Latest Iowa News

Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump

Aug. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. "I respect him because he tells the truth about what's in his plan, but I disagree that that's gonna get us...

Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Aug. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability. "Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have...

Sluggers from Iowa, Florida win home run derby at LLWS

Aug. 17, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A softball slugger from Iowa and a baseball player from Florida won the inaugural Little League Home Run Derby on Saturday at the Little League World Series. Everest Ouellette of Palm Harbor, Florida, topped in the baseball competition after he hit his 15th home run — the...

Native American voters, once overlooked, seek role for 2020

Aug. 17, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: court their vote. At least seven White House hopefuls have said they'll attend a forum in Sioux City on Monday and Tuesday named for longtime Native American...

Newman hits RBI single in 9th, lifts Pirates past Cubs 3-2

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker...

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

Aug. 16, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams said Randy Constant orchestrated a...

Cubs recall Russell, option Almora to Triple-A Iowa

Aug. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Addison Russell, who began the season on the suspended list, has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa for the second time this season. The Cubs also activated right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler from the injured list prior to Friday night's game against the Pirates. Outfielder Albert...

Grassley says EPA 'screwed' farmers with biofuels exemptions

Aug. 16, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says farmers were "screwed" by the Trump administration's decision to allow some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. During a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" program Friday, Grassley was asked his thoughts...

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Aug. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing...

Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Aug. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020. In a video message , Hickenlooper said he had heard from many in his state urging him...