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November 6, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. FOCUS SHIFTS TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY

Obama and Romney yield center stage to Americans after a campaign that packed suspense to the end.

2. WHAT TO WATCH ON ELECTION NIGHT HOUR BY HOUR

Tuesday could be a long night as the razor-close race comes to a close.

3. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

4. HOW NY AND NJ ARE HELPING DISPLACED RESIDENTS VOTE

Provisional ballots, "authorized messengers" carrying mail-in votes, and shuttle buses are among the ways the two states are using to make sure those in Sandy-affected areas participate.

5. CONGRESS LIKELY TO FRUSTRATE ELECTED PRESIDENT

The new legislature will continue to be a headache for the winner of the White House.

6. WHY PUTIN FIRED HIS DEFENSE CHIEF

A criminal investigation into alleged fraud in selling-off military assets pushed the Russian president to sack his minister.

7. AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

The U.S. distributor of Japanese cars plans to focus on selling motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles after restructuring.

8. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario — violent infighting among Syria's opposition groups.

9. WHAT OUR MOVIE CRITIC THINKS OF THE LATEST BOND FILM

Half a century into the franchise, "Skyfall" is easily one of the best 007 movies yet.

10. SAINTS MORE HOPEFUL AFTER KNOCKING OFF REELING EAGLES

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes for rising New Orleans, while Michael Vick was sacked seven times for down, and nearly out, Philadelphia.

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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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