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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
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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