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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo showsCedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jones who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not be reinstated, a city commission ruled Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The lawyer for Lucas Jones said he will appeal. Jones was not fired for the shooting, but for another 2016 incident in which he gave a Black female motorist a major break and then allegedly lied about it. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette via AP)

Panel: Iowa officer who shot man in 2016 won't get job back

Nov. 24, 2020 10:06 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A white Iowa police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not get his job back, a panel has determined. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that the city's Civil Service Commission on Monday voted unanimously not to reinstate Officer Lucas Jones....

Year after his death, soldier from Iowa gets promotion

Nov. 24, 2020 8:24 AM EST

MARION, Iowa (AP) — More than a year after his death, an Iowa soldier has received a promotion. KCRG-TV reports that 22-year-old Mason Webber of Marion was killed on Sept. 5, 2019, in an accident on the military base in Fort Hood, Texas. On Monday, Webber was posthumously promoted to specialist. His...

GOP House candidate's lead shrinks as Iowa recount continues

Nov. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A slim lead held by a Republican candidate for an open congressional seat in Iowa has gotten even smaller as counties recount their votes. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks led Democrat Rita Hart by 47 votes in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District in unofficial results before recounts...

Recent Missouri editorials

Nov. 23, 2020 2:04 PM EST

The Kansas City Star, Nov. 19 It’s in possible violation of voter registration law that Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley is registered to vote at his sister’s home in Ozark, Missouri while actually living full time in his $1.3 million house in northern Virginia. He’s building a big new...

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

Nov. 23, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12. MLB said Monday the plan is tentative, contingent on the status of public health next summer. The teams had been scheduled to play at the 8,000-capacity temporary...

Iowa coronavirus deaths surpass 2,200 as spread continues

Nov. 23, 2020 12:12 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa surpassed 211,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 2,200 deaths on Monday, and the state remains ranked third-highest in the nation for virus positivity rate. There were 1,661 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 13 additional deaths, according to the Iowa Department of...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 23, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World Herald. Nov. 21, 2020 At the end of the tunnel, part of the light is from the promise of good sports It’s a fall Saturday in Nebraska. Let’s take a little break from the heavy news of the day and think about better times ahead — in sports. In the matter closest at hand, the reason...

Accident kills teenagers from Des Moines, Chariton

Nov. 23, 2020 9:18 AM EST

CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Two teenagers have died after a car accident near Chariton. The Iowa State Patrol said the accident happened just after 5 p.m. Sunday when a Jeep turning from Highway 34 onto a street struck a pickup truck, ejecting everyone in the Jeep. Two Jeep passengers died. They were identified...

Iowa twins born 2 years ago at 22 weeks marking birthday

Nov. 23, 2020 8:37 AM EST

DYSART, Iowa (AP) — Twin Iowa girls who faced long odds when they were born around the 22nd week of pregnancy are celebrating a miracle milestone — they turn 2 on Tuesday. Guinness World Records has recognized Kambry and Keeley Ewoldt as the world’s most premature twins, The Des Moines...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) makes a catch against Kentucky defensive back Brandin Echols (26) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Hints at what's to come from CFP

Nov. 23, 2020 5:37 AM EST

The College Football Playoff rankings will be released for the first time this season Tuesday. Combine the latest AP Top 25 with a little history and you can find hints about what to expect. Never has the selection committee's initial top four precisely matched the top four of the AP poll that preceded it. Only...