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    Hoboken Train Crash: 1 Dead, More Than 100 Injured

    HOBOKEN, New Jersey — A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning’s rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, local officials said. Active rescue operations remained underway more than two hours after the crash occurred. Images posted on social media showed severe structural damage at the terminal — one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York metropolitan area — and part of the roof […]

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    If You Own a Front-Loading Washer, You May be Owed Money

    Consumers who have noticed foul odors or a slimy mold coming from their front-loading washing machine may be eligible for a cash rebate. The reimbursement is the result of several class action lawsuits against Whirlpool and Sears over complaints that the washing machines weren’t cleaning themselves, allowing mold and mildew to build up, ruining laundry. The settlement covers Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machines manufactured between 2001 and 2010. Whether it was bought, gifted or otherwise acquired, owners are […]

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    Man Killed After Crashing Motorcycle in Des Moines

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A man was killed following a motorcycle crash in Des Moines Tuesday night. At approximately 7:30 p.m., Des Moines police officers responded to the 2200 block of Southeast Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a motorcycle crash. The responding officers located a single motorcycle crash with one adult male injured at the location. The injured man, who was driving the motorcycle, was transported to a local hospital by Des Moines Fire Department medics. The man […]

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    Crest Underway for Cedar River in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids is cresting currently at just under 22 feet. The latest river levels from the National Weather Service show the  Cedar River at  21.91 feet in Cedar Rapids as of 11:00 a.m. The level was 21.89 at 9 a.m. and at 6 a.m. it was 21.87 feet. According to the NWS, river levels will plateau for a short time and then begin to drop Tuesday afternoon. At a news conference Tuesday morning, Cedar Rapids […]

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    High School Football Player Dies Two Days After Injury in Game

    A high school near Cleveland is mourning the tragic death of a football player days after he was injured during a game Friday night. Andre Jackson, 17, was hurt during a kickoff play in which he may have been kicked or kneed by another player while going after the ball, according to CNN affiliate WEWS. Officials have not identified what his injury was. Jackson, a fullback and outside linebacker for Euclid High School in Euclid, reportedly walked off the field […]

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    Poll: Clinton, Trump Virtually Tied Headed into Debate

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied headed into their first presidential debate Monday night, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows. The survey shows likely voters split 46% for Clinton and 44% for Trump — with 5% supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1% backing the Green Party’s Jill Stein. That’s well within the poll’s 4.5 percentage point margin of error. Among a broader group — registered voters — Clinton and Trump are tied at 41%, with Johnson at […]

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    University of Iowa Develops Plans to Combat Sexual Assaults

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa officials recently reacted strongly to a shocking statistic about sexual assault on the campus as a survey showed more than 20 percent of undergraduate women reported being raped at the school. “The fact of the matter is the number is horrible, it’s a scourge in our society and what’s important is that we work to bring that number down,” said Tom Rocklin, Vice President of Student Life. For those who reported being raped, more […]

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    National Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 6 Points

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 6 points ahead of the first debate on Monday, according to a new national poll released Wednesday. A four-way matchup shows Clinton has 43% support of likely voters while Trump has 37%, in the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is at 9% and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 3%. In a two-way matchup, Clinton leads Trump by 7 points, 48% to 41%. The poll […]

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    Des Moines Program Targets Reduction in Confrontations with Public and Police

    DES MOINES, Iowa– It’s a feeling most have had. “There’s nothing worse than having a cop pull behind you right? Heart starts beating fast and you get nervous and start sweating,” said Urban Dreams Associate Executive Director Izaah Knox. But end results making national headlines from the Twin Cities and Tulsa of unarmed black men shot and killed by police during routine traffic stops are striking a nerve, even in Iowa. “A situation right outside of Minneapolis, where a young […]

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    Emmys: ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’ Dominates TV’s Biggest Night

    “The People v. O.J. Simpson” ran away with the night at the 68th Emmy Awards Sunday even as “Game of Thrones” broke a record. The FX mini-series scored wins for outstanding limited series and for some of its actors. One of them, Sara Paulson, won for outstanding lead actress in a limited series. In her acceptance speech, Paulson talked about the challenge of playing O.J. Simpson murder trial prosecutor Marcia Clark. Her words brought Clark to tears. Marcia’s moment “The […]

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    New York Bombing: Investigators Searching for Suspects, Motive

    NEW YORK — A day after a bombing injured 29 people in a Manhattan neighborhood, police are scouring the area for clues about who was responsible for the explosion and why it happened. “We know it was a very serious incident, but we have a lot more work to do to be able to say what kind of motivation was behind this,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Sunday. “Was it a political motivation? Was it a personal […]

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    Iowa State University Validating Widely Held Beliefs on Exercise Programs

    Iowa State University is validating what most people already know: It’s easier to stick to an exercise program when you enjoy it. “I don`t know how I feel about them doing the study or not,” said Matt Boeke, an ISU freshman. “To me, it seems obvious, but sometimes obvious things are disproven also.” “It seems to make intuitive sense,” said Connie Hargrave, Associate Professor of InstrucSchool of Education at ISU. “It makes sense but the nice thing is that the […]