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More bad weather could hit Midwest where tornadoes killed 5 and injured dozens

May. 23, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — More severe weather was coming Thursday for parts of the Midwest where this year’s deadliest tornado so far killed four people and injured nearly three dozen as it wreaked havoc in the small city of Greenfield, Iowa. Before Tuesday’s twister carved a...

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

May. 22, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa, with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Tuesday's tornadoes killed...

Wind towers crumpled after Iowa wind farm suffers rare direct hit from powerful twister

May. 22, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A wind farm in southwest Iowa suffered a direct hit from a powerful tornado that crumpled five of the massive, power-producing towers, including one that burst into flames. But experts say fortunately such incidents are rare. Video of the direct hit on the wind...

Four dead and at least 35 hurt in tornado that moved through Greenfield, Iowa, on Tuesday, officials say

May. 22, 2024 20:39 PM EDT
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Four dead and at least 35 hurt in tornado that moved through Greenfield, Iowa, on Tuesday, officials say.

Jenni Fitzgerald, longtime Iowa women's basketball assistant, follows Lisa Bluder into retirement

May. 22, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald, who worked for 32 years on Lisa Bluder's staffs at Drake and Iowa, announced her retirement Wednesday. Fitzgerald follows Bluder into retirement rather than continue on the staff of new Iowa coach Jan Jensen, who was her...

Authorities still conducting search, rescue after tornado slams Iowa; at least 1 died when car was blown off road

May. 22, 2024 11:28 AM EDT
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities still conducting search, rescue after tornado slams Iowa; at least 1 died when car was blown off road.

Cubs activate Dansby Swanson from the injured list, recall Luis Vázquez from Triple-A Iowa

May. 22, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dansby Swanson tried to be helpful while he was on the 10-day injured list. Eventually, he ran out of patience. “First few days was really nice. ... It was just sit and watch baseball and chat through things,” he said. “Then I really started going crazy after a...

Tornado devastates Iowa town, killing multiple people as powerful storms rip through Midwest

May. 22, 2024 00:00 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Multiple people died Tuesday and at least a dozen were injured when a powerful tornado tore through a small Iowa town, carving a bleak landscape of destroyed homes and businesses, shredded trees, smashed cars, and widely strewn debris. The tornado destroyed...

Maker of popular weedkiller amplifies fight against cancer-related lawsuits

May. 21, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After failing in several U.S. states this year, global chemical manufacturer Bayer said Tuesday that it plans to amplify efforts to create a legal shield against a proliferation of lawsuits alleging it failed to warn that its popular weedkiller could cause cancer. ...