Hospitals Overcharging Patients, Nurses’ Union Says

(ABC News) – New data released by National Nurses United revealed that not only do a handful of hospitals charge patients more than 10 times the actual cost of treatment but that prices have been steadily ...

Once Again, Is JPMorgan Chase Too Big to Jail?

(ABC News) – In another major victory for JPMorgan Chase and its CEO Jamie Dimon, prosecutors said today the bank will be able to avoid criminal charges under a deferred prosecution agreement despite having ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa State Patrol is keeping an eye out today for motorists who might be having some trouble on the roadways. Trooper Vince Kurtz says most of their focus will be on assisting motorists. ...

(Radio Iowa) – “Significant headwinds” may be ahead for state tax collections according to the Legislative Services Agency. State tax revenue in December, 2013 was $98 million below December of 2012. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Whether to hold school tomorrow may be a tougher call for Iowa superintendents than it was today. “It’ll be a dilemma, there’s no doubt about that,” says Dan Smith, executive director ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa artist known for painting patriotic pictures on a boulder in Greene County has painted a much smaller and more mobile object to help raise funds for veterans. Iowa Lottery CEO  Terry ...

Nuns Claim US Is ‘Blind’ to Obamacare Contraceptive Implications

(ABC News) – A group of nuns and the government could not be farther apart on the impact of the contraceptive mandate on the religious liberty of nonprofit religious groups. The Supreme Court is considering ...

Utah Gay Marriage Case Could Make It Back to Supreme Court After Appeal

(ABC News) – What’s next in the battle over gay marriage in Utah and beyond? The issue was put in limbo today when the Supreme Court halted gay weddings that have been taking place in Utah since a lower ...

(ABC News) – Louise Woodward, the British au pair who was jailed for the shaking death of 8-month old American Matthew Eappen in 1997, has just given birth to her own baby girl on New Year’s Day, ...

Steubenville, Ohio High School Student Convicted of Rape Released

(ABC News) – A Steubenville, Ohio, high school football player has been released from a juvenile detention center less than a year after he was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party. Ma’lik ...

(Radio Iowa) – Several Iowa agencies that serve young victims of abuse will receive funding as a result of the sex abuse scandal involving former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ...

(Radio Iowa) – January is national blood donor month. Stacy Sime, the manager of a center that supplies blood to more than 90 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. says every two seconds someone in the ...

(Radio Iowa) – Iowa is starting the new year with some cold temperatures and it should get even colder soon. Police are encouraging Iowans to take extra care if they’re traveling by keeping the gas tank full ...

(Radio Iowa) – The Iowa Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man over the question of whether he was absent or escaped from a halfway house. David Miller was given approval to leave a halfway house in ...

Americans Who Fought in Fallujah Watch al Qaeda Make Comeback

(ABC News) – The crack of gunfire shattered the quiet following afternoon prayers in Fallujah on Thursday, an Iraqi city that U.S. forces once wrested from al Qaeda-linked forces in fierce and bloody fighting ...

At Least 13 Died in Winter Storm

(ABC News) – At least 13 deaths have been attributed to the winter storm that walloped the Northeast with snow overnight and delivered bone-chilling temperatures today. Much of the Northeast is getting ...

Murder of Pregnant Woman Could Bring Death Penalty

(ABC News) – A Texas man was charged today with murdering his estranged wife and her unborn child, a capital murder charge that carries the death penalty. Detectives arrested Matthew Sowders, 28, of Harris ...

Man Scammed Banks Out of $11M to Fund Rock Star Fantasy

(ABC News) – When one man apparently didn’t have the talent he needed to become a famous rock star, he resorted to crime. As the lead singer for his band, Lights Over Paris, Robert Mawhinney’s ...

Ship Stuck in Antarctic Ice Blinded by Blizzard

(ABC News) – Passengers aboard a ship stuck in the Antarctic ice are being blinded by a howling blizzard and the only sound outside the ship is the whine of winds at 50 mph — which is considered not such a ...

McDonald’s Controversial Employee Website Finally Taken Down

(ABC News) – After a series of postings that caused embarrassment for the company, McDonald’s said it will close its employee assistance website. In the latest gaffe, earlier this week McDonald’s ...

600 People Involved in Movie Theater Brawl, 5 Arrested

(Radio Iowa) – Five teenagers were arrested when a 600-person brawl broke out in a Florida movie theater’s parking lot on Christmas night. Described by police as a “melee,” the fight occurred around 8:30 ...

Leukemia Girl’s Death Leaves Parents With ‘Emptiness’ and Her Unopened Presents

(ABC News) – The parents of a young leukemia patient who inspired a town to serenade her with Christmas carols are struggling today to cope with her Christmas Day death and her unopened holiday presents. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Farmland prices in Iowa hit a record high for the fourth straight year in the Iowa State University survey released earlier this month. ISU economics professor Mike Duffy, who conducts the ...

(Radio Iowa) – A real-life Grinch wrecked a Des Moines couple’s Christmas. According to a police report, a couple returned from a family gathering on Christmas Eve to find someone had broken into their home. ...

(Radio Iowa) – Researchers in Iowa City are exploring the possibility of turning the state’s threatened ash trees into biomass fuel. A tiny insect that kills ash trees may present an opportunity for the ...