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'Nothing-burger': US-China truce leaves big issues for later

Oct. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies. But closer inspection suggests there isn't much substance, at least not yet, to the temporary truce Trump...

Police say Iowa slaying suspect arrested in Georgia

Oct. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Georgia authorities have found a man suspected in an Iowa slaying. Fort Dodge police say in a news release that 19-year-old Damion Chavez was spotted by a sheriff's deputy in Lowndes County, Georgia, on Saturday in a vehicle on Interstate 75. The vehicle was pulled over and Chavez...

Mother of boy who shot himself gets probation, fine

Oct. 14, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who shot himself after finding an unsecured gun in her vehicle in Des Moines has been sentenced to a year of probation. Polk County court records say 28-year-old Rachel Rowe also was fined $315 and given a deferred judgment. Under a deferred judgment,...

Marion expanding airport runway, improving lights

Oct. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MARION, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun to expand the airport runway in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion. The Gazette reports a groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the $1.7 million project. The work will widen the runway from 23 to 60 feet, meeting the standards of a basic service airport. And...

Des Moines skatepark reaches $6.3M funding goal

Oct. 14, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Backers of a skateboard park under construction in downtown Des Moines say they have reached their $6.3 million funding goal. The Lauridsen Skatepark will be the nation's largest when it's completed in spring 2020. The 88,000-square-foot skate park is being built on five acres of...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: How to use head-to-head results?

Oct. 14, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Georgia beats Notre Dame in a close game at home. Georgia loses to unranked South Carolina in double overtime at home. Both Notre Dame and Georgia are 5-1. Which team should be ranked higher: Notre Dame or Georgia? In the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, the poll voters went with Notre Dame at No. 8...

The Latest: Joe Biden lays out ethical markers should he win

Oct. 13, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 7 p.m. Joe Biden is laying out some ethical markers should he become president. He says that in a Biden White House, his family members would not be allowed to have any business relationships...

Officials to recount Davenport mayor's race ballots by hand

Oct. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A manual recount this week will determine which two candidates move on from Davenport's primary in the mayor's race. The Quad-City Times reports the third-place finisher in the mayor's race, Dan Portes, requested the recount after he finished just eight votes behind Alderwoman Rita...

No. 10 Penn State holds off No. 17 Iowa 17-12

Oct. 13, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On the road against one of the best defenses in America, 10th-ranked Penn State won the turnover battle and converted on third downs to survive yet another tough trip to Iowa. Noah Cain ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 5:17 left and Penn State held off the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes 17-12...

Penn State players asked to remove message-based T-shirts

Oct. 12, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State players were asked by team staff to remove T-shirts reading "Chains, Tattoos, Dreads, & WE ARE" before their game Saturday at No. 17 Iowa. The handful of Nittany Lions who displayed the shirts in pregame warmups was responding to a letter that safety Jonathan...