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December 5, 2012

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. WHY OBAMA MIGHT RISK GOING OVER THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

The AP's Julie Pace says the president may go for a hard-line strategy to win Republican concessions on taxes.

2. WHAT THE MILITARY COULD LOSE

The Republicans' proposal to cut $300 billion in discretionary spending could hit defense departments the hardest.

3. WHY MONGOLIA NEEDS CHINA

The AP's Charles Hutzler reports that trade in coal, cashmere and other goods with China makes up ¾ of the nation's economy.

4. BACK TO WORK AT THE DOCKS

Negotiators vote to end an eight-day strike at the nation's largest port complex in Los Angeles.

5. PROLONGED PROTESTS IN EGYPT

Opponents of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi call for an extended sit-in outside the presidential palace.

6. HOME IS WHEREVER YOU PARK YOUR CANOE

A homeless man travels by day in his 14-foot vessel and pitches a tent at night to sleep off of Boston Harbor.

7. NOW SAY THAT IN GERMAN

Young Europeans have the skills to work in other countries, but don't speak the languages to transfer them.

8. SOFTWARE FOUNDER RESURFACES IN GUATEMALA

John McAfee tells The AP he will seek asylum rather than return to Belize and face questioning in his American neighbor's killing.

9. SEX EDUCATION AT HARVARD

America's oldest university recognizes a student group promoting safe, kinky sex.

10. WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON DIES AT 116

Bessie Cooper passes away peacefully at a nursing home in Georgia. Earlier in the day, she'd had her hair set.

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  • 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

  • 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 16, 2014

  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

    April 16, 2014

  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

    April 15, 2014

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