Central Iowa voting locations taking precautions amid fears of security concerns
DALLAS COUNTY - During this year's presidential race, there has been a lot of talk about voter fraud and security at the polls. But how likely is a cyber hack to occur?
Kinnick Stadium Approved For Major Renovation
IOWA CITY - It's a big day for Iowa football fans as Kinnick Stadium is getting a make-over.
Fraaken sentenced to life in prison, no parole
DES MOINES- A man convicted in a November 2015 double homicide has pleaded guilty to first degree murder.
Civics teachers have to filter lessons
Some Iowa school teachers are saying the presidential election is presenting some challenges in the classroom.
Man Charged With Kidnapping In Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY - A 41-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping a 36-year-old woman in Sheffield, Iowa earlier this month.
Trump: 'I will totally accept election results... if I win'
Donald Trump said Thursday he will accept the results of next month's election if he wins, a caveat that threatens to cast unprecedented doubt on the legitimacy of the electoral process.
Trump offered a stunning declaration during the final presidential debate that he might not accept the results of next month's election. In his first speech since the debate, Trump seemed to simultaneously double down on the stance he articulated Wednesday night while also trying to clean it up.
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Third presidential debate: 5 takeaways
In the last third of the final debate, Donald Trump fell apart.
He'd gotten in some hits on Hillary Clinton and was well on his way to turning in his best performance of the three presidential debates.
Then, he refused to say he'd accept the election's results. And he called Clinton "such a nasty woman."
Here are CNN's takeaways from the final debate of the 2016 presidential race:
Trump refuses to accept election's outcome
ISIS attacks Iraqi city of Kirkuk
ISIS militants carried out coordinated attacks on several security buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials said.
Dozens of militants targeted four police stations and Kurdish security offices, spreading themselves out through several residential neighborhoods. The clashes were ongoing in the southern part of the city as of Friday morning, security officials said.
A number of people were killed and wounded, but officials could not provide an exact figure.
Camel could join Lucky Strike in $47B cigarette mega merger
The owner of Lucky Strike wants to add Camel and Newport to its pack.
British American Tobacco on Friday announced a $47 billion bid to take control of fellow cigarette giant Reynolds.
The two companies hold some of the biggest selling tobacco brands in the world.
BAT already owns about 42 percent of Reynolds. But it says its willing to shell out $47 billion to buy the remaining 58 percent.
Teen loses leg after teacher 'body slam,' lawyer says
A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said.
Montravious Thomas was injured in September after an employee at Edgewood Student Services Center "body slammed" him three times when Thomas tried to leave the classroom to call his mother, family attorney Renee Tucker told CNN Thursday.
On Laquan McDonald anniversary, calls for justice
Two years have passed since a Chicago police officer shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, leading to reforms and fueling national conversation about police use of deadly force.
Time has not dulled the pain of his death to his family or quelled the community's cries for justice.
6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan
A preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey.
The quake, which was 6.3 kilometers in depth, hit near Kurayoshi city, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning has been issued.
Japan, which sits along the so-called Ring of Fire, is no stranger to earthquakes.
Kodak's smartphone puts photos, nostalgia first
Kodak is the iconic camera maker that failed to adapt to the digital age. But now it's coming out of the dark room with its first smartphone.
The company launched on Thursday an Android-based phone called Kodak Ektra, and it's all about taking photos.
Hong Kong shuts down as typhoon edges closer
Fierce winds and rains lashed Shanwei city in China's Guangdong province as Typhoon Haima made landfall Friday at 12:40 p.m local time.
Nine cities in south China's Guandong province have issued the highest red typhoon alert, according to Guandong province's meteorological center.
In Shenzhen, all schools, offices and businesses have been closed. The city's office of Disaster Prevention has urged people to remain indoors.
Hong Kong shuts down
Russell powers Cubs within a win of NLCS
Addison Russell homered for the second night in a row, and Javier Baez added three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs blew past the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
Kanye West heated about Tidal vs. Apple
Leave it to Kanye West to give it to you straight, no chaser.
The rapper is once again venting about streaming music services that have apparently put him "Through the Wire."
Back in July, West was on Twitter seemingly trying to negotiate a deal where Apple Music would buy rival Tidal.
"I need Tim Cook, Jay Z, Dez, Jimmy, Larry, me and Drake, Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!!" West tweeted.
'Logan' trailer serves up moody Hugh Jackman
The new trailer for 20th Century Fox's "Logan" has officially arrived, but as the titular character mentions in the footage, the "X-Men" world we knew is no longer what it was.
The trailer sets the stage for what could be the most somber movie in the Wolverine franchise yet.
Eminem blasts Donald Trump in new single
WARNING: This story contains graphic language.
Eminem is back and his tongue is sharper than ever.
The rapper on Wednesday unveiled a brand-new song titled "Campaign Speech." The 8-minute, no-frills track takes on everyone from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to George Zimmerman.
Marvel unveils 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel teaser
Marvel fans: Get your dancing shoes ready because the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are back in your universe.
Disney's Marvel Studios revealed a first look at "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" on Wednesday in a teaser trailer featuring the rag tag team of space heroes.
Brief glimpses of the Guardians pop up throughout the trailer with Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" playing in the background. Much like the first film, the sequel's teaser showcases the action and fun of the original.
Springsteen calls Trump 'flagrant, toxic narcissist'
Donald Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo in March that if he loses the presidency, he "will go off into the wild blue yonder."
Bruce Springsteen seems to think otherwise.
"I don't think he's going to go quietly, gently into the good night," Springsteen told London-based Channel 4 News in an interview Tuesday. "I think he's going to make as big a mess as he can."
Kim Kardashian's assistant posts update
Is Kim Kardashian West ready to venture back into the public eye?
The reality star has maintained a low profile since being robbed in Paris -- including on social media where once she reigned as queen.
But late Monday, Stephanie Sheppard, who works as an assistant to Kardashian West, posted a status update of sorts on the star's official app.
Kerry Washington welcomes baby boy
Congrats are in order for Kerry Washington.
The actress gave birth to a son, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha on October 5, according to E! news.
This is the second child for Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. Together they have a daughter, Isabelle, born in 2014.
Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on the hit ABC show, "Scandal," hid her growing baby bump during Season 5. The show is expected to return for Season 6 in January.
Pearl Jam, Tupac headline Rock Hall nominees
Music lovers, get ready to rock the vote.
The 2017 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and this year's group has something for almost everyone.
This year's first-time nominees are Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane's Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf and Tupac Shakur.
Postal worker caught dumping mail in woods
Waiting for the mailman to bring you something? Well, you might be waiting awhile for it if you live in one Atlanta suburb.
A woman videotaped a US Postal Service worker earlier this week dumping bin after bin of mail in the woods behind her subdivision in Decatur, Georgia.
North Korea opens zoo, exhibits smoking chimp
North Korea's capitol city of Pyongyang has opened a zoo and made the most popular attraction a smoking chimpanzee named Azalea, The Associated Press reports.
Man arrested for attack with frozen chicken
Chicago police have arrested a man who attacked a bus driver and a passenger -- with a bag of frozen chicken.
Why the fowl play?
Because, police say, he was trying to flirt with a woman, and she wasn't having it.
The incident happened last week on a Chicago Transit Authority bus.
Police say Caleb Russell, 27, wasn't happy the woman didn't respond when he tried to talk to her. So he allegedly started hitting her with the bag of chicken.
Target removes clown masks after series of creepy clown sightings
Scary clowns have gotten a little too real for Target.
Two weeks before Halloween, the company is pulling some clown masks off its shelves and out of its online store after sightings of menacing clowns across the country.
Pilot spots sharks from above to save surfers
The Cape Cod National Seashore is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, but it's also known for its abundance of great white sharks.
"Jaws" was filmed on nearby Martha's Vineyard, adding to the local shark lore.
Thousands of seals call the shoreline their home. And where seals go, sharks go.
Alligator weighing 900 pounds caught
An alligator caught in Texas is being called the largest gator ever caught in the state, weighing around 900 pounds and measuring 13 feet, 8 inches.
The alligator was living in Champion Lake in the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Dayton when it was wrangled, Dallas News reported.
Plaid dress passed on for 50 years
This is the story of a little red and green plaid dress and a family tradition it started.
In 1965, Janice Parker bought the dress for her oldest daughter Diana from a small department store in then-Wayfare, Minnesota.
For some reason, Diana took an instant liking to it. And when picture day came around for her Kindergarten class, that was her dress of choice.
Pharmacy implements 'man tax'
A New York City pharmacy has started implementing a 7 percent "man tax" on items to make people aware of the tax women have to pay on pharmacy products.