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yesterday in National

Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

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yesterday in Sports

Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks

Hedge fund managers are buying the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million, becoming the latest Wall Street financiers to own a sports club.

soccer

yesterday in Sports

Atlanta awarded MLS expansion team

Atlanta has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium.

mikaelbran

yesterday in Entertainment

‘Hobbit’ star found guilty in drug case

Actor Mikael Persbrandt has been sentenced to five months in jail for buying cocaine.

claw

yesterday in National, Weird

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

taylor

yesterday in Music, Viral Videos

Watch Taylor Swift’s video blog of bridal shower surprise

The superstar documented her surprise appearance at an Ohio bride's celebration.

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yesterday in Music

No cooling down for the hot ‘Frozen’ soundtrack

The soundtrack for Disney's animated film continues to dominate the Billboard music charts.

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yesterday in Entertainment

‘X-Men’ director accused of drugging, raping teen

The lawsuit - filed weeks before the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - alleges the director sexually assaulted a teen boy.

immigration

yesterday in National

Obama, Republicans feud over immigration

Partisan bickering over immigration reform intensified as each side accused the other of standing in the way of progress.

gun

yesterday in National

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50M on gun control

Michael Bloomberg ramped up efforts to fight gun violence with a $50 million grassroots campaign to organize voters on gun control.

utahmom

yesterday in National

Police say Utah mom gave birth at home

Police say a mother accused of slaying six of her infant children secretly gave birth at home and then immediately killed them.

Kicked By Train

yesterday in Viral Videos

Kicked in the head by a train

This man tried to take a selfie while a train passed but was a little too close.

Realistic Mario

yesterday in Viral Videos

Realistic Mario

How would Mario REALLY fare in the Mushroom Kingdom?

nirvana

Friday in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 17

A look back at Hollywood's biggest headlines.

lorde

Friday in Music, Sports

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

courtnews1240

Friday in Local

Minnesota Sex Abuser Plea

A Minnesota man enters a plea on multiple sexual abuse charges...

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Friday in Farm

Anniversary Observed At Texas Fertilizer Site

Spencer, IA: (Apr. 16, 2014) – In West, Texas Thursday evening, people will pause at exactly 7:51 p.m. for a…

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Friday in Entertainment

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

Jenny McCarthy has the "right stuff" in the New Kids On The Block star's eyes.

mud

Friday in National

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

lawenforcement1240

Friday in Local

Law Enforcement Reports

Law Enforcement Reports...

Local Headlines

yesterday in Local

Local Pony Express Totals

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In Clay County a total of $2968 was raised...

yesterday in Local

Wallingford Man Wins $50,000

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Thomas Bauler purchased a "Mike's Picks" scratch ticket at Casey's in Estherville...

Friday in Local

Sac City Death Plea

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A Georgia man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder...

Friday in Local

Law Enforcement Reports

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Law Enforcement Reports...

Friday in Local

Wills Running for House

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John Wills is running for the Iowa House District 1 seat...