Latest Iowa News

Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

Dec. 16, 2019 12:53 AM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both parties, and five rounds of high-pressure debates. And while the field has been...

Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues

Dec. 15, 2019 1:44 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020. Among the targeted are the Vermont Lake Monsters, the...

Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

Dec. 14, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would...

James Madison shuts out Northern Iowa 17-0 in FCS quarters

Dec. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Percy Agyei-Obese ran 33 times for 124 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 seed James Madison dominated defensively in a 17-0 win over Northern Iowa in the FCS playoff quarterfinals on Friday night. James Madison (13-1) won its 13th straight and will face No. 3 seed Weber State in the...

Wells Fargo to get millions for U. of Iowa utility deal

Dec. 13, 2019 5:56 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the world's largest banks will reap a windfall from the University of Iowa's multi-billion-dollar plan to outsource its utility operations before students or faculty see any benefit from the deal. Wells Fargo is expected to get nearly 1% of the nearly $1.2 billion payment...

Democratic candidates unite against Trump but little else

Dec. 13, 2019 6:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic White House hopefuls agree President Donald Trump must be defeated next year. But the unity ends there. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, are locked in an increasingly acrimonious feud that threatens to change the tone of...

Green scores 25 to carry N. Iowa past Grand Canyon 82-58

Dec. 12, 2019 11:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — AJ Green had 25 points as Northern Iowa rolled past Grand Canyon 82-58 on Thursday night. Trae Berhow had 18 points for Northern Iowa (10-1), which won its fourth straight game. Austin Phyfe added 13 points. Spencer Haldeman had 12 points for the visitors. Lorenzo Jenkins had 15 points for...

Garza's double-double leads Iowa to 84-68 win over Iowa St.

Dec. 12, 2019 10:58 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sixteen years, Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp said, is a long time. That’s how long it had been since the Hawkeyes won on the road against in-state rival Iowa State. That changed on Thursday night. Luka Garza had 21 points and 11 rebounds and led five Iowa players scoring in double...

Democrats announce early primary state debate schedule

Dec. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will hold four primary debates in each of the early primary states as voting gets underway next year, with some of the debates scheduled for just days before voters head to the polls, the Democratic National Committee announced in an email to campaigns Thursday. The first...

Iowa beats Iowa St. 75-69 for 4th straight win over Cyclones

Dec. 11, 2019 11:02 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Seniors Kathleen Doyle, Makenzie Meyer and Amanda Ollinger made certain that they’d leave Iowa without ever losing to the rival Cyclones. Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, their fourth straight victory over the rival...