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Waterloo hospital experiencing baby boom

Jun. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo hospital is seeing a baby boom. UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital reported delivering 142 babies in May, smashing the hospital's old record of 121 babies set in September 2017, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The record is especially surprising because the...

Iowa unemployment claims fall as economy begins reopening

Jun. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of people filing initial unemployment claims in Iowa continued to fall as the state began reopening after taking steps intended to slow spread of the coronavirus, according to state statistics released Thursday. Iowa Workforce Development reported that 6,920 people filed...

Police fire tear gas at Iowa City protesters near interstate

Jun. 4, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police officers fired several tear gas canisters and flash grenades late Wednesday to disperse protesters in Iowa City who were advancing toward Interstate 80. Hundreds of protesters were met by a line of Iowa State Patrol and Iowa City police officers on Dubuque Street blocking...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

Smoke inhalation preliminary cause of death in Sterling fire

Jun. 3, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — Smoke inhalation is being given as the preliminary cause of death of three people killed in an apartment fire in northern Illinois. Celina Serrano, 13, and her cousin, Shayla Walker, 8, of Davenport, Iowa were killed in the fire early Monday in Sterling. A neighbor, Carrie Hose, 49,...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa Rep. King's defeat marks moment of unity for GOP, Dems

Jun. 3, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longer Steve King served in Congress, building up a repertoire of racist rhetoric and nativist sentiments, the more he unwittingly became a unifying force in American politics. Republicans and Democrats alike were glad to see him go Tuesday, defeated in a GOP primary after nine...

In this March 19, 2005 photo, former University of Pittsburgh football head coach Johnny Major, right, visits Pitt's first NCAA college football practice of the spring in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. He was 85.  (John Beale/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Jun. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent...

Iowa House pushes coronavirus lawsuit protection bill

Jun. 3, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican lawmakers Wednesday proposed a bill that would offer broad protection from coronavirus lawsuits for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, meatpacking plants, restaurants and other businesses. The measure, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020, was tacked onto a medical...

Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, left, gets a hug from Rep. Bob Kressig, D-Cedar Falls, in the Iowa House chambers, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Lawmakers returned Wednesday after suspending the session when the coronavirus pandemic surfaced in Iowa in March, prompting state officials to close the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa Legislature returns for brief budget-focused session

Jun. 3, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the coronavirus still spreading and against a backdrop of daily protests over police treatment of minorities, the Iowa Legislature returned Wednesday morning for what is likely be be a brief session to finish its work for the year. Lawmakers left when the coronavirus pandemic...

Protesters march to the governor's mansion in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Windows broken, 1 arrested as Iowa City protest gets violent

Jun. 3, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A demonstration against police brutality in Iowa City turned violent when protesters broke windows at a county building and threw rocks and water bottles at officers arresting a man, the sheriff said Wednesday. Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said protesters also shot pepper...