NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dana Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food and Wine magazine, shares lessons and tips she learned from some of the best chefs in the world in her first cookbook, “Mastering My…
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a terrorism expert serving as a prosecution witness argued on Tuesday over whether the defendant was paraphrasing Al Qaeda propaganda in a note he left four days after the deadly attack. While hiding in a boat hours before his arrest, Tsarnaev scrawled a note reading, in part, “we Muslims are one body you hurt one you hurt us all,” a message that counter-terrorism expert Matthew Levitt said was similar to extremist writings found on his computer. Defense attorney David Bruck asked Levitt if it was not possible that Tsarnaev, now 21, had heard those words from his older brother, Tamerlan. Maybe,” Levitt acknowledged at U.S. District Court in Boston.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Wisconsin’s Republican-backed law requiring voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot, a measure Democrats contend is aimed at keeping their supporters from voting. The justices declined to hear an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law. The ACLU said it then filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court to try to keep the law from taking effect immediately. Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the law cannot be implemented for the state’s April 7 election because absentee ballots are already in the hands of voters but would be in place for future elections.