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Iowa center Luka Garza (55) drives to the basket between Ohio State's Kyle Young, left, and Luther Muhammad, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Big Ten: No. 7 Maryland looks to keep streak, boost lead

Feb. 21, 2020 3:16 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Maryland at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday. The Big Ten-leading Terrapins look to win their 10th in a row and complete a two-game sweep against the Buckeyes, after suffocating them 67-55 at home last month behind Anthony Cowan Jr.'s 20 points. Ohio State...

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) tries to block a shot by Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Garza leads No. 20 Iowa past No. 25 Ohio State 85-76

Feb. 20, 2020 10:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa used just two players off its bench in Thursday’s 85-76 win over No. 25 Ohio State. Those two players, coach Fran McCaffery said, made the difference in the game. Luka Garza scored 24 points, and the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes got strong contributions from reserve guard Bakari...

LaRavia, Key lead Indiana State to 67-64 upset of UNI

Feb. 20, 2020 9:55 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Jake LaRavia had 18 points and seven rebounds and Tyreke Key had 18 points and six rebounds as Indiana State held off Northern Iowa 67-64 on Thursday night. Northern Iowa (22-5, 11-4) dropped into a first-place tie with Loyola Chicago in the Missouri Valley Conference with three...

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a photo of the television while watching a Democratic presidential debate at a watch party in Atlanta. The Democratic race for the White House has been marked by online infighting and unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats' campaign

Feb. 20, 2020 4:04 PM EST

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg. By the next morning, the hashtag — #MayorCheat — was trending...

Penn puts Drake over Valparaiso 77-75 in OT

Feb. 19, 2020 11:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn scored 18 points, including a jumper that put his team on top for good in overtime, as Drake narrowly beat Valparaiso 77-75 on Wednesday night. The teams were tied 75-all when Penn hit a jumper that put the Bulldogs on top for good, 77-75, with three seconds remaining....

This undated photo provided by the West Des Moines, Iowa Police Department shows Gowun Park. Park was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her husband, Sung Nam. Police say she bound and gagged her husband for hours, leading to his death. Park was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at the West Des Moines Police Department.  (West Des Moines Police Department via AP)

Iowa man dies after being bound, gagged; professor charged

Feb. 19, 2020 6:13 PM EST

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A college economics professor was arrested Wednesday after police in a Des Moines, Iowa, suburb say she bound and gagged her husband for hours, leading to his death. Gowun Park, 41, was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the death of her husband,...

People wait in line to vote early at the Culinary Workers union Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

Feb. 19, 2020 5:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders' campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

Feb. 18, 2020 10:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective tie. Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told...

Sen. Raumesh Akbari, from Memphis, with Tennessee Democrat’s Rep. Jason Powell, from Nashville, speaks during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The two lawmakers want to move Tennessee’s presidential primary to be the first in the nation. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)

Tennessee Democrats push to move up presidential primary

Feb. 18, 2020 8:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would be the first state in the nation to hold a presidential primary, freeing it from having to compete for attention on Super Tuesday, under a new bill. Democratic state lawmakers touted the need for the change on Tuesday, arguing that the Volunteer State has a more...

Officials help passengers off a plane to waiting vehicles at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., on Monday, Feb 17, 2020. American citizens who were on a cruise ship off Japan's coast who were at high risk of being exposed to the novel coronavirus were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus after landing. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Why treat people exposed to virus in Omaha? Why not?

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Of all places, why are 13 people potentially exposed to a viral outbreak being treated and observed in Omaha, Nebraska? Because nearly 20 years ago, a few doctors, public health experts and officials realized that nearly no one was meeting a national need for such specialized care...