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Iowa reports another 2,823 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Oct. 31, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus continues to rise in Iowa, with more than 2,800 additional cases reported Saturday. The Des Moines Register reported that in addition to the 2,823 new cases of COVID-19, the state reported 10 more deaths. All told, Iowa has reported...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden boards his campaign plane at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, to travel to Flint, Mich. to campaign with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

Oct. 31, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Penn. (AP) — Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat Donald Trump. The Democratic nominee was to team up Saturday with his former boss, Barack Obama, for a swing through...

Famed bonobo, resident of Des Moines, turns 40

Oct. 31, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kanzi, who is almost certainly the world's most famous bonobo, is celebrating a milestone birthday. The Des Moines Register reports that Kanzi turned 40 on Wednesday. He resides at a research center in Des Moines. Kanzi can use abstract symbols to communicate with people, and...

President Donald Trump greets an overflow crowd before speaking at a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

Oct. 31, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden's is appreciably wider. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016 and has put a handful...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

Oct. 30, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe...

Medical personnel don PPE while attending to a patient (not infected with COVID-19) at Bellevue Hospital in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hospitals in the city's public NYC Health and Hospitals' system have been upgrading their equipment, bracing for a potential resurgence of coronavirus patients, drawing on lessons learned in the spring when the outbreak brought the nation's largest city to its knees. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virus

Oct. 30, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even as a new surge of coronavirus infections sweeps the U.S., officials in many hard-hit states are resisting taking stronger action to slow the spread, with pleas from health experts running up against political calculation and public fatigue. Days before a presidential election...

Police: Shooting on Des Moines sidewalk leaves 1 man dead

Oct. 30, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shooting on a sidewalk in the heart of Des Moines has left one man dead and a woman injured, police said. The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Walker Street near the grounds of East High School, according to a news release from police. Officers called to the scene...

Spiking virus pushes western Iowa county to require masks

Oct. 30, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — A surge in coronavirus cases has led officials in one western Iowa county to require people to wear face masks in public. The Harrison County Board on Thursday approved the mask mandate in a 2-1 vote, according to television station KETV. Supervisor John Straight, who voted for the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Biden is holding rallies today in Des Moines, Iowa, Saint Paul, Minn., and Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden takes case against Trump to COVID ground zero in Iowa

Oct. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is bringing his case against President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus to one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic. Iowa has long had one of the nation’s highest rates of infections, and on Friday it reported a record number of cases and...