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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sanders' Social Security 'adjustments' undercut Biden attack

Jan. 29, 2020 12:25 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Social Security. He also praised an overhaul of the social safety net program signed into law by President Ronald Reagan that reduced benefits and...

Iowa State forward Kristin Scott (25) and Baylor forward Lauren Cox (15) reach for the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

No. 2 Baylor women beat Iowa St for 48th Big 12 win in row

Jan. 28, 2020 11:50 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — DiDi Richards is playing at different spots for No. 2 Baylor, and keeps contributing on both ends of the floor. Richards came up just short of a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, while also guarding the Big 12's leading scorer, and the Lady Bears won their...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pauses before leaving the Capitol at the close of defense arguments by the Republicans in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Klobuchar makes quick trip to Iowa in midst of impeachment

Jan. 28, 2020 10:02 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Amy Klobuchar is still fighting to gain ground in Iowa's presidential caucuses that are now just days away. The Minnesota senator took a last-minute, late afternoon flight to western Iowa on Tuesday following arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in Washington....

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Biden won't say whether Sanders could unify Dems as nominee

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 PM EST

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden wouldn't say Tuesday whether he thinks Bernie Sanders could effectively unify the Democrats if the Vermont senator wins the party's presidential nomination. “We have to unite," Biden told reporters in Muscatine, six days before the Iowa...

Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances

Jan. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EST

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday thanked his staffers of color for feeling able to voice their grievances following a news report that said some had expressed frustrations with the campaign. “That may not be something that’s typical or has...

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, with, from back left, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Mike Braun, R-In., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Memoir by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa coming out in May

Jan. 28, 2020 2:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst has a book coming out May 26. The Iowa Republican, expected to face a competitive race for reelection this fall, is calling her memoir “Daughter of the Heartland: My Ode to the Country That Raised Me.” “In her candid, down-to-earth memoir of struggle...

Attendees listen to Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during a campaign event at the University of Northern Iowa, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Iowans adjust to 'weird' final days of caucus campaign

Jan. 28, 2020 1:31 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In normal years, Iowa is the center of the political universe during the final stretch before its famed caucuses. Top candidates rumble across the state on multi-city bus tours and hold giant rallies every night. Images of the state's snowy landscape flood television screens. 2020,...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, right, talks with guard Diamond Miller during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in College Park, Md. Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

No. 17 Maryland women get on a roll as 'player-driven' team

Jan. 28, 2020 12:52 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. After a 66-61 loss at Iowa on Jan. 9 dropped...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a television news interview during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

Jan. 28, 2020 9:47 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China. The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes fully funding the federal Centers for Disease Control...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Jan. 28, 2020 6:12 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making their case to New Hampshire voters, but many of the White House hopefuls have been largely absent from the state in January amid the Senate...