Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

Roberts: Supreme Court likely to take Md. DNA case

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court will probably consider and may reverse a Maryland court ruling that blocked police from collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with certain crimes, Chief Justice John Roberts said in an order released Monday.

Ancestry.com Discovers President Obama Related to First Documented Slave in America

PROVO, UT, Jul 30, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — A research team from Ancestry.com /quotes/zigman/114846/quotes/nls/acom ACOM +0.06% , the world’s largest online family history resource, has concluded that President Barack Obama is the 11th great-grandson of John Punch, the first documented African enslaved for life in American history. Remarkably, the connection was made through President Obama’s Caucasian mother’s side of the family.