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Alex Rodriguez, Others Suspended by MLB for Drugs

Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most ...

(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa-born war hero was laid to rest Thursday. A funeral for Colonel George “Bud” Day was held in Florida. Day was born in Sioux City and grew up in the Riverside area of town. Day earned ...

(Radio Iowa) – The State Board of Education took the first step Thursday in allowing school districts to set their school calendars based on hours of instruction instead if the current requirement of a set ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former Saturday Night Live cast member visited a small town in northern Iowa this week, encouraging young people in the audience to pursue opportunities at home. Gary Kroeger grew up in Cedar ...

(Radio Iowa) – More than two-dozen grocery stores in Iowa and Nebraska are being accused of violating child labor laws. Scott Allen, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor, says the list includes several ...

(Radio Iowa) – A revised version of the new voter registration forms are now available from the Secretary of State’s office. The Iowa ACLU had raised concerns about the layout of the quesions on the forms. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Law enforcement officers in 11 states, including Iowa, are compiling data from an effort to reduce crashes along Interstate 80.  The week-long I-80 Challenge involved both an awareness campaign ...

(Radio Iowa) – Senators Tom Harkin of Iowa and Dick Durbin of Illinois held a forum today in Ames, to counter Congressman Steve King’s recent “calves the size of cantaloupes” comment about so-called ...

(Radio Iowa) – Patrons of an Iowa-based convenience store chain will now have to show an I-D to buy certain beverages — and they’re not even alcoholic The board at Casey’s General Stores decided not to ...

Gen. Martin Dempsey: ‘Significant Threat Stream’ From Al Qaeda Forces Embassy Closings

The rare decision by the U.S. State Department to close more than a dozen embassies across the Muslim world Sunday follows the discovery of a serious threat from a branch of al Qaeda aimed at U.S. and Western ...

Home Invasion Survivor William Petit to Have Baby With New Wife

Six years after his wife and children were killed in a nightmarish home invasion in Connecticut, William Petit and his new wife, Christine Paluf, announced they are having a baby together. Petit was the sole ...

‘Whitey’ Bulger Potential Witness Poisoned With Cyanide

Stephen Rakes, a potential witness in the James ”Whitey” Bulger murder trial whose body was discarded at the side of a rural road, was poisoned by a man who laced his ice coffee with cyanide, ...

Michelle Knight Returns to Cleveland House of Horrors

Michelle Knight, the petite kidnap survivor who defiantly confronted her tormentor in court, today returned to the Cleveland house of horrors where she was held captive for 11 years. Knight, 32, showed up on ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Des Moines Police Museum has added a one-of-a-kind and controversial new exhibit to the other items that tell the history of the capitol city’s police department. A 100-pound mountain lion ...

(Radio Iowa) – A new report finds policymakers in Iowa used a “cost-benefit analysis” just five times in a recent four-year period to make budget decisions about state government operations. Gary ...

(Radio Iowa) – The latest U.S.D.A. crop report out Monday said cooler weather last week helped the corn and soybeans progress, but even with the help, the condition of the crop can very widely. Riley Lewis ...

(Radio Iowa) – The coast-to-coast fundraising marathon that passed through Iowa earlier this month is nearing the finish line and more Iowans are joining the effort. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’ll ...

(Radio Iowa) – The top Democrat in the Iowa legislature has ruled out running for governor in 2014. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs said this morning he thought “long and hard” ...

Dad Dies After Drinking Poison in Assisted Living

George McAfee, a former running back for the Chicago Bears who developed dementia in his twilight years, died an excruciating and humiliating death in 2009 while in the care of an Atlanta assisted-living facility. ...

Doc Pleads Not Guilty in Wife’s Cyanide Death

A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher who allegedly poisoned his neurologist wife by lacing an energy drink with cyanide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to criminal homicide. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, was ...

Anthony Weiner Dodges Question About Whether He’s Still Sexting

In an interview unlikely to lay to rest concerns that his online titillations are behind him, Anthony Weiner evaded a question about whether he is still sexting women in an interview with the New York Daily News ...

Bradley Manning Guilty on Most Charges, But Not Aiding Enemy

Bradley Manning, the source of one of WikiLeak’s largest disclosures of U.S. secrets, was found guilty of most of the charges against him today, but not the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. Manning had ...

(Radio Iowa) – High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus reached many of Iowa’s lakes this spring after heavy rains caused significant runoff from farmland. Those chemicals, in combination with the recent ...

(Radio Iowa) – U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the ag industry will suffer if congress fails to enact some sort of immigration reforms. “If you know what I know about the impact of the immigrant workforce ...

(Radio Iowa) – Summertime is one of the hardest times of the year for food banks as donations drop off dramatically. Brian Barks, spokesman for the Food Bank for the Heartland, says they’re launching a new ...