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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore (24) celebrates a 3-point basket against Iowa State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Doughty, Okoro lead No. 16 Auburn past Iowa State 80-76

Jan. 25, 2020 4:32 PM EST

True freshman Isaac Okoro has a quiet confidence about him. He doesn’t trash talk or boast, because as his Auburn teammates put it, he doesn’t need to. “Nah, but he definitely backs it up every time,” guard Samir Doughty said when asked if Okoro says anything on the court. “If I...

Ex-Iowa rescue squad treasurer ordered to pay thousands

Jan. 25, 2020 3:41 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former treasurer of Anthon's rescue squad in northwestern Iowa has been ordered to repay more than $83,000 she's accused of misspending. Kristine Roggatz was ordered by a judge Wednesday to make the payment to cover the nearly $77,000 she's accused of taking from the group and...

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to the media before attending the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)

Campaign crunch time forces progressives to eye private jets

Jan. 25, 2020 2:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have spent the past year courting the Democratic Party's base with appeals to the working class and sweeping promises to curb climate change. But as they balance their responsibilities to participate in the Senate's impeachment trial and rally...

2019 flooding again cancels Loessfest in western Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:05 AM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Leaders in western Iowa say lingering floodwaters and damage from last year's Missouri River flooding has led them to again cancel Loessfest. The Council Bluffs City Council said Friday in a news release that restoration work on Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park, which connects to...

Fort Dodge man sentenced to life for killing 2 brothers

Jan. 24, 2020 4:37 PM EST

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man found guilty last month of the 2018 shooting deaths of two Fort Dodge brothers was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A jury found Tanner King, 28, of Fort Dodge, guilty in December of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of El...

In this April 2019 photo provided by Direct Action Everywhere, Matt Johnson with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based animal welfare group, holds a pig in a barn on a hog farm owned by Iowa Sen. Ken Rozenboom that the group entered through an unlocked door near Oskaloosa, Iowa. Johnson, one of those who entered the barn, said he submitted a complaint Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and local law enforcement after seeing conditions in the barn, which he contends constitute criminal animal neglect under Iowa law. (Direct Action Everywhere via AP)

Group's video shows suffering at Iowa lawmaker's pig farm

Jan. 24, 2020 3:58 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group gained access to an Iowa state lawmaker’s hog farm and has posted a video on the internet that shows pigs suffering and even dying in what appear to be inhumane conditions. Two people with Direct Action Everywhere, a Berkeley, California-based group,...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, talks to reporters as she arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's

Can Klobuchar build a late surge from a long distance?

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

STANTON, Iowa (AP) — It was the kind of event designed to play up the Midwestern sensibilities that Amy Klobuchar so often talks about on the campaign trail. In a small rural Iowa community, voters gathered in a neighbor's home. They ate tater tot hot dish — Klobuchar's award-winning recipe —...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, walks to the Senate chamber for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Warren vows her organization will win primary, beat Trump

Jan. 24, 2020 3:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren says she has more than 1,000 campaign staffers in 31 states and 100-plus field offices, a show of organizational strength her campaign promises will lift her to the Democratic presidential nomination and hurt President Donald Trump's chances in key battlegrounds in...

Company closing electric bus body plant in central Iowa

Jan. 24, 2020 11:38 AM EST

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa plant that produces bodies for electric buses is closing, officials said, affecting nearly 150 employees. TPI Composites announced Thursday that production at the Newton plant will be consolidated at a company plant in Warren, Rhode Island. The plant will close by the end...