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Charting a road to 270

August 7, 2016 DES MOINES — Hillary Clinton doesn’t appear all that interested in making scenic stops on her state-to-state quest to become president. more »»

US discloses ‘presidential policy guidance’ for lethal drone strikes

August 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — The White House has released a version of President Barack Obama’s 3-year-old guidance on the use of lethal force against terrorists overseas, laying out what it says are safeguards to... more »»

Gun ban at Iowa State Fair to remain despite lively hearing

August 7, 2016 DES MOINES — A ban on guns at the Iowa State Fair will remain in place this year. more »»

Fatal police shooting highlights inconsistent body cam usage

August 7, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The critical moment when a gunman opened fire on two San Diego police officers, killing one, may never be see. more »»

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika outbreak

August 7, 2016 TAMPA, Fla. — Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. more »»

Taliban’s elite commandos tests Afghan army’s strength

August 7, 2016 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An elite new Taliban force is proving its strength in the strategic southern province of Helmand, pointing to the insurgents’ ability to refine their battlefield techniques t... more »»

Ex-firefighter talks about running toward stabbing suspect

August 7, 2016 LONDON — A retired San Jose firefighter who tried to grab the man who stabbed to death a retired teacher in London this week says anyone would have tried to stop the attac. more »»

Melbourne teen helps keep Mousehole Days alive

August 6, 2016 While the Melbourne “Mousehole” landmark is no more, the festival continues this year Aug. 5-7, largely thanks to the efforts of a young Melbourne resident. more »»

Antique power show under way

August 6, 2016 Drivers on Iowa roads probably won’t see steam-powered 19th- and 20th century tractors in the fields today, but an annual event is bringing back memories of venerable farm practices this weekend. more »»

102nd Annual Meskwaki Powwow slated for Aug 11-14

August 6, 2016 TAMA — An event steeped in history and tradition, the 102nd Annual Meskwaki Powwow returns for a four day celebration, held August 11-14 at the Meskwaki Powwow Grounds, located four miles west of... more »»

15 Minutes

August 6, 2016 MARK WIELAND Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas FAMILY LIFE Family: Married to Caleen Wieland 25 years. We have two children, ages 23 and 18. more »»

Video shows Chicago police firing at car as it drives away

August 6, 2016 CHICAGO — Video released Friday shows Chicago police firing repeatedly at a stolen car as it careens down the street away from them, then handcuffing the mortally wounded black 18-year-old who was a... more »»

La. pols go to court, blame Big Oil for coastal ruin

August 6, 2016 ALLIANCE, La. — The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. more »»

Turkey: Dollar bills seen as evidence of coup-plotter links

August 6, 2016 ISTANBUL — After raiding a home and business owned by someone suspected of loyalties to a banned Muslim cleric, police listed the incriminating evidence they found: two shotguns, a pistol,... more »»

Architect: Design work begins on police/fire facility

August 5, 2016 The dust is settling from Tuesday’s local special election, which saw voters overwhelmingly approve the joint police/fire facility by a 1,058-vote margin, 2,273 to 1,215. Yes votes equaled 65. more »»

Tax holiday in time for school shopping

August 5, 2016 August’s arrival means school supply shopping for many families, and Iowa’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday today and Saturday will make parents’ pocketbooks happy. more »»

IVH resident paints masterpieces

August 5, 2016 George Trent, a resident of the Iowa Veterans Home, has become a bit of a celebrity within local veterans groups. more »»



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