The Ottumwa Courier

AP National

August 27, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. KERRY SAYS ATTACK IN SYRIA "SHOULD SHOCK THE WORLD"

The secretary of state says there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack.

2. U.N. EXPERTS VISIT PURPORTED ATTACK SITE

A U.N. convoy dodges sniper fire on way to collect samples and testimony from doctors and victims of the alleged chemical weapons attack.

3. WHO WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL IN EGYPT

Two former militant groups offer to end street protests if the military eases its pressure on Islamists after the worst bout of violence the country has seen.

4. WHAT CONSERVATIVES WANT FROM GOP LEADER

A group launches a radio ad challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell to refuse to fund President Obama's health care law even if it means a government shutdown.

5. NEARLY 3,700 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE CALIFORNIA BLAZE

The fire in Yosemite National Park rains ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco's famously pure drinking water.

6. TEXAS MEGACHURCH MEMBERS GET MEASLES

At least 21 cases are linked to the house of worship; vaccination clinics are in place, which the pastor says to use unless 'you've got this covered ... by faith."

7. PRESIDENT OBAMA HONORS AFGHANISTAN WAR VETERAN

The president bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for risking his life to save an injured soldier during intense fighting.

8. WHAT NJ CASINOS HOPE WILL END THEIR LOSING STREAK

The strip club Scores is opening a satellite inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino — the first 'gentlemen's club' inside an Atlantic City casino in 35 years of legal gambling.

9. KATE GOSSELIN SUES OVER TELL-ALL BOOK

The former reality TV star accuses her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking her phone and computer.

10. VENUS WILLIAMS PULLS OFF UPSET AT U.S. OPEN

The seven-time major champ, ranked No. 60, defeated Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens.

1
Text Only
AP National
  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early

    April 23, 2014

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The

    April 23, 2014

  • APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison? WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars, according t

    April 23, 2014

  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal. William Rousan's last words were, "My trials and tran

    April 23, 2014

  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger vot

    April 23, 2014

  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found. Ameri

    April 21, 2014

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance. An indefinite ext

    April 21, 2014

  • After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security BOSTON (AP) — A large police presence greeted runners and spectators filtering in Monday morning for the Boston Marathon, a year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

    April 21, 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: 1. WHO HAS HARSH WORDS FOR SOUTH KOREA FERRY CREW President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ship committed "unf

    April 21, 2014

  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines CHICAGO (AP) — There's new evidence that the potent painkiller codeine is being given to hundreds of thousands of children in emergency rooms despite guidelines on limiting its use. That is the conclusion of a study based on an analysis of 10 years o

    April 21, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National