Monthly Archive: April 2013

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National

In a first, Black voter turnout rate passes Whites

OHIO VOTER–Lauren Howie, 27, poses outside the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) EDITOR’S NOTE _ “America at the Tipping Point: The Changing Face of a Nation” is an occasional series examining the cultural mosaic of the U.S. and its historic shift to a majority-minority nation. by Hope Yen WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the White turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which Blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many Whites stayed home.

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People

NBA owner Michael Jordan marries over the weekend

NEWLYWEDS–Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan dances with his bride Yvette Prieto during their wedding reception at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/JUMP.DC, Joe Buissink) by Steve Reed (AP)–Michael Jordan got married over the weekend in front of a few hundred of his family and closest friends.

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Metro

After guns and grenades, PA veterans claims delayed

STILL WAITING–Veteran Dan Blevins, 29, of Carnegie is one of 245,000 U.S. veterans still waiting for benefits. (Photo by Alexandra Kanik/PublicSource) by Bill Heltzel, PublicSource Dan Blevins, 29, of Carnegie is one of more than 10,000 veterans in Pennsylvania who has been waiting more than a year for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to rule on disability claims.

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Sports

Steelers trade up to get safety and record setting quarterback

FOURTH ROUND PICK– Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones passes against Texas A&M during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) by Smokin’ Jim Frazier The Steelers traded away their third round pick in 2014 to the Cleveland Browns to get an additional pick in the fourth round and then drafted a safety and a quarterback.

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Entertainment

'Pain & Gain' takes US, but 'Iron Man 3' rules world

MERCENARIES–Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from “Pain and Gain.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Jaime Trueblood) by David Germain LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Iron Man 3″ was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office.

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Entertainment

Jurors set to get roadmap of Jackson civil trial

Randy Jackson and Rebbie Jackson, brother and sister of late pop star Michael Jackson, arrive at a courthouse for Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live in Los Angeles, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) by Anthony McCartney LOS ANGELES (AP) —Michael Jackson’s words and music rang through a courtroom once again on Monday — this time at the start of wrongful death trial — as a lawyer tried to show jurors the pop singer’s loving relationship with his mother and children.

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Sports

Pirates move into 1st Place as Locke muffles Cardinals 9-0

HOT HITTER–Pittsburgh Pirates’ Russell Martin, right, is congratulated by teammate John McDonald after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, April 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) by R.B. Fallstrom ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was a milestone day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who took the NL Central lead for the first time since last July and reached 15 wins in April for the first time since 1992.