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Animal rights groups sue Iowa over its latest ag-gag law

Apr. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a similar law. The latest bill was...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Pete Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum

Apr. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. This is the upstart campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old Indiana...

Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

Apr. 22, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

PONCA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old Texas boy was seriously hurt after falling from a bluff in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, one week after an Iowa college student fell to her death in the same area. Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler says the boy was hiking Saturday with family when he slipped...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Apr. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop...

Iowa's Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

Apr. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing,...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...

Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

Apr. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former elite youth basketball coach who sexually exploited more than 400 boys over a decade in Iowa deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, federal prosecutors argue. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence 43-year-old Greg Stephen to the maximum possible penalty of...

Deep Cyclones seeking replacements for Butler, Montgomery

Apr. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State should have one of the most talented teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they've ever had in wide receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery, and replacing that lost production will be paramount to their...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...