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Baylor guard DiDi Richards, left, is guarded by Oklahoma guard Navaeh Tot, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

No. 9 Baylor women win again at home, 84-61 over Oklahoma

Jan. 23, 2021 10:55 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith, Moon Ursin and No. 9 Baylor are starting to get back in the groove. Smith scored 21 points, Ursin had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Lady Bears overwhelmed Oklahoma 84-61 on Saturday night, a week after the end of their national-best 61-game home...

Collier leads Texas over No. 24 Iowa State women 70-59

Jan. 23, 2021 8:28 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Charli Collier had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Texas pulled away in the third quarter and beat No. 24 Iowa State 70-59 on Saturday, snapping the Cyclones' four-game winning streak. Texas (11-3, 5-2 Big 12) has won three of four to end a two-game road losing streak that helped knock...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) goes to the basket in front of Oklahoma State forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, rear, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Butler's 22 lead No. 2 Baylor past Oklahoma State 81-66

Jan. 23, 2021 5:39 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor's depth and experience eventually overwhelmed an Oklahoma State team that was missing star freshman Cade Cunningham due to COVID-19 protocols. Jared Butler scored 22 points, and the second-ranked Bears rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Oklahoma State 81-66 on Saturday....

A patron, who did not want to give her name, shows the ticket she had just purchased for the Mega Millions lottery drawing at the lottery ticket vending kiosk in a Smoker Friendly store, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

Jan. 23, 2021 5:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a...

This photo provided by Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Douglas Jensen.  Authorities have arrested Jensen from Des Moines, Iowa, who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, that officers assisted the FBI in arresting Jensen on Friday night at his home. (Polk County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Iowa conspiracy theorist stays in custody, ordered to DC

Jan. 22, 2021 9:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa seen prominently in videos taunting a U.S. Capitol police officer and pursuing him upstairs inside the building during the Jan. 6 riot must remain in custody and will be taken soon to Washington to face charges, a federal judge said Friday....

This Jan. 21, 2021, photo provided by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa shows Jennifer Woodley. Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO Jennifer Woodley is charged with first-degree theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. The organization announced last summer that she had been terminated as CEO after it discovered financial irregularities during a compliance review. (Polk County Jail via AP)

Former Make-A-Wish Iowa CEO charged with embezzling funds

Jan. 22, 2021 5:37 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The former CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been arrested on felony charges alleging she embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the charity that supports sick children, the group confirmed Friday. Jennifer Woodley, 40, turned herself in to authorities in Des Moines on Thursday to...

A patron, who did not want to give his name, uses the lottery ticket vending kiosk at a Smoker Friendly store to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions lottery drawing, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

Jan. 22, 2021 4:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the third time a...

Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Indiana won 81-69. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset

Jan. 22, 2021 12:32 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Perhaps, coach Fran McCaffery said, his Iowa team got too comfortable. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes came into Thursday night’s game against Indiana on a five-game winning streak and tied for the Big Ten lead. But the Hoosiers’ defense shut them down in an 81-69 comeback...

Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks speaks to reporters during an election night watch party, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Riverside, Iowa. Miller-Meeks is running for the seat in the state's 2nd Congressional District. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

New Iowa rep asks US House to dismiss contest in 6-vote race

Jan. 21, 2021 3:44 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa asked the U.S. House on Thursday to dismiss an election contest filed by her Democratic challenger that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided. Miller-Meeks argued in a legal motion that the Democratic-controlled chamber should...

A patron approaches the entrance to Coney Market, a convenience store Lonaconing, Md., where the jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball legend Lefty Grove, the Maryland Lottery announced, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The store will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket to the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.  (Steven Bittner/Cumberland Times-News via AP)

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

Jan. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EST

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The latest jackpot-winning Powerball ticket, worth $731.1 million, was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove. Someone bought it at Coney Market, a convenience store in the Allegany...