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Harper Lee Revives Lawsuit Against Hometown Museum

88-year-old 'Mockingbird' author says museum tried to change settlement

(Newser) - The author of one of the most respected courtroom dramas of all time will get her day in court after all. A federal judge has reinstated Harper Lee's lawsuit against the museum in her hometown that she contends illegally profits off To Kill a Mockingbird, the Washington Post reports.... More »

Motive in Town Meeting Shooting: This Shack

Police say Rockne Newell had been in long-running fight with township

(Newser) - The gunman in last night's deadly town meeting shooting in Pennsylvania has been IDed by police as Rockne Newell. It's a well-known name to local officials, who the Pocono Record reports have been embroiled in a "long-simmering feud" with Newell over his junk-strewn property for some 18... More »

Gunman Storms Town Meeting, Kills 3

Pennsylvania shooter shot through wall

(Newser) - Three people are dead and several others injured after a shooting in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to state police, who initially said the death toll was four. The emergency management director in Monroe County says the shooting happened at a municipal building during the town's monthly meeting, the AP reports.... More »

Threat of Rising Sea Hasn't Sunk in for Florida Keys

(Newser) - The Florida Keys are in serious danger from rising ocean levels—and woefully unprepared to deal with the challenge, the Miami Herald reports. “South Florida is on the front line against sea-level rise in the United States, and the Florida Keys are ground zero,” a scientist said. In... More »

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