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Runaway Mom’s Ex-Husband Facing Insurance Payout Fight

The husband of Brenda Heist, the Pennsylvania mother who vanished 11 years ago and reappeared in Florida last week, may now face a legal battle over the $100,000 in insurance money he was paid when Heist was ...

Feds Seek Clues in Boston Marathon Suspects’ Laptop, Post-Bomb Phone Call

Authorities are hoping to find new clues in the Boston Marathon bombing case by poring over a laptop belonging to one of the suspects and learning what the other told his wife in a phone call days after the blast, ...

Republicans in the Iowa House have voted for one of the strongest anti-abortion restrictions in the country, but critics warn the language may also prevent hospitals from following the wishes of patients who have ...

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 ...