The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

November 26, 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. WHY EGYPT'S PRESIDENT HAS POLARIZED THE NATION

Supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi are growing more entrenched in their battle over the Islamist leader's move to assume near absolute powers.

2. MERCHANTS HOPE FOR AN ONLINE BOOST

It's estimated that this year's Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year, for the third year in a row.

3. BANGLADESHIS HIT THE STREETS OVER FACTORY FIRE

Thousands express outrage — some blocking roads and smashing vehicles — about conditions in the building where a blaze killed at least 112 people.

4. THE 'FISCAL CLIFF' LOBBYING BATTLES BEGIN

As Congress and the White House face a Dec. 31 deadline for a deficit-reduction plan, groups are scrambling to ensure their interests don't get sacrificed.

5. HOW WALL STREET IS STILL DEALING WITH SANDY

Landlords at many buildings warn tenants such as JP Morgan Chase that full power may not be back to their headquarters for weeks.

6. THE DISABLED FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO BE PARENTS

A new report says the U.S. legal system is not adequately protecting the rights of parents with disabilities.

7. TOUGH TIMES PUT SQUEEZE ON FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

A main challenge at the U.N. climate conference that's just begun in Qatar is raising money for poor countries when budgets are strained.

8. FROM THE BOUNCE HOUSE TO A HOSPITAL

A study suggests 30 American children a day are treated in emergency rooms for broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions from bounce house accidents.

9. ROLLING STONES JAM ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY

He still might not get satisfaction, but frontman Mick Jagger was in top vocal form at a London concert, AP's Gregory P. Katz reports.

10. WHAT THE '12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS' GIFTS COST TODAY

The price of turtle doves and maids-a-milking are the same as last year but it'll cost your true love more for pipers piping and drummers drumming.

1
Text Only
National News
  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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

     

    July 25, 2014

  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

    July 24, 2014

  • 10 things to know for today

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

     

    July 24, 2014

  • U.S. economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the fi

    July 24, 2014

AP Video
Facebook