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Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure. "We have to ensure we bring along everyone," the...

Report: Slick plastic sheeting led to flood barrier failure

Jul. 16, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A new report released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says an April flood barrier breach in downtown Davenport was caused by pressure from the swollen Mississippi River shifting a barrier with slick plastic sheeting under it. The report, released Tuesday to Davenport city...

Big 12 Notebook: 'Horns down' on deck at Big 12 media days

Jul. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — So when is flashing "horns down" considered a penalty and should it always draw a flag? Greg Burks, the Big 12 coordinator official, said it depends on when and where an opposing player flashes the hand signal that is the exact opposite of the Texas Longhorns' "Hook 'em horns"...

The Latest: Baylor seeks next Big 12 step climbing to 7 wins

Jul. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the second day of Big 12 football media days Tuesday at AT&T Stadium. (all times local): 2 p.m. Baylor went from a 1-11 record in coach Matt Rhule's first season to 7-6 with a bowl victory in Year 2. Now the question is can the Bears make a similar jump as Rhule's...

Second Utah facility for troubled teens closes in a month

Jul. 16, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah (AP) — A company that runs treatment centers for troubled youth is closing a second Utah facility as officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues with staff at a different facility. Mount Pleasant Academy in central Utah is one of several youth...

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of Iowa's social services agency was a huge fan of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and he frequently let his subordinates know it. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show that Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to...

State-employed registered nurses sue for unpaid overtime

Jul. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of nurses working at Iowa prisons and other state-run facilities who have sued the state and Gov. Kim Reynolds claim hundreds of state-employed nurses have not been paid overtime for two years. The lawsuit filed in state court on June 28 seeks a court order to force the...

Trial scheduled for 2 men charged in Burlington slaying

Jul. 16, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A July 30 trial starting date has been scheduled for two men accused of beating to death a man at a Burlington apartment complex. Des Moines County District Court records say Majestic Malone and Markell Price have pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping....

Teenager overcame ridicule to become a top US gymnast

Jul. 16, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — One spot. For 10 years, Jonathan Freitas had been competing at Junior Olympic Regionals. Back when he was 9 years old, he had flown from Hawaii to San Francisco for his first taste of elite gymnastics. He'd been back to Regionals every year since, but inevitably his journey would...

Insurance broker expanding into Dyersville

Jul. 16, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say expansion by a Dubuque-based insurance broker is expected to bring more than 25 jobs to Dyersville. The Telegraph Herald reports that Cottingham & Butler announced Monday that it will begin operating this fall in leased space that's under construction. Cottingham...