Legislature honors ISU men's basketball team

|Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Iowa lawmakers honored the Iowa State University men's basketball team for what they deemed a "brilliant" season.

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region.

Native Americans say US violated human rights

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.

US businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.

2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

|Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

|Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas.

Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.

US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

|Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body.

Poland hopes to host 2022 Games despite setback

|Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

Poland still has a chance to host the 2022 Winter Games despite the resignation of the bid committee president, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Sunday.

Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

The world's top financial officials say they believe the global economy is strengthening but that growth remains fragile and open to risks of new geopolitical strife, as in Ukraine.

North Korea's capital hosts international marathon

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

Kerry expresses concern over attacks in Ukraine

|Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed strong concern that attacks by armed militants in eastern Ukraine have been orchestrated and synchronized, and are similar to previous attacks in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.