NOON NUGGETS: Thursday, April 4, 2013
WEATHER: It's clear and 43 in downtown Winchcester at noon. But the warm up is about to begin. We'll reach 50 with partly cloudy skies today. Low tonight of 37. Friday should reach near 60, even though it will still be a few degrees below normal for this time of year. Saturday will come back to 55. Then it takes off with a high of 66 on Sunday and the four following days expected to reach into the 70s.
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A pigeon sits on the helmet of a soldier during the farewell ceremony for Colombian troops that will serve at the Multinational Force and Observers (MCO), in Bogota, Colombia.
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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points to 14,561 at midday Thursday. It fell 111 points Wednesday, its worst drop in more than a month.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,559. The Nasdaq composite was down four points at 3,214.
HEADLINES: US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.54 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year fixed loan edged down to 3.54 percent from 3.57 percent last week. That's near the 3.31 percent reached in November, which was the lowest on records dating to 1971.
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SOMETHING STRANGE: Police: NM man tried to cut off girlfriend's toe
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico shoe salesman accused of biting off part of his girlfriend's toe has been arrested again, this time for allegedly stalking the woman and trying to cut off her big toe with a cigar cutter.
Santa Fe police say the incident Monday was the third attack by 27-year-old Daniel Anaya on his now ex-girlfriend, who has moved to Albuquerque and had obtained a restraining order against him after two previous toe-biting incidents.
Police say Anaya, who used to work as a shoe salesman at a department store, tracked down the woman at her new home and attacked her, but she was able to fight back with a metal fork and escape.
Anaya was arrested that evening after he returned to Santa Fe and sought emergency medical treatment.
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