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(Radio Iowa) – Fourteen communities across the state were awarded grants Tuesday to complete downtown or main street business projects. Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) spokesperson Tina Hoffman says ...

Iowa State Fair to go “cashless” in 2014 for all food sales, attractions

(Radio Iowa) – If you want to buy a corn dog or take a ride on the Sky Glider at the Iowa State Fair this summer, you’ll have to buy tickets at the fairgrounds first, as cash will no longer be accepted on ...

(ABC News) – The White House is planning to make a major play to sign up young and healthy Americans for Obamacare when the Winter Olympics open next month. The Department of Health and Human Services will ...

(ABC News) -A man being held on $1 million bond in Ohio after police say they found bombs and other weapons in his vehicle has been identified as an Indiana National Guardsman. The Columbus Dispatch reports that ...

(ABC News) – Authorities say a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border was thwarted when inspectors found a woman from Thailand inside a suitcase. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered ...

(ABC News) – A Navy helicopter with five aboard went down in the Atlantic 18 miles off Virginia on Wednesday. All but one of those aboard was rescued at sea, the Coast Guard said. The search continued for the ...

Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment Cited in Woman’s Death

(ABC News) – A Colorado woman died after injecting the supplement cesium chloride into her breast as an alternative treatment for breast cancer, according to a new case study published in The Journal of ...

  (Radio Iowa) – The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation plans to spend up to $100,000 over the next five years to imprint a new agency logo on DOT signs, stationery and other materials, but a ...

(Radio Iowa) – The University of Iowa will be the first state supported school to pass a significant milestone in student retention. A little more than 51-percent of U-Iowa students who graduated last year ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa teacher and his students are drawing international attention for their so-called “McDonald’s Diet” that helped the teacher lose 37 pounds in three months. Science teacher John ...

(Radio Iowa) – A public policy research group has ranked Iowa 35th in the nation for job creation in 2014. The analysis, released by Pew Charitable Trusts, estimates Iowa will add just over 21,000 jobs this ...

Frigid ‘Polar Vortex’ Cripples US for Second Straight Day

(ABC News) – Deadly cold temperatures refused to loosen their grip on much of the country for a second straight day, spreading the bone-chilling weather this time to the Northeast and South. Wind chill ...

Hundreds of Passengers Rescued After Night on Frozen Amtrak Trains

(ABC News) – Hundreds of Amtrak passengers were rescued today after spending a bone-chilling cold night stranded on board three Amtrak trains that were crippled by snow and ice outside of Chicago. More than ...

Hospitals Overcharging Patients, Nurses’ Union Says

(ABC News) – New data released by National Nurses United revealed that not only do a handful of hospitals charge patients more than 10 times the actual cost of treatment but that prices have been steadily ...

Once Again, Is JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Jail?

(ABC News) – In another major victory for JPMorgan Chase and its CEO Jamie Dimon, prosecutors said today the bank will be able to avoid criminal charges under a deferred prosecution agreement despite having ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa State Patrol is keeping an eye out today for motorists who might be having some trouble on the roadways. Trooper Vince Kurtz says most of their focus will be on assisting motorists. ...

(Radio Iowa) – “Significant headwinds” may be ahead for state tax collections according to the Legislative Services Agency. State tax revenue in December, 2013 was $98 million below December of 2012. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Whether to hold school tomorrow may be a tougher call for Iowa superintendents than it was today. “It’ll be a dilemma, there’s no doubt about that,” says Dan Smith, executive director ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa artist known for painting patriotic pictures on a boulder in Greene County has painted a much smaller and more mobile object to help raise funds for veterans. Iowa Lottery CEO  Terry ...

Nuns Claim US Is ‘Blind’ to Obamacare Contraceptive Implications

(ABC News) – A group of nuns and the government could not be farther apart on the impact of the contraceptive mandate on the religious liberty of nonprofit religious groups. The Supreme Court is considering ...

Utah Gay Marriage Case Could Make It Back to Supreme Court After Appeal

(ABC News) – What’s next in the battle over gay marriage in Utah and beyond? The issue was put in limbo today when the Supreme Court halted gay weddings that have been taking place in Utah since a lower ...

(ABC News) – Louise Woodward, the British au pair who was jailed for the shaking death of 8-month old American Matthew Eappen in 1997, has just given birth to her own baby girl on New Year’s Day, ...

Steubenville, Ohio High School Student Convicted of Rape Released

(ABC News) – A Steubenville, Ohio, high school football player has been released from a juvenile detention center less than a year after he was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party. Ma’lik ...

(Radio Iowa) – Several Iowa agencies that serve young victims of abuse will receive funding as a result of the sex abuse scandal involving former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ...

(Radio Iowa) – January is national blood donor month. Stacy Sime, the manager of a center that supplies blood to more than 90 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. says every two seconds someone in the ...