The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

March 19, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. POPE IS INSTALLED BEFORE THOUSANDS

Francis began his ministry with the ring symbolizing the papacy and a wool stole symbolizing his role as shepherd of 1.2 billion Catholics.

2. CYPRUS PROPOSES NEW BAILOUT PLAN

Deposits below 20,000 euros wouldn't be taxed in a new draft bill to secure an international rescue of the company's troubled banks.

3. WAVE OF BOMBINGS ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR

At least 56 people and more than 200 were wounded in the attacks, mostly by car bombs.

4. THE 100-YEAR COSTS OF WAR

The AP reports the government still makes monthly payments to Civil War veterans and spends more than $40 billion a year compensating survivors of other wars dating to 1898.

5. LOW EXPECTATIONS FOR OBAMA'S MIDEAST TRIP

U.S. officials say the president hopes to support both Israelis and Palestinians, but has no new plan to bring them to negotiating table.

6. PLANNED MASS ATTACK ENDS IN SUICIDE

A Florida college student pulled a fire alarm to bring students out so he could kill them with explosives, but killed himself as police closed in.

7. VOTE NEARS TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The full-year funding bill that averts a shutdown after March 1 budget cuts is likely to clear Congress this week.

8. WHO STOLE $500 MILLION IN ART FROM BOSTON MUSEUM

The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery and knows who the thieves are, but won't identify them and still can't find the missing paintings.

9. GRIM STAT FOR ALZHEIMER'S SUFFERERS

A new report says one out of three seniors dies with the mind-destroying disease or other types of dementia.

10. THE MATHEMATICS OF MARCH MADNESS

An NCAA tournament bracket presents more than 9.2 quintillion (a 9, followed by 18 zeroes) possible combinations.

1
Text Only
National News
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

    April 19, 2014

  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

    April 19, 2014

  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

    April 18, 2014

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    April 18, 2014

  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

    April 18, 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 18, 2014

AP Video
Facebook