Drought making comeback in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Drought is making a comeback in Minnesota. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a new area of moderate d…

Iowan gets 90 months in mortgage scheme

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 43-year-old Iowa man has been given 90 months in prison on charges stemming from a fraudulent mortgage scheme. Aut…

Explosions shut down oil pipeline in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say bomb attacks in northern Iraq have damaged part of a pipeline exporting oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan.…

France: Force an option in Syria

PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force if it is proven that Ba…