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The Latest: Elation and wariness after verdict in Floyd case

Apr. 20, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd (all times local): 9 p.m. Crowds nationwide are reacting with jubilation but also with deep awareness of the progress...

Senate breaks filibuster on Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate opened debate Wednesday on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 25, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Republican lawmakers make a stand for freedom — well, one freedom (to get and carry guns) No legislative session would be complete without Republicans trying to make it easier for Iowans to buy...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 18, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 11, 2021. Editorial: Iowa GOP can’t get enough of voter suppression. It’s a national craze, and Congress needs to intervene Iowa’s Republican state lawmakers have apparently won so big they’re tired of winning. ...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

Feb. 22, 2021 18:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump's administration. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is reversing...