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May 17, 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. HOUSE TO GRILL OUSTED IRS CHIEF

Steven Miller will have to answer to a Republican-run committee today about why conservative groups were targeted by the agency.

2. HOW A LOOPHOLE LET SOME TERRORISTS FLY

A government watchdog says some in the witness protection program weren't on no-fly lists.

3. WHY A WEAK YEN MAY MEAN NEW CARS IN U.S. DRIVEWAYS

Prices will drop for Japanese products such as Toyota automobiles and Sony electronics, which is good news for American and European consumers.

4. YEARS OF WORK DESTROYED BY TWISTERS IN HOURS

Habitat for Humanity had built many of the homes destroyed by 16 tornadoes that were also responsible for at least six deaths and dozens of injuries.in several small Texas communities.

5. ARMY OF SHAME

President Barack Obama says military leaders have told him they are "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the armed services.

6. SYRIA'S PLANS FOR AFTER WAR ENDS

A six-member U.N. team led by a former Syrian planning minister has started a reconstruction initiative even as there is no end in sight for the civil unrest.

7. GOT WHEELS? COOL YOUR HEELS

American Airlines says people with just a bag — rolling suitcases not included — will be allowed to board flights before most other passengers.

8. WHERE POWERBALL IS GETTING ITS LATEST PUSH

With California recently joining states that offer the lottery, players there and in neighboring Nevada are hoping for a piece of an estimated $550 million jackpot.

9. WHAT BECKHAM GAVE TO US SOCCER

David Beckham retires from the sport, but left Major League Soccer with the kind of legitimacy and visibility it would have taken decades to reach on its own.

10. WHO THE LATEST 'AMERICAN IDOL' IS

Vocal powerhouse Candice Glover bested country singer Kree Harrison to win the 12th edition of the contest and a record deal.

 

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  • Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

    The Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people who enrolled at Iowa State University over a 17-year period were exposed in a data breach, school officials announced Tuesday.

    Five information technology servers on the Ames campus were hacked, and those servers contained the Social Security numbers of people who took certain classes at the school between 1995 and 2012, ISU officials said in a news release. There is no evidence that any of the personal files were accessed, the school said, and the records didn't contain student financial information.

    April 22, 2014

  • Iowa woman arrested after child falls from window

    A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window.

    The Manchester Police Department says 27-year-old Stacy Neuhaus was arrested Monday in Iowa City. She faces charges of child endangerment. Court records do not list an attorney.

    April 22, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.42.47 PM.png VIDEO: Leopard attacks crowd in India

    A leopard caused panic in the city of Chandrapur when it sprung from the roof of a house and charged at rescue workers.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cats outsmart the researchers

    I knew a lot had been written about dogs, and I assumed there must be at least a handful of studies on cats. But after weeks of scouring the scientific world for someone - anyone - who studied how cats think, all I was left with was this statement, laughed over the phone to me by one of the world's top animal cognition experts, a Hungarian scientist named Ádám Miklósi.

    April 22, 2014

  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

    April 22, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Basketball stars may linger on campus a while longer

    The NBA seems serious about raising its minimum age, which could signal the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • AGENDA: 4-24-14 Easton Valley Board of Education Special Meeting

    The Easton Valley Community School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Easton Valley Elementary School.

    April 22, 2014

  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

    Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that the ethnically targeted killings in a provincial capital are "quite possibly a game-changer" for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities.

    April 22, 2014

  • Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.

    Standing alongside acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Biden called on Moscow to encourage pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine to vacate government buildings and checkpoints, accept amnesty and "address their grievances politically."

    April 22, 2014

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