A week after two young cousins went missing near a lake in Iowa, their disappearance is now being called an abduction, authorities said Friday.
The mother of a missing Iowa girl thinks there is a chance she and her cousin were abducted and are not at the bottom of a lake where dogs have led searchers.
As each of the Republican candidates claims victory of one kind or another -- having beaten the others, having beaten expectations, having beaten odds or some combination of all three -- and heads eastward for another contest, some thanks are in order. To the people of Iowa.
John King explains why Iowa matters, not just for the caucuses but in the general election.
To the Republican voters in the other 49 states, I sympathize with you. It must be painful to turn on every cable and broadcast network, read the websites and follow the blogs and realize that you mean absolutely nothing when it comes to choosing a GOP nominee for president of the United States.
When people in Iowa cast the first votes in the long U.S. presidential election, it has an importance beyond the result.
Gov. Terry Branstad (R) Iowa on the upcoming caucuses and whether electability is a factor for Iowa voters.
If there is one state where the economy might not be issue No. 1, it's Iowa.
The winning ticket for a $16.5 million lottery jackpot was turned in Thursday less than two hours before it expired, the head of the Iowa Lottery said.
A year ago Thursday, someone walked into a QuikTrip in Des Moines, Iowa, picked up a lottery ticket and hit the jackpot: $16.5 million. For the next year, officials with the Iowa Lottery waited for the person or persons to come forward, but that wait ends at 4 p.m Thursday.
The winner of a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot in Iowa has until 4 p.m. Thursday to claim the prize. KCCI reports.
With five days to go until the caucuses, a new poll is really shaking things up in Iowa.
As you're being inundated with wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses this week, keep the following number in mind: zero.
Forget the ads, the weather, and all those back-and-forth attacks -- the Republican caucuses in Iowa will come down to thousands of small pieces of paper.
The 2012 Republican primary campaign has already produced its share of carefully crafted messages, political drama and mudslinging.
Like many Americans, you're probably gearing up this month to write a check to your favorite charity, both to show your goodwill toward men and to nab some last-minute tax savings. (December tends, after all, to be the most generous month, with about $28 billion in donations recorded last year, according to the Atlas of Giving.)
Eight months from now, Iowa will once again lead the nation as the first state to officially vote for a Republican presidential nominee.
A police department accused of racially profiling Latinos has reached a settlement with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. In exchange for agreeing to several policy changes, the identity of the police force is not being made public.
An Iowa community was shut down much of Sunday afternoon while emergency crews remained hard at work, sifting through wreckage caused by a wave of powerful tornadoes that swept across the state overnight.
Amateur video shows a large funnel cloud spinning across Mableton, Iowa.
Every four years the folks from the great states of Iowa and New Hampshire get on my nerves.
There was no "truce" in Iowa on Monday night.
Voters in Iowa chose to remove three high court justices who helped make Iowa the first Midwestern state to permit same-sex marriage.
Three experienced officeholders seeking re-election in Iowa have refused to campaign to keep their jobs, but that has not stopped both supporters and opponents from launching a partisan, high-profile effort, complete with television and radio ads and a touring campaign-style bus.
Another Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms of Iowa, is voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, fourteen states, the Egg Safety Center website said Friday.
Dam fails in Iowa, causes massive flooding
A 'catastrophic' dam break in Iowa causes a nearby town to be evacuated and the National Guard to be deployed.
Officers blame bad weather for several accidents in Des Moines.
New Hampshire residents are becoming frustrated after more than a week without electricity.
Drivers across the country were warned Saturday to stay off roads and hunker down indoors as night falls, bringing more heavy snow and blizzard conditions in parts of the country.
Iowa on Wednesday fined a kosher meatpacking plant that was targeted by a federal immigration raid nearly $10 million for alleged violations of state labor laws
The Iowa attorney general's office filed child labor charges Tuesday against the owner and managers of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant, the site of one of the nation's largest workplace immigration raids
A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street
The flood damage to Iowa crops could reach $3 billion, according to the state's agriculture secretary.
iReporter Vivian Noble shares her pictures, videos and flooding experience with Headline News.
As southeastern Iowa and other parts of the Midwest prepared for the Mississippi River's wrath, the rest of Iowa began the slow move from protection to cleanup
The flooding in Iowa over the last week has been a tremendous human tragedy for many in the Hawkeye state.
Iowa officials are concerned about towns along the Mississippi River as floodwaters in the state's eastern counties began to drain toward the river.
Orangutans and bonobos in one of North America's leading ape research centers are spending time high in their habitats to escape Iowa floodwaters, officials said Monday.
Floodwaters were receding Saturday in Cedar Rapids, but as the Cedar retreated, waters in Iowa City had already invaded parts of the University of Iowa campus and weren't expected to crest until sometime Monday
TIME's reporter in Des Moines reports on the calamities of seemingly biblical proportions that have pushed the stoic state to the breaking point
At least four people were killed and another 40 injured Wednesday when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, a state safety official said.
A tornado leaves parts of Parkersburg, Iowa, in splinters while residents search for any posessions they can find.
When Stephen Jennings landed in California, he quickly shed his Iowan roots. His first job carried the only-in-L.A. title of "assistant flame artist."
An Iowa town considers putting a bounty on stray cats. Affiliate KPTM reports.
While taxpayers wait for federal rebate checks that Congress hopes will help jump-start the economy, state officials across the country are floating similar ideas
Of all the surprises during the 2007-08 college basketball season, the one that has to rank at the top of the list is this: It's cool to be Drake.
• 18 in '08 This group gets its name from a documentary film by teenage director David D. Burstein, who spent two years examining the disconnect between politicians and young adults. (One congressman told Burnstein the government should never have lowered the voting age in the first place). After the film's release, Burstein launched the site "to register, engage, and mobilize America's youth," as the site's mission statement reads. As for why he started the organization, Burnstein tells Politico: "There is a tendency to categorize our generation as obsessed with Angelina, Britney and Xboxes. But more than ever, our generation wants to make a difference; we just have no reason to believe politics is a way of doing that." • Rock The Vote Rock the Vote, popularized by MTV's 1996 "Choose or Lose initiative," began in 1989 with founder Jeff Ayeroff's first campaign, "Censorship is UnAmerican." Ayeroff, then an entertainment
In one hopeful sign for the Democrats, their voters have outnumbered Republicans at the polls in the early primaries by a sizeable margin
Many of our political savants and pundits took one in the teeth last night. I couldn't be happier about last night's surprising results, and not because I favor one candidate or another. I'm just glad the so-called experts in the national media were wrong about their premature assumptions that the Democratic and Republican nominations for president were a done deal.
The sudden reversal of her political fortunes has put Hillary's campaign in a position few would have predicted
Watch the Best Political Team on TV discuss a new CNN New Hampshire poll conducted since the Iowa caucuses.
With Tuesday's New Hampshire primary fast approaching, Sen. Barack Obama has opened a double-digit lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the state, a CNN-WMUR poll found Sunday.
The full victory speech from Sen. Barack Obama after winning the Iowa caucuses.
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have claimed victories in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claims victory in Iowa.
Watch the presidential hopefuls react to the Iowa caucus results.
Sen. Barack Obama's victory Thursday in critical Democratic Iowa caucuses indicate voters saw him as a candidate of change, according to entrance polls.
Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama win Iowa's caucuses, but the White House race isn't over yet. CNN's Ninette Sosa reports
Mike Huckabee needed incredible turnout from self-described evangelical voters Thursday to win Iowa. Hillary Clinton was counting on capturing the women's vote to carry the day.
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have claimed victories in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
In search of the perfect caucus, Joel Stein joined Iowans in their bead-throwing, rule-morphing festival
It's just one win, but Joe Klein says January 3, 2008 may mark the end of the politics of race -- and baby boomers
He may leave Iowa a proven winner, but the onetime underdog also leaves behind much of his evangelical support and faces new scrutiny and rivals
Clinton and Romney suffer tough losses in the state's caucuses, as turnout is high and the contest is scrambled for both parties
The arcane rules governing Thursday's Iowa Democratic caucuses will test even the most organized campaign, but mastery of the process could launch a candidate on a path to the White House.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux visits the nerve center of the Iowa caucuses to find out how the votes are counted.
CNN's Heidi Collins interviews the respective chairmen of the DNC and RNC to see what they expect from caucus night in Iowa.
With a first place finish, he'll fly out of Des Moines as the GOP's golden boy. But anything less and he risks being sidelined
After months of campaigning and plenty of money and media hype, just who'll come out on top in Iowa is still anybody's guess. And tomorrow morning, anybody's second guess
Presidential candidates have been wooing voters in Iowa for months, but who wins Thursday may simply come down to where the caucus-goers live, where they meet and the weather.
Thirty-six hours on the road with the former Senator means enduring fast food, small crowds, a heckler and a broken-down bus
In the final hours before the Iowa caucuses, candidates are trying to gain the support of the undecided and make sure their supporters show up.
The results from Thursday's Iowa caucuses will most likely monopolize front page headlines in the nation's daily newspapers the following day, but only a huge turn of events would likely interest Wall Street.
This year's presidential primary season is more "front-loaded" than ever. CNN's Jill Dougherty explains how it'll work.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson.
While the front-runners slugged it out in the days before Thursday's Iowa caucuses, second-tier Democratic presidential candidates spent the final hours before the big event plugging away in hope of staging an upset.
Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider speaks with John Roberts about a new CNN Iowa poll released Tuesday.
The presidential candidates began the new year making their pitches to undecided voters and working hard to motivate their supporters to get out and participate in Thursday's Iowa caucuses.
Big decisions will be made in Iowa on Thursday. Caucus-goers will vote based on politics, leadership, group psychology -- and sometimes just 'cause Daddy told them so
For the second time in two weeks, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has aired a commercial in which a Christian symbol appears in the background.
Iowa's 2.3 million eligible voters have been bombarded with close to $40 million worth of political ads on television this cycle -- more than three times the amount spent there in 2004.
Five generations of an Iowa family say they plan to participate in the Iowa caucuses for the first time.
He's been written off the entire campaign, but the Delaware Senator could be the real surprise if his experience lures enough caucus-goers
With 4 days to the Iowa caucus, Suzanne Malveaux highlights the closing arguments for democratic presidential hopefuls.
CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks with Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards about the Iowa caucuses.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama took thinly veiled swings at former Sen. John Edwards on Monday, appropriating some of Edwards' populist appeals ahead of this week's Iowa caucuses.
Days before the Iowa caucuses, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter criticized the state's privileged role in the presidential nominating process, forcing her campaign to declare she did not agree.
Former Sen. John Edwards dismissed plans of fellow Democrats as "fantasy" while Republican contender Mike Huckabee blasted his leading rival, Mitt Romney, as "dishonest" Sunday.
All the action this New Year's is in the Hawkeye State, but the candidates -- sprinting toward Caucus Day -- won't be partying much
With just one week to go before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates are focusing on the Hawkeye state, working to clearly define the choices they are offering.
CNN's Bill Schneider looks at the effect Bhutto's assassination may have on the presidential campaign.
Even though it happened half a world away, the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan could have an effect on the campaign in Iowa.
While Huckabee and Romney work to win the caucus, McCain, Thompson and Giuliani hope their tough talk on war and immigration can ensure a respectable third-place finish
In the race for the White House, each party has one candidate who might shake things up.
CNN's Bill Schneider looks at the wild card candidates in the '08 race to the White House.
CNN's Dana Bash joins Mike Huckabee, the press, and his entourage on a brief hunting excursion in Osceola, Iowa.