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  • Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) -- A 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man dead in a Florida movie theater told authorities that "he was in fear of being attacked" during Monday's confrontation. Curtis Reeves is charged with second-de

    January 15, 2014

  • Iowa Senator: Congress must confirm election board DES MOINES -- An Iowa senator asked a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday to confirm appointees to a federal election commission so a decision can be made about whether Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is properly using money for voter-fraud investig

    January 9, 2014

  • School Discipline Gov't: End overly zealous discipline in schools WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging

    January 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Governor, lawmakers set modest goals for 2014 DES MOINES -- After reaching bipartisan agreements on several major policy initiatives last year, Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday that he is setting more modest expectations for the 2014 legislative session. Speaking at The Associated Press' annua

    January 9, 2014

  • Dealer: Chicago gun sales 'a business opportunity'

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Firearms dealers are welcoming a judge's ruling calling the city's ban on gun sales unconstitutional. Barry Soskin owns a suburban gun shop named Article II Range. He calls the potential for Chicago sales "a business opportunity in a

    January 8, 2014

  • Iowa considers new rules for law students, grads DES MOINES (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court is considering whether to give law students and recent graduates more authority to provide legal services. Several rules changes are being sought by Iowa Legal Aid and the Office of Professional Regulation as

    January 8, 2014

  • FEMA denies Cedar Rapids demolition disposal funds CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- The City of Cedar Rapids said Tuesday it has been told the federal government will not reimburse the city $6.5 million for debris disposal at a flood-damaged former meatpacking plant complex near the Cedar River. The former Wilso

    January 8, 2014

  • Iowa to remove question for felons on form

    IOWA CITY (AP) -- Iowa is moving to revise its voter registration application to help clear up widespread confusion over felons' voting rights, according to an administrative rule published Tuesday. The change, adopted by a bipartisan commission, wou

    January 8, 2014

  • Judge: Chicago's ban on gun sales unconstitutional CHICAGO -- A federal judge on Monday overturned Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms, ruling that the city's ordinances aimed at reducing gun violence are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said in his ruling that whi

    January 7, 2014

  • Bitterly cold weather exposes unsafe practices to stay warm CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cold weather is nothing new for Alliant Energy customers. Even so, the forecasted temperatures this week are a little extreme, so Alliant Energy reminds customers about some common safety tips to help keep customers warm and safe duri

    January 7, 2014

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