Iowa patrol trooper slain amid violent standoff

Waunakee runs past Craig in nonconference football Friday night

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he wanted to shoot other officers, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Jim Smith was killed Friday night in Grundy Center as … Read more

South African COVID variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine

South African COVID variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine

JERUSALEM – The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer-reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, … Read more

How much higher will this bull market go?

How much higher will this bull market go?

This bull market’s strongest gains are behind us. That’s the conclusion I reached upon analyzing all U.S. bull markets since 1900. The good news is that, assuming the future is like the past, the current bull market still has more months of life in store. The bad news is that the stock market’s gains during … Read more

Dance Moms ‘ Kenzie Ziegler Apologizes for Causing “Pain” After Insensitive Images Resurface

Dance Moms ' Kenzie Ziegler Apologizes for Causing "Pain" After Insensitive Images Resurface

Kenzie Ziegler is offering a mea culpa after old footage of herself recently resurfaced online. On Thursday, April 8, the 16-year-old performer, who appeared with older sister Maddie on Dance Moms, shared an Instagram Story message expressing “regret” for previous decisions that caused pain. The message did not mention which specific decisions she regrets.  “i … Read more

12-year-old boy shot in chest while walking on NYC street

12-year-old boy shot in chest while walking on NYC street

A 12-year-old boy is expected to survive after being shot in the chest while walking on a Brooklyn street Saturday night, according to police and sources. Shots rang out at around 9:50 p.m. as two groups were fighting near Malcolm X Boulevard and Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the NYPD said. The boy heard the gunfire … Read more

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