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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 ...

House GOP Embracing 6-Week Debt Limit Hike but Shutdown Persists

(ABC News) – Republicans are prepared to pass a six-week increase of the debt limit with the hope that President Obama “will look at this as an opportunity and a good-faith effort on our part” to ...

(Radio Iowa) – One of the key components of the state education reform plan is moving closer to being implemented. Ryan Wise, the director of strategic initiatives at the Iowa Department of Education, says ...

(Radio Iowa) – After more than a century in operation, the 4-H program has changed to continue thriving, but its leaders stick by the adage, the more the program has changed, the more it’s stayed the same. ...

(Radio Iowa) – While Iowa is one of the nation’s top food producers, people in some areas of the state don’t have easy access to fruits and vegetables. Courtney Pinard, a research scientist, says a study ...

(Radio Iowa) – Woodbury County authorities are continuing their damage assessment after severe weather struck the area Friday evening. County Emergency Services Director Gary Brown says at least three ...

(Radio Iowa) – West Des Moines has become the third city in Iowa — and only the 12th in the country — to be named a “connected community” by a group pressing for expanding broadband Internet ...

(Radio Iowa) – Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds has endorsed Joni Ernst, one of a handful of Republicans but the only woman running for the Republican Party’s 2014 U.S. Senate nomination. “Joni Ernst ...

(Radio Iowa) – Republican Governor Terry Branstad is publicly rebuking Iowa GOP officials who posted advice on the party’s website Friday for Iowans pulled over at traffic checkpoints. “I don’t think a ...

(Radio Iowa) – The governor has set Tuesday, November 19 as the date for a special election to fill a vacancy in the Iowa Senate. Kent Sorenson of Milo resigned from the Senate last week after a special ...

Delta Reviewing Procedures After Boy Stows Away

(ABC News) – Airport and airline officials are reviewing video and gathering information as they try to figure out how a 9-year-old boy evaded security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas ...

How Malala Yousafzai’s Courage Inspired a Nation

(ABC News) – When the Taliban sent a gunman to kill a 15-year-old girl because she fought publicly for girls’ education, they intended to instill fear in anyone who wanted to educate young Pakistani ...

Christopher Cruz, Biker Charged After SUV Gang Assault, Says He’s Not Responsible

(ABC News) – The 28-year-old biker accused of starting a bloody encounter between a group of bikers and an SUV driver on a New York highway says he does not feel responsible for the attack. Christopher Cruz, ...

Obama Resists Talks With Boehner ‘Under the Threat’ of Default

(ABC News) – With the federal government shutdown dragging into a seventh day, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are no closer to breaking the impasse, much less taking seats across from each ...

(Radio Iowa) – A hospital in Cedar Rapids is bathed in pink lights at night, the Drake University women’s soccer team will host a “Pink Night” at its match tonight, and pink ribbons adorn many Iowans’ ...

(Radio Iowa) – This is October 1st and September wrapped up being much warmer and drier than usual for Iowa. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says it won’t come as a big surprise to Iowans that we were ...

(Radio Iowa) – Thousands of quilt makers and admirers from across the country will be gathering in central Iowa starting today for QuiltWeek, an expo put on by the American Quilter’s Society. Bonnie ...

The executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) took off for Washington, D.C. today and he’s dubbed the journey a “2,000 mile trek to truth for E-15.” Monte Shaw is driving a 2006 ...

(Radio Iowa) – Several groups have started a new initiative to document alleged racial profiling by law enforcement in and around Des Moines. The ACLU, the NAACP, and a religious coalition known as AMOS will ...

(Radio Iowa) – Democratic Senator Tom Harkin — one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act — calls Tuesday’s opening of the state-level health insurance exchanges a success. Critics point to ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo, says things aren’t moving now with the government shutdown, but there is some hope that will change. “We’re starting to see some ...

Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

With much of the federal government paralyzed for a second day, President Obama will meet with congressional leaders today in search of a way to end the government shutdown and increase the debt ceiling. The 5:30 ...

HOME>ENTERTAINMENT Best Selling Author Tom Clancy Has Died

Tom Clancy, a prolific writer famous for his best sellers about espionage and the military, died Oct. 1 at the age of 66, ABC News has confirmed with his publisher, Penguin Group. The cause of death is unknown. ...