The Denver Post reports energy company founder Bill Koch built 50 buildings, including a jail, train station and a saloon. It's for his own amusement, and to hold his collection of Western memorabilia. His brothers famously donate to political causes.
A.J. Hieber found his father sobbing in the bathroom. It turns out his severely allergic dad had been stung by bees while mowing the lawn. Wearing only underwear, A.J. jumped on his bike, rode several blocks, and found his mom.
Many voters in Winnebago County feel that under President Obama, the government has tried to do too much. "I'm not a big fan of how big the government's gotten or how many people are living off the government now," says farmer Charlie Knigge.
It seems like the entire political world is focused on comments made by Missouri Rep. Todd Akin about "legitimate" rape, and whether it can cause pregnancy. Akin, who's the state's Republican U.S. Senate nominee, made the remarks in a weekend TV interview. Akin has said he won't pull out of the race.
Rep. Todd Akin is fighting to hold onto the GOP Senate nomination from Missouri. Party leaders are telling him to step aside. Akin has until late Monday afternoon to withdraw and allow party officials to name a replacement. Akin triggered criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after he told an interviewer that women rarely become pregnant after "a legitimate rape."
The scorching Midwest drought has caused crop prices to soar. But the dry weather is benefiting airlines, whose on-time performance has improved this summer, leading to fewer customer complaints and healthier profits.
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