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Solar Eclipse

Final Partial Solar Eclipse Of The Year Happens Thursday

Final Partial Solar Eclipse Of The Year Happens Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year. On Thursday, most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of the sun from view. The eclipse will unfold slowly following its start near the Kamchatka

Kmart Retail Store Exterior

Kmart Hack May Have Compromised Customer Information

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target, Supervalu and Home Depot. Sears Holdings, which

Legislative Chambers

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislative leaders don’t plan to change ethics rules for political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another. The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that former Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to

Emergency Work

Motorcyclist dies in Omaha after Iowa crash

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A motorcyclist has died in an Omaha, Nebraska hospital after crashing on a Council Bluffs roadway. Omaha television station KETV says (http://bit.ly/1vynpKg ) the crash happened Saturday afternoon on the 16th street ramp onto Interstate 29, near the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office in western Iowa. The biker was taken to

Gavel on court desk

Iowa discipline board reprimands attorney

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — An attorney accused of mishandling client billing in an employment lawsuit has been reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Board. The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1pUKrYu ) that the board filed the reprimand Aug. 18 against Cameron Davidson, saying he violated state rules of professional conduct. The charges stem from

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