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- New goal: Make processed foods look more natural NEW YORK -- Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection. When stretching out the dough for its premium "Artisan Pizzas," Domino's workers are instructed not to worry about making the rectangles too perfect: The pies are su
- Blast at Iowa plant injures 3, 1 critically POSTVILLE -- A small explosion at a northeast Iowa factory on Monday injured three workers, including one who was flown to an Iowa City burn unit in critical condition. The cause of the early morning blast at the Norplex-Micarta composite laminates p
Obama: NSA secret data gathering 'transparent'
President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret.
IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases
An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Explosions remind La. that plants not always safe
By some measures, chemical plants like the sites of separate fatal explosions this week in Louisiana are among the safest manufacturing workplaces in America.
Iowa regulator pleased with ruling on disclosure
Iowa's top campaign regulator says she's pleased an appeals court upheld much of an Iowa law requiring outside groups to disclose their spending on political campaigns.
Census: Rural US loses population for first time
Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.
Show earns some snark over subject matter
NEW YORK -- They aren't looking for sex and they're not in need of baby daddies. It's those two things that landed the singles ladies of "Pregnant & Dating" on reality TV to begin with. Five in all, the growing and glowing women in WE tv's latest lin
- Immigration support sought WASHINGTON -- Backers of far-reaching immigration legislation are turning their attention to courting support and counting votes after the Senate pushed the contentious bill over early procedural hurdles. Two votes to place the bill formally before
2 buildings evacuated after 2 Des Moines blasts
Two buildings have been evacuated after two explosions rocked downtown Des Moines.
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