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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 ...

(Radio Iowa) – The head of the National Security Agency told members of a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday the agency’s in-depth surveillance of American citizens has stopped dozens of terrorist attacks. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor met this morning in Des Moines with the prime minister of Kosovo. More than 700 Iowa National Guard troops have performed peacekeeping missions in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Two men riding jet skis had to be rescued from the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids last night. The incident happened shortly after seven o’clock Wednesday night, near the Ellis Boat Harbor which ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa home sales and prices rose again in the month of May. Don Marple is president of the Iowa Association of Realtors, which released its latest housing trends report Wednesday at a board of ...

(Radio Iowa) – A construction equipment giant has formed a partnership with the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. Caterpillar has ...

Hundreds gathered in a north central Iowa school early this afternoon for the funeral of Kathlynn Shephard, the 15-year-old who was kidnapped in May after she got off a school bus in Dayton. Her body was found in ...

(Radio Iowa) – Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Incorporated won a victory in court Wednesday when a federal judge moved the company’s defamation lawsuit against ABC News back to state court. BPI sued the ...

1 Dead, 73 Hurt in La. Plant Explosion

A ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed at least one person and injured dozens of others. Louisiana’s health department says 73 people were treated at hospitals ...

Massive Storm System Surges Toward Mid-Atlantic

A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged Thursday toward the Mid-Atlantic after largely failing to live up to its billing in ferocity through the Upper ...

Supreme Court Strikes Down BRCA Gene Patent

The Supreme Court ruled today that isolated human genes cannot be patented, a partial defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that had been awarded patents on the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s. But the ...

George Zimmerman Judge Orders Jury to Be Sequestered During Trial

The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial reversed herself today and announced that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial. “The parties have, both sides have, stipulated ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Republican governor and legislators from both parties will gather later today to witness the signing of legislation that cuts taxes for property owners and income taxpayers. The bill ...

(Radio Iowa) – A series of electrical explosions knocked out power to part of downtown Des Moines, including the Federal Building, early this morning. Three explosions in the Court Avenue District blew manhole ...