The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

July 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

CLINTON — 1. DECISION LOOMS FOR ZIMMERMAN IN TEEN SHOOTING

A Florida jury could start deliberating today after the defense argues that Zimmerman never meant to kill Trayvon Martin. Jurors could convict him of murder or manslaughter.

2. LAST MINUTES IN THE ASIANA COCKPIT The AP's Joan Lowy reports the plane descended from 4,500 to 600 feet in four minutes, and pilots tried to speed up under 500 feet.

3. BOSTON STRANGLER SUSPECT TO BE EXHUMED

Police want to explore a DNA link between Albert DeSalvo, widely believed to have been the notorious 1960s serial killer, and one of the 11 victims.

4. EGYPT INVESTIGATES OUSTED LEADER'S JAILBREAK

Prosecutors want to know whether Mohammed Morsi escaped prison during the 2011 revolution with help from Hamas.

5. WHERE YOUR DNA IS

Countries around the world, led by Britain and the U.S., are holding genetic material of millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism.

6. FARM BILL VOTE SETS UP FOOD STAMP FIGHT

The House passed a scaled-back bill without the program, launching a debate about domestic food aid in the U.S.

7. WHERE SNOWDEN IS LOOKING FOR HELP

The NSA leaker plans to meet today with a Russian official of Amnesty International while he negotiates for asylum.

8. HUNDREDS MAKE INDONESIA PRISON BREAK

More than 200 were at large, including nearly 20 convicted terrorists.

9. HOW MUCH ARSENIC IS IN APPLE JUICE

The FDA set a new limit of 10 parts per billion, about the same amount of the poison that is in regular drinking water.

10. DEEN DUMPS LEGAL TEAM

In the latest fallout over her admission she used racial slurs, the food personality is hiring new attorneys to represent her in a discrimination lawsuit.

1
Text Only
National News
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman.

    April 23, 2014

  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

    April 23, 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 23, 2014

  • Gacy Exhumation Cold Case [Duplicate] Gacy case helps solve unrelated death CHICAGO (AP) -- Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing -- one he didn't commit. Investigators have identified the rem

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

    April 22, 2014

  • Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

    Even the design of the courtrooms, with plenty of sunlight and space, can help calm witnesses or defendants in high-stress cases, some judges believe.

    April 22, 2014

  • McCain 1 House Republicans are more active on Twitter than Democrats

    Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Are Democrats more active than Republicans, or vice versa? Who has the most followers on the Hill?

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10 things to know for today

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

    April 22, 2014

  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

    April 21, 2014

AP Video
Facebook