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April 22, 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. POLICE: BOSTON SUSPECTS PLANNED MORE ATTACKS

Commissioner Ed Davis says Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev had an arsenal of homemade explosives with them at the gunfight in suburban Watertown.

2. A WEEK LATER, A MOMENT OF SILENCE

Gov. Deval Patrick asks residents to pause today at 2:50 p.m., the time the first of two bombs exploded.

3. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR CHINA QUAKE VICTIMS

Relief teams dynamited through landslides to get food and water to isolated communities in Sichuan province, where 188 were killed and more than 11,000 injured.

4. TALIBAN CAPTURES 9 HOSTAGES FROM HELICOPTER

Insurgents took all people aboard the civilian transport after it made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

5. BRACING FOR FLIGHT DELAYS AFTER FURLOUGHS

Los Angeles and New York City airports were backed up after 15,000 air traffic controllers were taken off the job because of government spending cuts.

6. SUSPECT IN RICIN CASE BACK IN COURT TODAY

The hearing for Paul Kevin Curtis could reveal what evidence authorities have from his home in the poisonous letter-mailing case.

7. LARGE DEATH TOLL FEARED NEAR DAMASCUS

Activists say six days of clashes in two Syrian towns may have killed hundreds of people, a dramatic spike in the rising death toll in the civil war.

8. 5 DEAD IN WASHINGTON SHOOTINGS

One suspect was shot by police, two were found dead in a parking lot and two others in an apartment complex south of Seattle.

9. WHY DOCTORS WARN AGAINST THE 'CINNAMON CHALLENGE'

Swallowing a spoonful of the spice in 60 seconds — a prank depicted on YouTube — has caused hospitalizations and a surge in calls to poison centers.

10. REESE WITHERSPOON ARRESTED IN ATLANTA

The Oscar-winning actress, charged with disorderly conduct, asked a state trooper, "Do you know my name?" after her husband was pulled over and given a sobriety test.

 

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  • Davenport officials arrest 4 in child abuse case

    Authorities say they have arrested four women in connection to possible child sex abuse and pornography at a Davenport trailer park.

    The Scott County Sheriff's Office says the women were taken into custody Wednesday. They are all charged with felony counts of child endangerment.

    April 16, 2014

  • Authorities: Iowa suspect is longtime fugitive

    Authorities say a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina.

    The Charlotte Observer reports the man was arrested after the Iowa Transportation Department's facial recognition system flagged his driver's license photo. Authorities say they found information in his residence that identified him as 68-year-old Ronald Dwaine Carnes.

    April 16, 2014

  • To sleep well, you may need to adjust what you eat and when

    Sleep.  Oh, to sleep.  A good night's sleep is often a struggle for more than half of American adults.  And for occasional insomnia, there are good reasons to avoid using medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription.

    April 16, 2014

  • Doctors to rate cost effectiveness of expensive cancer drugs

    The world's largest organization of cancer doctors plans to rate the cost effectiveness of expensive oncology drugs, and will urge physicians to use the ratings to discuss the costs with their patients.

    April 16, 2014

  • Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death

    Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow from his driveway in 2008.

    Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said a grand jury has indicted Richard E. Wanke Jr., 53, on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Gregory H. Clark, 60. Wanke was arrested Wednesday at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, where he has been serving a 14-year sentence on burglary charges with a projected parole date of May 7.

    April 16, 2014

  • Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

    Elections officials will continue to bar felons from voting despite an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them have lost their voting rights.

    Three justices ruled Tuesday that only some felonies are considered "infamous crimes" under the Iowa Constitution that bar individuals from voting or holding office.

    April 16, 2014

  • Branstad's tax return shows income of $234,907

    Gov. Terry Branstad released his tax returns Wednesday, showing he earned $234,907 and paid $28,298 in federal taxes in 2013.

    The governor and his wife paid $32,085 in federal taxes but are getting a refund of $3,787. Their state tax return shows they paid in $10,285 in taxes but will get a refund of $4,158. In addition the governor and first lady each received $54 back from the Legislature as all Iowa taxpayers did making their total Iowa tax bill $6,235.

    April 16, 2014

  • Low blood-sugar levels make for grousing spouses

    Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Missing a meal, dieting or just being hungry may be the reason, researchers said.

    April 16, 2014

  • Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

    Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

    McCarthy raised her hidden left hand from behind the desk, revealing an engagement ring.

    April 16, 2014

  • Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday.

    April 16, 2014

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