Voting fight brewing...Zipping through witnesses...Jackpot winners coming forth

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Associated Press

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 9:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has joined two other groups who are heading to court to challenge North Carolina's election law overhaul. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the measure without ceremony on Monday. Among other things, it now bans the use of ID's for voting that aren't issued by the state. Supporters say the new laws will end abuses. Opponents say it's an attempt to limit the Democratic vote.

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The prosecution says it intends to start calling expert witnesses Tuesday in the military trial of the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded. Maj. Nidal Hasan is on trial at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas and is acting as his own lawyer. Because he is largely sitting quiet, more than 60 witnesses have been called in four days.

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game has died. He fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Witnesses tell police the fall was accidental. Heavy rain caused a nearly two-hour delay of the game but it's not clear if wet conditions were a factor in the fall.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The growing aversion to credit card debt continues. Credit reporting agency Transunion says the rate of U.S. credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell in the second quarter to 0.57 percent from 0.63 percent a year earlier. That's the lowest level in nearly 20 years. Many Americans paid down balances during the Great Recession and are reluctant to take on credit card debt.

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A group of 16 public employees in New Jersey who had one of the three winning tickets in last week's $448 million Powerball jackpot is expected to attend a Tuesday news conference and speak about all that loot. They've already posed for a picture at lottery headquarters with an oversized mock check made out to "Ocean's 16." After taxes and a 16-way split, each will get about $3.8 million.

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