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Fed Won’t Ease Off Economic Stimulus Program

The Federal Reserve today declined to curtail its economic stimulus program, surprising investors who had expected the government’s bond-buying to be tapered off starting this month. Investors anticipated that ...

YouTube Drunken Driving Confessor Changes Plea to Guilty

Matthew Cordle, the Ohio man who confessed to killing a man on a drunk driving accident earlier this summer, has kept to his promise and pleaded guilty today. Cordle, 22, caused a stir in the 3.5-minute video, ...

Aaron Alexis’s Mom “Glad” That “He Can No Longer Do Harm”

The mother of Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, said today that her “heart is broken,” but she is “glad” that he can no longer do harm to anyone. ...

Abducted Georgia Teen Ayvani Hope Perez Found Alive

A Georgia teen who was allegedly abducted by two frustrated gunmen during a home invasion Tuesday morning was found safe today, Clayton County Police said. Two suspects are in custody. Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was ...

(Radio Iowa) – Those who track farm injuries say grain bin accidents and wrecks involving all-terrain vehicles are increasing, while the number of children killed in farm-related accidents is on the decline. ...

(Radio Iowa) – The president of the Iowa Association of Realtors says homes sales in August were as hot as the weather. Don Marple tracks the sales from members across the state. “The average sale price has ...

(Radio Iowa) – The leader of the group that blew the whistle on problems at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Eldora says she wants to focus on solutions for the future rather than the problems of the past. Jane ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Lottery CEO, Terry Rich, says some changes are coming for the Mega Millions game. Iowa joined other states who play the Mega Millions game a few years ago as a companion to the Powerball ...

(Radio Iowa) – Following Monday’s mass shootings at a Navy Yard in Washington D.C., Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he wouldn’t be surprised if new gun control legislation is introduced in the very near ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Environmental Council is asking state regulators to set new, tougher standards for water quality in 159 Iowa lakes.The group argues farm chemicals like phosphorus and nitrogen are ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley is turning 80 today, but he isn’t just sitting back and enjoying the day. Grassley began the day with a morning jog. “I ran from where I ...

(Radio Iowa) – American Red Cross chapters from across Iowa are sending crews to Colorado, where severe flooding has claimed at least eight lives and destroyed hundreds of homes. Liz Dorland, spokeswoman for ...

Green River Killer Claims He Murdered Dozens More Women

Gary Ridgway, the Seattle-area truck painter who was unmasked as the Green River serial killer and went on to plead guilty to killing 49 women, now claims that he killed closer to 80 women over two decades. ...

Georgia Teen Abducted From Home by Two Armed Men

Police in Georgia are searching for a teenage girl who they said was taken from her home early this morning by two armed intruders and is believed to be in “extreme danger.” Ayvani Hope Perez, 14, was ...

Costa Concordia Pulled Upright in Salvage Effort

The wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise liner has been pulled upright after a 19-hour, first-of-its-kind engineering feat to salvage the ship that slammed into a reef near Giglio Island 20 months ago. ...

Navy Yard Shooter Blamed 9/11 PTSD for Problems

Chilling details in a police report made public today suggest that Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis may have been losing touch with reality just weeks before he went on a shooting rampage in Washington, D.C. Alexis ...

(Radio Iowa) – Vice President Joe Biden headlined Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s annual “Steak Fry” fundraiser this afternoon, offering a defense of President Obama’s foreign policy. “We are ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s governor, secretary of agriculture and the state’s top economic development official say there are “tremendous opportunities” for business with Indian companies. Governor Terry ...

(Radio Iowa) – Starting October 1, uninsured Iowans and small businesses should be able to shop for health care coverage on an “insurance exchange” run jointly by the State of Iowa and the federal ...

(Radio Iowa) – After months of what he called an “exploratory phase”, Democratic State Senator Jack Hatch of Des Moines announced today he is running for governor. Hatch made the announcement across from ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s on the verge of setting a new record for fewest tornadoes in the calendar year. Jeff Johnson, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says Iowa’s ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa State University officials are investigating the theft of cell phones and cash from the locker room used by the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes this past Saturday night. A few minutes after the ...

Mother Forgives Police Officer Who Shot Her Unarmed Son

The mother of a former Florida A&M University football player shot and killed by a police officerwhile apparently looking for help after a crashing his car said that she forgives the officer and wishes him the ...

Navy Yard Survivor Saw Gun Barrel

Before Terry Durham could even see the gunman’s face, she could see the barrel of his rifle aimed straight at her. “He was far enough down the hall, that we couldn’t see his face,” Durham ...

Amanda Knox Haunted by Prison

Amanda Knox is no longer sleeping in a prison cell, but she is haunted by her 1,400 nights in an Italian jail. Panic attacks and symptoms of PTSD plague her and often leave her in shambles. Knox says physical ...