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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rallyUS stocks edge higher as the market comes off a huge two-day rally; CarMax climbs, Nike falls
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) warms up before the Penguins' NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Penguins Olli Maatta tests positive for mumpsPenguins defenseman Olli Maatta tests positive for mumps, Bortuzzo and Greiss test negative
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pensionJerry Sandusky won't be getting back his $4,900-a-month pension, state agency says
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FILE - In this Aug. 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban.  (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefingsInvestigation into Bergdahl disappearance wraps up; top leaders get briefings on report
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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. That attack came without warning, and there was no precedent for such mass violence against a U.S. movie audience. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)
2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decisionDecision to pull 'The Interview' likely influenced by Colorado shooting, ensuing lawsuits
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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown  in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)
EPA sets first national standard for coal wasteFirst federal standards on power plant coal ash treat it like garbage; avoid 'hazardous' label
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AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens allAP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens us all if society lives in fear
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, file photo, Robert Holmes, far right, father of theater shooting suspect James Holmes, walks to a pretrial readiness hearing, in Centennial, Colo. Robert and Arlene Holmes are asking that their son not receive the death penalty. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in January 2015, for the 2012 attack in Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 70. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Theater shooter's parents plead for his lifeParents of Colorado theater shooting suspect rekindle emotional debate with plea for his life
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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater. That attack came without warning, and there was no precedent for such mass violence against a U.S. movie audience. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)
Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any formHackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form in new email to Sony
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  • Iowa Soybean Association Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

    The Iowa Soybean Association's 50th Anniversary Symposium wrapped up in Des Moines on December 18, and the focus of the closing panel centered on what the first 50 years of the 21st century might bring. The United Nations expects global population to skyrocket to 9.6 billion people in the next three or so decades. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 07:15 AM
  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Iowa's Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance to Acquire John Deere Crop Insurance

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa announced it is acquiring Moline, Ill.-based John Deere Insurance Co. Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Iowans Weigh In On Cuba Relationship

    "They like the Americans and they had a strong desire to normalize trade even at that point, they were begging us to do trade with them. They needed a lot of the products we had," says Bob Bowman with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Des Moines Officials Make Initial Budget Presentation for FY 2016

    City leaders in Des Moines are out with the initial run down of what the city's budget will look like for the coming fiscal year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 05:41 PM
  • Gov Cautious About Expanding Medical Marijuana Use

    Less than 24 hours after a statehouse news conference calling for expanding the use of medical marijuana in Iowa, the Governor sounding a note of caution. Terry Branstad says he will listen to Iowans in favor of expanded medical marijuana use, but, he says he will also listen to drug enforcement and medical professionals lining up on the other side. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:41 PM
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into 2016 race lands in Iowa

    In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Deseret News, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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