Volkswagen’s U.S. chief knew of possible emissions violations 18 months ago

BERLIN (Reuters) — Volkswagen’s top U.S. executive will tell a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that he knew as long ago as the sp ... »

Clinton to detail sweeping plan to rein in Wall Street

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday will unveil a sweeping plan to curb what she has ... »

Bush calls for balanced budget, smaller government

MUSCATINE — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd Wednesday that America needs a president who follows through on his word ... »

Grassley promises open process to criminal justice reform bill

DES MOINES — A criminal justice reform bill will have every opportunity to be amended, said U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who is shepher ... »

Huckabee: America vulnerable as manufacturing base erodes

URBANDALE — GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee sang the praises of U.S. craftsmanship Wednesday and warned against trade deals that wi ... »

In Clayton County, public paralysis arises from a family crisis

A public servant’s devotion to his dying wife has gotten him into trouble with Clayton County supervisors.

Dennis Freitag, in his 39th ... »

Cornell students: No generation gap in support of Clinton, older candidates

MOUNT VERNON — Hillary Clinton told a Cornell College crowd Wednesday that the 2016 election is more about them than their parents or grandp ... »

Trump: Voters tired of politics as usual

WATERLOO — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave an hourlong speech that jumped from his high poll numbers, to building a wall ... »

McCarthy seeks to convince US conservatives he’s not like Boehner

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sought to convince conservative lawmakers on Tuesd ... »

Iowa City gives nod to first phase of minimum wage increase

IOWA CITY — Iowa City's elected leaders concurred Tuesday they should let the first phase of Johnson County's higher minimum wage rule go int ... »

Blum an easy sell on benefits of hospice care

HIAWATHA — LeAnn Thrapp didn’t have to apply too much pressure when U.S. Rep. Rod Blum visited the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice Ho ... »

GOP’s Santorum pledges to lead on foreign policy

WAVERLY — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum set to distinguish himself from other Republicans running for their party’s n ... »

Cedar Rapids area bus service goes under the microscope

CEDAR RAPIDS — Public transit in the greater Cedar Rapids area will be put under the microscope to decide what adjustments can be made to se ... »

Jindal’s poll numbers on the rise in Iowa

WASHINGTON — Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, has been barely visible in Republican presidential polls. That’s changed, at le ... »

Fewer trucks to rumble through Cedar Rapids Medquarter district

CEDAR RAPIDS — Semi-trailer traffic on 10th Street SE through the city’s still-new MedQuarter Regional Medical District will have the ... »