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Iowa star Caitlin Clark makes surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live'

Apr. 14, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Live from New York, it’s Caitlin Clark! The Iowa star made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during the show's “ Weekend Update ” segment. She said she first heard about the possibility at the Final Four although discussions...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. convenes hundreds in Iowa to try for access to November ballot

Apr. 13, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched a one-day blitz Saturday to gain access to Iowa's presidential ballot as an independent candidate. Whether he succeeded is an outstanding question. Kennedy attempted to qualify by holding a convention with at least 500...

Iowa Supreme Court overturns $790,000 sexual harassment award to government employee

Apr. 13, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Inappropriate comments by a superior to a social worker and between other employees at the state Department of Human Services did not justify a $790,000 jury award for sexual harassment, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled. Friday's ruling reversed a lower...

Man, teenage girl found dead in Wisconsin after shooting at officers, Iowa slaying

Apr. 11, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

ALBION, Wis. (AP) — A man and a 13-year-old girl who both shot at officers during a pursuit in Wisconsin were later found dead and may have been involved in a slaying in Iowa, authorities said Thursday. The man, 38-year-old Alexander C. Grunke of Middleton, was found dead Wednesday...

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

Apr. 11, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women's rights to exercise bodily autonomy. The law, which bans most abortions...

Caitlin Clark tells fans 'this place will always be home to me' as she bids farewell to Iowa

Apr. 11, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Caitlin Clark got a final chance to say goodbye to Iowa fans on Wednesday, and of course there was a big crowd waiting. Clark, who became major college basketball’s all-time leading scorer this season on the way to being the consensus national player of the...

Got kids? Here's what to know about filing your 2023 taxes

Apr. 11, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There are a few tax tips parents of children 17 and under should keep in mind before filing, tax pros say. Here’s what to know: Child tax credit The child tax credit has reverted lower for 2023 than in previous years, when it was expanded due to...

Iowa governor signs bill that gives state authority to arrest and deport some migrants

Apr. 10, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will be a state crime for a person to be in Iowa if previously denied admission to or removed from the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday. The law, which takes effect July 1, has elevated anxiety in Iowa's...

Iowa puts $1 million toward summer meal sites, still faces criticism for rejecting federal funds

Apr. 10, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is directing nearly a million dollars in grant funding to expand summer meal sites for low-income kids. It is an effort that advocates welcome, but some remained worried that it won’t be enough to alleviate the barriers to access that were addressed...

Women's NCAA title game outdraws the men's championship with an average of 18.9 million viewers

Apr. 09, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

The women's NCAA championship game drew a bigger television audience than the men's title game for the first time, with an average of 18.9 million viewers watching undefeated South Carolina beat Iowa and superstar Caitlin Clark, according to ratings released Tuesday. The Sunday...