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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks to reporters as he arrives at the Senate for the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: Counsel notes some senators 'should be in Iowa'

Jan. 21, 2020 3:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 3:15 p.m. White House counsel Pat Cipollone is noting that some of the senators running for president and listening to the impeachment trial in Washington would rather be campaigning in Iowa. In arguing that the political...

Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion

Jan. 21, 2020 2:35 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Iowa regulators want owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity won't increase the likelihood of a spill, a requirement their counterparts in North Dakota haven't imposed. Texas-based...

Reynolds creating bureau designed to avoid school shootings

Jan. 21, 2020 1:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will become the latest state to create an organization within state government designed to prevent school shootings under a plan announced Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds said she's creating a Governor's School Safety Bureau within the Iowa Department of Public Safety....

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Jan. 21, 2020 1:28 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn't going to be there, represented...

Police release names of 2 people killed in Sioux City crash

Jan. 21, 2020 1:03 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when the car they were in collided with a semitrailer in Sioux City. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The eastbound car didn't halt for a red light at an intersection and collided with the northbound semi, police...

Defense asks to delay murder trial in Iowa student's slaying

Jan. 21, 2020 12:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Defense lawyers for the man charged in the killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts are asking a judge to delay his trial. Lawyers for Cristhian Bahena Rivera say they need to push back the Feb. 4 trial date so that they have time to appeal a judge's ruling that allowed...

Drug dealer who had pipe bomb and machine guns pleads guilty

Jan. 21, 2020 11:49 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A drug dealer who sold cocaine and guns from his downtown Cedar Rapids apartment has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said. Raven Burkhow entered pleas last week to several charges, including conspiracy to sell drugs, use and possession of a firearm and possession of machine...

Man suspected of killing girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge

Jan. 21, 2020 10:07 AM EST

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge. Mark Russell, of Fort Dodge, is charged with first-degree murder, police said. Webster County court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for Russell. He was...

Sale of Collins unit not expected to cut Cedar Rapids jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — British-based BAE Systems will maintain a presence in the Cedar Rapids area after it completes a deal to acquire Collins Aerospace's military GPS business, officials said. BAE announced Monday that United Technologies Corp. had agreed to sell the GPS business for $1.925 billion....

Man who left mother in feces-filled home is sentenced

Jan. 21, 2020 7:36 AM EST

BRANDON, Iowa (AP) — A man whose elderly mother was found in a feces-filled house with 18 dogs in northeast Iowa has been given jail time and probation. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that David Rogers, 61, was sentenced last week to a year in jail with all but 60 days suspended. He also will...