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Two-tier voting system hopes to bypass ban on citizenship requirements

PHOENIX, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Arizona has joined Kansas in setting up a dual registration system that allows some voters to cast ballots in some races but not in others, officials say.
Musharraf arrested again hours after being granted bail

Musharraf arrested again hours after being granted bail

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was rearrested only hours after the country's Supreme Court granted him bail on other charges, officials say.

Mother of American jailed in N. Korea says son's health 'not that bad'

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The mother of the American held by North Korea said the medical condition of her son, who has become ill while in jail, has improved but still not 100 percent.

Anti-Semitic Elmo performer says Girl Scout extortion was 'protest'

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A New York street performer once arrested for using anti-Semitic slurs while dressed as Elmo said his efforts to extort the Girl Scouts were a "protest."

Biological father drops 'Baby Veronica' custody fight

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Oklahoman Dusten Brown, biological father of "Baby Veronica" who sought her return in a four-year custody battle, announced Thursday he will end all litigation.

Michael Yowell of Lubbock, Texas, executed for murdering parents

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The state of Texas Wednesday executed Michael Yowell of Lubbock for the 1998 murders of his parents.

Turkish court upholds 'Sledgehammer' coup convictions

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Turkish appeals court upheld the convictions Wednesday of a group of military leaders charged with participating in an attempted coup.

ACLU sues Ohio over abortion restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The American Civil Liberties Union said it has sued Ohio over anti-abortion provisions tucked into the state budget and passed into law.

Nebraska court: Girl, 16, not mature enough to decide on abortion

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court says a 16-year-old cannot have an abortion because she has no legal parents and is not mature enough to decide for herself.

Arizona executes convicted murderer, 71

FLORENCE, Ariz., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward Harold Schad Jr. said he was "free to fly away home" as Arizona executed him Wednesday for the 1978 murder of Lorimer Grove during a robbery.

Musharraf granted bail in death of Baluchistan rebel leader

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Wednesday on charges he was involved in the killing of a leader of a Pakistani regional autonomy movement, officials say.
Former Pakistan President Musharraf granted bail

Former Pakistan President Musharraf granted bail

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court granted bail to the beleagured ex-military dictator and civilian President Pervez Musharraf over the death of a Baloch rebel in 2006.

Pennsylvania principal bans Halloween celebrations

TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania elementary school principal sent a letter to parents saying Halloween celebrations have been canceled due to "religious overtones."

API takes another swipe at ethanol

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The American Petroleum Institute said it filed a lawsuit challenging a mandate for ethanol set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

White House: Obama would veto supercommittee resolution

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The White House said if Congress passes legislation establishing a so-called supercommittee on deficit reduction, U.S. President Barack Obama will veto it.
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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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