Terri Schiavo's family joins fight to keep Jahi McMath on ventilator

Terri Schiavo's family joins fight to keep Jahi McMath on ventilator

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The family of Terri Schiavo, whose case became the epicenter of the battle between right-to-life and disability rights advocates, has stepped into the efforts to keep 13-year-old Jahi McMatch on a ventilator.
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Philadelphia prosecutor criticizes decision to allow bail for priest

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said the involvement of the Catholic Church in helping a priest convicted of sex abuse post bail was "disgusting."

Judge upholds most of New York's new gun law

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New York state's new gun regulations passed their first court test, with a judge throwing out only a ban on loading more than seven rounds in a magazine.

Same-sex marriages 'affront,' Utah tells Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Utah's same-sex marriages are an "affront" and must be stopped while the state appeals a court ruling making them legal, Utah argued to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justice blocks contraception healthcare mandate

Justice blocks contraception healthcare mandate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A Supreme Court justice blocked part of the U.S. healthcare law requiring some religious groups to offer birth control as part of worker health plans.

Abortion doctor who stirred debate about rights of unborn dead at 74

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Massachusetts doctor whose performance of a legal abortion in 1973 started a national debate over rights of the unborn has died in Florida at age 74.

Bail at $250,000 after priest's child endangerment conviction reversed

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $250,000 Monday for a Philadelphia priest after an appeals court ruled he was wrongly convicted of endangering children.
Sonia Sotomayor to drop ball in Times Square NYE countdown

Sonia Sotomayor to drop ball in Times Square NYE countdown

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a native of the Bronx, has been tapped to lead the 60-second New Year's Eve countdown to midnight in New York City's Times Square Tuesday night.
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Former Pakistani military ruler Musharraf faces treason trial

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, scheduled for a treason trial this week, said the case against him smacked of a vendetta.
Same-sex marriage rolls

Same-sex marriage rolls

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- As the nation enters the 14th year of the 21st century, the fight over same-sex marriage is far from over. Despite pronouncements from a reality TV star -- who said they're going straight to hell -- gays and lesbians are instead going straight to the courts, where they have met with some success.

Report paints chilling picture of notorious Brazil prison

SAO PAULO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A Brazilian government investigation concluded 59 inmates have been killed in gang violence at a single prison this year.

Google files countersuit against patent holding group Rockstar

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Google has filed a lawsuit against an Apple- and Microsoft-backed patent group alleging its "patent dragnet" has damaged Google's Android platform.
Investors sue claiming $400 million Empire State Building loss

Investors sue claiming $400 million Empire State Building loss

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Investors claim they lost more than $400 million when the Malkin family's Empire State Realty Trust ignored private offers before an initial public offering.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
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Utah to ask Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriage

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Utah will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the state's flood of same-sex marriages, after an appeals court refused to do so, the state attorney general said.
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