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News of the Obama Administration’s role in the extensive editing of CIA talking points on Benghazi rocked the political world last week and prompted a demand from Speaker of the House John Boehner for the release ...

Gosnell Jury Deadlocked on Two Counts in Controversial Abortion Case

The jury considering the murder case against controversial Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is deadlocked on two charges. The jurors alerted the judge today, their tenth day of deliberations. Gosnell is ...

Ariel Castro’s Brothers Say He’s a ‘Monster,’ Hopes He ‘Rots’ in Jail for Alleged Kidnaps

The two brothers of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro — who is charged with kidnapping and raping three women for more than 10 years — described him as a “monster” and distanced themselves from ...

Indiana Farmer Loses Battle Against Monsanto

The Supreme Court ruled today against a 76-year-old Indiana farmer who had taken on Monsanto in a patent dispute over a genetically modified soybean seed. “The question in this case,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote ...

Eighteen pieces of art were installed this week in downtown Mason City as part of River City Sculptures on Parade. Gregory Mendez, a sculptor from Fort Wayne, Indiana, watched as one of his works was set in place. ...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he’ll decide in “about a year” whether to run for president in 2016. Paul is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an Iowa Republican Party fundraiser in Cedar Rapids Friday ...

(Iowa Radio News) – There’s a new wrinkle in on-going statehouse discusses over how best to provide health care coverage to low-income Iowans who are uninsured today. Democrats in the legislature who simply ...

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray is releasing a book today that chronicles his globe-trotting life in pictures — most of them photos he took himself. Proceeds from the sale of the 160-page coffee table book will ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A Des Moines man has been sentenced to just over one year in prison for stealing trees from federal land. A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Randall Todd Walker to 15 months ...

Tiny Wire From BBQ Brush Lands Teen in Surgery

A Washington state teen is recovering after a “violent” stomach ache landed him in a hospital where doctors performed exploratory surgery only to discover his problems stemmed from a BBQ brush wire that he ...

Cleveland Kidnap Victim Michelle Knight Leaves Hospital for Seclusion

Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight, who may have had the most harrowing ordeal in Ariel Castro’s house, quietly slipped away today from the hospital where she has been staying since being freed from a ...

Kidnap Suspect Ariel Castro is Father of Girl, DNA Confirms

A DNA analysis of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro confirmed today that he is the father of a 6-year-old girl born in captivity at his home, police said today. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation ...

‘Mounting Evidence’ Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder

Massachusetts investigators have developed what they call “mounting evidence,” bolstered by “forensic hits,” that point to the possible involvement of both Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger ...

Work is set to begin on a new farm bill in both chambers of Congress next week. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee, says they’ll take up the legislation on Tuesday. Harkin, a ...

The University of Iowa’s top research administrator predicts the automatic federal budget cuts known as “sequestration” will affect health research projects most severely. U-I Vice President for Research, ...

A newly drafted bill on the fast track in the Iowa House would provide new liability protection to Iowa farmers. It’s in response to a February Iowa Supreme Court ruling that said a woman injured during a ...

Most folks know Iowa is tops in the country in hogs, corn and soybeans, but the Hawkeye State is also the nation’s leader in eggs. Lois White, spokeswoman for the Iowa Egg Council, says the state has about ...

Governor Terry Branstad issued another disaster proclamation Tuesday, adding 15 more counties in southern and southeast Iowa to the disaster list for the severe weather and flooding in April. The latest proclamation ...

Up to 3.5 inches of rain has fallen in some parts of Iowa since Wednesday morning. National Weather Service Meteorologist Miles Schumacher says areas to the west and just north of Des Moines received the heaviest ...

Owners of cars that run solely on electricity would no longer get a big break on their registration fees under a proposal that’s been revived at the statehouse. Currently there’s a flat, $25 annual registration ...

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First Degree Murder, Would Rather ‘Get Death Than Life’

Shortly after Jodi Arias was found guilty today of the first-degree murder of her ex-boyfriend, she told a local TV station that she would “rather get death than life” in prison. “I said years ago ...

Body of Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried

The body of Boston marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a standoff with police on April 19, has been buried after an unnamed individual came forward to assist police. Worcester Police ...

FBI Under Fire, Didn’t Tell Boston PD About Marathon Bombing Suspects

The FBI never told the Boston police or the Massachusetts State Police about possible Russian terror connections of the suspected Marathon bombers until three and half days after the attack, law enforcement ...

Ariel Castro’s Bond Set at $8M in Cleveland Kidnapping

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of abducting three young women and keeping them as sex slaves in his home for a decade, appeared in court today charged with rape and kidnapping. Castro was charged with four ...

Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First Degree Murder, Will Face Death Penalty

Jodi Arias was found guilty today of first-degree premeditated murder, leaving open the possibility that she could be sentenced to death. Defendant Jodi Arias listens to prosecutor Juan Martinez makes his closing ...