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Online Obamacare Enrollment Surges in November, but Still Lagging

(ABC News) – Around 100,000 Americans successfully signed up for health insurance in November through the troubled federal online marketplace, HealthCare.gov, a person familiar with the preliminary data ...

TB Flight 2846: Passengers Get Tuberculosis Warning

(ABC News) – The passengers aboard US Airways Flight 2846 from Austin to Phoenix Saturday night say the plane was swarmed by paramedics and police on landing, who advised that everyone on board should get a ...

Oregon Girl Barred From Selling Mistletoe But Told Okay to Beg

(ABC News) – Driven by her budding entrepreneurial instincts, an 11-year-old Oregon girl wanted to help her dad pay for her braces by selling mistletoe over the holidays, but she got tangled up in red tape ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines airport soon will allow speedier security screening for military men and women, including members of the Iowa National Guard. The change will be ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Google will pay Iowa more than $275,000 as part of a $17 million national settlement over claims that the search engine giant violated consumer privacy. The ...

(My ABC 5/WOI-TV) – MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the body of a man found in western Iowa. The state Division of Criminal Investigation says a ...

81 Midwest Tornadoes Highly Unusual for November

(ABC News) – After one of the quietest U.S. tornado seasons in 40 years, Sunday was nature’s comeback, with a total of 81 tornado reports in Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Ohio. ...

Walmart Store Accepts Thanksgiving Donations for Its Workers

(ABC News) – Walmart is defending a holiday food drive for needy store associates at one of its Ohio stores, saying the workers are voluntarily helping colleagues who are experiencing “unforeseen ...

Feathered Menace: Wild Turkeys Threatening Suburbia

(ABC News) – They chase and frighten people, block roads and cause motorcyclists and bicyclists to crash–sometimes fatally. Then, adding insult to injury, they poop on your lawn. They are ...

George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault

(ABC News) – George Zimmerman, who was acquitted this summer of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, has been arrested in Florida and charged with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief. Police ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association has launched an effort to help cattle ranchers in South Dakota who are trying to recover from a natural disaster. The untimely blizzard that hit western South ...

(Radio Iowa) – A documentary opens this week about the life of an actress who grew up in Marshalltown and was targeted by the FBI for her activism and support of the Black Panther Party. “Movie Star: The ...

Ryan Ferguson Freed From Prison

(ABC News) – After nearly 10 years in prison for a murder conviction that was thrown out last week, 29-year-old Ryan Ferguson walked out of a Missouri prison last night and, after a news conference, sat down ...

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. ...