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Toronto Mayor Admits He Has Bought Illegal Drugs

(ABC News) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he had bought illegal drugs in the past two years, but he firmly refused to step down even after nearly every ...

Off-Duty TSA Officer Found Dead in Miami

(ABC News) – The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the death off-duty TSA officer Ernesto Lluberes, 41, who was found dead in his vehicle Sunday. Investigators are searching for answers in the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Department of Public Health is using a $5.3-million  grant from the U.S.D.A. to upgrade the system that provides benefits for the Women, Infants and Children or WIC food and nutrition ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa farmers are rushing to complete the corn and soybean harvest before winter sets in for good. Forest City elevator manager Randy Broester says farmers in the north-central Iowa area are ...

(Radio Iowa) – Supporters and critics of corn-based ethanol fuel are clashing over an Associated Press story about the environmental impact of ethanol production. Leroy Perkins is a southern Iowa farmer ...

(Radio Iowa) – A major employer in Le Mars is laying off almost five dozen people. Wells Enterprises — makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream in Le Mars, Iowa — has announced the company will be laying off 58 ...

Obamacare Website Aims to Lure Back 275,000 Frustrated Users

(ABC News) – The Obama administration is sufficiently confident in technical fixes to HealthCare.gov that it has formally begun summoning frustrated consumers back to the troubled online health insurance ...

Rabbi Returns $98k He Found in Desk Bought on Craigslist

(ABC News) – A Connecticut rabbi who bought a used desk on Craigslist for $150 discovered that it wouldn’t fit through the door into his study. As he took the desk apart to get it inside, a bag ...

Renisha McBride Family Demands Conviction

(ABC News) – The family of a Michigan woman who was shot to death outside a home after a car accident isdemanding a conviction for the shooter, who has been neither arrested nor charged, as the woman’s ...

Mysterious ‘Mr. X’ Refuses to Take Stand in Dramatic Court Twist

(ABC News) – The mysterious mustachioed man called Bobby Thompson, accused of a $100 million charity swindle, refused today to take the stand in his own defense, in what was the latest twist in a bizarre ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state report says Iowa’s tobacco tax revenue has dropped more than 9 percent since 2008. Iowa Department of Public Health spokeswoman Polly Carver-Kimm ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A petition with several hundred signatures has been sent to organizers of a new Fort Madison holiday program in an attempt to save the annual parade. ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor is defending his decision to wait for additional testing before deciding whether to bring murder charges against a northwest Iowa daycare provider ...

(Radio Iowa) – You could pay a little more for steak or hamburger this winter.  Iowa State University livestock economist Lee Schulz says the cattle market is rebounding from years of drought, and along with ...

NJ Man, Ex-Girlfriend in Court Over $338M Powerball Win

(ABC News) – A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot, among the largest lottery winnings, is embroiled in a court fight with his former girlfriend over the money. Pedro Quezada of Passaic was ...

Kidnapped Louisiana Mom Knew Her Family Would Save Her

(ABC News) – A Louisiana mother whose family rescued her from an alleged stabbing attack at the hand of a man suspected of holding her prisoner knew that her family would come for her, her uncle said. Bethany ...

American Teen Survived Typhoon Haiyan’s Fury, Saw City ‘Decimated’

Americans who survived in the bull’s eye of Typhoon Haiyan — including a stunned teenager — described a storm that demolished concrete, drowned children and tossed large freighters onto land. ...

Obama Honors Oldest Living WWII Veteran

(ABC News) – President Obama today paid special tribute to an American treasure: the oldest known surviving veteran of World War II, Richard Overton. At a mid-morning Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who are planning to fly off to visit far-flung friends or family for Thanksgiving need to get their travel dates lined up in the next week or so — if not sooner.  Rose White, at ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa State University professor was among the 11 people arrested this week in a prostitution sting.  Ankeny Police made the arrests at a hotel on Wednesday after posting an ad on an adult ...

(Radio Iowa) – An organization which advocates for students’ first amendment rights is warning against the kind of anti-bullying law which state lawmakers failed to pass earlier this year. The bill would let ...

The Weighty Issue That’s Still a Drag on Chris Christie

(ABC News) – The day after his landslide re-election as governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie was swamped with questions about the next race he might run. “It’s complimentary. It’s ...

Bike Recovered in Wis. Teen’s Disappearance

(ABC News) – A Wisconsin teenager’s mysterious disappearance is frustrating local investigators, who say they have recovered the missing girl’s bicycle, but have developed no significant leads to push the ...

Utah Doctor ‘Left a Number of Clues’ Proving He’s Guilty of Murder, Prosecutor Says

(ABC News) – As the trial of Dr. Martin MacNeill comes to a close today, prosecutors told the jury the case was “dripping with motive” and urged them to find the Utah doctor guilty of drugging ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa State University sociology professor says it would be a mistake to reduce federal prison populations as a cost-savings measure. Matt DeLisi was in Washington, D.C. today to testify ...