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Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

Mar. 24, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing. The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5. The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest...

Spartans rout Gophers to reach Sweet 16; 1st time since '15

Mar. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it. The Spartans played with that attitude, and then some, rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time...

NCAA Latest: Edwards sharp, defending champions on the ropes

Mar. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:40 p.m. Carsen Edwards seems to have shot himself out of his slump. The Purdue star, who was 7 for 23 from the field Thursday, hit five of his nine first-half shots Saturday. He has 17 points, and the Boilermakers lead defending...

Iowa State rolls past 14th-seeded NMSU 97-61

Mar. 23, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State cruised to its first NCAA Tournament win in six years on Saturday — and moved a step closer to its first Sweet 16 in nearly a decade. Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and third-seeded Iowa State routed New Mexico State 97-61 on Saturday...

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Mar. 23, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday....

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Mar. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with...

No. 11 Missouri State stuns DePaul 89-78

Mar. 23, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Missouri State surprised some by upsetting Missouri Valley powerhouse Drake to claim the league's automatic bid. The 11th-seeded Lady Bears apparently aren't done playing above expectations. Alexa Willard and Danielle Gitzen each scored 20 points and Missouri State stunned sixth-seeded...

The Latest: President Trump grants Iowa disaster declaration

Mar. 23, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says President Donald Trump has granted her request for an expedited disaster declaration for 56 counties with damage from recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state....

No. 2 Iowa looks to clinch Sweet 16 spot vs. Missouri

Mar. 23, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's path to the Sweet 16 has never been clearer. If the Hawkeyes play as poorly on Sunday as they did on Friday, that won't matter. Iowa (27-6) will have home-court advantage and Megan Gustafson, the best player in school history, on its side when it hosts seventh-seeded Missouri...

Man charged for throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King

Mar. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King while the Republican congressman was eating lunch in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Blake Gibbins was arrested Friday at the Mineral City Mill and Grill. The 26-year-old from Lafayette, Colorado, is...