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A federal jury in Davenport today ruled that a Texas company should pay 32 mentally disabled workers in Iowa $240-million in damages for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 32 men were sent by ...

A report by Iowa State University economics professor, Bruce Babcock, finds government incentives to help farmers pay for crop insurance push them toward the more expensive insurance and increase the costs to ...

Winter conditions return with heavy snow

Travel is becoming iffy and many schools have canceled classes as 6 inches of snow is already on the ground in northwest Iowa, while central Iowa is bracing for 5-to-9 inches by tomorrow morning. The Iowa Department ...

Death of Osama Bin Laden, the Security Turning Point Two Years Later

It  has now been two years since U.S. Navy SEALs dropped into a dark compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden. It was an event that stopped the nation in its tracks and was seen as a turning ...

The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother this week was compounded by the fact — baffling to many who don’t use guns — that the .22 rifle the boy used has been given ...

David Petraeus’ next tough assignment will be in the trenches of academia. The University of Southern California announced Thursday that the retired general and former CIA director is joining the faculty to ...

Obama Taps Billionaire for Commerce, Aide as Trade Rep

President Obama today nominated billionaire campaign fundraiser Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department and trusted, longtime economic aide Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative, in a ceremony ...

Another Airline Has Carry-On Charge

Another domestic airline will charge passengers for carry-on bags. Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it would begin charging passengers who book tickets on third-party web sites — such as ...

Brush Fire in Southern California Prompts Evacuations

More than 425 firefighters are battling blazes in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush ...

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen to 15 Years of Hard Labor

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen — reportedly arrested while taking pictures of orphans –  to 15 years of “compulsory labor” for plotting to overthrow the government, the ...