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Fire burns near a 'Stop' sign  near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday,  Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton)
Record amount of retardant used on California fireCrews battling explosive Northern California wildfire drop record-setting amounts of retardant
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This photo released by the Utah County Attorneys Office shows a long, thin steel sword with a 2.5 feet blade. The Utah County Attorney's Office said Darrien Hunt was carrying the sword on Sept. 10, 2014 when he was fatally shot by police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Saratoga Springs, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shootingAttorney for family of black man killed by Utah police calls for federal investigation
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Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdownSierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown, ordering 6 million people to stay home
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage to speak at a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get itColumn: Goodell looks like deer in headlights as he tries to bob and weave around NFL crisis
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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US courtLawyer for American imprisoned in Cuba argues client should be able to sue US government
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Straily, also scoring A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5Clayton Kershaw gets 20th win as Los Angeles Dodgers rout Chicago Cubs 14-5
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in Topeka, Kan., in a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot. Kobach reversed course Friday, Sept. 19 directing county election officials to start mailing ballots to voters overseas Saturday without having a Democratic nominee listed for the U.S. Senate. Taylor's withdrawal from the race potentially improves the chances of Independent candidate Greg Orman defeating Roberts.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for SenateKansas sending ballots overseas with no Democrat for Senate, but Kobach says re-vote possible
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DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M bankedDNC reports $7M raised in August, committee has $11M saved in bank
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell breaks silence, says 'same mistakes can never be repeated'
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  • New Des Moines city manager talks about his goals

    The city of Des Moines now has a new leader at the helm tonight. City Council promoted assistant city manager Scott Sanders to be the new city manager. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 07:55 PM
  • How to Fix America's Recidivism Crisis

    This year more than 650,000 inmates will be released from American prisons, a figure that breaks down to about 75 newly minted ex-cons every hour of every day. Within three years, the federal government estimates, roughly four in 10 of those former prisoners will be back behind bars, either because they committed a new crime or violated the conditions of their release. Slate Magazine, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 05:20 PM
  • How the state deals with OWI offenders

    The man who crashed a red Camaro on a Des Moines freeway Saturday is not the first person to receive more than one OWI charge and allowed to get back behind the wheel. A well known car dealer, charged in two separate incidents remains in jail tonight Steve Luebke charged with abandoning this burning car on the freeway Saturday. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 06:39 PM
  • Man Responsible for Fiery Crash Received OWI the Next Day

    It started with a crash on I-235 just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Witnesses say 57-year-old Steven Luepke was driving recklessly when he lost control of a 2010 Chevy Camaro and crashed into the median. WHO-TV Des Moines, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:43 PM
  • POW-MIA Day Observed

    If you were driving on I-69 between Ames and Des Moines Friday, you might have passed more than a half-dozen runners from the I-S-U Air Force R-O-T-C program making their way from the state capitol to campus. I-S-U Senior Tara Draughon says it's an annual effort to publicize National P-O-W-M-I-A Observance Day. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 04:52 PM
  • High Speed Chase Through Central Iowa

    Authorities said a 32-year-old man from Council Bluff, Iowa led police on a chase from Ankeny through Des Moines. Officers reported speeds up to 130 mph during the pursuit. WHO-AM Des Moines, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 02:53 PM
  • UNI Music Scholarship Concert to feature renowned soprano, Nicolle Foland

    Renowned San Francisco Opera soprano, Nicolle Foland, will headline the UNI School of Music's 33rd annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, Friday, September 26, at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. Ms. Foland is a Des Moines native and a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. KWWL-TV Waterloo, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 10:39 PM
  • Fire Drill Provides Learning Experience

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A new program aims at improving fire safety at Des Moines schools. The program is called Fire Drills as a Learning Experience. WHO-TV Des Moines, Thu, Sep 18 2014 @ 08:45 PM
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