Trial to open on lawfulness of Pa. voter ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A trial is under way in Pennsylvania on the constitutionality of a state voter identification law. At issue is whether the photo requirement should be enforced at polling places statewide or thrown out as…

Juror: Zimmerman had right to defend himself

MIAMI (AP) — One of the six jurors in the George Zimmerman trial is planning to write a book. Martin Literary Management announced Monday that it is representing the woman known as Juror B37 and her husband, who…

Agency mulls St. Louis taxi ‘vomit cleanup’ charge

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The agency that oversees St. Louis’ taxi industry appears to be getting sick of passengers vomiting in cabs, and it’s looking at charging passengers cleanup fees to pay for the mess. The St. Louis…

Calif. court declines to stop gay marriages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The court issued an order Monday denying the request by backers of the state’s same-sex marriage…

Key events involving Yahoo and its performance

CEO Marissa Mayer marks her one-year anniversary at Yahoo this week. Here are key events involving Yahoo Inc. and its performance since she was appointed: — July 16, 2012: Yahoo names longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer as its…

Fla. town somberly absorbs Zimmerman verdict

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after Jackie Robinson was run out of town, Sanford is absorbing what some see as another blow to race relations: the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.…

NH woman gets 10 years in Rwanda fraud case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who lied about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison, a fate her lawyers say is tantamount to a death sentence. Rwanda…

Wal-Mart faceoff with DC fuels minimum wage debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city’s effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box retailers is fueling a wider debate about how far cities should go in trying…

Bitten by hungry T. rex, this dinosaur got away

NEW YORK (AP) — The fearsome bite of a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex left behind new evidence that the famous beast hunted for food and wasn’t just a scavenger. Researchers found a part of a T. rex tooth wedged…
lead paint

Calif. governments seek $1B in lead paint cleanup

In a trial that began Monday, California’s attorney general and 10 cities and counties are seeking $1 billion from paint manufacturers to remove lead paint from millions of older homes, arguing that they sold the product despite being aware of its potential health effects.…
John Kerry

Kerry set to return to roiling Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Middle East this week as rising tensions in Egypt and deteriorating conditions in Syria threaten to overshadow his effort to re-launch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.…
Joe Biden, Stephen Barton

Biden expresses concern over Belfast riots

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has told Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government he’s deeply concerned about violence related to an anti-Catholic march in Belfast.…
Eric Holder

AG calls Martin killing an ‘unnecessary shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the killing of Trayvon Martin was a “tragic, unnecessary shooting” and that the 17-year-old’s death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.…