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After 115 cardinals cast their votes Tuesday night and no one gained the 77 votes needed to be elected pope, thick, unmistakably black smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney.
Thousands waiting in the chilly rain in St. Peter's Square had no trouble reading the signal. Notre Dame theology major Eliza Nagle exclaimed, "it's waaay black!" while Father Andrew Gawrych commented: "They definitely got the color right this time." The Rome-based American priest was referring to the confusion over the smoke during the 2005 conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.
That was thanks to special smoke flares -- similar to those used in soccer matches or protests -- lit in the chapel ovens to make the burned ballots black.
The sign means cardinals must come back for another day of voting Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 11:40 PM CDT
More women arrested for pain pills stresses jails
May 21, 2013 16:44 GMT
KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee prosecutor says the burgeoning pain pill problem is filling jails beyond capacity with women.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/13HXKj6 ) three of the four counties in his district have overcrowded jails, largely because of an increase in women being arrested.
Johnson said women are becoming pain pill addicts and described the situation as an epidemic.
Johnson said when mothers become addicted, their children often go without food and parenting. He said sometimes children end up under the care of the Department of Children's Services, further stressing an overburdened agency.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.