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April 29, 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. GIVING UP HOPE FOR MORE BANGLADESH SURVIVORS

Hydraulic cranes and heavy equipment were brought in to recover bodies from the collapse that has killed at least 380 people.

2. BOSTON SUSPECTS' MOTHER SAYS SHE'S NO TERRORIST

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva tells the AP she found a deeper spirituality, calling charges against her sons "lies and hypocrisy."

3. SYRIAN PREMIER ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

State-run TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt when a bomb went off near his convoy in an upscale part of Damascus.

4. DETAILS OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S FINAL DAYS TO EMERGE

Opening statements begin today in the trial of the concert promoter accused of ignoring circumstances that led to the superstar's 2009 death.

5. HEARING FOR MISS. MAN IN RICIN CASE

James Everett Dutschke, arrested after charges of sending poisonous letters to the White House were dropped against a rival, was to appear in federal court.

6. WHY EDUCATORS WORRY ABOUT PRESCHOOL

A report out today says states are spending less per child for pre-k programs than they have in a decade.

7. WHO'S BEING TAPPED FOR TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in the Democratic party.

8. PARISHIONERS STABBED IN CHURCH

Police say a man vaulted over pews and targeted the singers at the Albuquerque Sunday service, stabbing at least four people.

9. WHERE THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE IS

New York's One World Trade Center will top out at 1,776 feet today when the last pieces of its spire are installed.

10. WEDDING BELLS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN

The NBA great had fireworks and performances by Usher at his Florida wedding to ex-model Yvette Prieto.

 

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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

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    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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