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What if the United States could shrink the federal deficit and get high at the same time? Two congressmen calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana say it’s not such a trippy idea. Rep. Earl ...

Jodi Arias Trial Nearing End as Final Witnesses Take the Stand

After four months of detailed and sometimes graphic testimony, the final two witnesses are set to take the stand today for what could be the final day of testimony in the Jodi Arias murder trial. Arias’ legal ...

Gas prices usually head higher during the spring and summer but not this year. The American Automobile Association’s new forecast says drivers are likely to pay less this summer, with prices dropping to below ...

Jessica Heeringa Disappearance: Person of Interest Seemed Like ‘Just Another Guy Hitting on Her’

An employee at a store adjacent to the gas station where Jessica Heeringa worked the late shift said he noticed a man in a minivan talking to the missing Michigan mother, but didn’t think much of the ...

3 More in Custody in Boston Marathon Bombing Case: Cops

Three more suspects have been taken into custody in connection to the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Police Department tweeted today. The brief statement said more details were forthcoming. ...

Democrats in the Iowa Senate last night rejected a Republican effort to protect kids from ice cream truck drivers who might be pedophiles. Republicans tried to attach a provision to a spending bill that would allow ...

An agreement’s been reached between Alliant Energy subsidiary, Interstate Power and Light Company, and the Office of Consumer Advocate that keeps plans on track for a new natural gas electric plant in ...

The Consul General from the Turkish Embassy in Chicago says he is “on a mission” to strengthen relationships between Turkey and the United States. Consul General Fatih Yildiz visited Iowa City Monday and he’s ...

More large hail hit parts of north-central and northeast Iowa overnight after ping pong ball-sized hail fell earlier in the day. Meteorologist Rod Donovan, at the National Weather Service, say a number of counties ...

Suspect still sought in Sioux City police shooting

The search continues today in Sioux City for a man who shot a police officer during a routine traffic stop Monday. The injured officer was shot in the head, but is listed in stable condition at a local hospital. ...

For the first time since 2007 – before the recession – the US Treasury is planning to make a down payment on the federal debt. The budget deficit has been shrinking more than expected. Thanks to government ...

Gun-Related Businesses Look to Leave Colorado in Face of Stricter Gun Control Laws

While Colorado works to become the most business-friendly state in the country, gun-related businesses talk about leaving the state following the passage of gun control legislation that restricts the sale of ...

Obama: I’ve Still Got Juice

One hundred days into his second term, President Obama, paraphrasing Mark Twain, told reporters, “rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.” When it comes to Congress, the President has had a tough start to ...

George Zimmerman’s Decision Leads to Summer Trial

A Florida judge questioned George Zimmerman today on his decision to waive an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which means that he is likely heading for a trial this ...

Jason Collins Says ‘Huge Weight’ Lifted After Becoming First Openly Gay Major Pro Athlete

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins says a “huge weight has been lifted” from his shoulders after becoming the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. team sport and he is waiting for someone else ...

Jessica Heeringa: Video of Minivan Sought by Police, 911 Call Released in Gas Station Attendant’s Disappearance

A gray minivan being sought by police in connection with the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa was captured on surveillance video around the time police believe the gas station attendant might have been abducted. ...

Feds Probe Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Link to Russian Militants

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been in touch with suspected militants before and during his visit last year to southern Russia, according to a U.S. official and sources in the region. ...

California Manhunt for 8-Year-Old Leila Fowler’s Killer; Family Devastated

A manhunt for a suspect considered “armed and dangerous” is underway in California after 8-year-old Leila Fowler was found stabbed to death in her home. Leila Fowler and her 12-year-old brother were home ...

Authorities: Student Shoots Self in Ohio Classroom

An honors student at an all-male Catholic high school tried to commit suicide in his first-period classroom Monday, police said, critically wounding himself with a gunshot and sending other students scrambling for ...

4 Choir Members Stabbed During New Mexico Church Service

Four members of an Albuquerque church choir were stabbed today when a man rushed them at the end of mass, police said. Witnesses at the 11 a.m. mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Church said the choir had begun their closing ...

Branstad defends management of Iowa Veterans Home

Governor Terry Branstad says he “has heard some concerns” about management of the Iowa Veterans Home, but the governor is expressing confidence in the leadership that’s in place. “We’re very proud of the ...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has identified 18 businesses that’ll be participating in this year’s Pollution Prevention intern program. DNR spokesperson, Danielle Dilks, says the program is part of ...

Two people were injured in a fire at a Cedar Rapids condominium complex Sunday. Firefighters were called to the Shamrock Condominiums on the southwest side of the city around 7;30 Sunday evening. Firefighters ...

Branstad on Senate race: “The last thing we need is another congressman”

Republican Governor Terry Branstad seems to be suggesting Republican Congressman Steve King either is not running or should not run for the U.S. Senate. “I really believe that Iowans want somebody that will serve ...

Biden: Economic Collapse Led to McCain Loss in 2008

Vice President Joe Biden says that if the economy hadn’t collapsed in 2008, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would have won the presidential election instead of President Barack Obama. “The truth of the matter is, ...