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January 29, 2013

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. SAFETY PROBLEMS AT SITE OF DEADLY BRAZIL FIRE

The nightclub had no fire alarm, no sprinklers, no fire escape — and just one exit.

2. OBAMA TO PUSH IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL

The president will try to drum up support for proposals to give illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship at a speech in Vegas.

3. BOY SCOUTS POISED TO REVOKE NO-GAYS POLICY

Individual Scout units would be able to decide for themselves whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders.

4. HOW NORTH KOREA COULD CONDUCT A NUCLEAR TEST WITHOUT DETECTION

Satellite images show a mountainside tunnel could be sealed for an underground explosion.

5. TIMBUKTU UNDER MALI'S CONTROL

The fabled desert city was held overnight after the retreat of Islamist extremists who first burned a library of thousands of ancient manuscripts.

6. US PROTESTS AS IRAN PUTS A MONKEY INTO SPACE

The State Department says the mission is "directly relevant" to long-range ballistic missile development.

7. TRANSPLANT SURGERY FOR SOLDIER WHO LOST FOUR LIMBS

Brendan Marrocco will speak later today about his double-arm transplant.

8. WHY THE DUTCH QUEEN IS ABDICATING THE THRONE

Beatrix is ending her reign after 33 years to pass the crown to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander.

9. HOW TO HAVE A FUNERAL FOR A CADAVER

At an Indiana medical school, relatives attend memorials around the flower-covered tables where their loved ones were dissected.

10. FROM KATRINA TO THE SUPER BOWL

New Orleans hosts its first Super Bowl in 11 years and gives football fans a look at its comeback from the 2005 storm that left it in shambles.

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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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