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Wells Fargo Bank fined $1 billion for once again scamming its customers

Wells Fargo Bank fined $1 billion for once again scamming its customers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The notorious Wells Fargo Bank has been fined a record $1 billion for harming its customers by charging thousands of them for unneeded auto insurance. The Bureau of…

Man who transported illegal aliens in tractor trailer resulting in 10 deaths sentenced to life in prison

Man who transported illegal aliens in tractor trailer resulting in 10 deaths sentenced to life in prison

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a tractor-trailer with Iowa ties charged with an illegal alien smuggling operation that resulted in 10 deaths was sentenced to life in prison Friday.…

April’s cold and snow shouldn’t worry farmers – yet – Iowa State agronomist says

April’s cold and snow shouldn’t worry farmers – yet – Iowa State agronomist says

AMES, Iowa – Stubbornly cold temperatures and winter storms affecting much of Iowa this spring shouldn’t cause undue alarm for farmers anxious to begin planting, according to an Iowa State…

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of Barbara Bush

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of Barbara Bush

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in honor and remembrance…

Starbucks to close all stores for one day of “racial-bias education”

Starbucks to close all stores for one day of “racial-bias education”

MASON CITY – If you are looking for some pricy java from Starbucks on May 29, you’ll have to go elsewhere, as the popular coffee chain plans to shut down…

IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back online

IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back online

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the…

Justice Department announces nationwide initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

Justice Department announces nationwide initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, as the Department of Justice recognized the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in poor health

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in poor health

HOUSTON, TEXAS – former First Lady Barbara Bush is in poor health, the Bush family said in a statement, and she won’t seek further medical treatment: Following a recent series…

Backpage.com’s CEO and related corporate entities enter guilty pleas for facilitating prostitution

Backpage.com’s CEO and related corporate entities enter guilty pleas for facilitating prostitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced the seizure of Backpage.com, the Internet’s leading forum for prostitution ads, including ads depicting the prostitution of children, and the…

U.S. gains right to export pork to Argentina

U.S. gains right to export pork to Argentina

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In what is sure to be good news to Iowa pork producers and hog farmers across the county it was announced the government of Argentina has finalized…

Trump, Governor Reynolds and other leaders meet in Washington to discuss issues impacting farmers

Trump, Governor Reynolds and other leaders meet in Washington to discuss issues impacting farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Kim Reynolds traveled to Washington, D.C. for a meeting with President Donald Trump on issues that affect Iowa farmers. At the round table discussion, Reynolds and…

Gov. Reynolds to skip hotel ribbon-cutting, will instead meet with President Trump on trade

Gov. Reynolds to skip hotel ribbon-cutting, will instead meet with President Trump on trade

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds alerted the media today that she will skip a hotel ribbon-cutting event this week and instead meet with President Trump about pressing issues on trade.…

Attorney General announces zero-tolerance policy for criminal illegal entry

Attorney General announces zero-tolerance policy for criminal illegal entry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Illegal aliens testing the U.S. Southwest border will face a zero-tolerance policy from federal authorities, it was announced today. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today notified all U.S.…

President Trump sends troops to Mexican border to stop flow of illegals

President Trump sends troops to Mexican border to stop flow of illegals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump ordered National Guard troops to the Mexican border to stop flow of illegals and a possible massive caravan of people from Central…

Facebook announces action against Russian organization that manipulates elections

Facebook announces action against Russian organization that manipulates elections

MENLO PARK, CA – Facebook’s CEO announced Tuesday the removal of hundreds of Russian-linked pages he says manipulate Americans and interfere with elections. According to a statement from Facebook CEO…

DEA investigation surge into opioid prescriptions leads to dozens of arrests and revoked registrations at pharmacies

DEA investigation surge into opioid prescriptions leads to dozens of arrests and revoked registrations at pharmacies

WASHINGTON – For 45 days in February and March, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration surged its enforcement and administrative resources to identify and investigate prescribers and pharmacies that dispensed disproportionately…

U.S. sells Poland multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system

U.S. sells Poland multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system

WARSAW, POLAND – The U.S. announced this week it sold Poland a multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system. The United States welcomed Wednesday’s signing in Warsaw of an agreement concluding…

U.S. to hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling diplomats after nerve agent attack

U.S. to hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling diplomats after nerve agent attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. says it will hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling 60 diplomats after a nerve agent attack in Britain. A State Department spokesperson says…

Department of Commerce reinstates citizenship question for 2020 census

Department of Commerce reinstates citizenship question for 2020 census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Commerce this week announced that a question on citizenship status will be reinstated to the 2020 decennial census questionnaire to help enforce the…

Senator Grassley announces hearing on the future of data privacy in social media

Senator Grassley announces hearing on the future of data privacy in social media

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, will hold a hearing on data privacy on April 10, 2018. Grassley invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

U.S. official meets with President of Mexico to discuss security and trade

U.S. official meets with President of Mexico to discuss security and trade

WASHINGTON — Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. During their…

Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns

Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A repeal of the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – would cure the so-called mass-shooting epidemic in America, a retired Supreme Court Justice said this…

President Trump orders feds to pursue death penalty for drug dealers

President Trump orders feds to pursue death penalty for drug dealers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Convicted drug dealers could face the ultimate punishment if convicted by the federal government, which is now set to come down hard on those offenders, it was…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on hot seat over huge data breach

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on hot seat over huge data breach

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – A political data firm gave information it got from a Facebook personality quiz app to President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, and now the social media giant’s…

Trump congratulates Putin on election win, then slammed by McCain

Trump congratulates Putin on election win, then slammed by McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Congratulatory phone calls to dictators is no way for a President to behave, says Senator John McCain, after Russia’s Putin was praised by Donald Trump for winning…

Iowa man shoots himself dead after violent domestic incident

Iowa man shoots himself dead after violent domestic incident

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is dead after he brought a gun to a domestic altercation. Cedar Rapids police officers were dispatched to 639 40th Street SE Tuesday morning…

U.S. military aircraft crashes in western Iraq

U.S. military aircraft crashes in western Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. – A U.S. military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq with U.S. service members aboard. Rescue teams are responding to the scene of the downed aircraft at this…

Treasury sanctions Russian cyber actors for interference with the 2016 U.S. elections and malicious cyber-attacks

Treasury sanctions Russian cyber actors for interference with the 2016 U.S. elections and malicious cyber-attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five entities and 19 individuals under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)…

President Trump names Larry Kudlow top economic advisor

President Trump names Larry Kudlow top economic advisor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump today named CNBC’s Larry Kudlow his top economic advisor. “Larry Kudlow will be my Chief Economic Advisor as Director of the National Economic Council,” the…

Inert gas inhalation is now primary choice of execution in Oklahoma

Inert gas inhalation is now primary choice of execution in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Inert gas inhalation will be Oklahoma’s primary method of execution once a protocol is developed and finalized, state officials announced. The new method’s adoption comes as officials…

President Trump considers border wall prototypes Tuesday in California visit

President Trump considers border wall prototypes Tuesday in California visit

SAN DIEGO, CA – Tuesday, President Trump went to California to look at options for a border wall, which we says is vital, or “we’re not going to have a…

President Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson after he condemns Russian nerve agent attack

President Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson after he condemns Russian nerve agent attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, President Donald Trump let the world know that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was out of a job and would be replaced, less than a…

Homeland Security working to enhance school safety, increase preparedness

Homeland Security working to enhance school safety, increase preparedness

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the recent attack in Parkland, Florida, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is stepping up actions to better protect our nation’s schools against gun…

Tennessee Mongols motorcycle gang charged with racketeering conspiracy including murder and kidnapping

Tennessee Mongols motorcycle gang charged with racketeering conspiracy including murder and kidnapping

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – A 62-count second-superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday, charging 19 members and associates of the Clarksville, Tennessee chapter of the…

United States to dole out well over $500 million to African nations facing calamity

United States to dole out well over $500 million to African nations facing calamity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as…

President Trump establishes steel and aluminum tariffs

President Trump establishes steel and aluminum tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump, surrounded by working Americans, signed a proclamations Thursday establishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to re-ignite industry and protect national security. According…

President Trump to meet with North Korea leader Un

President Trump to meet with North Korea leader Un

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was announced this week that President Donald J. Trump plans to meet with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, one of America’s boldest enemies. The possible…

Alabama man faces prison after attempting to join ISIS and commit terrorist attacks

Alabama man faces prison after attempting to join ISIS and commit terrorist attacks

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – Earlier this week, a one-count information was filed charging Aziz Ihab Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, Alabama, with attempting to provide services and personnel, namely himself, to the…

Feds sue California for obstructing federal law and protecting illegal aliens

Feds sue California for obstructing federal law and protecting illegal aliens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House says the state of California has obstructed Federal law and put the interests of criminal aliens ahead of the well-being of American citizens and…

Iowa delegation asks Trump to reconsider aluminum/steel tariffs

Iowa delegation asks Trump to reconsider aluminum/steel tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Congressman David Young (IA-03) and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) along with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Congressmen Rod Blum (IA-01), Dave Loebsack…

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