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Labor Day travel predicted to increase

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - August 28, 2014 By Matt Kelley The last holiday weekend of summer is just ahead and more Iowans are expected to be on the road this Labor Day compared to last year. Rose White, at Triple-A Iowa, says holiday travel should be picking up nationwide. “Across the country, we’re expecting that travel will be up [...]

Settlement reached to allow Tyson to purchase Hillshire Brands

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - August 28, 2014 By Dar Danielson Tyson Foods has agreed to some conditions to allow it to proceed with its $8.5 billion acquisition of the Hillshire Brands Company. Geoff Greenwood, a spokesman for Iowa’s Attorney General, says the conditions are part of a settlement proposed by the Justice Department and three states that filed suit [...]

USDA study calculates the cost of raising a child

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts it will cost Iowans about $245,000 to raise a child born in the last year through age 18. U.S.D.A. Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, the former director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, says that near-quarter-million dollar figure doesn’t take inflation into account. [...]

Reds run wild in victory over Cubs

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier each stole twice, and Kristopher Negron added one more. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Jake [...]

Brady reportedly ‘very upset’ with Patriots trading Mankins

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - The Patriots trading Logan Mankins reportedly didn't sit well with Tom Brady. New England's star quarterback was "very upset" when he heard that the Patriots dealt the standout offensive lineman to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Bleacher Report. The Patriots received tight end Tim Wright and an undisclosed draft pick for the six-time Pro Bowl guard. [...]

NFL announces sweeping new penalties regarding domestic violence

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says [...]