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  • Sen. Kirk back to work after gallbladder surgery

    CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is back on the job after undergoing surgery to remove his gallbladder. Kirk's spokesman says the Highland Park Republican arrived in Washington on Tuesday. Senators are considering a bipartisan budget deal. The agr

    December 18, 2013

  • Basketball wheelchairs stolen in Cedar Rapids

    CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- A trailer full of wheelchairs used for basketball was stolen from a Cedar Rapids YMCA parking lot. More than a dozen wheelchairs belonging to SportAbility of Iowa were in the trailer, which was taken over the weekend from the Sto

    December 18, 2013

  • Olson quits 2014 race for governor

    DES MOINES (AP) -- Democratic state Rep. Tyler Olson says he is dropping out of the 2014 race for governor. Olson made the announcement Tuesday, about two weeks after acknowledging that he and his wife planned to divorce and that he would scale back

    December 18, 2013

  • Illinois concealed carry applications online only

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State Police will only accept online applications from people who want new concealed carry permits. And that's concerning for one Illinois lawmaker who was the chief sponsor of the state's new gun law. "We want the

    December 17, 2013

  • MidAmerican hires Siemens to make turbine blades DES MOINES (AP) -- MidAmerican Energy officials said Monday they have contracted with an Iowa wind turbine blade factory to make all the blades for 448 wind turbines the company is installing in Iowa. Company officials appeared with Gov. Terry Branst

    December 17, 2013

  • Mega Millions Jackpot-6 Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

    It's the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck -- really extraordinary luck -- you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you're rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island. The odds

    December 17, 2013 4 Photos

  • Congress Baby Steps Budget deal may signal era of tiny achievements WASHINGTON (AP) -- People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough even as they acknowledge it does little. In an era of low expectations,

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Mega Millions The Big One Mega Millions jackpot at $656M

    DES MOINES (AP) -- Strong weekend Mega Millions ticket sales easily could push Tuesday's jackpot above last year's record $656 million prize, a lottery official said. No ticket matched the six numbers needed to win Friday's $425 million prize. It was

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Health Overhaul-Texas Health law seen as eroding coverage WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. An A

    December 16, 2013 3 Photos

  • Colorado School Shooting-21 Colo. governor visits victim CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado's governor asked the nation Sunday for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school. Gov. John Hickenlooper also credited security procedures adopted

    December 16, 2013 13 Photos

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