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1 Dead, 73 Hurt in La. Plant Explosion

A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department says 73 people were treated at hospitals ...

Massive Storm System Surges Toward Mid-Atlantic

A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the Upper ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down BRCA Gene Patent

The Supreme Court ruled today that isolated human genes cannot be patented, a partial defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that had been awarded patents on the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s. But the ...

George Zimmerman Judge Orders Jury to Be Sequestered During Trial

The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial reversed herself today and announced that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial. “The parties have, both sides have, stipulated ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Republican governor and legislators from both parties will gather later today to witness the signing of legislation that cuts taxes for property owners and income taxpayers. The bill ...

(Radio Iowa) – A series of electrical explosions knocked out power to part of downtown Des Moines, including the Federal Building, early this morning. Three explosions in the Court Avenue District blew manhole ...

(Radio Iowa) – Many new cars on Iowa’s roads are packed with high-tech gadgets that let us make phone calls, change radio stations and even turn on the wipers with voice commands. A new report finds those ...

Much of the country will see severe thunderstorms today and parts could even see a storm called a derecho. But National Weather Service meteorologist, Frank Boksa, says don’t expect to see it here. “It would not ...

Authorities in central Iowa believe a fatal car crash Tuesday involved a horse. Polk County Sheriff’s deputies say the crash happened early Tuesday morning north of Bondurant. The driver of the car, 53-year-old ...

(Radio Iowa) – A retired Republican political consultant from California was in Des Moines today to file an ethics complaint against a national group that helped bankroll campaigns against four Iowa Supreme ...