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February 11, 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. POPE BENEDICT XVI TO STEP DOWN

The 85-year-old pontiff, the first to resign in nearly 600 years, says his advanced age and diminishing strength have made it too difficult to carry on.

2. SNOWED-IN NORTHEAST TRIES TO GET BACK TO WORK

Public transit returned after more than 3 feet of snow fell in some places and New York reopened a major highway where hundreds of cars were stranded.

3. MANHUNT FOR EX-LA COP MOVES TO SUBURBS

Police surround the Irvine home of a believed target of Christopher Dorner, and evacuated a San Fernando Valley store after a reported sighting.

4. HORSEMEAT SCANDAL SPREADS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

France says Romanian butchers and Dutch and Cypriot traders were involved in the supply chain that put horsemeat disguised as beef in frozen food. EUROPE-HORSEMEAT

5. GATES BACKS OVERSIGHT OF DRONE PROGRAM

The former defense secretary supports proposals for a special court to review Obama's deadly strikes against Americans linked to al-Qaida.

6. TWISTER DAMAGES MISS. CAMPUS

The governor was to tour hard-hit Hattiesburg today where windows were blown out and roofs ripped off at his alma mater, University of Southern Mississippi.

7. STAMPEDE AT HINDU FESTIVAL KILLS 37

At least 30 others are hurt when thousands celebrating the Kumbh Mela fell into a crush rushing between train platforms.

8. REAL-LIFE CRASH ON REALITY SHOW

Three people died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles while filming an untitled military-themed show for the Discovery Channel.

9. GRAMMYS SPREAD THE LOVE WITH SURPRISE BEST ALBUM WINNER

Mumford & Sons' Babel won the top prize, while the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach took home four trophies and Fun. won best new artist.

10. WHY YOU'LL FIND THE YANKEES PRESIDENT AT DOG SHOW

Randy Levine, co-owner of Mitch, a 5-year-old yellow Lab, says: "He's like Derek Jeter. Very calm."

 

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    The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.

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    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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    Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

    Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects like "Purple Rain," ''1999," ''Diamonds and Pearls" and "Around the World in a Day."

    Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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    The Iowa Attorney General's Office says that since 1999, the state has received more than $960 million in tobacco payments.

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  • U of I burn center sees jump in ammonia burns

    The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center is reporting a higher-than-normal number of patients suffering from anhydrous ammonia burns.

    The center says it has treated five people in the last two weeks. The center's medical personnel say they usually only see one or two cases each year. Official say the high number of patients in such a short amount of time is concerning.

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