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    Study: iPhone Users are Smarter Than Android Users

    NEW YORK — Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You’re probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you. A new study conducted by online advertising network Chitika found that states with more college graduates tend to also have higher iPhone sales. Alaska (66%), Montana and Vermont have the largest percentage of iPhone users. […]

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    Iowa Civil Asset Forfeiture Case Gets National Attention

    DES MOINES, Iowa — On a bright, clear morning in April 2013, two professional poker players from California were heading west on Interstate 80 in rural Iowa when they were stopped by two Iowa State Troopers. Before that stop was over, the officers had seized $100,000, which the men said was money to play poker. […]

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    Fired Des Moines Cop to Return to Duty

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In baseball it’s three strikes and you’re out. But that’s apparently not the case with the Des Moines Police Department. This week, the Des Moines Civil Service Commission voted four-to-one to reinstate former cop Cody Grimes. Grimes was fired after his arrest on domestic assault charges in 2013. That charge was […]

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    42 Measles Cases Linked to Disneyland

    Happiness isn’t the only contagious thing at Disneyland in California. There’s a measles outbreak at Disneyland, and one of California’s top public health officials recommended that children under 12 and people who’ve never had a measles vaccination stay away from the park while the outbreak continues However, Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the State […]

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    Obamacare Helps Health Insurer Stocks Soar

    NEW YORK — Who says Barack Obama is bad for Corporate America? Sure, the president is still not exactly a BFF of the big banks. He has proposed a tax on the liabilities of the nation’s largest financial firms. And in Tuesday’s State of the Union he said that the nation can’t “put the security […]

  • AGRIBUSINESS: Massive Crop Slowing Transportation

    Every year, once harvest season is in the rearview mirror, agribusinesses and shippers have to find a way to move billions of bushels of grain across the world. This year, record-breaking corn and soybean production have put more of a strain on the transportation infrastructure. United Soybean Board Director Dwain Ford says many farmers are […]

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    Obama: ‘Tonight, We Turn the Page’

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama made a feisty pitch for economic populism in his penultimate State of the Union Tuesday night, touting the improving economy on his watch and making the case that government has a role in ensuring equal opportunity for all. Obama began his speech at 9:10 p.m. in front of a […]

  • Top Fitness Trends

    Last week we looked at five of the Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2015.  Here’s the remainder of the list from The American Council on Exercise. 6. Participation in one-on-one personal training will decline at large health clubs in favor of small group or semi-private training programs. Small-group training programs will continue to grow in popularity […]

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    Man Suffers From Headaches for Years, Doctors Find Tapeworm Moving in Brain

    Once you consume them, they can move throughout your body — your eyes, your tissues and most commonly your brain. They leave doctors puzzled in their wake as they migrate and settle to feed on the body they’re invading; a classic parasite, but this one can get into your head. “It had moved from one […]

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    Obama to Deliver New Kind of State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — With many of his policy proposals already announced ahead of tonight’s State of the Union, President Barack Obama will instead deliver a different kind of address to the nation, sources familiar with the speech said. “The President was tired of the old approach” of delivering a long laundry list of ideas, said one […]

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    Mom Says Son with Special Needs was Grabbed by Teacher

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — A Fort Dodge mother says her son with special needs was inappropriately grabbed by his teacher.  And, she says her son has the marks to prove it. In a lot of ways, Alex Estlund is like any other 10-year-old boy. He loves football, Legos, and tickle fights with his mother. But […]

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    Monica Vernon Announces 2016 Congressional Run

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Just 12 days after Republican Rod Blum took office in Washington D.C., Monica Vernon has announced she will run in an attempt to take his 1st Congressional District seat in 2016. Vernon announced her candidacy Thursday morning. The Cedar Rapids council member rose to prominence in 2014 when Jack Hatch named […]