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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, ...

Justice Breyer Hospitalized After Accident

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been hospitalized following a bicycle accident yesterday in Washington, D.C., a court spokesperson said today. “Associate Justice Stephen Breyer underwent reverse ...

A spokesman for blind Iowans is urging the governor and legislators to boost the budget for the Iowa Department for the Blind by half a million dollars. Michael Barber — president of the National Federation of the ...

Mother Nature cooperating with Pella Tulip Festival

The annual Pella Tulip Festival begins next Thursday (May 2) and organizers believe the headliner guest will actually be there this time. Susan Canfield of the festival’s steering committee say the unseasonably ...

Branstad grants Rasberry Williams’ commutation request

For only the third time in his 18 years in office, Governor Branstad is commuting the life sentence of a prison inmate. Branstad today granted the request of 67-year-old Rasberry Williams – who was convicted in ...

Obama Mixes Serious Tone with Humor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Amid the glitz and glamour, humor and levity normally surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama injected a somber tone to the annual soiree as he invoked the memories of those affected by ...

Bridging the Divide: Wilcox County High School Students Hold First Integrated Prom

For any teenager, prom is a monumental night, but for students at a Georgia high school, it has been more than 40 years in the making. For the first time ever, students at Wilcox County High School, in Rochelle, Ga. ...

Jodi Arias Jury Never Saw This Police Complaint About Tire Slashing

Just four months before he was found dead in his Arizona home, Travis Alexander called police and reported that his car tires had been slashed, according to records obtained exclusively by ABC News.  The incident, ...

Michigan Mother Disappears From Late Night Shift at Gas Station

The disappearance of a Michigan mother who was last seen working the late shift at a gas station was reclassified today as an abduction, as the woman’s family pleaded for her safe return. Jessica Heeringa, 25, ...

Boston Bombing Brings Twist to Cold Murder Case

The stalled investigation into a gruesome 2011 triple murder in the leafy suburb of Waltham, Mass., has taken a dramatic turn in the days since two explosions ripped through the crowd during the final stretch of the ...

The President of the National Rifle Association made a stop at the Iowa State Capitol Thursday. While speaking with Republican lawmakers and NRA supporters, David Keene was critical of President Barack Obama and his ...

It has been a very unusual spring of extra moisture and, at times, snow. So is that extra moisture helping the state’s drought conditions? The latest U-S Drought Monitor report shows half of the state is still ...

Iowa ranks toward the top of a new national study that grades the 50 states based on the information available on its government websites. Kristin McMurray, editor of the Sunshine Review, says the criteria involve ...

A Webster City hog production facility shut down by the economy is back in operation and is now a model for a new agriculture market. The owners of the farm called “Iowa’s First” are now raising striped bass ...

Lawmakers Upset Judge Ended Tsarnaev Interrogation

A federal magistrate judge has set off a firestorm of criticism for ending the interrogation of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect before, lawmakers contend, law enforcement officials had concluded their ...

George W. Bush’s Legacy on Africa Wins Praise, Even From Foes

The George W. Bush Presidential Library dedication brought together five living presidents who have been at odds about much of the 43rd president’s foreign policy legacy, particularly the Iraq war. But they all ...

Fathers, Firefighters: Lives Lost in West, Texas

On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town located some 20 miles north of Waco. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other ...

The U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the first three months of 2013, according to the Commerce Department, boosted by consumer spending and offset by decreases in government spending. The ...

Obama Backs Planned Parenthood in Political Fight

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion ...