DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds have announced an initiative to increase skilled labor in Iowa, but it's unclear how much the plan would cost or how it would be funded.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's dominant health insurer has agreed to start selling policies that will qualify for subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a former Iowa State basketball standout has turned himself in to police after a high school principal and two others were injured in a Glenwood confrontation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $35 million in federal grants to support farmers markets and other local farm programs.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man already serving time in Nebraska for child sexual assault faces similar charges in western Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states suggests a slowdown in the region's economy.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Three people have been charged in connection with a shooting involving a principal in southwest Iowa.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old Pacific Junction man found with a sword and gun had called for "vigilante justice" after the neighborhood fight involving the Glenwood Community High School principal.

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the principal of Glenwood Community High School has been injured in a neighborhood incident that involved a shooting.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company has been awarded the first license by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a bird flu vaccine.