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Seeking gun rights back, Iowa farmer gets arrested instead

Jun. 26, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978. Phillips, 76, wrote in his 2017 application for clemency that it was time for him to get past the consequence of his misdemeanor...

Iowa audit says county official took money for fake intern

Jun. 26, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — A state audit says a county employee in Iowa who faked having an intern collected nearly $219,000 in improper payments. The Des Moines Register reports that the audit report says 43-year-old Jodi Sutter was fired in February 2018 as Henry County's environmental specialist after...

Sweden's Rosenqvist off to strong IndyCar rookie season

Jun. 25, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist spent the past decade traveling the world in hopes of solidifying his career in motorsports. Rosenqvist finally found a home with powerhouse Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019 — and his early performances indicate the Swedish driver might have a bright future in the...

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...

Biden wins early state endorsements, including black leaders

Jun. 25, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced a new round of endorsements on Tuesday as the former vice president tries to bolster his status as the Democrats' presidential front-runner. He heralded support from four South Carolina state legislators, including two African Americans,...

Cubs: Kimbrel close to return, could be activated this week

Jun. 24, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team...

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

Jun. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites expected to be launched within the next three years with more...

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

Jun. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. He was...

Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

Jun. 23, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016. Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Clinton was "very smart. She was very tough. She...

Ross Chastain wins NASCAR Truck race week after DQ

Jun. 23, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Ross Chastain won the NASCAR Truck Series race Saturday night at The Raceway at Gateway, a week after losing a victory at Iowa when he was disqualified for failing a postrace inspection. Chastain grabbed track position with a gas-only last pit stop in Niece Motorsports' No. 45...