• A man with a British accent seen in ISIS videos showing the beheadings of Western hostages was identified Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, according to two U.S. officials and two U.S. congressional sources briefed on the matter. The Washington Post and Reuters, citing the newspaper, earlier reported that Emwazi is "Jihadi John," citing one of Emwazi's close friends.

    State Department Report: ISIS Breaking New Ground as New Leader in Terror Groups

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the eyes of the State Department, ISIS is beating al Qaeda at being the world’s leading terrorist group. The “unprecedented” spread and brutality of ISIS, its strength in recruiting foreign fighters, messaging and its ability inspire lone wolf attacks have helped the group supplant al Qaeda as the leading global terrorist […]

  • No Plans for Tighter Security at Des Moines Church Following Charleston Shooting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — “We serve a God who protects us. We don’t have to live in fear.” Reverend Fredrick Gaddy of St. Paul AME Church said that before dozens of people at prayer vigil on Friday to remember the victims of the Charleston church shooting. Around 100 people attended the vigil at the church, […]

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    Charleston Church Shooting: Questions Swirl Around Suspect Dylann Roof

    Shortly after he turned 21 in April, Dylann Roof got a gun. What’s unclear is how. What may be getting clearer is why. A senior law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told CNN that Roof’s father bought him a .45-caliber Glock handgun for his birthday. His grandfather says Roof was given “birthday money” and […]

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    Dylann Storm Roof: Police Name Suspect in Charleston Church Shooting

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, is the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the Charleston police said Thursday. He may be driving a black Hyundai with vehicle tag LGF330, police said. The nine shooting victims at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church “were killed because they […]

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    Meet Matilda, the Cat with ‘Alien Eyes’

    There’s an alien cat that is becoming an internet sensation. Meet Matilda, the cat with gigantic “alien-like” eyes. Matilda’s owners identify themselves as “The Bearded Man” and “The Lady,” and they say that Matilda was not born this way. She has thousands of Instagram followers because of her large eyes, the result of a genetic […]

  • Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced Tuesday, June 16, 2015, that he will run to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

    Trump Jumps In: The Donald’s Latest White House Run is Officially On

    NEW YORK, New York – Donald Trump finally took the plunge. The real estate mogul and TV reality star launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, ending more than two decades of persistent flirtation with the idea of running for the Oval Office. “So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States, […]

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    Brody Middle School Becomes International Baccalaureate World School

    DES MOINES, Iowa — As the first school district in Iowa to offer students the highly regarded International Baccalaureate program, and the state’s only district to offer the IB curriculum at all grade levels, Des Moines Public Schools is continuing to expand its IB offerings with the addition of Brody Middle School as an authorized IB World School. Brody […]

  • “I’m not going to Chastise Candidates for their Decision,” GOP Chairman on Straw Poll Cancellation

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Straw Poll is canceled… at least for this year. Friday morning, The Iowa Republican Party State Central Committed unanimously voted to cancel the decades old fundraising event. The 18 – person State Central Committee made its decision based on lack of candidate attendance. “I’m disappointed. I’m very disappointed. I […]

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    Dental Records Identify Body in Burned SUV as Elvis Habibovic

    HARRISON COUNTY, Missouri — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri has confirmed the body of a man found in a burned out SUV earlier this week is that of 33-year-old Elvis Habibovic of Urbandale. Habibovic and his 9-month-old son, Logan Habibovic, were the subjects of an Amber Alert issued early Wednesday morning. Melissa Zeimet, […]

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    Retaliation Claimed Against Whistleblower in Ellingson Drowning Case

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri — An attorney for a Missouri Highway Patrol officer who questioned how the Patrol handled the drowning death of Brandon Ellingson, of Clive, says his client has been disciplined and demoted for “telling the truth.” Attorney Chet Pleban released a statement Thursday saying Sgt. Randy Henry has been demoted to corporal and transferred […]

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    Report: No Wrongdoing by VA in Des Moines Veteran’s Death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Results from an investigation into veteran Richard Miles’ mental care were released Wednesday. Senator Joni Ernst  requested the investigation after Miles was found dead in Water Works Park in February. The Office of Inspector General reviewed allegations regarding poor mental health care resulting in a Miles’ death at the VA Central Iowa Health Care […]

  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

    New, Potent Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Gets FDA Advisory Approval

    A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of a new type of experimental cholesterol-fighting drug that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The agency will likely follow the advisory committee’s advice when it decides whether […]