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April 11, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HOPES GETTING HIGHER IN SEARCH FOR PLANE'S BLACK BOXES

Australia's prime minister says authorities are confident they're hearing signals from the recording devices. But it's a race against time as the batteries weaken.

2. A COLLEGE TOUR THAT TURNED TRAGIC

A Northern California crash involving a FedEx tractor-trailer and a bus carrying high school students to visit Humboldt State University killed 10 people.

3. WHO WILL OVERSEE THE HEALTH CARE LAW NOW

Obama is expected to nominate his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.

4. BEARS BACK ON WALL STREET

The Nasdaq sheds nearly 130 points — its worst day in three years — while the Dow industrials plunged 266 points.

5. PUERTO RICO ASKS THE PUBLIC FOR DEBT-CUTTING IDEAS

Suggestions accepted for consideration include legalizing both marijuana and prostitution.

6. A KEY LINGERING QUESTION AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL

Researchers are tracking the health of more than 30,000 workers involved in the cleanup and they're to discuss their findings so far.

7. EARTHQUAKE INJURES 23 IN NICARAGUA

The 6.1-magnitude temblor also damaged dozens of homes, including around 100 in the town of Nagarote.

8. WHAT'S CONSIDERED FREE SPEECH IN OREGON

A judge finds that flashing your headlights amounts to speech protected by the state constitution.

9. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWCOMERS

Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt and the E Street Band are among this year's inductees.

10. HOW MICKELSON FARED ON DAY 1 OF THE MASTERS

The three-time champ struggles to a 4-over 76 — one of the worst scores of his career at Augusta National.

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  • U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

    August 1, 2014

  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rodden, Danny.jpg Indiana sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute

    The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

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