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Containment of Calif. Fire Doubles to 40 Percent

Firefighters working in darkness doubled containment of a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles to 40 percent overnight, as cool, moist air moved in Monday to replace torrid weather. The fire expanded to more than ...

New Al Qaeda Video Urges Boston-Like Homeland Attacks

Al Qaeda’s most dangerous franchise is threatening the U.S. with renewed attempts at homeland terror attacks, while urging radicalized Americans to launch strikes like the Boston bombings and poison mail cases ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Minnesotan who won the 2011 Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll, but finished last in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses is not seeking reelection to congress. Michele Bachmann made the announcement ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A final version of the state’s latest strategy to reduce nitrogen run-off into Iowa lakes, streams and rivers has been released. Supporters like Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Iowa’s secretary of agriculture says some Iowa farmers face tough decisions because of the wet weather. Secretary Bill Northey says some farmers may have to shift to seeding soybeans in ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Police officers entered floodwater in central Iowa early this morning to rescue a truck driver trapped inside his cab. Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty says a motorist on Interstate 80 ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Army Corps of Engineers now expects water to go over the spillway at the Coralville Reservoir on Tuesday. Water output at the dam is being incrementally increased to a maximum of 20,000 ...

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire full-time photography staff. Sun-Times Media released a statement Thursday to The Associated Press confirming “the very difficult decision” to do away with ...

Ex-Cop Who Wanted ‘Suicide By Cop’ Killed By Police Barrage

Heavily-armed U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania state police opened fire on a wanted ex-cop on the run for attempted murder, breaking open a hotel room door and firing 52 shots as the man stood in the corner holding a ...

Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero in Her ‘Rescue’

A man’s bizarre plot to be a hero by kidnapping and then “rescuing” a teenage girl who had rebuffed his advances resulted in her death, according to an indictment charging him with murder. Kyle ...

Inside One of the Country’s Most Dangerous Schools, There Are Fights, Threats and Hope

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. “We must save the children,” one of them said, head bowed. The officers then take their posts ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Many tall office buildings have “lightning protection equipment” — but the state capitol doesn’t — yet. “It is common for the capitol building to get struck during a lightning ...

(Radio Iowa News) – A state senator from central Iowa has set the goal of raising a million dollars by year’s end for a run for governor. However, State Senator Jack Hatch, a Democrat from Des Moines, said ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Iowa Democratic Party’s chairman is embarking on a three-day tour of the state to tout the compromises Democrats and Republicans struck to end the 2013 legislative session. Party ...

(Radio Iowa News) – With more rain in the forecast — flooding or the potential for flooding — continues to be an issue across the state. In eastern Iowa, the University of Iowa is taking some of the most ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The weather has impacted the search for Kathlynn Shepard, the 15-year-old north-central Iowa girl who’s been missing since last Monday. Part of the search for Shepard had involved patrols ...

(Radio Iowa News) – As many Iowans are seeing flooded streets, wet basements and farmland underwater, more heavy rain is expected to fall on much of Iowa later today and into Thursday. Meteorologist Jim Lee, ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The pedestrian bridge that links Council Bluffs and Omaha was the scene of a triple-shooting early this morning. Police say three people were shot on the Omaha side of the Bob Kerrey ...

Churches to Cut Ties With Boy Scouts

A number of churches that previously sponsored Boy Scout troops have said they plan to sever ties to the organization following its decision to lift a longtime national ban on admitting openly gay Scouts. Openly gay ...

Mich. Authorities Await Autopsy Results for Ex-QB

A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area in Michigan, where authorities found his body and were left with a mystery of how he died. Authorities were hoping ...

Michele Bachmann’s Exit Strategy

EIGHT IS ENOUGH: In an e-mail message to supporters and a video posted online early this morning Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she would not seek a fifth term in Congress in 2014. “Be assured, my ...

Train Camera Will Help Explain Maryland Derailment

Authorities investigating a train derailment in Maryland that caused an explosion and left one person in serious condition are hoping that a camera on the front of the train will be able to help them answer ...

(Radio Iowa News) – The Iowa Transportation Museum is now open in Grinnell. The museum is at the site where Spaulding cars were once manufactured. Executive director, Chuck Brooke, says the Spaulding history ...

(Radio Iowa News) – Gardening is being promoted to Iowans through a new statewide initiative that’s designed to reach out to people who’ve never grown anything as well as current gardeners who might be ...

Residents of New Hartford in north-central Iowa are bracing for more flooding with heavy rain remaining in the forecast. Beaver Creek has risen to a depth of 12.3 feet in New Hartford, which is slightly above flood ...