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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 ...