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January 30, 2013

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

1. NRA, GIFFORDS HUSBAND TO DEBATE GUNS

A Senate committee is holding Congress' first hearing on gun control since the Newtown shootings.

2. DREAMLINER BATTERIES HAD TROUBLE BEFORE

The NTSB asked Boeing Co. for a history of the lithium-ion batteries after a Japan airline said it replaced them multiple times.

3. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE

Flammable foam on the ceiling, just one exit and no sprinkler systems helped fuel the blaze that killed over 230 people.

4. JUDGE OKS RECORD $4B PENALTY FOR GULF SPILL

Oil giant BP PLC has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers.

5. ANOTHER KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH

South Korea said it successfully put a satellite in space weeks after archrival North Korea surprised the world with its own launch.

6. 'SYRIA IS BEING DESTROYED BIT BY BIT'

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for international help with a compromise as the U.N. chief asked for up to $1.5 billion in refugee aid.

7. KERRY BREEZES TO CONFIRMATION AS SEC'Y OF STATE

Even Republicans praise him as Clinton's ideal successor.

8. WHY NEW ORLEANS POLICE ARE NERVOUS

The city has to be secure for 150,000 Super Bowl visitors and the thousands of revelers flooding in to celebrate Mardi Gras.

9. WHAT'S NEW ABOUT THE NEW BLACKBERRY

The Blackberry 10 debuting today is faster and lets users keep their work and personal identities separate on the same phone.

10. A-ROD SNARED IN DOPING SCANDAL

A Miami newspaper says records show the three-time AL MVP used a now-defunct clinic to buy performance-enhancing drugs.

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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

  • 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 16, 2014

  • 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?

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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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