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University of Iowa president announces plans to retire

Oct. 1, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced plans Thursday to retire after the school's board finds his successor. Harreld, a former corporate executive and Harvard Business School instructor, has led the Big Ten university since 2015. His tenure has been difficult in...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

Des Moines board OKs plan to meet governor's classroom order

Sep. 30, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines school board approved a plan Wednesday night to return to in-classroom learning, but it included metrics for allowable coronavirus infection rates that the district doesn't currently meet, making it unclear if students will actually return to school as planned. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health nurses Crys Kuntz, left, and Sara Nelson confer inside the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, N.D., where vehicles were lined up for the weekly drive-thru COVID-19 testing. The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space, and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that's hit the Tennessee Titans football team. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Sep. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus tightened its grip on the American heartland, with infections surging in the Midwest, some hospitals in Wisconsin and North Dakota running low on space and the NFL postponing a game over an outbreak that’s hit the Tennessee Titans football team. Midwestern states are...

Iowa confirmed virus cases top 1,000, 18 deaths in last day

Sep. 30, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa in the past day topped 1,000 with 18 more deaths, the state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday. In the 24 hours since 10 a.m. Tuesday, the state reported 1,048 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 88,555. The 18...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa relaxes quarantine guidance despite rapid virus spread

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a policy change Tuesday to make it easier for Iowa students, teachers and business workers exposed to someone with COVID-19 to avoid a two-week quarantine, despite increasing cases across the state. Under the new state guidance, workers and children in day...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on the Supreme Court at The Queen Theater, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Iowa again a battleground, sign of Trump's Midwest obstacles

Sep. 29, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scott Brennan stood powerless in the Iowa Democratic Party's war room in the wee hours of Feb. 4 as efforts to report 2020's first presidential caucuses results failed spectacularly. But the Des Moines lawyer had been worried for years. He had been the Iowa Democratic chairman when...

Iowa reports over 600 confirmed coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

Sep. 28, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa on Monday reported more than 600 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and two additional deaths. The state Department of Public Health reported 611 confirmed cases in the 24 hours since Sunday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 86,840. The...

Iowa posts second consecutive day of over 1,000 virus cases

Sep. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday. the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed on Friday a new emergency proclamation that...

Dozens of Iowa students quarantine as virus cases rise

Sep. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

Dozens of students in Iowa schools were quarantined after both staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus, while a high school switched to online classes after some students were absent as cases surged Thursday by more than 1,300 across the state in the last 24 hours. An Iowa elementary school...