The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

October 22, 2012

10 Things to Know for Monday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. WHERE IN THE U.S. THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT WILL BE DECIDED

AP analysis of the past three presidential races shows 106 counties in nine states may determine who wins.

2. WHAT WILL BE CENTER STAGE AT THE LAST DEBATE

The blame for Benghazi and the right line to take with Iran are expected to be main topics Monday night.

3. THE SPARK FOR THE KILLING OF THREE IN A WISCONSIN SALON

Police say a domestic dispute may have led Radcliffe Franklin Haughton to open fire before taking his own life.

4. WHY LEBANON LAUNCHED A MAJOR SECURITY OPERATION

Lebanese troops are trying to contain an outburst of violence set off by the assassination of a top intelligence official who was a powerful opponent of Syria.

5. MCGOVERN'S LEGACY GOES BEYOND HIS LOSS TO NIXON

The liberal South Dakota icon led an effort to feed the world's needy and was one of the earliest opponents of the Vietnam War.

6. CLINTONS TO INAUGURATE CONTROVERSIAL INDUSTRIAL PARK

The Haitian government will host Hillary and Bill to help showcase the marquee project of the U.S. aid effort since the 2010 earthquake.

7. THE REASONS WHY GREG SMITH LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS

The investment bank's former vice president hopes his new book will educate people about how Wall Street works.

8. CASTRO CRITICIZES RUMORS ABOUT HIS HEALTH

The former Cuban leader published an article in state-media to end speculation that he is on his death bed.

9. HOW SOUTH KOREA HOPES TO HALT A PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN

The nation banned activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets across its northern border.

10. A 'FARGO' TV SHOW HAS CITY RESIDENTS SAYING 'YA SURE'

Some didn't care for the Coen brothers' film, but the fame and money from it has many welcoming a new series.

 

1
Text Only
National News
  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

    April 17, 2014

  • Mankato.jpg Players protest rehiring of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator's ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    April 17, 2014

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban WASHINGTON (AP) -- As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact

    April 17, 2014

  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video
Facebook