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Bullock outlines jobs initiative for governors association

Jul. 16, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans. One of the biggest challenges for employers isn't government regulation or the tax structure, it's having a talented and...

Boulton intends to stay in Iowa Senate despite allegations

Jul. 16, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former candidate for Iowa governor says he will not resign his Iowa Senate seat over old allegations of sexual misconduct. Nate Boulton, a Democrat from Des Moines, released a statement Monday saying he intends to serve out his four-year term that expires in 2020. For a year,...

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn't act in harassment case

Jul. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act after learning one of his troopers harassed a female state employee, telling the woman to confront the trooper herself, she alleges in emails obtained by The Associated Press. Capt. Mark Logsdon's response angered legislative...

Oklahoma favored again going into Big 12 football media days

Jul. 15, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again without the...

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

Jul. 15, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...

5 takeaways from the Russian election hacking indictment

Jul. 14, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the American presidential election entered the final stretch in 2016, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were scattered throughout Moscow, unleashing a massive cyber operation to disrupt the vote. That's according to an indictment issued Friday that says the officers...

5 takeaways from the Russian election hacking indictment

Jul. 13, 2018 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the American presidential election entered the final stretch in 2016, a dozen Russian military intelligence officers were scattered throughout Moscow, unleashing a massive cyber operation to disrupt the vote. That's according to an indictment issued Friday that says the officers...

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

Jul. 13, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now garnering national attention. Garrett, of Van Meter, Iowa, died July 6 of a rare cancer that attacked...

Minister: Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray hoped legacy would inspire others

Jul. 13, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray's legacy as a savior to many Vietnam War refugees and as a political centrist who might have a tough time being elected today was remembered Friday at a funeral in the church where he met his wife. As Iowa residents of all political stripes recall the...

Sheriff: Man was working on crane boom when it killed him

Jul. 13, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

CHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff says a man installing a boom extension on an old, truck-mounted construction crane in northern Iowa was crushed to death when the boom fell on him. Fifty-seven-year-old Timothy Brandau was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday in Chester. An autopsy has been ordered. Howard...