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April 30, 2013

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. DEATH TOLL EXPECTED TO SOAR IN BANGLADESH

One estimate said as many as 1,400 may be found dead in the collapsed building as emergency workers dig toward the ground floor.

2. POWERFUL EXPLOSION IN SYRIA

The blast in the capital of Damascus killed 13 people and wounded dozens a day after Syria's prime minister escaped an assassination attempt.

3. THE HIDDEN JOLT IN SNACK FOOD

Food makers have added caffeine to gum, potato chips and candy, prompting the FDA to investigate their safety.

4. FBI SEARCHES HOME OF MARATHON SUSPECTS' IN-LAWS

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife, Katharine Russell, has been staying at the Rhode Island home, where officials were seen carrying away a bag labeled "DNA samples."

5. PASSING ON THE CROWN

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated the throne today after 33 years, making her son, Willem-Alexander, the country's first king since 1890.

6. JASON COLLINS SUPPORTED BY PRESIDENT, ATHLETES AFTER COMING OUT

Kobe Bryant tweeted he was proud of the 12-year NBA veteran and Obama called Collins after the player became the first active NBA athlete to say he was gay.

7. ABORTION DOCTOR'S MURDER TRIAL GOES TO JURY

Philadelphia prosecutors say Kermit Gosnell killed four babies because he didn't know how to perform abortions; the defense says he helped poor women without access to medical care.

8. COMPETING PORTRAITS OF JACKSON EMERGE

Lawyers for the pop star's mother call him a loving son and father, while an attorney for concert giant AEG Live said "no one, nobody, knew his deepest darkest secrets."

9. GAMBLING FROM THE COUCH IN VEGAS

The first legal, real-money poker website in the United States is expected to go online this morning.

10. WHO THE TOP CONTENDERS FOR TONY AWARDS ARE

The British musicals "Kinky Boots," with Cyndi Lauper's music, and the Roald Dahl adaptation "Matilda" are locks for best musical nominations today.

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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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