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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $636 million on Tuesday, making it the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The top prize had been estimated at $586 […]

12/17/2013

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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 million. The hike pushes the prize for Tuesday’s drawing closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. Should nobody […]

12/16/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrates his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Christie: GOP should ‘show up’ for minority votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday offered his Republican Party a prescription to win: show up. Christie, fresh off a 22-percentage point win for re-election, said the GOP must go into […]

11/10/2013

Bob Knowles buys a Powerball ticket, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. The giant Powerball jackpots keep coming, with the latest $400 million prize ranking among the largest ever. But soon, lottery players could see even more huge jackpots as organizers of the Mega Millions lottery move ahead with plans to revamp the game and attract more players. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

6 facts about the Powerball jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it’s considered the nation’s fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing. 1. […]

09/17/2013

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Iowa board votes to bar abortion pill system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Medicine voted Friday to end a unique system in which doctors use the Internet to distribute abortion-inducing pills remotely to patients at clinics across the state. […]

08/30/2013

A man checks his Powerball tickets after purchasing them at a convenience store in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

More Powerball players seeking big jackpots only

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The allure of capturing the estimated $425 million Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy Wednesday, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket […]

08/07/2013

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Marine, dog reunited in surprise ceremony

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach served as a dog handler in Afghanistan, he told the yellow lab who was his constant companion that he’d look her up when he returned […]

05/17/2013

Springsteen: 'A world that challenges hopefulness'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Rocker Bruce Springsteen joined President Barack Obama at a rally in Wisconsin, playing the anthem “Land of Hope and Dreams.” He said Monday that after Obama ran on an optimistic message […]

11/05/2012

Fired bank worker declines offer to return to work

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A 68-year-old Des Moines man fired from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage over a minor crime 50 years ago has stirred national interest. Richard Eggers was fired in July when a […]

10/26/2012

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