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Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, right, has his shot attempt blocked by Rutgers center Myles Johnson, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Rutgers holds on for 1st win at Indiana, edge Hoosiers 74-70

Jan. 24, 2021 2:48 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Geo Baker scored 19 points with four 3-pointers and a key free throw with eight seconds left, Ron Harper Jr. added 15 points and Rutgers defeated Indiana 74-70 on Sunday. The Hoosiers were coming off a huge upset of No. 4 Iowa on Thursday night and had never lost to Rutgers at...

Storm may dump up to a foot of snow across Plains states

Jan. 24, 2021 12:49 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm could blanket a large section of the Plains with up to a foot of snow at the start of this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area stretching from north-central Kansas across southeast Nebraska and into southern Iowa. The...

Iowa Democrats choose state lawmaker to lead their party

Jan. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party chose a state representative from Ames to lead the party as it works to retain its spot as the nation's first caucus in presidential elections. Rep. Ross Wilburn was elected Saturday to replace outgoing chairman and former state Rep. Mark Smith who decided...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards, left, is guarded by Oklahoma guard Navaeh Tot, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

No. 9 Baylor women win again at home, 84-61 over Oklahoma

Jan. 23, 2021 10:55 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — NaLyssa Smith, Moon Ursin and No. 9 Baylor are starting to get back in the groove. Smith scored 21 points, Ursin had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Lady Bears overwhelmed Oklahoma 84-61 on Saturday night, a week after the end of their national-best 61-game home...

Collier leads Texas over No. 24 Iowa State women 70-59

Jan. 23, 2021 8:28 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Charli Collier had 22 points and 19 rebounds, and Texas pulled away in the third quarter and beat No. 24 Iowa State 70-59 on Saturday, snapping the Cyclones' four-game winning streak. Texas (11-3, 5-2 Big 12) has won three of four to end a two-game road losing streak that helped knock...

Woman found dead in Iowa was daughter of Minnesota justice

Jan. 23, 2021 6:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 21-year-old woman who was found dead outside a sorority house at Iowa State University was the daughter of a Minnesota Supreme Court justice and a prominent hospital executive, the family said in a statement. Family members identified the woman as Olivia Chutich, the daughter of...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) goes to the basket in front of Oklahoma State forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, rear, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Butler's 22 lead No. 2 Baylor past Oklahoma State 81-66

Jan. 23, 2021 5:39 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Baylor's depth and experience eventually overwhelmed an Oklahoma State team that was missing star freshman Cade Cunningham due to COVID-19 protocols. Jared Butler scored 22 points, and the second-ranked Bears rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Oklahoma State 81-66 on Saturday....

A patron, who did not want to give her name, shows the ticket she had just purchased for the Mega Millions lottery drawing at the lottery ticket vending kiosk in a Smoker Friendly store, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pa. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night's drawing after more than four months without a winner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

Jan. 23, 2021 5:11 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which is the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a...

Rural schools struggling virtually push return to classroom

Jan. 23, 2021 1:03 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Andy and Amy Jo Hellenbrand live on a little farm in south-central Wisconsin where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, heifers, chickens, goats, bunnies, and their four children, ages 5 to 12. For the entire fall semester, the quartet of grade school students learned virtually from home,...

This photo provided by Polk County (Iowa) Jail shows Douglas Jensen.  Authorities have arrested Jensen from Des Moines, Iowa, who allegedly took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump. Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, that officers assisted the FBI in arresting Jensen on Friday night at his home. (Polk County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Iowa conspiracy theorist stays in custody, ordered to DC

Jan. 22, 2021 9:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A right-wing conspiracy theorist from Iowa seen prominently in videos taunting a U.S. Capitol police officer and pursuing him upstairs inside the building during the Jan. 6 riot must remain in custody and will be taken soon to Washington to face charges, a federal judge said Friday....