House Republican leadership in turmoil as McCarthy backs out of speaker role

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, the favorite to su ... »

Indiana University frat suspended after video surfaces of apparent hazing sex act

As a video circulated online Wednesday showing what appeared to be a sexual hazing ritual at an Indiana University fraternity, some who saw it shru ... »

Owners try to thwart utility from taking their land for Bakken pipeline

CHEROKEE — A judge said Thursday he’ll rule within two weeks whether three landowners in the path of a proposed crude oil pipeline ac ... »

Nutritional case against whole milk thins

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U.S. dietary guidelines long have recommended people steer clear of whole milk. For decades, Americans obeyed. Consumption of ... »

Volkswagen board in crisis talks ahead of emissions scandal deadlines

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) — Volkswagen’s supervisory board was holding crisis talks on Wednesday, facing deadlines from German reg ... »

Nobel Prize awarded for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles

STOCKHOLM/LONDON — A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomi ... »

Eleven dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) — Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed 11 people, closed some 550 roads and b ... »

U.S. charges former U.N. General Assembly president, 5 others with corruption

NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. authorities arrested a former president of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-r ... »

Afghans’ response in wake of hospital bombing is muted

KABUL — Over the past five years, suspected U.S. airstrikes that killed civilians in Afghanistan often played out like this:

Then-Pre ... »

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal

ATLANTA, Oct 5 (Reuters) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalizatio ... »

Iowa’s livestock farmers could be winners from TPP trade pact

State officials and Iowa farm groups embraced the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact announced Monday.

Although most details have yet to be ... »

Polaris recalls 53,000 2015 ATV models due to fire risk

MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries is recalling several 2015 all terrain vehicles due to a possible fire hazard caused by an installation erro ... »

No Labels takes aim at the White House, inviting candidates from both parties to campaign event

DES MOINES — Not many people think Congress is doing its job these days: Roughly 10 percent to 15 percent of people, in fact, according to r ... »

Families, friends grieve for Oregon college shooting victims

Oct 2 (Reuters) — Larry Levine, 67, was a college English instructor with a love of fly fishing. Lucero Alcaraz, 19, was an honors student w ... »

Nine dead after shooting at Oregon community college

ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) — A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding sev ... »