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In Last Debate, Trump Suggests He May Reject Election Results

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finish their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 19, 2016.      REUTERS/Mike Blake

By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called “horrifying.” In their third and final presidential debate, Trump said he would wait to decide […]

U.S. Military Strikes Yemen After Missile Attacks On U.S. Navy Ship

A still image from video released October 13, 2016 shows U.S. military launching cruise missile strikes from U.S. Navy destroyer USS Nitze to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi forces.     REUTERS/DIVIDS via Reuters TV

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military launched cruise missiles on Thursday against three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi forces, after failed missile attacks this week on a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials said. Yemen’s Houthi movement condemned the strikes and Iran announced it had sent two […]

U.S. Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims 15 Years After The Attacks

A woman places her hand over a name on the memorial at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday with the recital of the names of the dead, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City’s massive twin towers collapsed. As classical music drifted across the 9/11 […]

Trump In TV Event With Clinton, Says Putin Better Leader Than Obama

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama, as the Republican presidential nominee used a televised forum to argue he was best equipped to reassert America’s global leadership. Trump suggested at the event in […]

Local National Guard Soldier Helps Uncover Corruption In Afghanistan

Sgt. George Toubekis (left) walks with a fellow soldier as they guard a fuel truck at Camp Marmal in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mayor George Toubekis has been continuing his duties to his hometown and also to the US Army since his deployment in August of 2012. On the day of his departure, tears filled the eyes of his family and friends as the sergeant boarded a bus for some training stateside before being deployed […]

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Delivers Commencement Address

Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivers the commencement address Saturday at William Penn University (photo by Ken Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Security was tight as the visiting head of state, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was on hand to deliver the 2012 commencement address at William Penn University. Students of William Penn started gathering just before noon in the gymnasium, and the college of working adults gathered in the upstairs gym. Students talked amongst […]

Lt. Gov. Reynolds meets with Vice President Xi

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds

(BEIJING)- Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today met China’s Vice President Xi Jinping while in Beijing on a trade mission with the Iowa Soybean Association. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Vice President Xi met for 45 minutes in The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The pair discussed Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa in […]

Romney narrowly wins Iowa Caucus by 8 votes

Curt Block speaks on behalf of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at the Mahaska County Secondary Roads Department during the Iowa Caucuses Tuesday night

Des Moines, Iowa- Mitt Romney won the 2012 Iowa Caucus by a matter of 8 votes with final results being presented by Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn. With 100% of the vote reporting, Romney appears to have garnered 25% of the vote to Santorum’s 25% of the vote. Former Pennsylvania Senator shocked many people by […]

Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden

The White House

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years […]

USGS Updates Magnitude of Japan’s 2011 Tohoku Earthquake to 9.0

The USGS has updated the magnitude of the March 11, 2011, Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, to 9.0 from the previous estimate of 8.9. Independently, Japanese seismologists have also updated their estimate of the earthquake’s magnitude to 9.0. This magnitude places the earthquake as the fourth largest in the world since 1900 and the […]


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