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May 6, 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. ISRAEL RETURNS TO BUSINESS AFTER AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for a trip to China, a possible sign that it does not expect immediate retaliation.

2. BRIDE AMONG 5 KILLED IN LIMO FIRE

Authorities say the San Francisco-area woman and eight others may have tried to escape the burning car through the window opening separating them from the driver.

3. A VOTE THAT COULD TAX ALL ONLINE BUYERS

The Senate is deciding today on a bill that would let states collect sales tax for purchases made on the Internet; it faces fierce opposition in the House.

4. POLICE OPEN MURDER INVESTIGATION INTO BANGLADESH COLLAPSE

Charges are being looked into against the factory's owner, where the death toll from the disaster reached 645 today.

5. JURY CONSIDERS JODI ARIAS' FATE

The waitress is accused of first-degree murder for stabbing her boyfriend nearly 30 times and shooting him in a case that has become a real-life soap opera around the world.

6. 'NO ONE WANTS TO ASSOCIATE THEIR NAMES WITH SUCH EVIL EVENTS'

An uncle claimed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body, but can't find a cemetery willing to allow burial.

7. EXTENDING 56-YEAR RULE IN MALAYSIA

The long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced.

8. WHAT A NEW YORK MAN SPENT FOUR YEARS WRITING

Phillip Patterson has decided to write out every word of the King James version of the Bible.

9. WHICH CRITIC POINTED FINGER AT HIMSELF

Howard Kurtz apologized on his CNN show for errors in a piece on gay basketball player Jason Collins, then took questions from other media critics on his credibility.

10. LEBRON WINS MVP FOR 4TH TIME

The vote was close to unanimous for the Miami Heat star, with 120 of 121 first-place votes. Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks picked up one vote.

 

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  • Taylorville couple wins $20M lotto jackpot

    A Taylorville couple has celebrated winning a more than $20 million Illinois Lottery drawing.

    Steve and Wilma Durbin were presented with their winning check Thursday afternoon at a grocery store in the central Illinois city where they purchased the ticket. The couple took a lump sum payment of $8.1 million after taxes.

    The Taylorville Breeze-Courier reports the Durbins hit the jackpot in the April 10 Illinois Lotto drawing. That was just two weeks after they were married.

    April 17, 2014

  • Branstad signs school radon bill into law

    The Iowa Department of Education must gather information from schools about whether they are testing for radon gas under a bill Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law.

    Branstad signed the bill Thursday to require school districts to tell the department about radon testing by the end of this year. The department must then report to the Legislature by January.

    April 17, 2014

  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

    April 17, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

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  • The case for separate beds

    The other night I slept on a twin bed in the guest room of the house I share with my husband and our two kids.
    It was the best night's sleep I've had in years.

    April 17, 2014

  • Raw oysters spike U.S. rise in bacterial infections, CDC reports

    Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.

    April 17, 2014

  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

    April 17, 2014

  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

    April 17, 2014

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

    April 17, 2014

  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.

    Those are the marching orders Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is giving a dozen civic leaders as the city searches for a potential location for an interactive museum to house filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and filmmaking memorabilia.

    April 17, 2014

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