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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 ...

The Iowa Speedway in Newton would get $8 million in state taxpayer support over the next four years under a proposal approved by the Iowa Senate tonight. Senator Bill Dotzler, a Democrat from Waterloo, said the ...

The area of Iowa where last year’s drought was most severe has gotten welcome moisture in recent weeks. Iowa State University’s spring survey in northwest Iowa found subsoil moisture levels rose five inches ...

A southwest Iowa woman, who was the subject of a regional “Attempt to Locate” search on Tuesday, turned herself in to authorities early this morning. The Council Bluffs Police Department says through a joint ...

Picketers are marching around construction sites in Iowa’s second-largest city, which is still recovering from the devastating flood of 2008. On Tuesday, a carpenter’s union in Cedar Rapids voted down a wage ...

Legislators in both the House and Senate agree all school employees should be subject to background checks. The House approved a bill on Tuesday to accomplish that goal. Senate Democrats tacked the same proposal ...

The discovery of three missing women in Cleveland, Ohio Monday is giving hope to family and friends of missing persons from Iowa. Erin Pospisil of Cedar Rapids was 15 when she disappeared in June 2001. Twelve years ...

Groups offer critique of governor’s “Healthy Iowa Plan”

Three groups that have been lobbying for Iowa Democrats’ plan to expand Medicaid to cover up to 150,000 more uninsured Iowans are re-focusing their message. The groups released a map today showing how much Iowans ...

Jodi Arias Jury Reaches Verdict in Murder Case

The jury deliberating in the murder trial of Jodi Arias has reached a verdict, court officials said. The verdict will be announced in court at 4:30 p.m. EST. Arias, 32, is charged with first-degree murder for ...

Tsarnaev Family Fears Russia Would Even Reject Boston Suspect’s Ashes

If burying the dead Boston bombing suspect in the United States is proving difficult, his family is finding it might be impossible in their native Russia. That is because, according to legal experts here, Russia has ...

The stock market continued a remarkable four-year run with the Dow Jones Index leaping over 15,000 for the first time on Tuesday. The Dow has gained 130 percent since March, 2009. But the recovery has come at a time ...

New Terrorist Magazine Targets Obama, Drones

President Barack Obama appears with a bull’s-eye on his head in a new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, who also urge Muslims around the world to try to hack and ...