Hells Angels members avoid Canada drug charges

OTTAWA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling, ending the drug prosecution of 31 members of a Hells Angels motorcycle club.

Appeals panel: Former Gitmo detainee can't sue over alleged torture

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. law bars federal courts from hearing a former detainee's claim he was tortured in the prison at Guantanamo Bay, an appeals court says.

Supreme Court hears public union dues argument

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday as it heard a challenge to a rule that forces non-union state employees to pay partial union dues.
U.S. moves closer to intervention in Ukraine

U.S. moves closer to intervention in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, January 16 -- Mass anti-government protests continue in Ukraine while the U.S. Senate considers taking action.
Ryan McCrimmon -- Medill News Service

Emirates closes Muslim Brotherhood branches

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi's Federal Supreme Court Tuesday ordered the closure of all branches of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United Arab Emirates.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International

Kenneth Bae asks U.S. to help secure release from N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Kenneth Bae, an American held custody in North Korea for more than a year, appealed to the U.S. government Monday to work to secure his release.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.
By United Press International

Net neutrality case; win, loss or much ado about nothing?

The hot topic on the Internet last week -- and no doubt this week and beyond -- was a U.S. appellate court's overturning of the "net neutrality" concept under which the Internet has operated.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International
The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

Whether Americans ever truly trusted their government is an open question but things began going rapidly downhill in the 1960s and 1970s amid the upheavals of the civil rights era and Vietnam.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Snatching profits out of the air

Snatching profits out of the air

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Major television broadcasters -- ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Disney and others -- have stampeded to the U.S. Supreme Court to demand justice in a dispute with a new technology business that could radically change their industry.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on cellphone privacy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday said it would consider two cases involving police obtaining information from a suspects' cellphone without a warrant.

Putin: Gays have nothing to fear at Sochi Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Homosexuals can feel safe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi if they stay away from children, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
By United Press International

Canada's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ban of assisted suicide

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple's challenge to a law that bans assisted suicide has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada.
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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