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David Petraeus’ next tough assignment will be in the trenches of academia. The University of Southern California announced Thursday that the retired general and former CIA director is joining the faculty to ...

Obama Taps Billionaire for Commerce, Aide as Trade Rep

President Obama today nominated billionaire campaign fundraiser Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department and trusted, longtime economic aide Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative, in a ceremony ...

Another Airline Has Carry-On Charge

Another domestic airline will charge passengers for carry-on bags. Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it would begin charging passengers who book tickets on third-party web sites — such as ...

Brush Fire in Southern California Prompts Evacuations

More than 425 firefighters are battling blazes in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush ...

North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen to 15 Years of Hard Labor

North Korea has sentenced an American citizen — reportedly arrested while taking pictures of orphans –  to 15 years of “compulsory labor” for plotting to overthrow the government, the ...

Half of All Autistic Kids Will Run Away, Tragedy Often Follows

Within hours one day in April, two children went missing hundreds of miles apart from each other. On the surface they appear to have little in common. Angelo Messineo is a 16-year-old from Georgia.  He was found ...

Republicans in the Iowa House are proposing a ban on all taxpayer-funded abortions as well as new rules to forbid pregnant women on Medicaid from choosing to have a cesarean. Republicans estimate the state could ...

Fifty-one Republicans in the Iowa House have formally endorsed Governor Terry Branstad’s ”Healthy Iowa Plan” to provide insurance coverage to low-income Iowans who live just below the poverty line. ...

Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest. Ron Birkenholz is with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, which sponsors the contest. “Any restaurant, cafe, ...

A 9-mile stretch of Interstate 35 south of Des Moines remains closed due to a damaged bridge, but it should reopen sometime Thursday. An overpass on I-35 northbound was struck just before 6 p.m. Monday by ...