• Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues

    Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in. That array of choices — a "wonderful dilemma" in the estimation of Iowa voter Bill Campbell — was on display Saturday night as Republican hopefuls wooed...

  • USDA says potato stocks up 14 percent in North Dakota

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 14 percent from a year ago. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that growers, dealers and processors in the state held 7.4 million hundredweight of potatoes in storage on April 1. Current stocks represent 31...

  • Washington Everest team loses medic as result of avalanche

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state mountain climbing group says a member of its Everest team has died as a result of an avalanche that hit the mountain following the Nepal earthquake. Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering says that Marisa Eve Girawong died in the aftermath of the...

  • Latest on police-custody death: Officer injured near station

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    12 a.m. A Baltimore police spokesman says an officer has suffered minor injuries in the waning hours of the Freddie Gray demonstrations. The officer was injured near a police station where three dozen police officers in riot helmets and shields are lined up. The crowd is sparse,...

  • GOP 2016 hopefuls talk social issues in Iowa

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. Nine declared and prospective 2016...

  • A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts. Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were...

  • The Latest on GOP's 2016 hopefuls: Iowans see a bumper crop

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    9 p.m. CDT (10 p.m. EDT) For some at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting of social conservatives, it looks like a bumper crop of Republican candidates competing in the 2016 race. Sixty-eight-year-old Bill Campbell Indianola says he hasn't decided which of the contenders to...

  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social...

  • Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ASH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday. Ryan Bridges with the medical...

  • Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. The Staten Island district attorney drew national attention when a...

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