Iowa

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Drought eases in farm belt but not over yet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the farm belt’s soil recharged by melted snow and spring rains, farmers are anxious to start working the fields and planting seed for the 2013 crop season.

04/12/2013

Powerball

No Powerball winner? Officials watch $320M jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Viola Mourton buys a Powerball ticket every day. But with a $320 million jackpot that could grow in the next few days, she’s upping her chances Thursday and buying several at her local convenience store.

03/21/2013

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Speeding Iowa dad ignores police with baby coming

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who was pulled over for speeding as he tried to get his pregnant wife to the hospital says he was determined to keep going despite the blinking police lights behind him.

03/18/2013

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At more colleges, classes on genetics get personal

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa student Bakir Hajdarevic didn’t have to study for the most important test in his genetics class. He just had to spit.

03/01/2013

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After shootings, states rethink mental health cuts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, either because of the recession’s toll on revenue or a new zeal to shrink government. But that trend may be heading for a U-turn in 2013.

01/23/2013

Winter weather

Drought unrelenting despite recent snowstorms

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The snowstorm that pummeled the upper Midwest last week is helping ease dry conditions in Iowa but hasn’t done much to relax the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.

12/27/2012

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Iowa court: Bosses can fire ‘irresistible’ workers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a dentist did not commit gender discrimination when he fired an attractive female assistant he viewed as a threat to his marriage.

12/21/2012

Dina Manfredini, certified as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records, has died. (Photo credit: Guinness World Records)

115-year-old woman dies, was world’s oldest person

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 115-year-old Iowa woman’s granddaughter says the woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of world’s oldest person.

12/17/2012

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Officials: Iowa woman now world’s oldest person

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) – A 115-year-old woman in Iowa has become the world’s oldest living person.

12/05/2012

Powerball

Powerball jackpot boosted again to $550M

The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount.

11/28/2012

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