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Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Jun. 25, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding that...

Obama plays starring role in Biden's presidential campaign

Jun. 12, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — During a campaign swing through Iowa this week, Joe Biden mentioned that his family recently dined with former President Barack Obama's family. At a Houston fundraiser, Biden joked about the infamous expletive he deployed in congratulating Obama's health care victory. And Biden...

Biden and Trump attack each other in a possible 2020 preview

Jun. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about 17 months...

The Latest: Water rescues in tiny Missouri town

Jun. 2, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 4 p.m. Emergency officials are conducting water rescues in the tiny northwestern Missouri town of Levasy in the wake of a levee breach along the Missouri River. Kansas City station WDAF reports the breach happened...

Iowa dentist won't be charged for would-be burglar's death

May. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa dentist won't be charged in the death of a man suspected of trying to steal items from the dentist's office. Dr. Clyde Overturff had told officers that he was spending the night in an apartment at his Maquoketa (muh'-KOH'-keh-tuh) office in March when he...