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GOP candidates gearing up for Senate primary
As the 2014 election cycle begins to take shape, the candidates jockeying for position in the crowded GOP Senate primary are all trying to break away from the pack as the best option to take on Democrat Bruce Braley in the fall.
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2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear
Two Catholic nuns were found slain in a Mississippi home where they lived when the women, both nurse practitioners, didn't report to work at a nearby hospital, authorities said Thursday.
Woman intends to change plea in US Postal Service theft case
Court records say a northern Iowa woman accused of misappropriating money from the U.S. Postal Service intends to plead guilty.
Iowa board doesn't immediately vote on pipeline request
The Iowa Utilities Board has declined to take immediate action on a request by 14 landowners to halt construction of a four-state oil pipeline.
Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.
Black teen pushed down by Iowa officer got money for secrecy
A black teenager who was shown on video getting thrown down by a white police officer in Iowa received thousands of dollars to keep quiet about a settlement including a secrecy provision that may violate state law.
Iowa corrections department approves gender dysphoria policy
The Iowa Department of Corrections has approved a new gender dysphoria management policy for inmates.
Thankful flood victim finds humor amid devastating tragedy
Chuck and Karen Craft are among the thousands of Louisiana residents dragging furniture, appliances and other belongings out of flood-ravaged homes.
Crews battle blazes in California, Washington state, Wyoming
Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in central California and eastern Washington.
Western Iowa school board president dies in tractor accident
Authorities say a Missouri Valley man has died in a tractor accident.
Oregon buzz: Pot plants at state fair in a first for the US
Nine living marijuana plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair in a first of its kind event for the United States starting next Friday.
After nearly 66 years, Keokuk man awarded Purple Heart
A Keokuk man has been awarded a Purple Heart medal nearly 66 years after he was injured during a battle in Korea.
Slaying suspect accused of aiding inmate's suicide attempt
A man awaiting trial in a Council Bluffs slaying has been accused of helping another inmate try to kill himself.
California wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty
A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across more than 49 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. Exactly how many, however, and to whom they belonged, remained uncertain.
Iowa man accused of soliciting murder loses mistrial bid
A judge has rejected a motion for a mistrial sought by an Iowa man accused of sex abuse and of planning to poison the person he's accused of abusing.
Scoreboard company leaving Des Moines for St. Louis area
A scoreboard manufacturer that has been in Des Moines for more than 80 years will move most of its operations to a St. Louis suburb.
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