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FILE - In an Oct. 11, 2014, file photo San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo throws during the eighth inning in Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Wedensday Dec. 17, 2014, free agent reliever  Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)
Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with GiantsReliever Sergio Romo finalizes $15 million, 2-year contract with Giants
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In this Dec. 20, 2014 photo, Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, front row center, embraces Gerardo Hernandez, member of "The Cuban Five," at the closing from a twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana. In the country’s first detailed public response to Obama’s historic announcement last week,Vidal said that Cuba welcomes “the entire package” offered by Obama. That includes U.S. equipment to improve the Cuban internet and potentially unlimited exports of Cuba’s new class of private business owners. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitivesCuba signals extradition off the table for NJ fugitive, says it has right to grant asylum
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Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killingsNeighbor: Ex-girlfriend shot before NYPD killings was screaming for help, banging on her door
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Caesars Entertainment to buy affiliateCaesars Entertainment to buy Caesars Acquisition, clearing unit for bankruptcy filing
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Police: Teen shot over possible athletic-shoe envyPolice: Shopper fatally shoots teen they say may have been trying to steal athletic shoes
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People watch a TV news program showing U.S. President Barack Obama at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema - of its own particular styling.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
North Korea experiencing severe Internet outagesSevere Internet connectivity problems seen in North Korea in wake of Sony hacking attack
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2014 file photo shows Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) yelling at a Detroit Lions defender after he was tackled by Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah as Detroit Lions linebacker Josh Bynes (57) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Clausen will miss the final game of the season because of a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the lineup. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)
Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen outCutler back in Bears' lineup, will start season finale with Clausen sidelined by concussion
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FOR ONE TIME USE ONLY WITH OBITUARY - In this June 1970 photo released by Linda Wolf, British singer Joe Cocker performs during the Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour and traveling party. Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," and the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful," died of lung cancer on, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 in Colorado. He was 70. (AP Photo/www.lindawolf.net, Linda Wolf)
British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancerBritish singer Joe Cocker, of 'You Are So Beautiful' fame, dies at age 70
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Gerardo Hernandez, right, member of "The Cuban Five," and his wife Adriana Perez, raise in their arms a little girl during a concert of singer Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Hernandez flew back to their homeland on Wednesday in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting babyUS allowed artificial insemination for jailed Cuban agent's wife amid secret talks on ties
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  • KCCI 8 News dominates November TV ratings period

    KCCI 8 News has swept the 2014 November ratings period, winning the key adults 25 to 54 demographic group advertisers covet in all major weekday newscasts. In addition, the station also delivered more total viewers and households than its competitors. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 04:23 PM
  • Family transforms old barn in Webster County into art

    For motorists who have noticed the large bearded portrait recently painted onto the end of a barn a few miles east of Dayton on Iowa Highway 175 and guessed at who it might be - Abraham Lincoln is not the correct answer. Although there is some resemblance, the correct answer is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a French painter who lived from 1864 to 1901. The Wichita Eagle, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Storm System Bringing Rain, Snow to Midwest Ahead of Christmas Travel

    Monday marks the first full day of winter and we'll be dealing with rain. Our active weather pattern continues through Christmas week. WHO-TV Des Moines, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 03:16 PM
  • Drivers hail plunging gas prices

    Drivers in Iowa celebrate as the price of gasoline tumbles to its lowest level in more than five years, but oil producers fear for their jobs. Vanessa Johnston reports. Reuters, Mon, Dec 22 2014 @ 12:37 PM
  • Cynde Irene Pierson

    Cynde Pierson, 54, of Beacon passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, Thursday, December 18, 2014, a Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa following a brief illness. Cynthia Irene Pierson, daughter of, Herbert Earl and Mary Louise Richards, was born February 2, 1960 in Oelwein, Iowa. Osky News, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 01:04 AM
  • Police investigate shooting that left 1 dead

    Right now Des Moines police are investigating a death at 1800 Watrous avenue at the Wakonda Village apartments. KCCI's Steffi Lee is live at the scene right now. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Sun, Dec 21 2014 @ 12:55 AM
  • Cab Driver Assaulted After Refusing to Take Torn Bill

    A Des Moines cab driver was assaulted by two men Friday night after refusing to take a torn $20 bill, according to a police report. The Des Moines Register reports the victim picked up two men at Third Street and Court Avenue. WHO-TV Des Moines, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 09:05 PM
  • Iowa flu hospitalization doubles in recent weeks

    Diana Cira, a registered nurse, fills one of several syringes with the H1N1 vaccine to be administered to those who came for a free flu shot clinic hosted by St. Luke's in Cedar Rapids on Monday, December 28, 2009. Employees from St. Luke's Hospital administered both the flu mist and flu shots in a walk-in clinic which was open to all ages. KCRG, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 07:58 PM
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