Iowa

Packages of Taylor Farms salads for sale at a supermarket in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Salad mix production halted after stomach bug

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mexico processing facility voluntarily suspended production of salad mix that’s been linked to the outbreak of a stomach bug in Iowa and Nebraska, a California company announced Monday. Salinas, […]

08/12/2013

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Santorum says GOP must appeal to working class

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican Party must to do a better job reaching out to working class voters, former senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Saturday. The Iowa caucus winner said that […]

08/10/2013

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White House floats health care fix for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tossed back in the lap of Congress a prickly political question involving health insurance for staffers and lawmakers themselves. Proposed regulations issued Wednesday say lawmakers’ offices should individually […]

08/07/2013

University of Iowa students before an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

University of Iowa claims top party school title

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — College students consider the University of Iowa the nation’s best party school, even though Iowa City has tried to make its famous bar scene less hospitable to underage drinkers. The […]

08/05/2013

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Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing is […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Stomach bug in 2 states linked to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska has been linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm. The outbreak […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in those states and […]

08/02/2013

Chris Ihle describes on Aug. 1, 2013, how he pushed an elderly couple's car off train tracks in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Rodney White)

Iowa man saves couple from oncoming train

AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is being hailed as a hero for pushing an elderly couple’s stalled car from a railroad crossing with a freight train bearing down on them. Chris Ihle, 38, […]

08/02/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging […]

08/01/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Official: Salad mix wasn’t produced in Iowa, Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A food-safety inspector said Wednesday that most, if not all, of the prepackaged salad mix that sickened hundreds of people in Iowa and Nebraska wasn’t grown in either state. Iowa Food […]

07/31/2013

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