Edgar Tamayo put to death in Texas after Supreme Court denies stay

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was put to death Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer almost 20 years ago.

Court clerk spared jail for accessing confidential databases

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A former court clerk in Missouri who got into trouble for taking on the responsibilities of a vacationing judge was given probation in an unrelated case.

Lawsuit challenges Florida's ban on gay marriage

MIAMI, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Six couples have challenged Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, which was added to the state Constitution in a 2008 vote.

Black Students Union wants more minorities at U. of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jennifer Gratz, a plaintiff in a lawsuit over affirmative action at the University of Michigan, accused the Black Students Union of seeking "special treatment."
Washington's March for Life goes on, despite snow, low temperatures

Washington's March for Life goes on, despite snow, low temperatures

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of abortion opponents rallied Wednesday afternoon on the Washington Mall despite low temperatures and the aftermath of a snowstorm.

High court reaffirms burden of proof in patent infringement

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday the burden of proof of infringement rests with a patent holder even if it wins a declaratory judgment.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

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.

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