LAS VEGAS – Tuesday, May 26, former NFL superstar O.J. Simpson appealed his October 2008 conviction of armed robbery and kidnapping to the Nevada Supreme Court. His appeal charges Circuit Judge Jackie Glass with misconduct and includes allegations that Glass allowed prosecutors to remove African-American potential jurors from the proceedings. At his original trial, Simpson, 61, was sentenced to 33 years in prison, with a possible parole after nine years.
– www.cnn.com NEW YORK – Texting, a phenomenon so huge that the average teen sends 2,272 texts per month, may be taking a toll on the physical, emotional and mental health of texters. Psychologists worry about adolescent development of autonomy in light of the constant connectivity texting provides, and doctors worry about thumb cramping problems. Other potential issues include sleep deprivation, falling grades and general distraction.
ROME – Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final Wednesday night. Barcelona’s win took the cup from Manchester United, the previous year’s holders. The victory was the end of a winning season for Barcelona.
NEW YORK – President Obama announced his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as his first appointment to the Supreme Court. If the Senate confirms the nomination, Sotomayor will replace Justice David H. Souter to become the third female and first Hispanic justice to serve on the Supreme Court.