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    Reigning Champs Spain, Cameroon Knocked Out of World Cup

    So goodbye. Nobody wanted it to end this way — the embarrassment and humbling of a side which has brought so much joy to the world. “You cannot consider that this generation is finished,” said Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso ahead of its crunch game against Chile. “On the contrary, we are still alive.” But Alonso’s […]

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    Amazon Unveils 3-D Fire Phone

    SEATTLE, Washington — Amazon entered the smartphone business Wednesday — and made a big splash doing it. At an event in Seattle, the retail giant unveiled the Fire Phone, a high-end, 3-D smartphone. It is the first smartphone Amazon has produced on its own. “Can we build a better phone for our most engaged customers?” […]

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    Capital One to Enable ‘Many Thousands’ to Open Accounts

    NEW YORK, New York — Capital One is pledging to make it easier for people with bad banking histories to qualify for checking accounts. As part of an ongoing investigation into the credit bureaus that banks use to screen checking account applicants, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that Capital One will […]

  • Nevada Win on Opening Day of Girls State Soccer

    The boys state soccer tournament came to a close Wednesday. Thursday, the girls took to take the field at the Cownie Soccer Complex. In Class 1A Nevada took on Tri-Center. A goal from Abby Stephenson sealed the result. Nevada progresses with a 1-0 win.

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    FBI Launches Criminal Probe of VA

    The FBI says it has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, which is grappling with a scandal over long waiting lists to provide care and allegations that paperwork was faked to make delays appear shorter. FBI Director James Comey told a House hearing on Wednesday the bureau’s Phoenix office has joined an […]

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    Mother Convicted Of Killing Newborn To Receive New Trial

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Oklahoma woman convicted of killing her newborn in a Fort Dodge hotel has been awarded a new trial. The Iowa Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Hillary Tyler’s case Tuesday, reversing her conviction. Tyler had originally been charged with first degree murder but was convicted on a lesser charge […]

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    ‘Friendly Fire from the Air’ Kills 5 U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday. The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi Roghliwanai, the province’s police chief. […]

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    Vote Count Puts Bisignano as Winner

    After the completion of an official count, Tony Bisignano has been deemed the winner of last week’s Democratic primary for Iowa Senate District 17. Polk County officials canvassed the results of the election Tuesday and found Bisignano had won by 18 votes. The final vote totals were: Tony Bisignano-1,443 Nathan Blake-1,425 Ned Chiodo-1,002 There were […]

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    Kicking Off Book Tour, Hillary Clinton Talks Monica, Benghazi and Her Record

    CHICAGO, Iowa — Hillary Clinton kicked off her “Hard Choices” book tour on Monday by doing what most high-profile politicians considering a presidential run do: sit down for a sweeping interview to talk about well-known issues — tenure, past achievements, presidential aspirations — and some issues that haven’t been addressed in years. In the interview […]

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    Webster City Man Charged with Father’s Murder

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa – A Webster City man has been charged with the murder of his father. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Steven Graesch was found dead by police at 1932 Des Moines Street in Webster City at about 2 a.m. Monday. Authorities believe the 61-year-old had an altercation with his son, 27-year-old […]

  • Johnston Defeat Ames in Boys State

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Johnston arrived at boys state soccer for the seventh time and were looking for their first state title. First, they had to get past Ames. It was scoreless with 14 minutes to play, but Johnston’s Elvir Ibisevic broke the deadlock. The Dragons move to the semifinals for the fourth time. In […]

  • CLEAN SLATE: Unpredicable Convention Ahead

    The primary is over but not all the races are settled. Six candidates are still trying to become the Republican nominee in the 3rd Congressional District. None of the candidates won 35 – percent of the Tuesday’s vote. As a result, 513 elected delegates will elect a nominee in the June 21st GOP convention. Even […]