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Omaha Marine recalled as hero who died while helping others

Sep. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha Marine killed last month in Afghanistan was remembered at his funeral Friday as a hero who died while trying to help others. The Rev. Suzanne Howe recalled Bible scripture in describing the actions of Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, who was one of...

Missouri River species recovery plan sees deep budget cuts

Sep. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Beneath the swirling waters of the Missouri River, underwater microphones eavesdropped on fish. A boat of biologists drifted downstream, listening for the crisp beeps that would indicate a pallid sturgeon, tagged with an electronic tracker,...

Today in History

Aug. 27, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2021. There are 126 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Long Island began during the Revolutionary War as British...

Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating

Aug. 22, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday the U.S.-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from the Kabul airport accelerated this weekend, although it remains vulnerable to threats posed by the Islamic State extremist group. One week after the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 21, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — White House...

Iowa working on program to take refugees from Afghanistan

Aug. 18, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowa would welcome refugees from Afghanistan who want to resettle in Iowa saying their situation is much different from the immigrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border Reynolds refused to accept in April. Reynolds...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 16, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Aug. 13, 2021. Editorial: Kim Reynolds must use her power to keep the coronavirus delta variant in check, protect Iowans Many Iowans are worried about the illness and death the coronavirus delta variant will wreak here in coming...

USDA again sanctions powerful hog buyer for cheating sellers

Jul. 28, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — For the second time in four years, an influential nationwide pork dealer has been sanctioned by federal regulators for illegal buying practices that cheated hog sellers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lynch Livestock, based in Waucoma,...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he's keeping up

Jul. 09, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa Republican Party fundraiser and began pumping out pushups. The 87-year-old Iowa senator's were slow and deliberate while his Arkansas colleague's were crisp...