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(Radio Iowa) – Republican State Auditor Mary Mosiman has been on the job for exactly one month and one day. “I am very honored to be serving in this capacity and I would like to continue to serve in this ...

Woman ‘Intoxicated by Fear’ Fakes Her Own Kidnapping

A woman faked her own kidnapping because she was “intoxicated by fear” of getting caught driving under the influence, police told ABC News. The Beverly Police Department in Massachusetts charged Maria Brayfield, ...

Warm Weather Stirs Up Amoeba Warning

Florida health officials are urging swimmers to steer clear of stagnant water, which could be home to millions of microscopic killers. Naegleria fowleri, an amoeba invisible to the naked eye, loves to lurk in ...

NSA: ‘Over 50′ Terror Plots Foiled by Data Dragnets

The director of the National Security Administration today told Congress that more than 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted by two controversial programs tracking more than a billion phone calls and ...

Amanda Knox Court Cites Abandoned Theory of Sex Game Gone Wrong

The Italian Supreme Court handling Amanda Knox’s murder case released its reasoning today and cited prosecutors’ early theory that her roommate Meredith Kercher died in an “erotic game” that ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the licenses of two attorneys from Keota who were found to be overcharging a client.  Attorney Donald Laing was appointed the conservator for Vietnam ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Democratic Party has an “interim” leader. Tyler Olson, a state representative from Cedar Rapids, was elected party chair last December but he resigned this week, as he’s ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the first peregrine falcons to nest in the state. Pat Schlarbaum says the started reintroducing the birds that ...

(Radio Iowa) – A central Iowa man is facing charges after police say his daughter was shot to death, apparently by accident. Police were called to an apartment in Ankeny late Friday afternoon on the report of ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad is directing the Iowa Department of Education to come up with new rules that would prevent school districts from starting school in the middle of August, or even earlier. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says Iowans who buy merchandise on-line and do not pay the state sales tax on those purchases should start to pay the tax. Branstad has written Iowa’s congressional ...

(Radio Iowa) – State officials are touting a new, free “app” that contains maps and other information about 1600 public parks and recreation areas in the state. Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...

Florida Teen Hitches Ride on 30-Foot Whale Shark

ABC News’ Matt Gutman and Anthony Castellano report: A Florida teen didn’t hesitate to hitch a ride on a 30-foot-long, 50,000-pound whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico when it swam past his boat. The whale shark ...

Snowden Strikes Again: Brits Accused of Spying on G-20

New documents revealed by alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden reportedly show how British cyber spies regularly stole secrets from foreign diplomats during the 2009 G-20 summit in London. During espionage campaign, ...

‘Whitey’ Bulger Hitman Says It ‘Broke My Heart’ to Hear Bulger Was FBI Informant

Confessed hitman John Martorano, who has admitted killing 20 people, told a Boston court today that he was testifiying against his alleged former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger because “it ...

Peace activists are walking from the Quad Cities to Des Moines in protest of the Iowa Air National Guard’s plan to fly drones from its base in Des Moines. The 190-mile hike will take several days for members of ...

An eastern Iowa woman is charged with leaving her infant unattended in her car while she attended an exercise class. The Scott County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Amanda Broihier of Bettendorf is charged ...

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the Asian population is now the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in Iowa. In 2012, the number of people living in Iowa who identified themselves as Asian climbed to ...

The Ankeny-based convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores reports earnings for the fiscal year ending April 30th at $111-million, down 5.3% from 2012. The company’s chief financial officer, Bill ...

Girl Dies After Tick Bite Infection

A 6-year-old North Carolina girl has died from Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. Emilee Russell of Black Mountain, N.C., died Wednesday, two-and-a-half weeks after she was ...

School Cites Allegedly Abusive Ex-Husband in Teacher’s Dismissal

A former Catholic school teacher said she is considering a lawsuit against the Diocese of San Diego after she was dismissed from her job and forced to pull her four children from the school because of  perceived ...

Leffler’s Death Puts Spotlight on Short Tracks

Tony Stewart says safety standards at short tracks are as strong as they’ve ever been. Brad Keselowski says they’re “dismal” and he tries to avoid racing on them. The death of NASCAR driver ...

‘Whitey’ Bulger Snickered When Witness Recalls Death Threat

Dick O’Brien was a Boston bookmaker. He learned the business from his father and learned it well. Dick O’Brien paid his debts fast and for that he got a lot of action. He had at least 30 agents under ...

Backers of a plan to build a large sports park in the town of Pella landed a one-million dollar state grant today. The Vision Iowa Board approved the Community Attraction and Tourism grant toward the construction of ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Farm Bill now has a major backer, one who can clear the way for a vote in the U.S. House. House Speaker John Boehner  announced on Wednesday that he would support the legislation when it ...