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Florida Teen Hitches Ride on 30-Foot Whale Shark

ABC News’ Matt Gutman and Anthony Castellano report: A Florida teen didn’t hesitate to hitch a ride on a 30-foot-long, 50,000-pound whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico when it swam past his boat. The whale shark ...

Snowden Strikes Again: Brits Accused of Spying on G-20

New documents revealed by alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden reportedly show how British cyber spies regularly stole secrets from foreign diplomats during the 2009 G-20 summit in London. During espionage campaign, ...

‘Whitey’ Bulger Hitman Says It ‘Broke My Heart’ to Hear Bulger Was FBI Informant

Confessed hitman John Martorano, who has admitted killing 20 people, told a Boston court today that he was testifiying against his alleged former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger because “it ...

Peace activists are walking from the Quad Cities to Des Moines in protest of the Iowa Air National Guard’s plan to fly drones from its base in Des Moines. The 190-mile hike will take several days for members of ...

An eastern Iowa woman is charged with leaving her infant unattended in her car while she attended an exercise class. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Amanda Broihier of Bettendorf is charged ...

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the Asian population is now the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in Iowa. In 2012, the number of people living in Iowa who identified themselves as Asian climbed to ...

The Ankeny-based convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores reports earnings for the fiscal year ending April 30th at $111-million, down 5.3% from 2012. The company’s chief financial officer, Bill ...

Girl Dies After Tick Bite Infection

A 6-year-old North Carolina girl has died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. Emilee Russell of Black Mountain, N.C., died Wednesday, two-and-a-half weeks after she was ...

School Cites Allegedly Abusive Ex-Husband in Teacher’s Dismissal

A former Catholic school teacher said she is considering a lawsuit against the Diocese of San Diego after she was dismissed from her job and forced to pull her four children from the school because of  perceived ...

Leffler’s Death Puts Spotlight on Short Tracks

Tony Stewart says safety standards at short tracks are as strong as they’ve ever been. Brad Keselowski says they’re “dismal” and he tries to avoid racing on them. The death of NASCAR driver ...