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  • California fire victims return home as crews gain ground

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled wildfires that have devastated California wine country a ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:16 am
  • White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, ...
    Oct. 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest incr ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obam ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Birds gone wild: Resurgent turkeys spar with human neighbors

    BOSTON (AP) — Not everyone is celebrating the return of the wild turkeys.After being wiped out from ...
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico as House weighs aid package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting that federal help will be limited and b ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Hotel questions revised timeline of Las Vegas massacre

    LAS VEGAS – A day after authorities revised the timeline of events on the night of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the hotel where the gunman was staying ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Trump to pitch tax plan as boon for truckers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Wednesday — the latest stop on a c ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • California wildfires reduce dreams to embers as flames grow

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Spain's PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded Wednesday that the leader of Catalonia clarify whether he has declared the region’s indepe ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • AP-NORC Poll: Most don't want young immigrants deported

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Iowa elections office fixes errors on signature requirements

    IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office has corrected multiple errors in its guidance on the number of signatures that some Congre ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Trump suggests he's smarter than Rex Tillerson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested he’s smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying in an interview published Tuesday that i ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Wildfires ravage Northern California with shocking speed

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially ...
    Oct. 11, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite part about the Iowa State Fair?
    Trying new foods
    People watching
    Checking out exhibits