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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1984 file photo, Warren M. Anderson, chairman of the board of Union Carbide, speaks in Danbury, Conn. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India in 1984, died Sept. 29, 2014 in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92Warren Anderson, chief of Union Carbide during 1984 Bhopal disaster, is dead at 92
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)
Judge denies former NBA player's fraud appealFederal judge in New Jersey denies former NBA player Tate George's fraud appeal
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Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague, right, drives the ball past Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
Hawks' home opener against Pacers is a selloutHawks see sellout in home opener as first chance to show team has moved past controversies
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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scareCanada to stop giving visas to residents of West African countries with widespread Ebola
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Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counselingMedicare seeks public comment on payment for voluntary end-of-life counseling
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This booking photo released Friday, Oct. 31, 2104 by the Pike County Correctional Facility shows Eric Frein, 31, captured Thursday and charged with murder of Pennsylvania State trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12 outside the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Pike County Correctional Facility)
After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of reliefTownspeople welcome capture of sniper suspect; 'A sigh of relief he's not in the woods'
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria watches his team from the dugout during the second inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Chicago. The Cubs have fired Renteria after one season to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Team President Theo Epstein said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014,  that Renteria deserved to come back next season as the Cubs continue their rebuilding effort. But Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays and Epstein says that changed things for the Cubs. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire RenteriaChicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager, fire Rick Renteria
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Staff of Virgin Galactic stand guard outside the company's facilities at Mojave Air and Space Port after the company has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket in Mojave, Calif.  Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourismDeadly explosion of Virgin Galactic rocket a setback for space tourism, experts say
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Republican Charlie Baker left, and Democrat Martha Coakley shake hands before their debate at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Mass. acing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation’s last Democratic strongholds. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson, File)
Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?Early voters already top 15 million in 31 states; both sides claim boost in battle for Senate
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  • Dozen agents involved in effort at home care offices

    Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan, Jr. released a statement to KCCI on Tuesday afternoon, saying "Government personnel were at 2500 University Ave. in West Des Moines earlier today on official business. No additional information is available at this time." KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Oct 28 2014 @ 07:01 PM
  • Dona t criticize Iowa farmers, say Des Moines voters

    The Post's Ben Terris spoke to voters in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday on their thoughts going into the 2014 Iowa Senate race. "Iowa is the only state that actually has these [ads] as bad as we do because we're so in the middle," one voter told The Post's Ben Terris. The Washington Post, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:11 PM
  • 'Get Out The Vote' Effort Blocks Voters In Polk County

    A "Get out the early vote" effort actually delaying potential voters from getting into the Polk County Auditor's office for about twenty minutes Friday morning. Sister Simone Campbell says one common complaint they're hearing out on the street is about all the negative campaign ads. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:16 PM
  • Early Voting At Record Levels

    Latest numbers as of 10:30 Friday morning show more than 70-thousand absentee ballots returned in Polk County alone. And, Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says it's shaping up to be the biggest early or absentee voting turn-out in a non-presidential election year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:16 PM
  • What will stop habitual OWI offenders in Iowa?

    The penalties for repeat drunken drivers in Iowa are stiff. They pay thousands of dollars in fines, losing your driver's license and even prison, but sometimes even that is not enough to keep them from driving again. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Oct 30 2014 @ 11:22 PM
  • Carlisle teacher charged with drug possession

    A long-time Carlisle Middle School teacher and high school coach has been charged with crack cocaine possession after police found drugs on him during a traffic stop. Polk County Jail records show Jim Alden Flaws of Carlisle has been charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • 3 school districts receive state literacy grants

    Three Iowa school districts have been notified they'll receive grants from the state to boost the literacy skills of students who don't speak English. The Denison, Des Moines and Postville districts will receive grants. Education Week, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 03:50 PM
  • GOP team upbeat as Iowa political campaigns near final days

    U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, speaks at a campaign stop at a West Des Moines restaurant on Friday as Gov. Terry Branstad and other GOP candidates listen. The GOP team also made stops in Fort Dodge, Sioux City and Council Bluffs on Friday. KCRG, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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