The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

National News

December 4, 2012

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. ATTACKED BY AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY

The AP's Robert Burns reports that Afghan soldiers, not the Taliban, were responsible for an attack that killed two U.S. soldiers inside an Afghan army base in 2011.

2. WHY EGYPT'S MEDIA SHUT DOWN

Several newspapers suspended publication to protest decrees that would give President Mohammed Morsi nearly unrestricted powers.

3. RYAN MOVES FROM CAMPAIGN TO 'FISCAL CLIFF'

The former vice presidential contender has joined GOP strategy meetings for dodging a budget meltdown.

4. WHO IS HAPPIEST ABOUT THE ROYAL PREGNANCY

Americans just might rival their British cousins in their excitement over a new heir to the throne.

5. AH-CHOO!

Flu season came earlier than it has in a decade, and with a strain that tends to make people sicker.

6. REBUILD, DON'T MOVE OUT

A New York City program aims to repair storm-battered homes rather than finding new digs for thousands.

7. WHY PHOENIX POLICE WANT TO FIND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Authorities say the girl has leukemia and could die within days if her parents don't bring her back to the hospital.

8. NEW JUDGE NEEDED IN FORT HOOD TRIAL

A military court tosses the judge from the case, saying he didn't appear impartial after ordering the suspect in the 2009 rampage to shave his beard.

9. TAKING A TEST TO BECOME A TEACHER

The national teachers' union calls for a written test much like a lawyer's bar exam and a minimum grade point average.

10. ROOKIE'S 1-POINT WIN TIGHTENS THE RACE FOR THE NFC EAST

Robert Griffin III's touchdown gave the Washington Redskins a 17-16 win over the New York Giants and put the Redskins a game out of first place.

 

1
Text Only
National News
  • 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

  • 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 24, 2014

  • U.S. economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier WASHINGTON (AP) — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the fi

    July 24, 2014

AP Video
Facebook