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Air Force approves first same-sex couple assignment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Air Force has placed a same-sex couple at the same base in Utah after repeatedly denying their previous requests, a spokesman confirmed.

Supreme Court next stop for Barry Bonds?

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ruled against former baseball star Barry Bonds, meaning he will likely soon be spending a month under home confinement.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Google loses Street View snooping case appeal

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court refused to toss a wiretapping lawsuit against Google Inc. for collecting people's personal data while taking pictures for Street View.
Facebook, Yahoo! sue to reveal FISA Court orders

Facebook, Yahoo! sue to reveal FISA Court orders

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Facebook Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. sued a secret court for authority to reveal aggregate information about the national security orders they receive from Washington.

Calif. death row inmate claims autism exempts him from execution

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a California death row inmate who appeared to have exhausted all legal appeals now say their client is autistic and shouldn't be executed.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
By United Press International

Montana Supreme Court: Judge cannot do rape sentencing over

BILLINGS, Mont., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Montana Supreme Court ordered a state judge Friday to cancel a resentencing hearing for a former teacher given a 30-day sentence for raping a student.
Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said homegrown radicals like the Boston Marathon bombers may be as great a threat as international jihadists.

Chilean singer's family sues man they say killed him during 1973 coup

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The family of Victor Jara, a Chilean folk singer who died in the country's 1973 military coup, has sued the ex-army officer who allegedly killed him.

Court: Netherlands responsible for deaths of three Muslims in 1990s

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Netherlands' Supreme Court ruled the country is responsible for the deaths of three Muslim refugees it turned away from its mission in Bosnia in the 1990s.

Judge asked to stop official from issuing same-sex marriage licenses

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania judge has promised a quick decision on whether to order a county official to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. to give veterans benefits to gay married couples

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Gay married couples can get veterans benefits, despite a federal statute limiting such benefits to spouses of the opposite sex, the U.S. attorney general said.

Japanese court: Illegitimate children must get equal share of estates

TOKYO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Japan's Supreme Court says a law that limits the share of a parent's estate that can be inherited by illegitimate children is unconstitutional.
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