Ottumwa shelter for homeless men closing

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — The men’s shelter in Ottumwa will be closing after more than 10 years of operation. The Ottumwa Courier reports (http:/…

US stocks edge higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices are moving slightly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported an encouraging drop in…

Comic novelist Tom Sharpe dies at 85

LONDON (AP) — British novelist Tom Sharpe, who satirized everything from apartheid to academe in a series of best-sellers, has died at 85. S…