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(Courtesy Iowa Radio News Todd Kimm) – In a little more than a month the Iowa Speedway will host the first of five racing weekends and it will be capped off on June eighth by the Dupont Pioneer 250, the first ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News O. Kay Henderson) – A group of Iowa high school students won the “Inspire” award at a recent world robotics competition. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds honored the group of ...

Philly Jury Returns Monday in Clinic Murder Case

A Philadelphia jury is scheduled to start a fourth full day of deliberations in the case of a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with multiple counts of murder. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with killing ...

Cause of California Wildfire Appears Accidental

Investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of a huge Southern California wildfire that was 75 percent contained Sunday after burning through coastal mountains and threatening thousands of homes. Continuing ...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Won’t Be Allowed to be Buried in Cambridge

The funeral director in charge of finding a city with a cemetery willing to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev can cross Cambridge, Mass., off his list. While there has been no formal application for a burial permit there, ...

Investigators Clueless on Cause of Limo Fire That Killed Bride, 4 Friends

Investigators hope that the four people who escaped a limousine fire, in which a newlywed and four other women died, will offer key information about what started the weekend blaze as they crossed a San ...

Head Start Programs, Forced to Close Early, Still Have Funds For Flights

By cutting funds for Head Start, sequestration has sent low-income children in some states home 10 days early. But the federal government’s inability to agree on a budget didn’t prevent 2,800 Head Start ...

Iowa Agriculture Secretary, Bill Northey, today took his name out of the running for the open U.S. Senate seat in 2014. “I certainly appreciate all the good comments folks have given me, the encouragement. But ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News’ Pat Curtis) – The spring snowstorm striking today is unusual even by Iowa standards. Three cities have topped a 66-year-old record for the heaviest snowfall in the month of ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News’ O. Kay Henderson) – For the second time in five years, a northwest Iowa legislator has proposed docking the pay of Iowa Supreme Court justices, then tabled his plan before a ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News’ Dar Danielson) – Governor Terry Branstad has ordered that all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff today to honor a northeast Iowa sailor who was killed in action in ...

(Courtesy Iowa Radio News’ Dar Danielson) – Organizers of the Pella Tulip Festival seem to be taking the sudden shift to winter weather in stride. The event opened Thursday as the rare May snowstorm ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa News’ Dar Danielson) – The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling that both names of a lesbian couple should be included on a birth certificate when one of the women ...

(Courtesy Radio Iowa News’ Matt Kelly) – The Midwestern economy faltered slightly during the past month but it’s still healthy and chugging along, while Iowa’s economy is thriving, according to a ...

A famous German World War II bomber nicknamed “the flying pencil” has spent decades submerged in the English Channel after being shot down in the Battle of Britain. Now, divers are braving dangerous ...

U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan

A U.S. military plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan today, shortly after taking off from the Manas Transit Center. The aircraft was a KC-135, a refueling tanker based on the Boeing 707. It is not immediately clear how many ...

A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index, a broader ...

Runaway Mom’s Ex-Husband Facing Insurance Payout Fight

The husband of Brenda Heist, the Pennsylvania mother who vanished 11 years ago and reappeared in Florida last week, may now face a legal battle over the $100,000 in insurance money he was paid when Heist was ...

Feds Seek Clues in Boston Marathon Suspects’ Laptop, Post-Bomb Phone Call

Authorities are hoping to find new clues in the Boston Marathon bombing case by poring over a laptop belonging to one of the suspects and learning what the other told his wife in a phone call days after the blast, ...

Republicans in the Iowa House have voted for one of the strongest anti-abortion restrictions in the country, but critics warn the language may also prevent hospitals from following the wishes of patients who have ...

A federal jury in Davenport today ruled that a Texas company should pay 32 mentally disabled workers in Iowa $240-million in damages for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The 32 men were sent by ...

A report by Iowa State University economics professor, Bruce Babcock, finds government incentives to help farmers pay for crop insurance push them toward the more expensive insurance and increase the costs to ...

Winter conditions return with heavy snow

Travel is becoming iffy and many schools have canceled classes as 6 inches of snow is already on the ground in northwest Iowa, while central Iowa is bracing for 5-to-9 inches by tomorrow morning. The Iowa Department ...

Death of Osama Bin Laden, the Security Turning Point Two Years Later

It  has now been two years since U.S. Navy SEALs dropped into a dark compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden. It was an event that stopped the nation in its tracks and was seen as a turning ...

The tragic shooting death of a 2-year-old girl by her 5-year-old brother this week was compounded by the fact — baffling to many who don’t use guns — that the .22 rifle the boy used has been given ...