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May 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. OKLAHOMA TORNADO FLATTENS NEIGHBORHOODS, KILLS DOZENS

At least 20 of the 51 victims of the storm were children caught in an elementary school in the eye of the storm, with a death toll expected to rise.

2. AP PHOTOGRAPHER: ‘ALL I COULD SEE WAS DESTRUCTION’

Sue Ogrocki photographed children being pulled from the wreckage of the school, “a heaping mound of rubble too big to be a home.”

3. A RARE AND DEADLY COINCIDENCE

Monday’s powerful storm followed roughly the same route as a killer twister that slammed the region in 1999.

4. EX-IRS CHIEF TO ANSWER CONGRESS ABOUT TEA PARTY TARGETING

Former commissioner Douglas Shulman is testifying before a Senate committee about what he knew about the singling out of conservative groups.

5. THE PATH THAT LED TO A $1.1 BILLION PAYDAY

David Karp dropped out of high school, then created Tumblr, which has been acquired by Yahoo in a blockbuster deal.

6. JODI ARIAS FACES HER JURY

She is the only witness in her defense as the Arizona jury decides whether to sentence her to death for stabbing and shooting her onetime boyfriend.

7. CLOSING THE CASE ON MISSING UTAH MOM

Officials said they believe Susan Powell’s brother-in-law was “heavily involved” in getting rid of her body, but said they couldn’t solve the 3 ½-year-old case.

8. CHINESE FISHING BOAT RELEASED BY NORTH KOREA

The boat with 16 fishermen aboard was seized for ransom two weeks ago, but was let go without money exchanging hands.

9. EX-DICTATOR’S GENOCIDE CONVICTION OVERTURNED

Guatemala’s top court ordered a new trial for Efrain Rios Montt three days after he was convicted for his role in massacres of Mayans during the country’s civil war.

10. FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE DOORS DIES AT 74

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek helped form the seminal ‘60s band after meeting then-poet Jim Morrison in California.

 

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    July 24, 2014

  • 1gaza25.jpg Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1execution.jpg How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

    Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: One more job appears at risk

    July 24, 2014

  • Rabbi Conflict in Israel grounds Sunbury rabbi

    TEL AVIV, Israel — While the Israelis and Hamas traded rocket and missile strikes for a 16th day, Rabbi Nina Mandel is struggling to find her way back to Sunbury after the FAA on Wednesday announced that it would extend its ban on travel at Ben-Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fatal24 Danville woman dies as logging truck crushes car in Valley Township

    DANVILLE — An 84-year-old Danville woman was killed when her car and a logging truck collided Wednesday afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Docs: Fractures helped save rock victim's life

    DANVILLE — Sharon Budd’s condition is progressing nearly a week after a 13 1/2-hour procedure in which a team of surgeons rebuilt her facial bones and removed a damaged part of her brain, said two Geisinger Health System physicians who are part of that team

    July 24, 2014

  • Magistrate judge sides with Warrior Run

    WILLIAMSPORT — A federal magistrate judge says he agrees with a hearing officer that a Warrior Run student does not need special-education services,

    July 23, 2014

  • Inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival is Saturday

    LEWISBURG — Not a beer fan? Not a problem. This Saturday’s inaugural Lewisburg BrewBQue Musical Festival, taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Market Street from Sixth Street to the Susquehanna River, welcomes brew lovers, barbecue fans, dancers in the street and little tykes alike with an array of events and offerings, organizers said.

    July 23, 2014

  • Decision coming on police shooting of city man

    SUNBURY — Brad Hare, the city’s former acting police chief, will learn by Friday whether he was justified in shooting a city man earlier this month, Northumberland County District Attorney Ann Targonski said Wednesday.

    July 23, 2014

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