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Iowa's Luka Garza (55) handles the ball against the defense of Minnesota's Alihan Demir, left, and Daniel Oturu, right, during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Garza scores 24 points; No. 21 Iowa beats Minnesota 58-55

Feb. 16, 2020 4:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Winning on the road in the Big Ten has proven to be a monumental task for most every team this season. Even trailing by eight points late at Minnesota, No. 21 Iowa believed it was going to shake that trend. Luka Garza had 24 points and the Hawkeyes closed the game by scoring the final 11...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, takes photos with supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

Feb. 16, 2020 2:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. “There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old who was the first black graduate of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a town hall meeting at the Carson City Convention Center in Carson City, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

Feb. 16, 2020 1:08 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning in Virginia. Sanders rattled off a list of...

Loyola Chicago outlasts Northern Iowa 82-73 in overtime

Feb. 15, 2020 10:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Keith Clemons tossed in 25 points, Cameron Krutwig scored 21 and Loyola Chicago clamped down in overtime to beat Northern Iowa 82-73 on Saturday. Clemons sank 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range, for the Ramblers (18-9, 10-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Krutwig...

Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson catches a pass over Texas guard Courtney Ramey, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Jacobson helps Iowa State rout struggling Texas 81-52

Feb. 15, 2020 5:11 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It’s been a disappointing season for Iowa State and its three seniors. Two — forward Michael Jacobson and guard Prentiss Nixon — are transfers. One, forward Solomon Young, has battled injuries his entire career. But Saturday afternoon, the Cyclones’ most...

Iowa Democrats pick interim chair following bungled caucuses

Feb. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats on Saturday picked a legislator to serve as interim chairman of the state party, after the previous leader resigned following a meltdown in tabulating results from the lead-off presidential caucuses. The party's State Central Committee voted to install Iowa state Rep....

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks at a campaign event Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Feb. 15, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping into their first test in a racially diverse state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus. Nevada has no obvious front-runner, though Vermont Sen. Bernie...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bureau says it has developed two secure data-collection systems, so that if one goes down during the census count, the other can substitute. Other mechanisms are in place to prevent failure and backup plans in case the worst happens. “All systems are go,

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Feb. 15, 2020 9:07 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results. Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes that...

Contestant in $10K shooting contest to now get full prize

Feb. 14, 2020 6:06 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The sponsor of a halftime basketball shooting promotion at Northern Iowa games has reversed course in the face of growing criticism and will now pay out the full $10,000 to a contestant who competed earlier this week. A public outcry had been swelling since the Wednesday night...

Maryland guard Kaila Charles (5) looks to score despite pressure from Iowa guards Kathleen Doyle (22) and Mckenna Warnock (14) in the third period of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in College Park, Md. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP)

Charles in charge as No. 10 Maryland uses balance to win

Feb. 14, 2020 4:28 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After scoring a career-high 36 points in the Big Ten title game last March and tallying 23 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Maryland guard Kaila Charles realized flashy numbers bring no satisfaction in defeat. This season, Charles is content to be one of several...