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(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge was set to be closed due to the federal government shut-down. The salaries of the state employees who work at the museum are paid with federal ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says there’s no need to call legislators back into special session to make new spending plans to deal with the loss of federal funds due to the federal government ...

Maddy McCann Cops Make TV Appeal in Four Countries for Help

(ABC News) – British police are making a televised appeal today for help in solving the disappearance six years ago of Madeleine McCann and the appeal will be broadcast in four countries. The appeal, which ...

Walmart Shelves Emptied in Food Stamp Shopping Spree

(ABC News) – Louisiana officials are trying to decide what to do about a massive shopping spree by families on food stamps when a power outage lifted the caps on their spending cards. Police were called ...

Columbus Day 2013: Hero, Villain or Both?

(ABC News) – “In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. “He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.” – Source Unknown Time ...

VP Shies From Debt Fight Spotlight

(ABC News) – The last time Washington flirted with default, in 2011, Vice President Joe Biden rode to the rescue as the Great Dealmaker with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Dispatched to the Hill, ...

(Radio Iowa) – The three-member Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) predicts that state tax receipts will grow this fiscal year by less than 2-percent — which the panel calls “steady but not exuberant.” ...

(Radio Iowa) – While video games are usually associated with young people, a program being developed at Iowa State University has elderly Iowans taking joysticks in hand and heading for their flat-screen TVs. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Two former Iowa congressmen who served a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives say it may be time to get rid of the so-called “debt ceiling” that congress and the president ...

(Radio Iowa) – A salary survey requested by two members of the board that oversees the Iowa Lottery shows a six of the top managers at the organization are paid within 10-percent or more of the maximum pay ...

(Radio Iowa) – State health officials say flu season has arrived. Doctor Patricia Quinlisk is Medical Director for the Iowa Department of Public Health. “We’ve had several cases of flu reported to us ...

(Radio Iowa) – Republican Congressman Steve King says procedural steps taken in the U.S. House this afternoon are a hopeful sign for the Farm Bill. King expects the house speaker soon will appoint a handful of ...

Facebook Gets Rid of Privacy Option

(ABC News) – Any change to Facebook, whether it’s a tweak in its site design or an overhaul of its privacy settings, generates a groan or two. In another effort to improve its users’ experience on ...

Murder Trial Pits Accused Utah Doctor Against His Daughters

(ABC News) - Family fireworks are on full display in a Utah courtroom where a judge is expected to decide next week whether a 12-year-old girl should testify in her father’s upcoming murder trial after ...

Ted Cruz Heckled by Immigration Activists

(ABC News) – Sen. Ted Cruz struggled to finish his speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington today as hecklers repeatedly interrupted his remarks. Protesters interrupted Cruz more than six times, some ...

AIR FORCE FIRES TWO STAR GENERAL IN CHARGE OF NUKE MISSILES

(ABC News) – The Air Force’s two star general in charge of the units responsible for its 450 nuclear missiles has been fired “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” Maj. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Republicans are ridiculing Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley for statements he made during an interview with a Chicago newspaper reporter. The reporter cited an Illinois congressman’s call ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa State University Extension agronomists have updated charts which spell out how much phosphorus and potassium are recommended for Iowa farm fields. “The key issue of this update is ...

(Radio Iowa) – The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are calling on Congress to end the deadlock that’s shut down the federal government. The three met at the Tri-States Governors’ Conference in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, today criticized Congressman Steve King and other Republican who say the federal government can continue to pay its debts without raising its debt limit. ...

(Radio Iowa) – The numbers are in — and they’re spectacular. Iowans put on their walking shoes Wednesday to take a one-kilometer walk as part of the Healthiest State Initiative. Liz Cox, spokeswoman for ...

(Radio Iowa) – The average price of a gallon of gas dropped six cents in the latest survey from the Department of Agriculture.  Analyst Harold Hommes, says the increase driving from the summer season seemed ...

Feds May Shut Down Farm Over Salmonella Outbreak

(ABC News) – A California poultry farm at the center of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 300 people in 18 states has until today to come up with a plan to improve food safety or federal ...

Obama ‘Would Likely Sign’ Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

(ABC News) – The House Republican proposal for a short-term deal to increase the debt limit is “an encouraging sign,” the White House said today, suggesting that President Obama would sign such a bill even ...

Ariel Castro’s Jail Suicide May Have Been Autoerotic Asphyxiation

(ABC News) – Convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was found hanging in his jail cell with his pants and underwear around his ankles, leading investigators to question whether he killed himself while ...