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New Price Chopper welcomed happy shoppers Sunday

The new store opened its doors early Sunday.

Woman set 2 world records in Des Moines over the weekend

The competitive eater is now heading to Texas to tackle another challenge.

Ramps closing Sunday night could impact your Monday commute

Construction is already starting on Interstate 80.

Officials worry Iowa science standards may be divisive

The new set of standards for what is taught in Iowa science classrooms could prove divisive because of the sections on evolution and climate change.  

Second Decorah eaglet has hatched

The first hatched on Friday.

Ex-communications director ‘deeply sorry’ for 'distasteful' selfie

A former employee of the Iowa Democratic Party said she deeply regrets posting a photo of herself at the site of the East Village gas explosion in New York City.

One year after the loss of a Des Moines icon

It’s been one year since a 115-year-old Des Moines landmark was destroyed in an overnight, three-alarm fire.

Officers shoot man as he drives toward them at end of chase

Police shot and wounded a man at the end of a chase early Sunday.

Mother, child expected to recover after rollover crash

Crews said the car was flipped on its top when they arrived.

Teen crashes car through home, lands in bed

The crash remains under investigation.

Police still investigating 4 1/2-week-old girl's cause of death

The baby was taken to the hospital Friday night, where she died.

Students donate blankets to people with ALS

The project aims to help people with ALS, who have circulation problems, stay warm.

Competitive eater sets world record in Des Moines

It all happened at Jethro's BBQ n’ Bacon Bacon on 22nd Street.

Police: Bystander pulls man from burning vehicle

Witnesses told police that the car caught fire under its hood and that’s when they noticed the driver seemed trapped inside.

Say goodbye to Dahl's this weekend, share your stories

Seven metro stores are about to undergo a transformation.

Man accused of killing former UNI coach convicted

A Missouri jury has convicted a man for killing a former assistant football coach at UNI.

Man charged with trying to abduct 11-year-old girl

A 20-year-old man is behind bars, accused of trying to abduct an 11-year-old girl as she walked home from school.

County assessor pleads guilty to drunk driving

The Cerro Gordo county assessor has received a deferred judgment after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge.

Officials seek person who dumped kittens in trash bin

Eight newborn kittens were found in a gas station dumpster.

Wiccan to deliver invocation to House of Representatives

An Iowa House representative invited a woman to give a Wiccan invocation to the House, an unusual decision that's raising a lot of questions.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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