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Des Moines airport to offer nonstop flights to Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 6:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Airline passengers will soon have the option to take a non-stop flight from Des Moines to Miami. The Des Moines Register reports that American Airlines will offer the summer seasonal service starting June 3. Flights will leave Des Moines on Saturdays and Sundays, and return flights...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 6:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Penn scores 18 to carry Drake over Lehigh 74-58

Nov. 21, 2019 11:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn had 18 points and nine assists as Drake defeated Lehigh 74-58 on Thursday night. Liam Robbins had 13 points and four blocks for Drake (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. D.J. Wilkins added 13 points and Noah Thomas had 11. Anthony Murphy, who was...

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational...

Officials: Iowa jail inmate had gun parts taped to leg

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County Jail officials say an inmate faces additional charges after he was found with parts of a handgun taped to his inner thigh. KCCI reports that 27-year-old Wyatt Andrew Franklin was booked into the nail on Nov. 13 on a charge of operating under the influence and was in a...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

No. 19 Iowa seeking 11th win over Illinois in 12 tries

Nov. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Illinois (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) at No. 19 Iowa (7-3, 4-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Iowa by 15 1/2. Series record: Illinois leads 38-34-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Iowa has won 10 of its last 11 over Illinois dating to 2000. But the Fighting Illini have taken four straight games and are looking for their...

Auditor: Iowa budget healthy but concerns on the horizon

Nov. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s auditor says the state budget is in good shape with surpluses but that beneficial federal tax policies will end in a few years, potentially causing problems. In his annual review of the state budget, Auditor Rob Sand said Thursday that federal tax changes made in 2017...

Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins named acting chief

Nov. 21, 2019 11:21 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins will serve as the court’s chief justice until a successor to Chief Justice Mark Cady can be appointed. Cady died unexpectedly Nov. 15 at age 66. A court spokesman says Thursday that Iowa law requires the chief justice to name another...

Iowa City contractor to conduct hunts to cut deer population

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City residents are being urged to avoid several city parks next month as a contracted company conducts hunts to lower the local deer population. The city hired White Buffalo Inc. to reduce the deer overpopulation. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the city has estimated...