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Iowa Marine's remains to return home 76 years after death

Nov. 12, 2019 2:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The remains of a Marine from Iowa will soon return to his home state 76 years after his death in World War II. The Defense Department used DNA from a niece to identify the remains of 18-year-old Pvt. Channing Whitaker, of Granger, Iowa. Whitaker died on Nov. 22, 1943 during the...

Judge overturns firing of teacher in black baby doll case

Nov. 12, 2019 11:44 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge has overturned the firing of a Cedar Rapids teacher who'd been criticized for how a black baby doll was left hanging in her classroom. The Cedar Rapids Community School District board had terminated Tammy Ryan's teaching contract at Metro Alternative High School. A social...

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact...

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. Wagering at the park and other facilities on the Dubuque races is up for the fourth year in a row, according to figures for this year's season,...

Monument marking Fort Madison battlefield installed

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 AM EST

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — A monument marking a battlefield where 23 soldiers died has been installed in Fort Madison. The granite monument put in place last week includes a history of the military post on one side and the soldiers' names on another side. Andy Andrews of the North Lee County Historical...

Police ID man who fell at Iowa State stadium onto fans below

Nov. 12, 2019 6:57 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was injured in a fall from the upper level of Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium onto fans below. A university police report says 31-year-old Eric Ely hit three women on the lower level during the Oct. 26 game against Oklahoma State. None of...

Reed scores 25, DePaul blasts Iowa 93-78

Nov. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — DePaul's Paul Reed was named the most improved player in the Big East last season. Reed is still getting better by the day, leading the resurgent Blue Demons to their best start in over a decade. Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the road...

Pulisic to miss US Nations League games vs Canada, Cuba

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace with a hip injury. The 21-year-old attacker from Hershey, Pennsylvania, appeared to get hurt when he scored his fifth goal in...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Safety violations found after attacks at Iowa psych hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at the Independence Mental...