The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

September 17, 2012

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. DEMONSTRATION IN KABUL TURNS VIOLENT

Hundreds of Afghans burn cars, throw rocks at a U.S. military base to protest an anti-Islam film.

2. SCHOOL'S STILL OUT IN CHICAGO

Parents scramble to find daycare as the teachers' strike enters its second week; the mayor says he will sue to end the walkout.

3. A STRATEGY SHIFT FOR THE GOP

With polls showing Obama leading nationally, Romney intends to more clearly outline what he'd do if elected.

4. HOW 'OCCUPY' HAS EVOLVED

Worldwide rallies Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the movement, which these days is less organized but has more targets.

5. U.S. KIDS EAT TOO MUCH SALT, RESEARCHERS FIND

Extra salt is linked to higher blood pressure, especially for overweight or obese children.

6. FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

Men in South Korea — the male makeup capital of the world — turn to cosmetics to get an edge in workplace, romance.

7. LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY IN DECIDING WHEN TO TAKE KEYS FROM ELDERLY DRIVERS

States are all over the map when it comes to making rules targeting older, unsafe motorists, an AP review finds.

8. ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR EX-POLITICAL PRISONER

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored with Congress's highest award this week in Washington.

9. WHY R&B SINGER HAS A COURT DATE

At 4 p.m., Chris Brown attends a hearing in Los Angeles amid questions about whether he's fulfilling his community service.

10. A KING'S RANSOM

Britain's royal family will sue the photographer who snapped photos of Kate sunbathing topless.

1
Text Only
National News
  • 20140727-AMX-GUNS271.jpg Beretta, other gun makers heading to friendlier states

    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 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:

     

    July 25, 2014

  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

    July 24, 2014

AP Video
Facebook