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(Radio Iowa) – An Iowa native who flew to Iowa today with his gay partner plans to marry here this afternoon. Todd Ruopp — a native of Marshalltown who now lives in Orlando, Florida — landed in Des Moines ...

Paula Deen Sobs Over ‘Horrible Lies’

After Paula Deen admitted that she once used a racial slur, the celebrity chef was dropped by the Food Network and lost a major endorsement deal, costing her millions. Today, she made a TV appearance to tell her ...

Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage Advocates in DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings

The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down ...

Zimmerman Neighbor Heard a Boy’s ‘Plea for Someone to Save Them’

A witness in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman took the stand today to say she could hear a “boy’s voice” yelling for help the night the former neighborhood watch captain killed ...

Patriots Player Hernandez Charged With Murder

Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an industrial park about a mile from ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Supreme Court says the Cedar Rapids School District was negligent in its supervision of a student with a mental disability who was sexually assaulted in 2007. The case involved a ...

(Radio Iowa) – Much of Iowa was hammered with more heavy rains over the weekend. One of the hardest hit areas was Allamakee County in far northeast Iowa. In Waukon, more than four inches of rain fell in just a ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad talked today about the items he vetoed from the budget in action last week. Branstad was asked at his weekly meeting with reporters about money he cut that would have ...

(Radio Iowa) – Damage assessment is underway at a state forest in far northeast Iowa where flash flooding forced dozens of campers to abandon their belongings and evacuate Saturday. Joe Wilkinson, a spokesman ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Family Leader has announced that businessman and reality TV host, Donald Trump, has agreed to speak at the group’s leadership summit in August. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa moved up in the latest “Kids Count” national survey that ranks states based on 16 indicators that are supposed to give an indication of the well being of children and families. Michael ...

(Radio Iowa) – Investigators working to solve a nearly year-old abduction case near Waterloo are looking for a vehicle that was near a lake on the day two young cousins disappeared. Investigators are asking ...

Crews defending small homes, a ski area and a handful of roads against an erratic wildfire in Colorado’s southwest mountains hoped Monday for a break — any break — in the weather that will allow them to ...

Mom Charged with Murder After Daughter, 5, Shoots Self

A New Orleans mother has been charged with murder after her 5-year-old daughter shot herself in the head while home alone in a locked bedroom. Laderika Smith, 28, was booked Sunday on charges of second-degree ...

George Zimmerman Jury Hears Key 911 Tapes in Start of Trial

The George Zimmerman murder trial began with a prosecutor telling the jury that Zimmerman killed teenager Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” while Zimmerman’s lawyer told the court it was a ...

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger Ran Crime Ring With Help of FBI, Investigator Says

To the FBI he was known as informant BS 1544-OC, the OC designating “organized crime.” He was later upgraded to BS 1544-TE, designating “top echelon informant.” That role as FBI informant as ...

(Radio Iowa) – Hundreds of people were on hand today to greet 50 soldiers with the Iowa Army National Guard as they returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The soldiers are with the 2-211th General ...

(Radio Iowa) – A former state legislator and candidate for governor says he’s considering a run for the U.S. Senate. Fifty-five-year-old Rod Roberts served 10 years in the Iowa House, representing the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Ag Secretary, Bill Northey, just returned from a trade trip to Turkey which he calls eye opening. “I didn’t realize how significant Turkey was as they compare themselves to the European ...

(Radio Iowa) – Republican Congressman Steve King is among a group holding a six-hour-long press conference today in Washington, D.C. to insist on securing the southern border before any reform of the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s wildlife experts say the state’s pheasant numbers will likely be down this year compared to 2012. Todd Bogenschutz, a wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa Congressman, Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo, says the Farm Bill was supposed to be voted on by the full House this week, but there is talk that vote may be delayed. “We are ...

‘Letters to Jackie’ Documentary Shows Snapshot of 1960s America’s Grief Over Kennedy’s Assassination

A new documentary is aiming to put a fresh perspective on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, by retracing it through the moments when the American public reacted to his assassination. “Letters to ...

Aaron Hernandez’s Rental Car to Be Searched in Murder Probe

Investigators plan to execute a search warrant on an Enterprise rental car registered to New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez today, ABC News has learned. The car was near the body of a man who was found ...

Documentary Alleges TWA Flight 800 Cover-Up

In a new documentary, former investigators who looked into the mysterious crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 230, are breaking their silence to claim that the explosion that brought down the plane in 1996 was ...