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April 1, 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. HEALTH CARE ENROLLEES ENDURE BLIZZARDS, LINES, GLITCHES

Across the nation, interest in getting health insurance - and avoiding the penalty - was piqued as midnight deadline loomed.

2. WHOSE EARLY RELEASE MAY BE ON MIDEAST NEGOTIATING TABLE

The United States is said to be discussing letting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard cut short his life sentence as an incentive to Israelis in the troubled peace negotiations.

3. HUMAN AND FINANCIAL TOLLS CLIMB IN WASHINGTON

Gov. Jay Inslee says estimated losses from the deadly mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million.

4. REPORT FINDS ASIAN CHILDREN IN U.S. MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Whites are close behind, but the Annie E. Casey Foundation says numbers for African-Americans, Latinos and American Indians are "distressingly lower" in every state.

5. WHY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE DEPLOYED OVER INDIAN OCEAN

So many planes are searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet, a modified Boeing 737 has been sent to prevent midair collisions.

6. WHERE FOOD-TRACKING ID CARDS ARE BEING ISSUED

Venezuelan patrons will register with fingerprints; a computer system will monitor purchases. Some say it will foil hoarding amid staple shortages; others call it Cuba-style rationing.

7. CONGRESS MOVES TO DELAY PAY CUT FOR MEDICARE DOCTORS

The latest_and 17th— temporary fix to a broken 1997 payment formula postpones the 24 percent reduction in government reimbursements.

8. ALBUQUERQUE POLICE CHIEF PLANS REFORMS

Following a protest by hundreds that turned violent, the force's new leader says changes will be made to recruitment. Officers have been involved in 23 fatal shootings since 2010.

9. HOW MARK ZUCKERBERG REAPED A $3.3 BILLION GAIN LAST YEAR

The Facebook founder exercised his stock options to realize the windfall — which comes with a huge tax bill.

10. HIGH-TECH HELP FOR BASEBALL'S UMPS

The use of expanded replay on opening day results in two missed calls getting fixed fast, without any arguments.

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    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

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