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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, a poll worker speaks with a voter as Minneapolis Early Voting Center opened, in Minneapolis. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will come out on top in the traditional first four voting states, early voting will allow a much broader swath of voters to play a key role in picking the nominee. In Minnesota, in-person early voting began Jan. 17. Vermont's deadline to mail out its absentee ballots was the same day. Many of the 14 Super Tuesday states will offer some form of early voting between now and mid-February. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Early voting means 2020 primary is already here for millions

Jan. 24, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses are more than a week away, but millions of Americans are already free to vote. Early voting in the crush of Super Tuesday states that hold primaries on March 3 amounts to a parallel campaign for the Democratic nomination. While much of the focus is on who will...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden kisses Penny Cordes during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting

Jan. 24, 2020 2:04 AM EST

OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — As Joe Biden wrapped a bus tour of Iowa this week, the elderly crowd gathered at VFW Hall 7920 was a stark reminder of the former vice president's struggle to attract young people. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, needs to strengthen his standing with older voters. Elizabeth Warren has room...

Iowa's Kathleen Doyle, third from left, and Monika Czinano (25) huddle up with teammates Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall, far left, Makenzie Meyer (3) and McKenna Warnock (14) during an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Doyle scores 26, No. 19 Iowa women defeat Ohio State

Jan. 23, 2020 11:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kathleen Doyle scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 19 Iowa defeat Ohio State 77-68 on Thursday night. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder picked up her 200th Big Ten win while the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-1) won their seventh straight game and 31st consecutive at home. They are...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks to reporters as she arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's

Can Klobuchar build a late surge from a long distance?

Jan. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EST

STANTON, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of event designed to play up the Midwestern sensibilities that Amy Klobuchar so often talks about on the campaign trail. In a small rural Iowa community, voters gathered in a neighbor's home. They ate tater tot hot dish — Klobuchar's award-winning recipe —...

President Donald Trump gestures upon arrival at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

Jan. 23, 2020 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real competition....

North Dakota signals no new conditions on pipeline expansion

Jan. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Zachary Pelham, an attorney for the three-member, all-Republican North Dakota Public...

Iowa's Luka Garza (55) and CJ Fredrick (5) celebrate in front of Rutgers' Jacob Young (42) at the end of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-80. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 19 Iowa holds off No. 24 Rutgers, 85-80

Jan. 23, 2020 12:26 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Steve Pikiell thought his team did a good job on Iowa center Luka Garza. Then the Rutgers coach looked at the box score. Garza had 28 points and 13 rebounds as No. 19 Iowa held on in the closing seconds to beat No. 24 Rutgers 85-80 on Wednesday night. “That tells you what kind...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, greets supporters following a town hall meeting at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Buttigieg's unlikely Iowa rise now carries high expectations

Jan. 23, 2020 12:18 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democratic presidential nominating campaign. But less than two...

S. Illinois holds off N. Iowa for a 68-66 win

Jan. 22, 2020 11:36 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Lance Jones scored 20 points and Barret Benson scored 13 with six rebounds and Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa 68-66 on Wednesday. Jones' basket gave Southern Illinois a 63-57 lead with 2:21 remaining. AJ Green's 3-pointer brought the Panthers within 67-66. On the Salukis...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Biden and Sanders' rift could define closing days in Iowa

Jan. 22, 2020 9:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The rivalry between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is deepening as the Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly at loggerheads over their support of Social Security, signaling a battle ahead that could last well beyond the Iowa caucuses. Biden’s campaign released a...