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University of Iowa Student Found Dead Amid Cold

CHICAGO - The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Television station KCRG reports that the body of 18-year-old Gerald Belz was…

Foxconn Changes Focus of Massive Wisconsin Project

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised.…

Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets Over Reports of Rubber Inside

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling some chicken nuggets after customers said they found pieces of “soft, blue rubber” inside. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the 5-pound bags should be thrown away or returned. The agency says there are…

Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Russian Probe

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Stone appeared Tuesday for his arraignment at the federal courthouse in Washington after spending the weekend blasting special counsel Robert Mueller's…

Trump Announces Deal to end Record-Long Shutdown

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he’ll sign legislation shortly to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks — until Feb. 15. Trump’s action would end what has become a record, 35-day partial shutdown. Some 800,000 federal workers have had…

Sanders Says Stone Arrest Unrelated to Trump

WASHINGTON -White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the arrest of former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roget Stone in the special counsel's Russia probe has nothing to do with the president. Sanders' comments came hours after Stone was arrested…

Trump Says any Deal Must Have Wall Down Payment

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will not accept a short-term deal to reopen the government unless it includes “a large down payment” for his promised border wall. The statement from White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee…

General Mills Recalls Some Flour Over Salmonella Concerns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - General Mills is voluntarily recalling some bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour because of salmonella concerns. The 5-pound bags have a "better if used by" date of April 20, 2020 and the UPC code 000-16000-19610-0. Customers…

No Sweethearts Candy This Valentine’s Day

(AP) - For the first time since 1901, the run-up to Valentine’s Day won’t include store shelves stocked with the classic Sweethearts candy. New England Confectionery Company (Necco), the Massachusetts-based candy manufacturer behind a slew of iconic brands dating to…

DNA linked LPN to baby of Incapacitated Woman

PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family who didn’t know she was pregnant by giving birth…

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue. The high court on Tuesday reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing…

Netflix to Reboot ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

(AP) – Netflix is continuing its string of re-boots by bringing back “Unsolved Mysteries.” Netflix says the true-crime and paranormal activity show will follow the original format, but only focus on a single case. The first season will start with…

Kamala Harris Jumps Into Presidential Race

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president. The California Democrat tells ABC's “Good Morning America'' that she's entering the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. If successful, she'd be the country's second African-American president and…

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