Iowa governor signs bill loosening child labor lawsMay 26, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa teenagers could work more jobs and for longer hours under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
The Republican governor signed the law after it was approved by the Legislature earlier in May with only Republican support.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta will retire on August 1 after 17 years at the university, the school announced Friday.
Barta, 59, is one of the longest tenured athletic directors in a Power Five conference.
North Dakota Gov. Burgum expected to announce GOP campaign for president, Republican allies sayMay 26, 2023 GMT
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, two GOP operatives told The Associated Press on Friday, putting him in an already crowded field dominated by ex-President Donald Trump.
Iowa law limits gender identity instruction, removes books depicting sex acts from school librariesMay 26, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa teachers will be banned from raising gender identity and sexual orientation issues with students through grade six, and all books depicting sex acts will be removed from school libraries, under a bill Republican Iowa Gov.
DeSantis pushes past embarrassing campaign start, raises $8.2M ahead of early state blitzMay 26, 2023 GMT
While DeSantis supporters privately acknowledged the bungled announcement was an unwelcome distraction, there was a broad sense that it would likely have limited long-term political consequences, if any at all.
Iowa rolls past Indiana 9-4, reaches Big Ten semifinalsMay 25, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kyle Huckstorf ripped a go-ahead double, Sam Petersen added a three-run homer and No. 3 seed Iowa defeated second-seeded Indiana 9-4 on Thursday in the second round of the double-elimination Big Ten Tournament.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Footage from body cameras Des Moines police officers were wearing when they shot and killed a 16-year-old boy will not be made public, a state panel has ruled.
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DeSantis super PAC tackles tricky task of organizing support for him in Iowa without the candidateMay 20, 2023 GMT
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — LaTomah Hauff stopped at the red-draped table on her way into Dean's Classic Car Museum to jot her contact information on a sign-up sheet to hear more about Ron DeSantis.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina made it official Friday: He's running for president.
CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Harrowing video of a driver speeding from Iowa police with an officer clinging to his hood and roof emerged this month during the motorist’s sentencing.
Dennis James Guider Jr., 29, of the Chicago area, was sentenced last week to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of serious injury by vehicle.
DeSantis in Iowa warns of GOP ‘culture of losing’ as weather sidelines Trump’s event in the stateMay 14, 2023 GMT
Pro-DeSantis super PAC ramps up hiring into Super TuesdayMay 9, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The super PAC promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to have dozens of staff in place in the first 18 states on the Republican presidential primary calendar in the coming weeks, a move indicating that his expected 2024 announcement is drawing closer.
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Iowa lawmakers close with private school funds, tax breaksMay 4, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature adjourned Thursday after approving most of the Republican majority's priorities, including using public money for private school tuition, banning gender-affirming care for transgender children, removing some books from school libraries and reorganizing state government in a way that gives the governor more power over top administrators.
Iowa judge favors property owners in pipeline disputeMay 4, 2023 GMT
SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of planned liquid carbon dioxide pipelines in the Midwest won a victory when an Iowa judge ruled that a state law that gives surveyors the right to enter private property is unconstitutional.
Iowa Democrats’ plan: Hold 1st caucuses, report votes laterMay 3, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats are proposing a novel way to get around their demotion from the leadoff spot on the party’s presidential nominating calendar: They would still put on the first-in-the-nation caucuses but would be open to withholding the results until after other states have their contests.
Iowa woman sentenced for Capitol insurrection participationMay 1, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection was sentenced Monday to five months in prison.
Deborah Sandoval, 56, pleaded guilty in December to entering a restricted building.
Tim Scott sets May 22 announcement for 2024 presidential bidApril 30, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is nearly ready to reveal his decision on entering the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, saying Sunday that he would make an announcement on May 22.
Trump ups competition with DeSantis in planning trip to IowaApril 29, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The competition between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is intensifying as the former president is scheduling a return trip to Iowa on the same day that the Florida governor was already going to be in the state that will kick off the Republican contest for the White House.
Flood concerns rise as Mississippi River crests in Iowa cityApril 29, 2023 GMT
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The surging Mississippi River was cresting in Iowa on Saturday as melting snow from Minnesota and Wisconsin continues to push up river levels, the National Weather Service said.
Facing revolt, GOP spares ethanol in drive to cut spendingApril 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are touting their debt limit package as a first step toward fiscal restraint, saying it’s past time for Congress to reduce the swelling deficits that they warn are threatening the fiscal health of the country.
Despite flooding on Mississippi River, Midwest mayors upbeatApril 27, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Upper Mississippi River will rise to near record-high levels as it flows through Wisconsin and Iowa, but officials said Thursday they expected to hold back floodwaters with a combination of flood walls, temporary barriers and wetlands, especially if dry weather continues.
Judge says Nunes not defamed by story about Iowa dairy farmApril 26, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge in Iowa has ruled against former U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, who filed lawsuits claiming he was defamed by articles published by Esquire magazine about his family's Iowa dairy farm.
Biden bats away questions about age, polls; launches 2024 adApril 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden rolled out the first ad of his 2024 reelection campaign on Wednesday, casting himself as a warrior in defense of freedom, but immediately found himself grappling with questions about his advanced age and droopy poll numbers.
Fighter or optimist? Iowa Republicans eye Trump alternativesApril 25, 2023 GMT
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Many loyal Republicans in the state that kicks off the presidential nominating season are searching for a White House hopeful other than Donald Trump.
Trump defends push to restrict abortion rights after rebukeApril 23, 2023 GMT
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump, stinging from a rebuke by the nation's leading anti-abortion group, used a speech Saturday before influential evangelicals in Iowa to spotlight his actions as president to try to restrict abortion rights.
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Low tech makes cleaner water in Iowa; so what’s stopping it?April 20, 2023 GMT
SLATER, Iowa (AP) — Nick Helland’s central Iowa farm looks much like every other nearby farm on this chilly March day, with corn stubble stretching from a gravel road up over a low hill to the northern horizon.
Iowa’s Senate advances bill to loosen child labor lawsApril 18, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in Iowa's Senate passed a controversial bill Tuesday that would allow minors to work longer hours and work in currently banned roles, like serving alcohol at restaurants, the Des Moines Register reported.
Is NFL draft’s bumper crop of tight ends better than 2017?April 17, 2023 GMT
NFL teams are especially hopeful they can find the next Travis Kelce, George Kittle or Rob Gronkowski in this year's draft.
Court rejects governor’s move to dismiss public records suitApril 15, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov.
Latest ruling on pill shifts US abortion landscape againApril 14, 2023 GMT
A federal appeals court has kept an abortion pill available, clarifying the U.S. abortion landscape but not settling it. The court's decision late Wednesday preserved but narrowed access to an abortion pill across the U.S.
Scott says GOP ‘starved for hope’ as he moves toward ’24 bidApril 12, 2023 GMT
MARION, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said Wednesday that conservatives are “starved for hope,” as he tried to present a more positive vision for the future than many of his potential rivals for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Trump and Iowa evangelicals: A bond that is hard to breakApril 12, 2023 GMT
MARION, Iowa (AP) — When South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott returns to Iowa on Wednesday, he will meet privately with a group of pastors at a Cedar Rapids church.
Monday’s TransactionsApril 11, 2023 GMT
Wildfire burns almost 700 acres in southeast NebraskaApril 10, 2023 GMT
UNION, Neb. (AP) — Overnight rain helped firefighters get control of two wildfires Monday in southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River.
Nebraska officials said after Gov. Jim Pillen surveyed the damage that the fire near Beaver Lake was about 90% contained while the other fire near Waconda Lake was about 85% contained.
Iowa won’t pay for rape victims’ abortions or contraceptivesApril 9, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Attorney General's Office has paused its practice of paying for emergency contraception — and in rare cases, abortions — for victims of sexual assault, a move that drew criticism from some victim advocates.
Biden to host NCAA champs UConn, LSU; doesn’t mention IowaApril 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday scrapped the idea of inviting the NCAA champion Louisiana State women's basketball team along with Iowa's players, who lost the title to LSU, to celebrate at the White House.
Iowa to hold women’s basketball campus celebration April 14April 4, 2023 GMT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa athletic department will hold a celebration April 14 to honor the women's basketball team for their runner-up finish in the NCAA Tournament.
Jill Biden wants champions LSU — and Iowa — at White HouseApril 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she wants the defeated Iowa women’s basketball team to be invited to the White House in addition to the national title winner Louisiana State University.
Winning $40 million Lotto America ticket sold in IowaApril 3, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone had a lucky April Fool's Day in Iowa.
Lottery officials said a winning $40 million Lotto America ticket was sold Saturday in Dubuque.
The ticket was purchased at Eichman’s, a restaurant and convenience store, which will receive $5,000 for selling the tickets
On cusp of title, Iowa’s Bluder cherishes state’s 6-on-6 eraApril 1, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Iowa coach Lisa Bluder basked in knocking off undefeated defending national champion South Carolina for more than 12 hours before learning something else about the epic Final Four victory.
Iowa Supreme Court upholds conviction in 1979 murderMarch 31, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man serving life in prison for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old woman in 1979 has lost an appeal to overturn his conviction.
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday rejected 69-year-old Jerry Burns' argument that law enforcement officers violated his right to privacy while investigating the death of Michelle Martinko in Cedar Rapids.
Up next for unbeaten South Carolina is Clark and IowaMarch 31, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — In one of the most talked about and highly anticipated matchups in women's Final Four history, Dawn Staley's undefeated South Carolina team will face Iowa and dynamic guard Caitlin Clark.
Not just Trump’s VP: Pence touts time as governor, US RepMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Mike Pence is best known as Donald Trump’s vice president, someone who, apart from one dramatic rejection of his boss ’s effort to overturn their 2020 election defeat, served as a steadfastly loyal, mostly uncontroversial No.
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark wins AP Player of the YearMarch 30, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in NCAA history with eye-popping offensive numbers.
Iowa's junior guard, though, saved her best performance for the game's biggest stage, recording the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA history to get Iowa to the Final Four for the first time in 30 years.
Teen to testify against co-defendant in Iowa teacher’s deathMarch 29, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of two teenagers charged in the beating death of an Iowa high school teacher will testify against his co-defendant, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.
Company recalls pasta dish sold at Midwest grocery chainMarch 28, 2023 GMT
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A company announced Tuesday that it is recalling a packaged pasta dish sold in HyVee grocery stores in eight Midwestern states.
Louisville women in familiar March Madness spot, face IowaMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — By this point, Louisville resume of women’s NCAA Tournament success should have the Cardinals getting mentioned in the same breath as South Carolina, UConn and the other powers in the sport.
Clark’s March Madness marches on, Iowa women beat ColoradoMarch 25, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Caitlin Clark felt it was all happening a little too quick and on the stage of playing in a regional semifinal, Iowa's star needed to slow down for a change.
Suspect in Iowa woman’s killing arrested in South DakotaMarch 24, 2023 GMT
SHELDON, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in an Iowa killing was arrested Friday outside a marijuana dispensary in South Dakota, authorities said.
Nathanial Byron Kessel, 41, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, is now awaiting extradition.
Iowa, Louisville bring March Madness experience to SeattleMarch 23, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — While most of the Sweet 16 is filled with top seeds, the Seattle 4 Regional is the landing place for teams that pulled off NCAA Tournament upsets to advance.
Caitlin Clark's second-seeded Iowa squad is the only one of the top four teams in this region to make it all the way West.
Iowa governor signs gender-affirming care ban, bathroom lawMarch 23, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a pair of laws restricting the bathrooms transgender students can use and banning gender-affirming medical care amid a flood of legislation nationwide targeting the trans community.
Soundtrack of this year’s March Madness begins with ‘CLANK!’March 23, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Folks across the country watching the first-round of the NCAA Tournament last week thought it rightfully funny when they saw a couple of stadium workers scurry up a ladder and place a construction level across the rim.
Man agrees to plea deal in deadly Iowa nightclub shootingMarch 23, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and another man during a crowded birthday party at an Iowa nightclub where he was working security.