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September 13, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT AMERICAN CONSULATE

The suicide attacks in Herat in western Afghanistan are followed by a fierce gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces, Afghan officials say.

2. INDIA GANG RAPE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH

A judge orders to the gallows four men convicted of the fatal attack of a woman on a New Delhi bus.

3. WHO HAS MORE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAN SYRIA

The American stockpile of some 3,000 tons is three times the amount purportedly controlled by the Assad regime.

4. FIRE RAGES ALONG BOARDWALK AT JERSEY SHORE

The wind-whipped blaze destroys more than 50 businesses and undoes months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.

5. FLOODS RAVAGE RUGGED LANDSCAPE IN COLORADO

"My house is sitting in Class 3 rapids," says Jason Stillman, a resident of the town of Lyons in hard-hit Boulder County.

6. HOW TWITTER ANNOUNCED ITS UPCOMING IPO

Via a tweet, naturally.

7. DOZENS DIE IN BLAZE AT RUSSIAN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

The fire, believed sparked by a patient, quickly consumes the mostly wooden building that authorities had long warned was unsafe.

8. IN CALIFORNIA, LOW-WAGE WORKERS GETTING A BOOST

The state's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he'll sign.

9. 'FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES'

Travelers buy tickets for as little as $5 before United Airlines discovers the glitch on its booking website and phone centers.

10. PATRIOTS GET AN UGLY WIN

New England nips the Jets, 13-10, in a game as sloppy as the weather.

 

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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

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  • 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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