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Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Police officers found Randy Constant dead in a vehicle in his...

Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon impresses in fall camp

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It appears as though defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon will finally be able to help No. 20 Iowa this fall. Nixon, a 310-pound sophomore who transferred from Iowa Western Community College before spending last year as a redshirt, will be one of the players who will be expected to...

Coroner: Mastermind of largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history dies by suicide, days after sentenced to prison

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 PM EDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Coroner: Mastermind of largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history dies by suicide, days after sentenced to prison.

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Aug. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Joe Biden won't be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he's skipping the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president wants the nation's first primary state mostly to himself as his closest competitors jockey for...

Reality Check: Why your Top 25 team could tank in 2019

Aug. 20, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

Sorry to be a bummer at a time of the year usually reserved for hope and optimism, but there is a decent chance your favorite college team is going to be a big disappointment this season. The preseason AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank is out. There were no real surprises at the top. Defending champion Clemson...

Cubs option INF Bote to Triple-A Iowa

Aug. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned infielder David Bote to Triple-A Iowa. Bote hasn't played very much in August, batting .400 (8 for 20) in 14 games. He also committed a costly error while playing shortstop in the ninth inning of Thursday night's 7-5 loss at Philadelphia. The Cubs announced the...

Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability. "Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have...

Iowa State still looking at 5 RBs to replace Montgomery

Aug. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The five-man competition at running back for No. 21 Iowa State could spill into the season. The Cyclones' search to replace departed star David Montgomery has been the dominant story line of camp. Senior Sheldon Croney, Jr., junior Kene Nwangwu, sophomore Johnnie Lang, and freshmen Jirehl...

Correction: Election 2020-Native Americans story

Aug. 19, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a forum on issues related to the Native American community, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee citizenship. She had claimed Native American ancestry. A corrected version of the story is below: Native American voters,...

Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump

Aug. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. "I respect him because he tells the truth about what's in his plan, but I disagree that that's gonna get us...