National News

April 18, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. INVESTIGATORS SEEK A SUSPECT

Department-store surveillance video captured a man dropping off a bag at the site of the Boston Marathon bombings.

2. HOW THE BATTLEFIELD IS HELPING BOMB VICTIMS

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to medical advances that are now being used to treat amputees in Boston.

3. MAN IN MISSISSIPPI ARRESTED IN RICIN CASE

He’s accused of mailing letters with suspected poison to Obama and other leaders.

4. GUN CONTROL DIES IN THE SENATE

The Republican-led body rejects tighter background checks and other measures despite pleas from families of Newtown victims.

5. WOMAN IMPLICATES HUSBAND IN TEXAS SLAYINGS

She alleges that the ex-judge fatally shot the local DA and two others he apparently blamed for the loss of his job.

6. WHAT PEOPLE AREN’T BUYING IN EUROPE

Car sales have declined for 18 months in a row amid worries about the economy and soaring unemployment.

7. DEMOCRAT VOICES WARNING ON HEALTH CARE

The head of the Senate Finance Committee says he fears the rollout of Obama’s overhaul will be a “train wreck.”

8. ASSAD GIVES RARE TV INTERVIEW

He accuses the West of backing al-Qaida in Syria’s civil war — but offers no evidence.

9. WHO’S FLEEING PUERTO RICO

Many doctors and nurses in search of better pay are moving to the U.S. mainland.

10. FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

Disney says it plans to release a “Star Wars” film each summer starting in 2015.

 

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    An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

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  • Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks

     A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government’s attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article.

    April 24, 2014

  • NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

    With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association’s focus at this week’s annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

    April 24, 2014

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

    April 23, 2014

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

    April 23, 2014

  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.

    April 23, 2014

  • Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

    April 23, 2014

  • Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

    The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa?

    April 23, 2014

  • Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

    A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor’s father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

    April 23, 2014

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