Warren: Don’t let the billionaires decide Iowa’s next senator

IOWA CITY — Sixteen days away from the midterm election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told Iowa voters they need to vote and “figh ... »

Second nurse with Ebola should not have traveled by plane, CDC says

DALLAS — A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she ... »

Iowa City diner’s popularity as political venue grew out of marketing ploy

IOWA CITY — Combine one part Norman Rockwell, one part family diner, one part neighborhood coffee shop and one part greasy spoon — in ... »

Iowa Senate race could determine control: Brown

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s easy for people to mix up Iowa and Ohio, but Buckeye State Sen. Sherrod Brown knows the difference.

Brown, ... »

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 ... »

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

BOSTON — The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost ... »

Harkin promises to keep up fight for disability rights treaty

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring in January, is promising not to let opponents of an international treaty on disability right ... »

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 ... »

Study shows companies pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare

WASHINGTON — When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President B ... »

Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been ... »

ACLU says 22 Iowa counties will no longer honor ICE requests

DES MOINES — Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 22 now say they will no longer hold inmates for Immigrations and Custom Enforcement without a jud ... »

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 ... »

Ukraine says it has suspended attacks to let experts reach plane crash site

Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the dow ... »

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