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White House floats health care fix for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tossed back in the lap of Congress a prickly political question involving health insurance for staffers and lawmakers themselves. Proposed regulations issued Wednesday say lawmakers’ offices should individually […]

08/07/2013

University of Iowa students before an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

University of Iowa claims top party school title

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — College students consider the University of Iowa the nation’s best party school, even though Iowa City has tried to make its famous bar scene less hospitable to underage drinkers. The […]

08/05/2013

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Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Stomach bug in 2 states linked to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska has been linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm. The outbreak […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in those states and […]

08/02/2013

Chris Ihle describes on Aug. 1, 2013, how he pushed an elderly couple's car off train tracks in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Rodney White)

Iowa man saves couple from oncoming train

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is being hailed as a hero for pushing an elderly couple’s stalled car from a railroad crossing with a freight train bearing down on them. Chris Ihle, 38, […]

08/02/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging […]

08/01/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Official: Salad mix wasn’t produced in Iowa, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A food-safety inspector said Wednesday that most, if not all, of the prepackaged salad mix that sickened hundreds of people in Iowa and Nebraska wasn’t grown in either state. Iowa Food […]

07/31/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

5 things to know about stomach bug outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states. Iowa and Nebraska have linked some cases in their […]

07/31/2013

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Iowa top court: Firing of attractive aide is legal

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A dentist acted legally when he fired a longtime assistant because he had grown too attracted to her and worried he would try to start an affair, the Iowa Supreme […]

07/12/2013

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State-by-state look at Iowa to Mid-Atlantic storm

(The Associated Press) – Massive thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest are pushing toward the Mid-Atlantic states. Meteorologists warn that the line of storms could launch a weather event called a derecho, which is a […]

06/13/2013

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Midwest pelted with rain, wind, hail, tornadoes

CHICAGO (AP) — A massive line of storms packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds rolled through the Midwest Wednesday evening driving people into basements for shelter, tearing down power lines and causing flooding in low-lying […]

06/13/2013

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