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Iowa GOP congressional candidate holds lead after recount

Nov. 28, 2020 6:45 PM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate is hanging onto a single-digit lead in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District after a recount in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats’ majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks had just six more votes...

Greer, Selland lead South Dakota State women by No. 15 Iowa

Nov. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Haley Greer scored 20 points, Myah Selland added 19 and South Dakota State defeated No. 15 Iowa 76-69 on Saturday. Greer, a graduate transfer from Colgate, had three of her four 3-pointers in the first half when the Jackrabbits took a 37-33 lead. Selland, who only played in nine...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey puts his face mask on after addressing the media on COVID-19 during a news conference in Phoenix. Ducey has funneled nearly $400 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to state agencies to help pay for operations, allowing them to return some of their original budget allocations to the state treasury. (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)

The Latest: Researchers urge Arizona shutdown, mask mandate

Nov. 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate. Members of the...

Grand jury finds police shooting outside motel was justified

Nov. 28, 2020 3:07 PM EST

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — A grand jury has found that a deadly police shooting outside a motel in a Des Moines suburb was justified. Altoona police announced late Friday that jurors reached the decision not to indict an officer or a Polk County sheriff’s deputy in the September shooting of 51-year-old...

A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

Iowa center Luka Garza, center, drives to the basket between Southern University's Andre Allen, left, and Samkelo Cele, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Nearly perfect Garza scores 41, No. 5 Iowa routs Southern

Nov. 27, 2020 8:22 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza expects perfection every time he shoots. The Iowa center came close to that in the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' 103-76 win over Southern on Friday. Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot early in the second half. He was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three of his...

Anthony scores 22, leads Utah State past Northern Iowa 82-71

Nov. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Marco Anthony scored a career-high 22 points as Utah State beat Northern Iowa 82-71 on Friday in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. Rollie Worster had 17 points for Utah State (1-2). Neemias Queta added 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, and Justin Bean had 15 points and 10...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates the team's win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall's late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Nov. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State didn't fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25...

Police looking for vehicle which fled fatal hit-and-run

Nov. 27, 2020 12:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are looking for the vehicle that hit a man and fled the scene in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines emergency responders found the pedestrian with critical injuries when they arrived at the scene at about 9:12 p.m. Thursday. He was transported to a local hospital where he...

Iowa reports 37 virus deaths; new cases per capita 4th in US

Nov. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa on Friday reported that 37 people died of the coronavirus in the past day. The state Department of Public Health said the additional deaths bring the total who have died of COVID-19 in Iowa to 2,349. In the past 24 hours as of Friday morning, there were 1,266 new confirmed...