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JOHNSTON — A trio of Democrats vying for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination toed the party line on issues including protecting abortion rights and same-sex marriage, but showed their differences on canceling student debt, expanding the nation’s Supreme Court and which of them offers the be…

Authorities say two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in downtown Chicago. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald’s restaurant close to the city's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district. Police said in a statement that one person was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. Police haven't released the names or ages of the dead, or details about the circumstances of the shooting. The shooting comes amid a surge in deadly violence in Chicago in recent years, and follows a fatal shooting last weekend in downtown Millennium Park that led the city to tighten a curfew for young people.

DES MOINES — Republicans are criticizing Democratic congressional candidate Liz Mathis for previously describing herself as co-owner of a small marketing business, even though the company refutes the claim.

JOHNSTON — A trio of Democrats vying for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination toed the party line on issues including protecting abortion rights and same-sex marriage, but showed their differences on canceling student debt, expanding the nation’s Supreme Court and which of them offers the be…

DES MOINES — Republicans are criticizing Democratic congressional candidate Liz Mathis for previously describing herself as co-owner of a small marketing business, even though the company refutes the claim.

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