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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French prime minister wins confidence voteFrench prime minister wins confidence vote, allows him to try to cure stagnant economy
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Damage lines the Black Bart Trail in Redwood Valley, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The wildfire is one of dozens to recently rip through the state, which has been rendered tinder-dry by three years of drought according to The Press Democrat. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)
Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townWildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee
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Convict Frank Van Den Bleeken appears in court in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013. Van Den Bleeken convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Herman Ricour) BELGIUM OUT NETHERLANDS OUT
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasiaJailed rapist and murderer deemed incurable gets approval to be euthanized in Belgium
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show “Science Friday” and host Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show’s reach to younger listeners. (AP Photo/The Tri-City Herald, Paul T. Erickson, File) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT KONA
Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grantFlatow, NPR show 'Science Friday' settle claims of misusing federal grant money
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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo sellerTheater shooting victim's parents sue online retailers over ammunition, gear used in attack
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A sign is posted in a lobby of the now closed Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. in Atlantic City, N.J. The hotel and casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closesTrump Plaza closes its doors, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
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A Yes sign is displayed on a fisherman's shack in St Abbs, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sides in Scottish referendum make final pushWith 48 hours to go, sides scramble to convert swing voters in Scottish independence vote
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In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a sculpture of Mahasiddha Virupa at an exhibition entitled 'Ming 50 years that changed China' in British Museum in central London. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. The exhibition, running from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015, will feature a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming ChinaBritish Museum showcases treasures from early Ming China in major new exhibition
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Birds fly above wooden scaffolding covering the Djoser Pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The restoration of the 4,600-year old pyramid has prompted controversy between the Ministry of Antiquities, activists and archaeologists. (AP Photo/Samuel McNeil)
Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on trackEgypt rejects accusations of mismanagement in restoration of oldest pyramid
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
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  • Preview of 2014 Remodel Tour

    Creighton Cox is with me, he's with the Home- builders Association and Ben Trannel is owner of Red House Remodeling and also chair of the tour this year. Thank you both for coming in. KCCI-TV Des Moines, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 12:42 PM
  • Heavy rain causes little damage

    The four to six inches of rain that fell in Warren County Tuesday night made a mess but caused little damage. The Des Moines Register, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Go back in time to an oasis named Okoboji

    "I remember doing this when I was a kid," Linda Clarksean said with a laugh as she walked up the steep ramp to the 84-year-old Tipsy House holding the hands of her 5- and 6-year-old grandsons. Battling the tug of gravity through the fun house of impossibly angled rooms, they arrived at the peaked roof for the view of Okoboji, a resort on the Iowa Great Lakes. Star-Telegram.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 03:18 PM
  • Fall Allergies Causing Misery

    Rain provides temporary relief for fall allergy sufferers, but Des Moines allergist, Dr. Jim Wille says it won't be long before symptoms including red, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and nasal congestion return. He says ragweed is the culprit- and if you're bothered by it, keep your windows closed- until cold weather kills it off. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 11:33 AM
  • Woman Accused of Driving Drunk to Pick Up Son from School

    A Des Moines woman has been charged with operating while intoxicated and child endangerment after police said she picked up her son from school while intoxicated. Police responded to the 5-year-old boy's school Monday afternoon after the boy's parents failed to pick him up from school. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:33 PM
  • Iowa Mom Allegedly Intoxicated With Kids In Car

    A Des Moines woman was intoxicated and had two toddlers in her vehicle when she went to school to pick up her 5-year-old son, police said. Officers were sent to Hillis Elementary School to check a report that the boy had not been picked up by his father after school on Monday. WOWT-TV Omaha, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:21 PM
  • Positive Economic News on Two Fronts in the Metro

    Plans are moving forward for a new hotel and office complex in Des Moines along the river south of the M-L-K Parkway. A Minneapolis development company is planning a three story office building and a 100 room Holiday Inn Express hotel at southwest 11th street. WHO-AM Des Moines, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 11:45 AM
  • 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
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