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APNewsBreak: Candidate refunds illegal EMILY's List donation

Apr. 24, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000 contribution...

Colorado State guard Prentiss Nixon headed to Iowa State

Apr. 24, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has added Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon, a 6-foot-2 guard who averaged a team-high 16.2 points per game as a junior last season for the Rams. Nixon also hit 152 3-pointers in three seasons at Colorado State. He will sit out next season and be eligible to play in...

2 approaches to turning recycled materials into art

Apr. 24, 2018 8:25 AM EDT

What have you not seen recycled into an art form? Everything from T-shirts to trash finds new life, as artists and crafters scramble to create something new out of something old. Here's a look at two couples who have found interesting ways to turn recycling into art, and enjoy doing it together. ___ Jennifer...

Iowa governor acknowledges complaint about fired ally

Apr. 23, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' office acknowledged Monday it does have a complaint detailing sexual harassment allegations against a longtime ally of the governor who was fired last month. The acknowledgement is a reversal of earlier denials, which the office says were an oversight. The...

'Bow-Z' wows crowd at bulldog pageant for Drake Relays

Apr. 22, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University. The 39th annual tongue-in-cheek pageant for English bulldogs, Drake's mascot, is the unofficial start to this week's Drake Relays track meet. This...

After air accidents, survivors grapple with flying again

Apr. 21, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

Hundreds of hands grappling with oxygen masks. Flight attendants warning passengers to brace for impact. The plane hurtling toward the unforgiving ground. Survivors of air accidents often proclaim that their survival was a miracle. But what follows is another kind of miracle: Many survivors manage to get past the...

Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018

Apr. 20, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next. A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten West in 2018. That's certainly the hope at...

Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

Apr. 20, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m. at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S. Marshals Service said...

Mom who left kids alone to visit Germany gets probation

Apr. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa mother who left her four children home alone to travel to Europe has been given two years' probation. The Des Moines Register reports Erin Macke was sentenced Thursday in Polk County District Court. She could have faced up to eight years in prison. The 31-year-old Macke of...

GOP leaders say tax cuts and budget are final priorities

Apr. 19, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Iowa lawmakers look to wrap up the 2018 session, the two major hurdles left are passing a budget and cutting taxes. Republican leaders in control of the House and Senate released spending targets this week, but the two chambers haven't reached an agreement yet. There are no...