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Tropical Storm Andrea Bearing Down on Fla. Coast

Heavy rain was pouring across much of Florida early Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state’s western coast and a new tropical storm warning was issued for ...

Philadelphia Officials Face Questions Over Deadly Building Collapse, Inspections

Philadelphia officials are facing questions over whether the building collapse that killed six people on Wednesday could have been prevented. Mayor Michael Nutter and the city’s commissioner of licenses ...

Girl Gets New Birthday to Qualify for Adult Lungs

Sarah Murnaghan now has two records in the official organ transplant database: one with her real birthday and one with a birthday to make the system treat her as a 12-year-old. The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl ...

George Zimmerman Judge Rules Witnesses Can’t Be Anonymous

Witnesses in the upcoming murder trial of George Zimmerman will not be permitted to testify anonymously, a Florida judge ruled today, just four days before the start of what is be a closely watched case in the ...

Dozens of American families have spent many months and many thousands of dollars trying to adopt Russian orphans with no success. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is calling on President Obama to confront Russian ...

The head of a Cedar Rapids-based pro-life organization testified before a congressional committee Tuesday on how the IRS treated the group when it sought tax-exempt status. Sue Martinek, president of the Coalition ...

  (Radio Iowa) – Two young western Iowa boys are home and safe after they were the subject of an Amber Alert on Wednesday, which led to the arrest of their non-custodial mother in eastern Nebraska. Dodge ...

The monthly economic survey of business leaders in Iowa and eight other Midwestern states finds the region’s numbers slipping, slightly, while Iowa’s numbers are climbing. Creighton University economist Ernie ...

Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach is joining the University of Iowa faculty. (Radio Iowa) – “We are so very pleased today to be announcing that he will become a visiting professor of law and the University ...

(Radio Iowa) – A series of free seminars are being held across the state to held guide Iowans through the home buying process. Ashley Jared, spokesperson for the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA), says the sessions ...

A long-time Iowa Democratic operative says Tom Vilsack’s decision to remain as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture rather than run for governor in 2014 opens the door for other Democrats who’ve been thinking about the ...

Detroit Class President Shot in Head Surprises Classmates at Graduation

A Detroit high school senior class president who was shot in the head at a birthday party two months ago stunned his friends and classmates this week when he emerged on stage at their graduation. On April 6, Balaal ...

Heather McGill, Wife of Alabama Sen. Shadrack McGill, Warns on Facebook to Keep Off Her Man

An Alabama politician’s wife who took to Facebook to warn women to stay away from her husband said a “righteous anger” pushed her to write a post that has now gone viral. “I know that I can’t bring about ...

Sgt. Robert Bales Says There Is ‘Not a Good Reason’ For Afghan Massacre

An American soldier who plead guilty today to murdering 16 Afghan civilians told a judge today that there is “not a good reason in the world” for the “horrible things” he did. Staff Sgt. ...

Rescuers Search for Victims Trapped in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Fourteen people have been pulled from the rubble after a four-story building in central Philadelphia collapsed this morning. At least 13 people have been transported to hospitals with minor injuries, according to ...

Senator Chuck Grassley’s chief of staff hopes to join Grassley in the U.S. Senate. David Young formally announced his candidacy for the Iowa Republican Party’s 2014 U.S. Senate nomination this weekend. “My ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowans are being warned about a new crop of scams where the con artists claim to be federal agents. Jim Hegarty, with the Better Business Bureau, says the victims find their computer screens ...

(Radio Iowa) – Many areas of Iowa have had flooding recently, but Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis says it doesn’t mean mosquitoes will be swarming immediately. “It’s not the ...

(Radio Iowa) – New projections show the water will not go over the spillway at the Coralville Dam, but the Army Corps of Engineers is dealing with a flood of people who want to see the high water. The Corps ...

(Radio Iowa) – Former U.S. Attorney and Iowa Hawkeye football player Matt Whitaker formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate today in his hometown of Ankeny. Whitaker made the announcement at Accumold ...

(Radio Iowa) – Some two-dozen Iowa counties are declared disaster areas due to storms and flooding, so the Iowa Attorney General’s office is issuing a reminder about the state’s price-gouging regulations. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Governor Terry Branstad says the bill he signed a bill into law this morning will be “transformational” for Iowa schools. With a few dozen students from Des Moines North High School ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa’s governor and lieutenant governor are touring flood-ravaged areas of the state this afternoon. “You know, we’ve dealt with flooding before and I think Iowans have done a very good ...

Death Toll in Oklahoma Storms Rises to 14

Another death is being attributed to the tornadoes and flooding last week in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said Monday that 14 people died as a result of the powerful storms that swept ...

Person of Interest Being Questioned Amid Exclusive Images of Possibly Ricin-Laced Letter to Bloomberg

FBI agents are questioning a man they consider a person of interest in the mailing of letters possibly laced with the poison ricin to public officials, according to a source familiar with the case. The agents are ...