Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Another person in Saudi Arabia has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 43 the number …

More donations for RI charity auction

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — MTV and Comedy Central have joined singer Taylor Swift in supporting an auction to raise money for charity and cel…

Publisher Matthew Shear dead at age 57

NEW YORK (AP) — A gregarious and widely loved publisher who worked with authors ranging from Doris Kearns Goodwin and Shirley MacLaine to Ja…

Cedar Rapids airport gets federal grant

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids will get a $5.2 million federal grant for improvements. U.S. Rep. Bruce Bra…

Chief of staff to Iowa governor resigning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad’s chief of staff Jeff Boeyink is resigning. Boeyink announced his plans Friday. In a press relea…

77-year-old dies on Brown County farm

PRAIRIEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — A 77-year-old man is dead after a skid loader apparently trapped him on a Brown County farm. According t…

U of M, Mayo feeling federal budget cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some scientists at two of Minnesota’s top research institutions say they’re spending more time chasing money than wor…

Lohan is no-show in Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is a no-show at the Venice Film Festival, where she was expected to promote the erotic thriller “The Cany…

Liberace mansion buyer plans to restore

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The British businessman who bought Liberace’s 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion for half a million dollars said Friday h…

A glance at Europe’s unemployment rates

Unemployment levels in the 17 European Union countries that use the euro remain at a record high in spite of recent signs that the region’s …