• NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held in press conference in New York on Friday, September 19th, 2014 to address the league's domestic violence issues. (CNN)

    NFL’s Goodell: ‘We Will Get Our House in Order’ in Handling of Domestic Violence

    NEW YORK — Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal but vowed “now I will get it right and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish that.” Speaking at a Manhattan new conference amid calls for his resignation, Goodell announced a […]

  • Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. (CDC)

    Enterovirus D68 in 19 States, Canada

    Enterovirus D68 is likely coming — if it hasn’t already — to a state near you. Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 153 cases of respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 in 18 states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New […]

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    Fire Drill Provides Learning Experience

      DES MOINES, Iowa — A new program aims at improving fire safety at Des Moines schools. The program is called Fire Drills as a Learning Experience. Fire Marshal Jonathan Lund says, “It’s actually a result of a research project I did for the executive fire officer program.” Brody Middle School tested out the program […]

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    Should Scotland Be an Independent Country? Voters Deciding Today

    GLASGOW, Scotland — Scotland’s voters are heading to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country’s landmark independence referendum. There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country? More than 4.2 million people have registered to vote, the largest electorate ever in Scotland, and turnout in the referendum […]

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    Migraines with Aura in Middle Age Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

    People who suffer from migraines with aura during middle age have double the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders later in life than those who do not, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Migraines are the most common brain disorder in both men and women, according to the […]

  • Former Ambassador and World Food Prize President Kenneth Quinn discusses his invitation to speak in Iran and the warm welcome they had for him (WHO-HD/Reid Chandler)

    World Food Prize President Speaks on Warm Welcome in Iran

    DES MOINES, Iowa – “Confronting hunger can bring together people, even across the broadest divides of cultures, religion and diversity.” That’s the philosophy of Kenneth Quinn, a former U.S. ambassador and the current president of the World Food Prize, headquartered in Des Moines. Quinn spoke in a news conference Wednesday on his unprecedented trip to […]

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    Last Day of Campaigning Before Scottish Independence Vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland — Politicians are making their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the polls to vote on independence. Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday’s historic referendum, which could see Scotland split from the United Kingdom. The latest poll of polls, released […]

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    Acupuncture Helps Restore Stressed Bodies

      CLIVE, Iowa — Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine that’s been around for thousands of years. most commonly used to treat pain, it’s also known to reduce stress, increase energy and detox the body. “We are truly modern acupuncturists,” says acupuncturist Bill Terrell, “we’re trained in biochemistry, anatomy, physiology.” Terrell and his […]

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    National Attention on Iowa Senate Race

    SPENCER, Iowa — Joni Ernst takes running for Senate literally. Try keeping up with her as she races through a rainy parade. It’s a workout. Ernst doesn’t march, she sprints — darting side-to-side, shaking as many hands as possible — a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard recruiting potential voters for her campaign. The […]

  • Murphy’s Law: Cy-Hawk Result

    Keith Murphy and John Sears cover the Cy-Hawk game in Murphy’s Law and I Think respectively.

  • Yusuke Kirimoto: From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner

    ‘Sumo Wrestler’ Loses 102 Pounds, Now a Distance Runner

    Yusuke Kirimoto was always overweight. When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, “the sumo wrestler is back.” Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting. Kirimoto and his wife Megumi had their daughter Sara in 2006. Like many toddlers, Sara would run around their Westminster, Colorado, […]

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    Secret Children, Living and Dead, Hidden by Squalor for Years

    WORCESTER COUNTY, Massachusetts — It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits. Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office describes as the home’s “deplorable conditions (such as) […]