National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2014-09-02T01:52:18Z National News #version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle"> Texas voter ID law heads to trial in U.S. court The trial heard by District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos is expected to last two weeks with a decision handed down before the Nov. 4 congressional election. State Republican leaders have said the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box and that there is no evidence to show that the law is discriminatory. Attorney General Eric Holder in July said Texas would be the start of his push to overturn the voter ID laws. U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola: group An American missionary doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus after working with obstetrics patients at a missionary hospital in Monrovia, the church-affiliated organization SIM USA said on Tuesday. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based group did not identify the physician but said he was not treating Ebola patients and isolated himself immediately when symptoms began. He was later transferred to an Ebola isolation unit on the group's 136-acre campus in Monrovia. "The doctor is doing well and is in good spirits," SIM USA said in a statement. Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House Securing the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday. "We continue to do all we can to secure their earliest possible release." On Monday, three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down. New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS. Flight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A combative woman upset over a reclining seat was removed from a flight to Florida, airport officials said Tuesday, but the woman told authorities she was not aggressive — just upset over the recent death of her two dogs. Seismic activity calms down near Iceland volcano LONDON (AP) — Experts say the seismic activity near the Bardarbunga volcano on Iceland is calming down while tall fountains of fire and lava continue to lick the air along a volcanic fissure, producing a huge plume of steam and gas. 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. ABC News: New video appears to show execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS. Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic last spring. Last call at Atlantic City's Revel: a few bettors, $5 bottles, state cops By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Shortly before sunrise on Tuesday, Morgan Capezzera reclined on the roulette table at the Revel Casino in her bikini and snapped a selfie before the Atlantic City gambling hall shut its doors for good. "I love Revel," said Capezzera, 30, of Toms River, New Jersey, who spent most of the day at the casino. "I lost, but I don't care." She was one of few fans who came out for the closing night of a two-year-old casino once heralded by Governor Chris Christie as a new model for the down-on-its-luck New Jersey shore gambling hub. The $2.4 billion project this year went into bankruptcy for the second time in its short history and is one of four Atlantic City casinos to announce that it would shut its doors this year, taking a heavy toll on the budget in a city where the property tax base is expected to fall to $10 billion by 2015, less than half its 2010 level. 6 militants killed in US Somalia strike MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit. Midday Glance: Silver companies Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.13 or 3.8 percent, to $3.15. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.15 or 1.0 percent, to $14.21. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ... School starts in Chicago with more safety guards CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day. US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food or medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department. Problems abound with health law immigration papers MIAMI (AP) — More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them. New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday. Police said Tomas Rivera, of Port Jervis, New York, about 70 miles northwest of New York City, went to Longfellow Avenue in the Bronx at about 9:20 a.m. and wrapped a chain around a pole. Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin DETROIT (AP) — Opening arguments in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. Leak leads to hazmat response at Sunoco refinery Rescuers were called to the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook after a leak from one of the tanks. Photos of alleged 9/11 '20th hijacker' can stay classified: court By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the government plausibly showed that releasing images of Mohammed al-Qahtani, who was subject to interrogation techniques that a government official likened to torture, could endanger military personnel, diplomats and workers in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents al-Qahtani in a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. over his treatment, had sought the disclosure of photographs, videos and other audiovisual evidence of his confinement conditions under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Writing for a three-judge panel, however, Circuit Judge José Cabranes said the release "could logically and plausibly harm national security because these images are uniquely susceptible to use by anti-American extremists as propaganda to incite violence against United States interests domestically and abroad." Al-Qahtani has been held since February 2002 at the U.S. Woman sentenced in silicone injection case JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison. NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilot of a small plane told a ground controller that he was not climbing fast enough and asked for permission to turn around just before his rented aircraft plummeted to the ground last week, killing all four college students aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board report said. Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. Dump truck crashes on I-295 in West Deptford A crash involving a dump truck slowed traffic on I-295 in Gloucester County Tuesday morning. Seniors stage seated protest, block intersection in Spring Garden Residents of a Philadelphia senior living facility staged a seated protest, blocking an intersection in Spring Garden. Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from talking about what they knew, according to court documents. Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse. Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old in South Carolina is suing the state's Department of Motor Vehicles because the agency won't allow the teen to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. Tractor-trailer overturns on Pa. Turnpike off-ramp in Bensalem A tractor trailer overturned early Tuesday, slowing traffic on an off-ramp of from the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem. APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday. McDonald's robber gets away in a cab Philadelphia police are looking for a suspect who held up a McDonald's restaurant then made his getaway in a cab. WRHL 2014-09-02T18:52:18Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491