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Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. Biden on Monday released a plan...

Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender

Jul. 14, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president will spend much of the...

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40...

The Latest: Con Ed: Demand didn't cause power problem

Jul. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a power outage in New York City (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Con Ed says a power outage that left parts of Manhattan in the dark for several hours didn't have anything to do with demand on the electrical grid. Con Ed President Tim Cawley says the cause of the Saturday night...

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol. While they have...

Iowa hoops lands guard Evelyn, Valparaiso grad transfer

Jul. 11, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Valparaiso graduate transfer Bakari Evelyn has signed with Iowa to bolster the Hawkeyes' perimeter game. Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery announced on Thursday that Evelyn will be the first grad transfer to play for him in Iowa City. Evelyn spent the past two seasons with the Crusaders...

Driver fired after 6-year-old left on bus at Iowa bus yard

Jul. 11, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one bus driver was fired and another placed on administrative leave after incidents involving students in Waterloo, Iowa. The fired driver for Durham School Services failed to check the bus Tuesday and left a 6-year-old boy alone for nearly two hours inside the vehicle...

21-year sentence handed man who killed child welfare worker

Jul. 10, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the death of an Illinois child welfare worker entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors and was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison. Andrew Sucher, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound weightlifter, was accused of attacking Department of Children and...

Sanders facing tougher 2020 competition for liberal support

Jul. 10, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

Barbara Lee supported Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, helping him score one of his most decisive victories that year when he dominated the New Hampshire primary. But as he wages another bid for the White House, Lee is looking at a different candidate. "I like him, I like his ideas," the 66-year-old retired...

Man accused of burning LGBTQ books loses motion to dismiss

Jul. 10, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — A magistrate has refused to dismiss a criminal mischief charge against an Iowa religious activist accused of burning four LGBTQ children's books that he checked out of a library. Prosecutors say 63-year-old Paul Dorr posted a video on Facebook in October in which he denounced the...