MidAmerican Energy Company is warning business owners and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in its service area. The scam started in Des Moines and calls are now coming into Council Bluffs.
Jeff Kern wore a Scooby-Doo outfit with a collar that said “Fluffy” as he answered questions Tuesday evening.
Council Bluffs’ outpouring of support for an Omaha Police officer killed two weeks ago in the line of duty will long be remembered. Although Detective Kerrie Orozco worked in Omaha, the Walnut native lived in Council Bluffs and was buried here surrounded by a sea of law enforcement officers from throughout the nation.
Americans enrolled in health insurance plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act could face big rate hikes for 2016, if carriers’ requests stand.
An estimated 40,000 people attended this year’s Loessfest activities at the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, a spokeswoman said.
Council Bluffs Police continues to investigate a carjacking that occurred about 3:15 a.m. today in the 1200 block of Seventh Ave.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A glamorous Vanity Fair cover served as Caitlyn Jenner's introduction to the world, but far more mundane matters await the Olympic champion before she can legally assume her new identity.
SEATTLE (AP) — A bear cub found badly burned last summer in the largest wildfire in Washington state history has endured a long recovery but is now back in the wild.
NEW YORK (AP) — If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell says it will serve beer, wine and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open in Chicago this summer.
A new, international panel of experts has studied the most recent evidence on mammograms to screen for breast cancer and says they do the most good for women in their 50s and 60s.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history — a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and alumnus John Paulson, the university said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate says if she comes to power in January elections, her government would have a responsibility to contribute to peace and stability in relations with mainland China.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion has rocked a busy commercial area in the city Maiduguri in Nigeria's northeast, the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram extremists.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would make the state one of several with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion, sending the measure to the governor's desk.
BOSTON (AP) — A knife-wielding man killed by the terror investigators who had him under surveillance was confronted because he had purchased knives and talked of an imminent attack on "boys in blue," the FBI said Wednesday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies are struggling to keep up with the growing number of requests for public information, raising questions in Congress about the Obama administration's dedication to transparency.
FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — A bull that fell into a metro Atlanta well has been freed after taking a nap during the rescue effort.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said China has made inquiries about potentially joining a Trans-Pacific trade agreement in the future, introducing a new variable to an unfolding debate in Congress over granting him the power to negotiate such international deals.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Potential Republican presidential contender Chris Christie says he intends to compete actively in South Carolina if he chooses to run, despite some perceptions that his brash style and record on issues like gun control won't appeal to voters in the South's first 2016 primary.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislature OKs 72-hour waiting period for abortions; bill heads to governor.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An Annapolis couple says their real estate agent knew their future home was infested with snakes but sold it to them anyway.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature has approved budgets for education and justice departments, as lawmakers push to adjourn the session this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing modestly higher as investors welcome encouraging news about the job market.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing his three adopted daughters was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of shooting two St. Louis-area police officers in March during a protest in Ferguson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to seven charges.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour by 2020, but a second vote is required for final approval because the tally was not unanimous.
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol says his employer, the United States Postal Service, is taking steps to fire him.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old black boy holding a pellet gun by a white Cleveland patrolman was turned over Wednesday to a county prosecutor, who will ask a grand jury to determine if criminal charges should be filed against the officer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely to grow, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that U.N.-led talks aimed at ending the conflict in the Middle East's poorest nation will begin June 14 in Geneva.
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Two police officers in southeastern Iowa fired weapons at the end of a high-speed pursuit in which the suspects weren't armed, authorities said Wednesday.
SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A crowd in Southern California cheered as 14 sea lions injured by chlorine contamination at a rehab center waddled back into the waves.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google co-founder Sergey Brin says the Internet company isn't releasing the accident reports involving its self-driving cars to protect the privacy of the other motorists in the crashes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-led Senate plowed ahead Wednesday on a $612 billion annual defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat and the Democratic leader's claim that it is an exercise in futility.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to spend the summer building a case that Republicans are out of touch with the public. But many people aren't convinced she empathizes with them, either, polls suggest, in a potential early warning sign for the Democratic front-runner.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party appears poised to retain its leading position in Congress, but may lose some governor seats in Sunday's elections.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are pushing through an ambitious climate change package to further reduce the state's carbon footprint and boost the use of renewable energy to 50 percent in 15 years.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 2-mile section of the Arkansas River near Little Rock remained closed Wednesday following the rupture of a pipeline that released enough natural gas to fuel about 65 homes for a year.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who made the U.S. Marshals Service's most-wanted list after being charged with killing his parents and setting their New Hampshire house on fire last year was captured Wednesday at a Florida hotel where he was living and working, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime will join rival HBO with an online streaming service for those that don't want to pay for cable.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian will face the second day of his closed-door espionage trial on Monday, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House voted Wednesday to prevent the federal government from blocking state laws that permit the use of medical marijuana.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has sold a Florida house that has long been a political thorn in his side.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday assailed the Saudi-led airstrikes pounding his group's positions and allied forces, insisting they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on ending the country's civil war.