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  • Thwarted Candy Thieves Candy-craving thieves flee warehouse empty-handed HESPERIA, Calif. -- For a pair of thwarted Southern California thieves, taking candy from a well-alarmed warehouse proved a lot harder than taking it from a baby. Video surveillance captured the would-be candy swipers as they approached Candy Crate's

    January 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Justices took cash from groups tied to pension law SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The potential arbiters of Illinois' pension-reform law have collected nearly $3 million in campaign contributions during the past 13 years from groups that support both sides of the issue, according to a published report. The Chi

    January 3, 2014

  • Democratic field for Iowa governor narrows

    DES MOINES -- After a potential rival dropped out of the primary race Thursday, Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch looked increasingly like he will be his party's best option to take on popular Gov. Terry Branstad in November. Hatch, a stat

    January 3, 2014

  • Obama gift mistakenly finds its way to Chicago-area home WADSWORTH, Ill. -- A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who says she's making sure the Christmas gift finds its way to the rightful recipient. Alane Church told NBC's "Today" show she was surpr

    January 3, 2014

  • ADDITION Cuba Guantanamo Prisoners Released U.S. frees last 3 Uighur prisoners MIAMI -- Three members of a persecuted ethnic minority from China have been released from Guantanamo Bay and sent to the Central European country of Slovakia, officials said Tuesday, resolving a diplomatic dilemma that had kept the men imprisoned lo

    January 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • AP poll: Health care top national story NEW YORK -- The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annua

    December 31, 2013

  • Injured Wildlife Animals New Purpose AMES -- A clinic at Iowa State University is working to help injured wildlife animals and give others new purpose through education. The Wildlife Care Clinic at the school's Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center takes in injured animals and helps them get

    December 30, 2013 2 Photos

  • Food and Farm - Farm Defense-9 Defined by critics, big ag restarts conversation OKAWVILLE, Ill. -- Add one more item to the list of chores that Larry Hasheider has to do on his 1,700-acre farm: defending his business to the American public. There's a lot of conversation about traditional agriculture recently, and much of it is c

    December 30, 2013 7 Photos

  • Iowa officials say state Medicaid website is up DES MOINES -- Iowa officials say a state website that people can use to apply for health insurance is working again. The state Department of Human Services says a website for Medicaid eligibility became available again Saturday night. The agency told

    December 30, 2013

  • U of Ill. renovation named a top 'green building' URBANA, Ill. -- A newly renovated, century-old landmark on the University of Illinois campus has earned the nation's highest "green building" designation for environmentally friendly design and construction, thanks to efforts such as reusing wood tri

    December 30, 2013

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