The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

January 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. FOR ARMSTRONG, NOT AS EASY AS RIDING A BIKE

Lance Armstrong acknowledges in a TV interview what he has lied about repeatedly for years: He used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France a record seven times.

2. ALGERIA STANDOFF NOT OVER

Britain says the hostage crisis "remains ongoing" after an Algerian raid on the gas plant to wipe out Islamists and free captives from at least 10 countries turned deadly.

3. HOW THE GROUNDING OF 787s MAY IMPACT BOEING

The maker of the technologically advanced Dreamliner faces an uncertain future, depending on how fliers react to its mechanical woes.

4. WHAT NEW TOOL THOSE WITH FOOD ALLERGIES HAVE

Legal challenges under the federal disabilities law. And that could impact menus offered by schools, restaurants and anyone else that serves food.

5. WHY THE GOP WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier to win — and the proposed change appears to be gaining momentum.

6. ACID ATTACK ON FORMER BALLET STAR

Sergei Filin, artistic director of the world famous Bolshoi Theater's ballet troupe, was splashed and may lose his eyesight.

7. OBAMA'S UNPRECEDENTED MOVE TO KICKSTART AGENDA

The president's political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group — funded in part by corporate money — to mobilize support behind his second-term agenda.

8. A SOMBER REOPENING FOR COLORADO MOVIE THEATER

Some Aurora victims recount how gunman James Holmes massacred 12 people; others refuse to even set foot in the former Century 16 theater.

9. WHAT WOULD MAKE PALESTINIANS DESPONDENT IF NETANYAHU'S REELECTED

They fear the Israeli hardliner's plans for settlement construction over the next four years could prove fatal to their dreams of a state.

10. NOTRE DAME STAR PERPETUATED TALE OF "GIRLFRIEND"

An AP review finds that Manti Te'o talked about his doomed love in interviews not once but twice after the day he and the university say he learned that she never existed.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Celebrity quack moms are a terrible influence on everyday parents

    On April 15, the actress Alicia Silverstone released a book called "The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning." It's chock-full of attachment parenting lessons and dangerous misinformation.

    April 24, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg What will happen in NFL draft? No one really knows

    Despite the hours spent interviewing coaches, watching film and developing well-reasoned mock draft lists, the truth about the 2014 NFL draft remains a mystery, well-guarded by teams that have nothing to gain by publicly sharing their innermost thoughts.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • American sunscreens need an upgrade

    The last time a new sunscreen ingredient came on the U.S. market, the Y2K bug was threatening to destroy our way of life. Intel had just introduced the Pentium III processor, featuring an amazing 500 MHz of computing power.

    April 24, 2014

  • 20140424-AMX-COFFEE24.jpg Coffee growers' prayers for rain met with threat of deluge

    Brazil's drought made arabica coffee this year's best-performing commodity. Now, farmers are facing a downpour that is once more threatening crops.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iowa man accused of torturing, killing bald eagle

    An Iowa man has been charged with torturing and killing a bald eagle.

    A federal grand jury in Des Moines returned an indictment Wednesday against Jason John Thomas.

    April 24, 2014

  • Affirmative action ruling challenges colleges seeking diversity

    The U.S. Supreme Court's support of Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in university admissions may spur colleges to find new ways to achieve diversity without using racial preferences.

    April 24, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    April 24, 2014

  • 4-23-14 Northey Burkens committed to ag education CLINTON -- As the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey said his department doesn't hand out the Good Farm Neighbor Award arbitrarily. Only 10 acknowledgements are bestowed each year. On Wednesday, the honor went to a worthy family in Clinton C

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • World Book Night 1 Clinton Public Library hosts largest World Book Night event in the country

    CLINTON -- With more than 21 titles and 800 copies to give away, what reader wouldn't adore an event like World Book Night? Organizers at the Clinton Public Library wondered the same Wednesday, and were pleased with turnout for the third annual event

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

    Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Russia would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. Although he did not specifically say Russia would launch a military attack, his comments bolstered wide concern that Russia could use any violence in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for sending in troops.

    April 23, 2014

AP Video