Maldives Supreme Court annuls election results

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Maldives Supreme Court has annulled the results of the country's first round of presidential elections, officials said Monday.
Scalia bemoans 'coarser' nature of American culture

Scalia bemoans 'coarser' nature of American culture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Antonin Scalia says he is concerned about the future of American culture but not his legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court majority attended mass before starting a term that includes deciding whether Christian prayer at government meetings is constitutional.

N.Y. man says he's rightful owner of auctioned Basquiat drawing

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A New York man said he's the rightful owner of a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing that drew $627,000 at auction, but the seller disagrees.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
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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.
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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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