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Iowa judge tosses felonies against Black Lives Matter leader

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge has dismissed nine felony counts against a Black Lives Matter leader in Iowa who was charged with shining a laser pointer in the eyes of police officers during an August protest. Judge Paul Miller ruled Thursday that the Johnson County attorney's office violated Matè...

Army veteran Michael McKinney, is shown in a Dec. 6, 2020 booking photo released by the Polk County Jail in Des Moines, Iowa. McKinney is charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl who was arguing with supporters of the president at a Trump rally, a case authorities have not detailed to the public. (Polk County Jail via AP)

White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

Jan. 15, 2021 3:07 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teenagers during a tense confrontation at a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the Iowa Capitol last month. Michael McKinney, 25, is charged with attempted...

A lottery customer purchases lottery tickets at Conjelko's Dairy Store in Windber, Pa., as the Mega Millions grew to $750 million and the PowerBall to $ 640 Million on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Lottery players have chance at 2 giant jackpots

Jan. 15, 2021 10:51 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It could be a profitable weekend for lucky lottery players as two of the largest jackpots in U.S. history will be on the line. Numbers will be drawn Friday night for the $750 million Mega Millions prize, the fifth-largest jackpot ever. On Saturday, players will have a chance at a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, a customer shows off a Mega Millions lottery ticket after purchasing it, in Orlando, Fla. The nation’s two national lottery games are designed to produce immense jackpots that generate huge sales, and the recipe certainly is working now as prizes on Thursday reached a combined $1.39 billion. The next drawing for Mega Millions is Friday night, when a $750 million prize will be up for grabs. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

Jan. 14, 2021 2:35 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are designed to produce eyepopping jackpots that generate huge sales. It's safe to say it's working, as their combined jackpots reached an estimated $1.39 billion on Thursday. The next Mega Millions...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark, right, celebrates with coach Lisa Bluder during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Clark is fourth in the nation in scoring, fourth in the nation in assists and ninth in assists per game. She is also second on the team in rebounds and tied for the team lead in blocked shots. “She’s not one-dimensional,” Bluder said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

High-scoring Caitlin Clark fitting right in with Iowa women

Jan. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark's performances are challenging her coach’s vocabulary. The Iowa guard is third in the nation in scoring, and first among freshmen, at 25.7 points per game. She's been named Big Ten player of the week three times and conference freshman of the week six times...

A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Lottery players will have a shot Friday night at the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history after no tickets matched all the numbers in the latest Mega Millions drawing. The big prize for Powerball, the other national lottery game, is $550 million for Wednesday night's drawing. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Powerball jackpot hits $640M as Mega Millions grows to $750M

Jan. 14, 2021 1:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another night, another unclaimed giant lottery jackpot. Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth at least $550 million and grew to an estimated $640 million without a winner heading into the next drawing Saturday. Numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing...

A billboard advertises the jackpots of the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Lottery players will have a shot Friday night at the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history after no tickets matched all the numbers in the latest Mega Millions drawing. The big prize for Powerball, the other national lottery game, is $550 million for Wednesday night's drawing. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Powerball jackpot hits $550M as Mega Millions grows to $750M

Jan. 13, 2021 11:11 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Another night, another chance to win a giant lottery jackpot. Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth at least $550 million. Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The Powerball prize drawing comes only...

Ohio State players celebrate on the court after their 84-82 overtime victory over Iowa in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 15 Ohio St women snap Iowa's 42-game home winning streak

Jan. 13, 2021 7:06 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Madison Greene had 20 points and a career-high six steals, Jacy Sheldon and Braxtin Miller each added 18 points and No. 15 Ohio State beat Iowa 84-82 in overtime on Wednesday to snap the Hawkeyes' 42-game home winning streak. Iowa had not lost in Carver-Hawkeye Arena since a 92-74...

A man walks his dog past lottery signs Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, displaying the recent jackpot amounts in Chicago's fames Loop. Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Tuesday's Mega Millions has grown to an estimated $625 million and Wednesday's Powerball to an estimated $550 million. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Mega Millions $625M jackpot largest in nearly 2 years

Jan. 12, 2021 11:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players had a shot Tuesday night at the eighth-largest jackpot in U.S. history, thanks to months without a winner of the big prize. The Mega Millions $625 million jackpot is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years. The big prize for Powerball, the other national...