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Iowa man drowns while helping rescue child from river

Aug. 07, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (AP) — A 42-year-old Iowa man drowned in the Iowa River while helping rescue an 8-year-old child from the river. The Johnson County Sheriff's office said Wegayewu Faris of Coralville and a kayaker “were instrumental in saving the life of the 8-year-old...

Iowa abortion provider drops challenge to 24-hour wait law

Aug. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Planned Parenthood officials in Iowa said Friday they have decided to dismiss their challenge to an Iowa law that requires abortion patients to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment to return to the doctor to get an abortion. The case was the center...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Democrats could strip Iowa of opening spot in 2024 campaign

Aug. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024, part of a broader effort to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate by allowing less overwhelmingly white states to vote first. ...

Quintana wins in St. Louis debut, Cardinals sweep DH vs Cubs

Aug. 05, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Newly acquired José Quintana won in his debut with St. Louis, Tyler O’Neill and Nolan Arenado homered and the Cardinals beat Chicago 7-2, completing a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs on Thursday night. The Cardinals won the opener 4-3 as Lars Nootbaar hit a tying...

Will abortion be on more state ballots after Kansas vote?

Aug. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents were shocked and abortion rights advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily Republican Kansas this week in favor of protecting abortion access, yet it's not likely to translate into new abortion votes across the U.S. in the November...

Autopsy: Family killed at Iowa park shot, stabbed, strangled

Aug. 04, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Three family members killed during a shooting last month at an eastern Iowa state park were shot, stabbed and/or strangled, according to autopsy results released Thursday. Tyler Schmidt, 42, died from a gunshot wound and “multiple sharp force injuries,” while his wife,...

Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled

Aug. 04, 2022 11:20 AM EDT
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Autopsies find three family members killed at Iowa state park campground were shot, stabbed and strangled.

Iowa State receiver Hutchinson savors another college season

Aug. 02, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A broken thumb suffered last season may prove to be a blessing for the Iowa State football team and receiver Xavier Hutchinson. The Jacksonville, Fla., native established himself as one of the Big 12’s premier pass catchers in 2020 and 2021, but his hopes of...

Saints' 1st-rounder Penning building pugilistic reputation

Aug. 02, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints first-round draft choice Trevor Penning tends to finish off blocks with a feisty flourish. “When you think he’s done, he’s not done,” guard Cesar Ruiz said after a training camp practice Tuesday, when he compared Penning to a pit bull. “He...