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Controversial Montana Teacher Rape Sentence Appealed

Montana state prosecutors are appealing a controversial ruling in which a judge sentenced a former teacher to only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. Prosecutors are ...

Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Committed Suicide in Prison Cell

Ariel Castro, who was convicted of kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning three young women for over a decade in his Ohio home, committed suicide by hanging in his prison cell. He was characterized as a degenerate ...

Obama on Syria: ‘My Credibility Is Not on the Line’

STOCKHOLM — A defiant President Obama declared his credibility was not on the line when it came to Syria.  Instead, he said, it was the credibility of Congress, and the international community, that was on the ...

One Dead, Several Injured in Houston School Stabbing

A school cafeteria fight turned deadly this morning at a high school in Houston where one student was stabbed to death and three others were injured, police said today. Three persons of interest are in custody, ...

Syrian Rebels Want U.S. to Hit Hard, or Not at All

As the U.S. Congress prepares to debate military action against the Syrian regime, rebel commanders and fighters on the ground say that it would take a decisive strike to aid them in their fight. Salim Idris, the ...

Six in 10 Oppose U.S.-Only Strike on Syria

Nearly six in 10 Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose unilateral U.S. missile strikes against Syria, and even more oppose arming the Syrian rebels – a complication for Barack Obama and ...

Diana Nyad Said She Battled ‘Hell on Earth’ Conditions to Achieve Swim Dream

Diana Nyad said she battled “hell on earth” conditions while swimming Saturday night from Cuba to Florida before finally realizing her 30-year dream of completing the record-breaking swim. “I ...

Boehner, Pelosi Back Obama’s Call for Action Against Syria

House Speaker John Boehner this morning offered his support for President Obama’s request that Congress authorize a military strike against Syria and urged his colleagues to do the same. “This is something that ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says if the Iowa Communications Network is to be sold, the bids must be about 18 times greater than the bids that were submitted recently. Branstad has rejected two bids ...

(Radio Iowa) – Experts say supplies of heating fuels in Iowa will be able to meet the demand this fall and winter. “Supplies seem to be ample,” says Harold Hommes, director of the Iowa Department of ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa had — then lost — its claim to a world’s record a few years ago, but there will soon be an attempt to win back the title for most people perfoming the “stop, drop and roll” fire ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa businesses will save next year on the amount of money they have to pay in for unemployment benefits. Iowa Workforce Development spokesperson, Kerry Koonce, says they set the rate based on a ...

(Radio Iowa) – Based on what he’s hearing in town meetings over the past week, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Iowans are 100-percent opposed to the U.S. launching a military attack against Syria. Grassley, ...

(Radio Iowa) – The governor has launched a “Connect Every Iowan” effort to expand broadband access in Iowa. Governor Branstad likens the effort to the push to get electricity to every home and farmstead in ...

(Radio Iowa) – About 6700 Iowa couples sought a divorce last year — the lowest divorce rate in the state since 1968. Susan Stewart is an Iowa State University sociology professor who analyzes the ...

(Radio Iowa) – A state senator says a fellow Republican senator who’s the subject of an ethics investigation should resign. Senator Kent Sorenson of Milo has been accused of violating ethics rules which ...

(Radio Iowa) – The entire state is under a heat advisory today, as temperatures are going to push up into the 90s. National Weather Service meteorologist, Brad Small, says it’s not that unusual to see such ...

(Radio Iowa) – Fuel pumps in Iowa that offer higher concentrations of ethanol are becoming more popular. At a Coralville gas station just off Interstate 80, Ohio motorist Marcella Balin just finished filling ...

(Radio Iowa) – A nationwide campaign to remove drunk drivers from the road gets underway today and will run through September 8. Randy Hunefeld with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau says motorists ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad today said the Iowa Republican Party’s state central committee “made a mistake” this weekend by setting July 12 as the date of the 2014 GOP state convention. ...

(Radio Iowa) – State officials have finally submitted their formal request to the federal government, asking for approval of Iowa’s version of Medicaid expansion. “We’ve worked with the Department of ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans who don’t enjoy the extreme heat that’s in the forecast this week may find relief in a prediction from the Farmers’ Almanac. The publication’s managing editor, Sandi Duncan, says ...

Jodi Arias Judge Delays Hearing on TV Ban and Jury’s Twitter

The sentencing phase for convicted murderer Jodi Arias was pushed back again today after the judge overseeing her case said the court was not ready to set a start date. Arias, 33, was convicted in May of ...

Wildfire Closing in on SF Bay Area’s Water Source

A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water ...

Penn State Settles 25 Suits in Jerry Sandusky Case

Twenty-five men who claimed they were abused by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky have settled lawsuits totaling millions of dollars with the university, a lawyer for Penn State said today. The ...