University

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Howard University President Sidney Ribodeau has announced his retirement, months after signing a contract extension at the school in Washington.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
By United Press International

Supreme Court to hear 'Raging Bull' copyright case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would review a dispute over the copyright to the film "Raging Bull."
Obama: Economy can't be held hostage over 'ideological demands'

Obama: Economy can't be held hostage over 'ideological demands'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The reason for government's closure -- Obamacare -- isn't affected even though employees won't get paid and national parks won't be open, President Obama said.

Activists protest Swedish appeals' court acquittal in gang rape case

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Two topless activists in Stockholm, Sweden, said Tuesday they were protesting the acquittal of six teenage boys in a gang rape case.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Knox lawyer: Client being 'tried endlessly' for 2009 killing

Knox lawyer: Client being 'tried endlessly' for 2009 killing

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Amanda Knox, the Seattle woman who served five years for killing her roommate in Italy, said his client is being tried "endlessly."

Justice Department sues North Carolina over voting law

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Justice Department is suing North Carolina over changes in the state's voting law that punish minority voters, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
By United Press International
Contraception mandate reaches justices

Contraception mandate reaches justices

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The bruising fight in Congress over President Obama's Affordable Care Act -- Obamacare -- may spill over into the U.S. Supreme Court, where a challenge to the act's contraception mandate is finally on the horizon.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

NSA using 'metadata' to fill out dossiers on Americans

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Security Agency has been using secondary data to create profiles on Americans more intricate than originally thought, officials said.

Italian PM threatens to quit over Berlusconi ejection controversy

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Members of an Italian political party headed by Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday in an objection to a planned tax increase, officials said.

Judge says New Jersey must allow gay marriage; Gov. Christie to appeal

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A New Jersey Superior Court judge ruled Friday the state must permit same-sex marriage, saying gay couples should not be denied federal benefits.

Dept. of Education issues guidelines to diversity at universities

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines to colleges, reiterating its support for the voluntary use of race to increase diversity on campus.

Union threatens strike if Maldives election postponed

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A union representing 5,000 resort employees in the Maldives said it will call a strike to protest postponement of the second round of the presidential election.
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