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August 1, 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. FACING LIFE PLUS 1,000 YEARS IN OHIO KIDNAP CASE

Prosecutors will give more details today about the years of sexual and psychological abuse of three women held by Ariel Castro.

2. HOW NSA ACCESSED MILLIONS OF PHONE RECORDS

The Obama administration disclosed the agency's "chain analysis" that lets it trace the phone records of everyone who calls a terror suspect, and keep expanding.

3. WHO'S OPTIMISTIC IN AMERICA

An AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research analysis says minorities' confidence in economic future outpaces whites by the widest margin since the late 1980s.

4. WHERE THE WORLD'S FIRST LEGAL MARIJUANA MARKET COULD BE

Uruguay's congress narrowly approved legalizing pot's use, growth and sale. The measure now goes to the Senate.

5. EGYPT ORDERS PROTEST CAMPS CLEARED

The military-backed government said a crackdown on two camps in Cairo is imminent.

6. ZIMMERMAN'S NEW BRUSH WITH THE LAW

The neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in Trayvon Martin's shooting was carrying a gun when he was stopped for speeding in Texas.

7. VOTES BEING COUNTED IN ZIMBABWE

Robert Mugabe's party withdrew a Twitter message claiming victory in the presidential election, while his opponent claimed widespread fraud.

8. SAME-SEX COUPLES SAY 'I DO' IN 2 MORE STATES

Dozens of Minnesota couples began tying the knot after the clock struck midnight; ceremonies were scheduled in Rhode Island this morning.

9. PUSH FOR SOURCE OF STOMACH BUG OUTBREAK

Iowa and Nebraska officials have refused to name the company that makes prepackaged salad mix traced to hundreds of the cases.

10. A-ROD'S FUTURE

The AP's Ronald Blum reports that baseball's highest-paid player could face a lifetime ban for a doping scandal linked to a Florida drug clinic.

 

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  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

    April 17, 2014

  • Mankato.jpg Players protest rehiring of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator's ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

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  • 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 17, 2014

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban WASHINGTON (AP) -- As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative campaigning that now may be a fact

    April 17, 2014

  • 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

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