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Big 12 quarterback play full of struggles and surprises

Sep. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

There have been boos in Oklahoma and frustration in Iowa. And down in Texas, a gigantic new scoreboard is lighting up like an old pinball machine. Much of the quarterback play in the Big 12 so far this season is not what anyone expected. The league's best are struggling,...

Man charged in 2018 Iowa killing pleads to lesser count

Sep. 28, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man charged in the 2018 stabbing death of another man who was found buried at a Cedar Rapids home has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Paul Hoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing prosecution for his role in the death of Chris Bagley...

Officials ID man killed in eastern Iowa house fire last week

Sep. 28, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed last week in a house fire in the eastern Iowa city of Buffalo. The Buffalo Police Department reported Tuesday that Bernard Gerischer, 63, died in the Friday afternoon fire. The cause of the fire is still...

The Latest: Pakistan to begin vaccinating children 12 and up

Sep. 28, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the government will begin a drive to vaccinate children aged 12 or above to protect them from coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday by Asad Umar comes amid a steady decline in fatalities from coronavirus across the...

Judge extends order halting Iowa schools mask mandate ban

Sep. 27, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday extended a restraining order for 14 days that prohibits Iowa officials from enforcing a law that bans school districts from enacting mask mandates. The order issued by Judge Robert Pratt extends his initial order from...

Iowa university faculty want to require masks in classrooms

Sep. 27, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Faculty at Iowa public universities are demanding the right to require masks in their classrooms regardless of state law or policies against them. Biology professor Steve O'Kane Jr. has pushed a resolution among colleagues at the University of...

Illinois man wins marathon after 2 leaders take wrong route

Sep. 27, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man unexpectedly won the Quad Cities Marathon this weekend when the two Kenyan runners who had far outpaced him were disqualified after being diverted off the course by a race volunteer bicyclist. Tyler Pence crossed the finish line in 2...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

Sep. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. The number of ranked teams to lose through four weeks...

Officials: 2 killed in crash with train in eastern Iowa

Sep. 27, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Iowa (AP) — Officials in eastern Iowa say two people are dead after their vehicle was hit by a train at a private railroad crossing in Linn County. The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday west of Fairfax, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said in a news...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: We’ve seen enough. It’s time for Iowa to legalize marijuana Iowa, or at least its policymakers, has been resolutely reticent to join the bandwagon of states and countries permitting medical and then...