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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

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Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President... More>>

Discipline vs. Child Abuse

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It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave... More>>

Body found in Waterloo, police search for AJT Auto Repair owner

Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo
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Waterloo Police are searching for the owner of a local auto repair shop in connection with the disappearance of a Waterloo man and the discovery of a body near Highway 218. More>>

Quad amputee Taylor Morris and girlfriend Danielle get engaged

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Cedar Falls veteran Taylor Morris and his long-time girlfriend Danielle Kelly are engaged. More>>

UPDATE: Cedar Rapids PPEL officially approved

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After the official Cedar Rapids canvass today, the vote count is unchanged -- meaning the levy passed voter approval. More>>

Cedar Rapids children's zoo closed for maintenance

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The Old MacDonald's Farm and the Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit in the Bever Park's Children's Zoo in Cedar Rapids will be closed for painting and building maintenance on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18. More>>

U. of Iowa to test Hawk Alert system Wednesday

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The University of Iowa will be testing its Hawk Alert system on Wednesday. That's the universities emergency announcement system that's used to tell those on campus when there's an emergency situation or a possible threat to public safety. More>>

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

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Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. More>>

Bever Park's Zoo Closed for Painting

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Old MacDonald's Farm and the Schuknecht Waterfowl Exhibit in Bever Park will be closed on Wed. Sept. 17 through Fri. Sept. 19 for maintenance of the buildings.
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2 new sexual assaults at U of Iowa

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On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Iowa State vs. Iowa football game, a non-student reported to University of Iowa Police that she was touched inappropriately while she was in section 106-107 of Kinnick Stadium.
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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their... More>>

CR to host African music group

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On Tuesday, Sept 16, the African American Museum of Iowa will host the African music group Kinobe the Wamu Spirit. More>>

Casey Frederiksen hearing set for Tuesday in Bremer Co.

Casey Frederiksen Casey Frederiksen
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A hearing has been scheduled for the man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005. More>>

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

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Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland's independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and... More>>

Donated Dubuque house burned to ground for fire training

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A donated house in eastern Iowa provided the backdrop for a fire training exercise involving more than a dozen area firefighters, according to authorities overseeing the event. More>>

Norway driver identified in fatal Hawkeye Downs Speedway crash

John Pickart, 68, of Norway John Pickart, 68, of Norway
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Cedar Rapids police have released the name of the man killed in a crash at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway. More>>

Nashua elementary school cancels classes due to gas buildup

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Officials canceled classes Monday at an elementary school in northern Iowa because of a buildup of natural gas. More>>

Garwin residents in boil alert

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The City of Garwin is under a boil alert until further notice after Garwin city crews replaced a fire hydrant Monday. More>>

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

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The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. More>>

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

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Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. More>>

UPDATE: Waterloo teen arrested in weekend shooting

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Police have taken a teenager into custody after a shooting Saturday that injured a Waterloo man. More>>

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

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Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. More>>

Harkin hosts Clintons for final Steak Fry as Senator Video included

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Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) hosted his final Steak Fry as Senator Sunday. More>>

Someone You Should Know: Tyler Menken Video included

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In the eyes of Tyler Menken, the classroom might as well be the best place on Earth. More>>

Free CPR courses offered in Johnson County

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Johnson County emergency responders are offering free classes on CRP, AED, and chocking maneuver this Saturday. More>>

Iowa City investigated by Feds for allegations of ADA compliance violations Video included

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A federal investigation is underway in Iowa City to see if the city violated the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). More>>

Motorcyclists attempt to climb 200 foot hill Video included

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Hundreds flocked just south of Anamosa Sunday for this years annual Anamosa Hill Climb.During the Hill climb, motorcyclists rode different bikes up a hill that stands 200 feet tall. More>>

Senator Bernie Sanders makes stops in Iowa

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont made several appearances in Iowa this weekend. More>>

One man dead after Hawkeye Downs crash

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Cedar Rapids police confirm one man died in a crash at the Hawkeye Downs Speedway Saturday night. Police said the crash happened around 8 p.m. More>>

Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?

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Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch? More>>

Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones tailgating showdown Video included

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You might as well call it an Iowa showdown. The Iowa Hawkeyes are set to play their winless in-state rivals the Iowa State Cyclones. More>>

Champion of women’s equity in college sports to be honored

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The first women's athletics director, Christine H. B. Grant, at the University of Iowa will be recognized for her efforts in women intercollegiate sports. More>>

UNI students stand against violence Video included

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The video of Ray Rice punching his then girlfriend is still circulating days after it was released. Students at the University of Northern Iowa spent the weekend speaking out against his actions and violence in general. More>>

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

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Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an... More>>

ISU trumps IA in heated Cy-Hawk battle Video included

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The Iowa State Cyclones fought back late in the game to take the Cy-Hawk trophy at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. More>>

ISIS releases video allegedly showing British worker beheaded

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A new video released by the terrorist group ISIS allegedly shows the execution of British aid worker David Haines, NBC News reports. More>>

Cy-Hawk showdown kicks off at Kinnick Saturday

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The Cy-Hawk showdown commences in Iowa City Saturday afternoon, as the University of Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Iowa State Cyclones at Kinnick Stadium. More>>

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide Video included

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A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an... More>>

City of Hazleton boil advisory lifted

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The boil advisory has been lifted for the City of Hazleton as of 11 a.m. Saturday. More>>

AGWSR tackles Grundy Center, 46-21

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In Class A District 4, AGWSR traveled to Grundy Center to see if they could keep their undefeated record. More>>

Top-ranked IC Regina rolls by Sigourney-Keota, 49-6 Video included

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The test of many great teams is how they respond to adversity. Iowa City Regina has responded well since their first game lost to Solon.
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Dubuque Senior roughs up Cedar Rapids Prairie, 34-28 Video included

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Unbeaten Dubuque Senior hosts Cedar Rapids Prairie in a showdown of former conference rivals.
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West Delaware rallies to beat Waverly-Shell Rock, 29-18 Video included

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Six weeks ago, Waverly-Shell Rock and West Delaware battled for a berth in the state baseball tournament. More>>

Dike-New Hartford runs past Denver, 27-9 Video included

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Dike-New Hartford took advantage of turnovers and a strong running game to get past Denver 27-9. More>>

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  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:26 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...More >>
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...More >>
  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:33 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
    Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as...More >>
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:42 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...More >>
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  • Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:41:20 GMT
    Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.More >>
    A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...More >>
  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:26 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...More >>
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...More >>
  • Colts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftime

    Colts lead Eagles 17-6 at halftime

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:11:27 GMT
    Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.More >>
    Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns in the first half to help the Indianapolis Colts to a 17-6 halftime lead against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.More >>
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