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September 17, 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. HOW GUNMAN GOT INTO THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD

The defense worker had a valid pass for the high-security installation where he shot and killed 12.

2. TWO SIDES OF SHOOTING SUSPECT

Aaron Alexis was a convert to Buddhism — but also flashed a temper that led to at least two earlier run-ins with police.

3. CREWS RIGHT STRICKEN CRUISE SHIP

A vast system of cables and pulleys is used to winch the Costa Concordia from the reef off Italy where it ran aground in 2012.

4. WHY UN INSPECTORS HAVE SHADE OF DOUBT

They say evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack last month in Syria could have been manipulated in the rebel-controlled stricken neighborhoods.

5. RIPPLE EFFECTS OF MASSIVE FLOODING

As images of dramatic rescues and crumbling roads circulate widely, officials worry that Colorado's billion-dollar tourism industry will take a hit.

6. WORLD'S ECONOMY STUCK IN NEUTRAL

An AP survey of more than two dozen economists suggests that global growth will remain sluggish this year and next.

7. WHAT SOME SEE AS A MILESTONE

The fact that the new Miss America is of Indian descent may prove that people of color can enter the cultural mainstream in ways that once seemed closed.

8. EXPERTS FEAR INTERNET BALKANIZATION

Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington's online spying — a potentially dangerous first step toward fracturing the global network.

9. EMMY HOST'S HIDDEN TALENT

Neil Patrick Harris, beyond being able to sing, dance and act, is also a talented magician.

10. NASTY WEATHER PLAGUING NFL — AND IT'S ONLY SEPTEMBER

Already, three games have been disrupted by threatening weather, mostly lightning.

 

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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?

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  • 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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