Bills passed by Congress this year

Major bills passed by Congress so far this year: — Disaster aid totaling $50.5 billion for victims of last fall’s Superstorm Sandy. — Expand…

Braley plans trip to Israel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley says he will travel to Israel next week as part of a 37-member Congressional delegation as pe…

Bombings, shootings across Iraq kill 19

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities say bombings and a drive-by shooting have killed eight people across Iraq. Police officials said gunmen in a car …