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Iowa appeals ex-Gov. Branstad $1.5M discrimination verdict

Nov. 22, 2019 6:40 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court a lawsuit in which a jury concluded former Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against a former state official because the official is gay, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday. A jury awarded former Iowa Workers’ Compensation...

Deputies: 2 killed in 2-vehicle crash in western Iowa

Nov. 22, 2019 4:38 PM EST

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash just southeast of Council Bluffs in western Iowa. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Deputies sent the scene say a pickup...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s campaign told The Associated Press. The former two-term governor, who served with Biden in the Obama administration as U.S. secretary of...

Charges against Iowa husband upgraded to 1st degree murder

Nov. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EST

ZEARING, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have upgraded charges to first-degree murder against a Zearing man accused of stabbing his wife to death. Last week, 70-year-old Gary Pillman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, 62-year-old Betty Pillman. The Des Moines Register...

Man accused of recording men in restrooms around Des Moines

Nov. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old Ankeny man has been arrested after being accused of recording men in bathrooms at Des Moines Area Community College and Principal Park, a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines. The Des Moines Register reports the man was arrested Friday morning and faces a...

Iowa Supreme Court says stand-your-ground law has limits

Nov. 22, 2019 1:12 PM EST

An Iowa law allowing people to use lethal force to defend themselves doesn’t apply to defendants who engaged in criminal activity prior to the perceived threat, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. The ruling reverses an Iowa Court of Appeals’ order in May issuing a new trial to Miguel Angel...

Iowa State seeks 5th straight win over Kansas

Nov. 22, 2019 1:08 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The last-second win over Texas was cathartic for an Iowa State team that had suffered a series of heartbreaking defeats. The Cyclones (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) will look to capitalize on that momentum — and clinch a third consecutive winning season — when they host Kansas (3-7, 1-6)...

Surging Illinois faces stern test on the road vs No. 19 Iowa

Nov. 22, 2019 12:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Illinois takes its stirring run in the Big Ten this season to another house of horrors on Saturday. No 19 Iowa has dominated the Fighting Illini over the past decade and has not lost to Illinois at home since 1999. Iowa also handed Illinois a 63-0 loss in Champaign a year ago, a...

Despite loss, big prizes still in sight for No. 11 Minnesota

Nov. 22, 2019 12:16 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 11 Minnesota had its perfect season ruined and playoff hopes dented last week. Despite all that, big prizes remain out there. The Golden Gophers will try to bounce back and remain in line for a spot in the Big Ten championship game when they visit struggling Northwestern on...