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Man accused of sexually abusing, stabbing woman after online meeting

An eastern man is facing charges for allegedly kidnapping, raping, and stabbing a young woman he met online. The victim, a 20-year-old from Cedar Rapids, was discovered by neighbors in her apartment complex Sunday ...

Pro: Too many amateur storm chasers endanger themselves

A self-described “storm chaser” says it’s getting more hazardous to pursue his passion, not because of severe weather but due to so many amateurs who also chase storms. Shelf Cloud near Des Moines in 2012 Jon ...

Test tampering reported at Davenport elementary school

The Davenport Community School District is reporting that standardized tests at an elementary school in the district were tampered with to increase the scores of students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. District ...

Police dog sniffs up dozens of drug items at western Iowa hotel

Police in the western Iowa town of Stuart made a rather large drug bust Wednesday night. It happened at the Super 8 Hotel, just off of Interstate 80. Stuart Police Chief David Reha says more than 50 types of drug ...

Defense Secretary Hagel Says Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons in the two year civil war ravaging Syria, the White House and Pentagon chief announced today. But officials at the White House said they want ...

State Department ‘Doesn’t Agree’ with House GOP Benghazi Report

The State Department is defending its investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, against a ...

Barbara Bush Votes ‘No’ on Jeb Bush for President

If mother truly knows best, there will be no more additions to the Bush presidential legacy. Bush family matriarch Barbara Bush said she’s not in favor of a 2016 presidential run by her youngest son, Jeb Bush. ...

Bush Revisits His Legacy at Library Opening

George W. Bush’s legacy has officially been enshrined in Dallas. At a warm bipartisan gathering of all five living U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, and former administration officials at Southern ...

Ricin-Laced Letters Leading to a Miss. Mystery

Of three ricin-laced letters mailed this month to public officials, only one made it into the hands of an intended target, 80-year-old Mississippi judge Sadie Holland. Investigators are working to piece together ...

Jodi Arias Judge Sets Closing Arguments for Next Week

The end of the Jodi Arias murder trial is in sight after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens told the jury that closing arguments in the case are scheduled for next week. After more than four months ...