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Democrats announce early primary state debate schedule

Dec. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will hold four primary debates in each of the early primary states as voting gets underway next year, with some of the debates scheduled for just days before voters head to the polls, the Democratic National Committee announced in an email to campaigns Thursday. The first...

Iowa beats Iowa St. 75-69 for 4th straight win over Cyclones

Dec. 11, 2019 11:02 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones. Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, their fourth straight victory over the rival...

Saints place defensive linemen Davenport, Rankins on IR

Dec. 11, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have place starting defensive linemen Sheldon Rankins and Marcus Davenport on injured reserve. The move ends the season for the former first-round draft picks with New Orleans just weeks away from beginning a third-straight playoff run. Rankins, a defensive tackle...

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Dec. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST

CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) — Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa...

Haldeman shot lifts Northern Iowa over No. 24 Colorado 79-76

Dec. 11, 2019 1:03 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman's steal was quite the tipping point. Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining, and Northern Iowa hung on to beat No. 24 Colorado 79-76 Tuesday night. Northern Iowa set up the play by putting a double-team on...

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall 76-66

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on...

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fighting to be in the next Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker concluded a nearly 800-mile, 12-county tour of Iowa on Sunday by criticizing the Democratic party for allowing “elites" and “money" to control who gets on stage and urging voters to offer his name when...

Facing new test, Buttigieg pledges openness — with caution

Dec. 8, 2019 8:48 PM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — In his rise to the top tier of the Democratic race for president, Pete Buttigieg has impressed voters with his unflappable demeanor. But that moderate bearing is being tested as his opponents challenge him to reveal more about his two years working for an international consulting...