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Grassley, Reed seeks answers on expungement of investor complaints

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to protect investors and the integrity of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) BrokerCheck program, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

Tens of thousands of dollars spent on searching for voter fraud, but few prosecuted

Tens of thousands of dollars spent on searching for voter fraud, but few prosecuted

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top election official has spent a hefty sum to chase down potential voter fraud cases, but few prosecutions have come of it, according to a study…

Iowa energy company places largest-ever single order for onshore wind power

Iowa energy company places largest-ever single order for onshore wind power

DES MOINES – MidAmerican Energy, an Iowa energy company headquartered in Des Moines, has placed what is called the largest-ever order for on-shorenwind turbines, ordering hundreds of wind turbines from…

Leading ISU over Iowa helps Niang secure player of weeks honors

Leading ISU over Iowa helps Niang secure player of weeks honors

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior forward Georges Niang has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 24 points in Iowa State’s win…

U.S. announces $15 Million in funding for CASA-1000 electricity project in Asia

WASHINGTON – The United States has announced $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000) last week. “We believe CASA-1000 can be a potentially transformative…

Sec. of State John Kerry announces $17 million from U.S. to Vietnam to fight climate change

MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM – U.S. Secretary of State Joh Kerry was in Vietnam Sunday and announced an initial commitment of $17 million towards helping Vietnamese communities reverse environmental degradation and…

US assists Burundi with deployment to Central African Republic

US assists Burundi with deployment to Central African Republic

By 1st Lt. Peter Koerner and Maj. Campbell Kane U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe & Africa Public Affairs BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Burundian National Defense Forces and the U.S. Marines with…

Afghan Local Police seize Taliban weapons cache

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Mohammad Agha district Afghan Local Police discovered a weapons cache Dec. 12 during a presence patrol near the Durwo village. ALP found four 82 mm mortar…

John McCain remarks on recent events in Syria

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement regarding reports late last week that General Salim Idriss, the head of the Free Syrian Army, has been…

Afghan, US forces kill 12 insurgents in Panjwai

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Afghan commandos killed 12 Taliban fighters and captured one during an operation Dec. 10 to clear insurgent safe havens near Mushan village, Panjwai district. Insurgents attacked commandos…