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The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

The Issue: The motto never was 'In government we trust'

Whether Americans ever truly trusted their government is an open question but things began going rapidly downhill in the 1960s and 1970s amid the upheavals of the civil rights era and Vietnam.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Snatching profits out of the air

Snatching profits out of the air

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Major television broadcasters -- ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Disney and others -- have stampeded to the U.S. Supreme Court to demand justice in a dispute with a new technology business that could radically change their industry.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Writer

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on cellphone privacy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Friday said it would consider two cases involving police obtaining information from a suspects' cellphone without a warrant.

Putin: Gays have nothing to fear at Sochi Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Homosexuals can feel safe at the Winter Olympics in Sochi if they stay away from children, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
By United Press International

Canada's Supreme Court to hear appeal on ban of assisted suicide

OTTAWA, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A British Columbia couple's challenge to a law that bans assisted suicide has been accepted by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bipartisan, bicameral Voting Rights Act bill introduced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of House and Senate members has introduced legislation to restore the core Voting Rights Act provision struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ohio appeals same-sex marriage ruling

CINCINNATI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ohio's attorney general filed notice Thursday he will appeal a judge's ruling that would force the state to recognize some same-sex marriages in other states.

U.S. judge rejects legal challenge to ACA subsidies

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in Washington Wednesday upheld a portion of the Affordable Care Act providing insurance premium subsidies in states without their own marketplaces.

Supreme Court leery of Mass. abortion-protest buffer zone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Wednesday of the legality of Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone for protests at abortion clinics, observers said.

Italy demands release of marines held in India on terror charges

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Italy demanded the release of two Italian marines Wednesday detained by India under an anti-terrorism law that carries a possible death penalty.

Slain police officer's father 'floored' by decision on death penalty

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The father of a young Philadelphia police officer gunned down in 1991 says he did not expect a judge's decision to vacate the killer's death sentence.
U.S. judge says Oklahoma's gay marriage ban outlawed

U.S. judge says Oklahoma's gay marriage ban outlawed

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Oklahoma Tuesday ruled that state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but stayed that ruling pending appeal.

Appeals court guts 'net neutrality'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington Tuesday struck down the core of the Obama administration's regulations to ensure "net neutrality."

Philadelphia judge rules convicted killer cannot be executed

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia judge vacated the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a police officer, citing restrictions on executing the developmentally disabled.

Photographer sued over Empire State topless pics

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The owners of New York's Empire State Building are suing a photographer who took pictures of a topless model at the top of the skyscraper.

Judge gives Chicago 6-month delay on gun store rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago Tuesday gave the city a six-month delay to set regulations before gun stores are allowed to open in Chicago.
Supreme Court decision bars foreign cases

Supreme Court decision bars foreign cases

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday, saying foreign corporations could not be sued in U.S. court by foreign plaintiffs over violations that took place in a foreign country.
Gabrielle Levy

U.S. Supreme Court rules against plaintiffs in 'Dirty War' case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday a company can't be held liable for actions occurring outside the United States during Argentina's "Dirty War."

Accused Russian drug lord extradited from Netherlands

MOSCOW, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Two years after his arrest in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a suspected international drug lord has been extradited to his native Russia, authorities said

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeals of two on Oklahoma's death row

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the final appeals Monday of Charles Frederick Warren and Clayton Lockett, two men on Oklahoma's death row.

High court skeptical of Obama recess appointment argument

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Most of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared reluctant Monday to accept President Obama's position on recess appointments, observers said.

High court rejects Ariz. abortion restriction case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a lower-court ruling that outlawed Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

BP considers options after oil spill settlement upheld

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- British Petroleum says Friday's court ruling in New Orleans in the Deepwater Horizon case was not the end of the story.
The good sisters tangle with Obamacare

The good sisters tangle with Obamacare

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Opponents of the Affordable Care Act -- and they are many and vociferous -- may be asking: Why is the Obama administration beating up on the Little Sisters of the Poor?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Writer
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