Nation & World

Clinton: Use of private email for official business ‘a matter of convenience’

NEW YORK — Likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday it would have been better if she had used a government e ... »

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama ... »

Blum co-sponsors bills to end congressional pensions, tax on Social Security

DES MOINES — First District U.S. Rep. Rod Blum has signed on to a plan to end taxes on one pension and end another altogether.

Blum, a ... »

Obama to focus on middle class in State of Union address

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will challenge the Republican-led Congress with tax-raising ideas for helping middle-class Americans in ... »

U.S. bond sentiment worst since disastrous 2009

NEW YORK — Get ready for a disastrous year for U.S. government bonds.

That’s the message forecasters on Wall Street are sending ... »

Iowa National Guard prepares to help in West Africa

WASHINGTON, Iowa — The panic that flared when Ebola burst upon the national consciousness this fall has largely subsided, according to soldi ... »

U.S., South African hostages in Yemen killed in rescue attempt

SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) — A U.S. journalist and a South African teacher held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed alongside 10 of their c ... »

Hagel resigning as defense secretary, official says

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "arrived together" at ... »

Havel’s commitment to freedom honored at Capitol

WASHINGTON — A bust of Vaclav Havel, playwright, dissident and first president of the Czech Republic, was unveiled amid grand pageantry and h ... »

Reports: Armed man with criminal record rode elevator with Obama in Atlanta

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President ... »

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light inv ... »

U.S. attorney general announces grant to study police racial profiling

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational ... »

Grassley encourages Obama to ‘be strong’ in response to Islamic State

CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley believes President Barack Obama has the authority to take military action to protect Americans ... »

Obama calls for police to respect protesters in Ferguson

FERGUSON Mo./EDGARTOWN Mass. — President Barack Obama on Thursday said that police should respect protesters after four nights of racially c ... »

FAA bans U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday restricted U.S. airlines and commercial operators from flying over Iraq while armed conflict rag ... »