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January 3, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. OVER THE CLIFF AND BACK TO CONGRESS

After a contentious vote on the "fiscal cliff," the 113th Congress is sworn in, following one of the least productive terms in decades.

2. ANYTHING BUT A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY

Survivors of the Newtown rampage in Connecticut go back to school for the first time in a nearby town.

3. WHERE THE GOOGLE CEO WON'T BE ABLE TO TAKE HIS SMARTPHONE

The AP's Jean H. Lee reports Eric Schmidt is traveling on a humanitarian mission to North Korea.

4. CLINTON LEAVES HOSPITAL

She spent three days in New York receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in her head.

5. BOEHNER BACKTRACKS ON BILL FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Facing outraged lawmakers, the House speaker scheduled two votes this month for roughly $60 billion in aid.

6. CHARGES FILED IN INDIA OVER GANG RAPE ON BUS

Police say they will seek the death penalty for five men charged with rape and murder.

7. FORECASTING FLU SEASON

Scientists are using weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.

8. WHY A SPERM DONOR WAS TOLD TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT

Kansas officials say the agreement the donor signed with a lesbian couple wasn't legal because a doctor wasn't used.

9. WHAT THE MILITARY IS PUNISHING KOREAN POP STAR FOR

Defense officials say Rain met with Korean actress Kim Tae-hee while he was serving mandatory military duty.

10. CARDINALS 'SHOCK THE WORLD' IN SUGAR BOWL

No. 22 Louisville made good on safety Calvin Pryor's promise and upset No. 4 Florida 33-23.

 

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    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

    The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • Prince reaches agreement with music label

    Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

    Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects like "Purple Rain," ''1999," ''Diamonds and Pearls" and "Around the World in a Day."

    Financial terms weren't disclosed.

    April 19, 2014

  • Ill. GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

    A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

    Illinois Republicans across the state held elections for all 18 state central committee member posts this week, replacing six of the seven officials who signed on to a letter last year to hold a vote on removing Brady as chairman. The seventh person to sign the letter, Mark Shaw of the 10th Congressional District, was re-elected to a four-year term.

    April 19, 2014

  • Iowa gets nearly $72M in yearly tobacco payment

    Iowa received $71 million this week from tobacco companies — its annual share of a 1998 landmark legal settlement in which tobacco companies pay states for smoking-related health care costs.

    The Iowa Attorney General's Office says that since 1999, the state has received more than $960 million in tobacco payments.

    April 19, 2014

  • U of I burn center sees jump in ammonia burns

    The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center is reporting a higher-than-normal number of patients suffering from anhydrous ammonia burns.

    The center says it has treated five people in the last two weeks. The center's medical personnel say they usually only see one or two cases each year. Official say the high number of patients in such a short amount of time is concerning.

    April 19, 2014

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    In the absence of a palette of watercolors and a sketchpad, these three apps can fill in as your art supplies of choice.

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  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

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  • John Hood A year after 'chaos'

    It happened two hours after John Hood finished his run. Like many, he thought the loud boom was just the sound of cannons going off, something that shook the ground. It was odd, but Hood — a 1989 Clinton High School graduate — tried to make it logical, associating the noise with another good happening at the Boston Marathon.

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