Man dies in eastern Iowa ATV accident

BUCHANAN, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old Waterloo man has been killed in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle in eastern Iowa. The Cedar Count…

A summer to remember: America in 1927

“One Summer: America, 1927″ (Doubleday), by Bill Bryson In retrospect, most summers seem pretty much alike: vacations in the country, lazy d…

Parolee held in fatal Waterloo stabbing

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 39-year-old woman is a person of interest in the fatal stabbing of a Waterloo man. Waterloo police said i…

Bankruptcies decline in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of bankruptcy filings in Minnesota has dropped significantly since their peak in 2010. Court records show …

7 more Alexie books coming out as e-books

NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie is learning to live with e-books, conflicts and all. Once one of the harshest opponents of books on a screen,…

GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years,…