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Iowa court: Bosses can fire ‘irresistible’ workers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a dentist did not commit gender discrimination when he fired an attractive female assistant he viewed as a threat to his marriage.

12/21/2012

Dina Manfredini, certified as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records, has died. (Photo credit: Guinness World Records)

115-year-old woman dies, was world’s oldest person

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 115-year-old Iowa woman’s granddaughter says the woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world’s oldest person.

12/17/2012

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Officials: Iowa woman now world’s oldest person

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) – A 115-year-old woman in Iowa has become the world’s oldest living person.

12/05/2012

Powerball

Powerball jackpot boosted again to $550M

The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount.

11/28/2012

Iowa scientists: Drought a sign of climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can […]

11/19/2012

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

Romney calls for 'bold changes' for economy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling for “bold changes” to help revive the nation’s economy as he outlines a closing economic argument in a speech Friday in Iowa. Romney […]

10/26/2012

Judge calls mistrial in liberal bias trial

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a conservative scholar who claims she was passed over for jobs at the University of Iowa law school because of liberal […]

10/24/2012

Conservative: U. Iowa law school rejection stung

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A conservative lawyer says she was shocked when she was passed over for a faculty job at the University of Iowa law school in favor of a less qualified candidate who […]

10/22/2012

Romney: Obama has failed America's women

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama has failed America’s women. The Republican nominee told supporters in Virginia on Wednesday that women have suffered through high unemployment and high poverty rates during […]

10/17/2012

Obama: Romney's economic plan a 'sketchy deal'

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) – President Barack Obama is ridiculing rival Mitt Romney’s five-point plan for the economy as a “sketchy deal” that boils down to helping the wealthy at the expense of the middle […]

10/17/2012

With 1 debate left, Obama, Romney return to battleground states

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) – In the aftermath of last night’s combative debate in suburban New York, President Barack Obama campaigns today in Iowa, while Mitt Romney will be in Virginia. The second debate between the […]

10/17/2012

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