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Medal of Honor Recipient Asks to Return to Duty

(ABC News) – The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to wear the military’s highest ...

Splintered House GOP Undermines Senate Progress on Shutdown

(ABC News) – House GOP leaders are struggling to settle on a plan to open the federal government and raise the country’s debt ceiling that would placate the most conservative members of their rank and ...

John Edwards’ Mistress Rielle Hunter Now Apologizes for Affair

(ABC News) – The mistress of disgraced vice presidential candidate John Edwards has come forward with a public apology for “wrong, selfish behavior” that stemmed from falling in love with the married ...

‘Neighbor from Hell’ Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation

(ABC News) – Lori Christensen, a woman described as the “neighbor from hell,” has been sentenced to five years probation for harassing a family in her neighborhood for years. “That sentence ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Honor Flight from central Iowa earlier this month made national news as aging World War Two veterans bypassed barricades and visited Washington D.C. monuments that were “closed” by the ...

(Radio Iowa) – The cool, dry weather is helping Iowa farmers bring in their corn and soybean harvests quickly, but there won’t be an official U.S.D.A. report on progress due to the federal government ...

(Radio Iowa) – The head of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement says larger quantities of purer methamphetamine produced by Mexican drug cartels and trafficking organizations have been showing up in ...

State Auditor Mary Mosiman has uncovered more alleged improper payments to a former DOT employee.  Mosiman says new auditing done since April found  $195,350 of improper disbursements, disability benefits and ...

(Radio Iowa) – The State of Iowa will use a $250,000 federal grant to bolster a program that pays gas stations to install “blender” pumps that incorporate a higher percentage of corn-based ethanol in motor ...

(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 ...

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. ...