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King unflinching, determined after narrow House win

DES MOINES (AP) — After eking out a narrow election victory after allegations he had met white supremacists, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King promised Wednesday to even more forcefully state his views in the future, saying his “head is bloodied but unbowed.” The victory over Democrat J.D. ...

Reynolds points to economy but Hubbell notes continued needs

DES MOINES (AP) — Republican Kim Reynolds won her first full term as governor Tuesday, beating Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell to become the first woman elected governor in Iowa. Reynolds became governor in 2017 after Terry Branstad was named ambassador to China. She had previously won ...

Reynolds wins nail biter

IOWA CITY (AP) — Democrats in Iowa captured a majority of the state’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterms for the first time in years, but Republicans were trying to keep their grip on state government. Republicans were hoping to prevail in close races to ...

Path to power: House races to watch on election night

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday’s election , with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control. After the first polls close in ...

Iowa, New York home to winning Powerball tickets

By JULIE WALKER Associated Press NEW YORK — The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot said he likely sold the winning ticket, but he has no idea who won. Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli, ...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend the record $1.6B prize

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It’s up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday’s drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. ...

Court: IDOT officers limited to commercial vehicle offenses

By MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press Iowa Department of Transportation officers overstepped their authority in arresting or issuing speeding tickets to drivers outside of the regulation of commercial vehicles, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The ruling could have implications in a ...

Landowners’ lawsuit over Dakota Access heads to appeals court

By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline for allegedly underpaying for land easements are maintaining that not all of their claims should have been thrown out by a federal ...

In Iowa debut, Booker tells Dems to turn despair into action

By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday ...

Farm bureau unveils limited health plan that cuts costs

DES MOINES (AP) — Health coverage offered by the Iowa Farm Bureau through a new option approved by the Iowa Legislature will allow people to be turned away if they have pre-existing conditions. The farm bureau unveiled details of its health coverage Wednesday, about seven months after Gov. ...

Longtime fire chief in Buffalo has died

BUFFALO (AP) — The longtime fire chief in the Iowa town of Buffalo died over the weekend. The Quad-City Times reports that Terry Adams died Saturday morning at age 67. Longtime friend Buffalo Police Cpl. Rich Aleksiejczyk says Adams died of natural causes. Adams had been with the Buffalo ...

Murder of star golfer from Spain shocks Iowa

AMES (AP) — A star collegiate golfer from Spain was attacked and killed by a homeless stranger while she was playing a round alone near her campus in Iowa, police said Tuesday. Celia Barquin Arozamena, who was working toward joining the pro tour while finishing her degree at Iowa State ...

Nonprofit to offer children’s grief support groups

BY BENNET GOLDSTEIN AP Exchange DUBUQUE — A nonprofit organization seeks to establish the first children’s support groups in the Dubuque area, serving youths who have lost a family member or loved one. Nearly 20 children have signed up to attend monthly meetings, which are being ...

McAuliffe headed to Iowa

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is going to Iowa this week to try to get fellow Democrats fired up ahead of November’s elections. The Washington Post reports that McAuliffe plans to visit Des Moines on Tuesday. In a written statement, McAuliffe said Democrats ...

Police fatally shoot robbery suspect in Des Moines suburb

ANKENY (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny. The Des Moines Register reports Ankeny Police Lt. Brian Kroska says an officer fatally shot a man suspected of robbing a Hy-Vee gas station Saturday after he pointed a handgun at the ...

FEMA denies disaster assistance to Iowa after July tornadoes

DES MOINES (AP) — A federal agency has denied disaster assistance for residents and business owners of Marshall and Polk counties who endured tornadoes in July. Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office announced Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency had denied the governor’s request for ...

Tax officials: Hubbell got homeowners exemptions in 2 states

DES MOINES (AP) — A property tax official in Arizona says Iowa Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell was fined $600 after his home was improperly designated as his primary residence. Hubbell owns a home in Des Moines that he listed as a primary residence. The designations reduced ...

Reynolds flew to game on vendor’s plane

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds received approval from an ethics regulator to fly with her family to Iowa State’s bowl game free of charge on the jet of a state vendor, despite a law barring public officials and their relatives from accepting gifts, a review by The Associated Press ...

Cyclones work through odd weather issues

By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa State’s canceled opener on Saturday was its first in 55 years. For coach Matt Campbell, it was the second time in four seasons that his first game was called off. Campbell’s opener while coach at Toledo was wiped out because of bad weather at ...

Father of slain Iowa student decries using her as ‘pawn’

BROOKLYN (AP) — The father of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an opinion piece spoke out against using his daughter’s death in support of “views she believed were profoundly racist,” a call that comes after President Donald Trump and others seized on the suspected ...