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January 16, 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. OBAMA TO PROPOSE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

The administration also wants Congress to ban high-capacity magazines like those used in Newtown, Conn.

2. NEARLY 6 IN 10 AMERICANS WANT STRICTER GUN LAWS

The Associated Press-GfK poll finds 84 percent of Americans also want a federal standard for background checks.

3. A RUSH-HOUR HELICOPTER CRASH IN LONDON

The aircraft went down near a major underground station and the British spy agency MI6, killing two.

4. DREAMLINERS GROUNDED IN JAPAN

The Boeing Co. 787s are undergoing safety checks after an All Nippon Airways plane made an emergency landing in western Japan.

5. A WAY FOR ARMSTRONG TO GET BACK IN THE GAME

The World Anti-Doping Agency says he must confess under oath if he wants to reduce his lifetime ban from sports.

6. HOW HEALTHY ARE ENERGY DRINKS

A government survey says ER visits tied to their consumption doubled over the past four years.

7. THE PRICE OF A STUDENT ATHLETE

Public universities in big-time conferences like the SEC are spending more than $100,000 per athlete, about six times the per-student expense on academics.

8. WHAT 18 HUMAN HEADS WERE DOING AT THE AIRPORT

Seized by Chicago customs officials, the heads had been used for medical research in Italy and were being returned to be cremated.

9. FIND IT ON FACEBOOK

The social network, aiming to compete better with Google and other rivals, unveils a new search feature.

10. WHY 'AMERICAN IDOL' HAS HIGH RATINGS HOPES

The show, which returns Wednesday, is shelling out $36 million for superstar judges.

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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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