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August 2, 2013

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

1. US FURIOUS OVER SNOWDEN'S ASYLUM

The White House warned the move could derail an upcoming Russian summit with Obama and some lawmakers suggested boycotting the 2014 Olympics.

2. VICTIM FACES KIDNAPPER IN CLEVELAND

Michelle Knight smiled as Ariel Castro was led out of the courtroom in chains to serve a life sentence for rape, kidnapping and abuse.

3. EMBASSIES TO CLOSE AFTER THREAT

The U.S. is shuttering its embassies this Sunday in the Muslim world out of an "abundance of caution."

4. PROTESTERS DEFY EGYPT'S OFFER OF SECURITY

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi plan "Egypt Against the Coup" marches today after refusing to end sit-ins with the military's protection.

5. JOBS REPORT COMES OUT AFTER WALL STREET RECORD

Economists expect unemployment to fall to 7.5 percent today after good economic news sent the S&P 500 above 1,700 points for the first time.

6. MLB PLAYERS FACE DEADLINE IN DRUG PROBE

Alex Rodriguez and 13 others tied to a Florida drug clinic have until Monday to either accept lengthy suspensions or face harsher penalties.

7. WHAT WAS TAKEN OFF MLK MEMORIAL

An inscription from the civil rights leader's "Drum Major" speech was taken off after critics said it was paraphrased and made King look arrogant.

8. WHY COUPLE CHOSE 2-YEAR-OLD AS THEIR BEST MAN

The leukemia-stricken toddler has been given just weeks to live, so his parents moved their wedding to this Saturday in Pennsylvania so he could attend.

9. WHO'S LOOKING AT YOUR MAIL

The AP's Andrew Miga reports the Postal Services takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the U.S. That was 160 billion last year.

10. 'GLEE' EPISODE WILL ADDRESS ACTOR'S ADDICTION

Fox didn't say how the hit show would write out the character played by Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose last month.

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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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