Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alar...

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an obscure Iowa government insurance program have spent tens of thousands of dollars in public money traveling to out-of-state resorts for meetings. ...

Iowa officer resigns after video shows him striking biker

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa police officer facing growing claims of misconduct has resigned, two weeks after the release of a video that showed him striking a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic sto...

Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University is dropping claims of wrongdoing against a former employee and paying her $225,000 to resolve a legal dispute over its popular outdoor sculptures made fro...

Emails show Iowa official's Tupac fixation before his ouster

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Emails show that the director of the Iowa Department of Human Services had an obsession with the late rapper Tupac Shakur during a 2-year tenure before the governor requested hi...

Rich father-in-law has helped, complicated O'Rourke's career

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders. Sanders had earn...

Seeking gun rights back, Iowa farmer gets arrested instead

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa's governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978. Phillips, 76,...

Cory Booker's tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San...

Student says Trump backers recruited him for Buttigieg smear

A Michigan college student says pro-Trump agitators recruited him to falsely claim he was raped by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj), then published the smear without hi...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some ...

APNewsBreak: Iowa trooper wrote just 8 tickets as candidate

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa highway patrolman who was recently elected to the Legislature wrote almost no tickets to his future constituents during his successful campaign for a state House seat. ...

Voting can be devastating for Iowa felons, AP review finds

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Grant Ferguson was getting ready for work when a sheriff's deputy arrived at his Iowa home with an arrest warrant to take him to jail. The sales manager was st...

Child's memory could be critical at 1992 Iowa homicide trial

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa grandmother will stand trial Monday in the 1992 killing of her former boyfriend in a case built largely on an alleged confession heard by a child. The ...

Iowa diocese identifies 28 priests accused of abusing minors

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 28 priests are credibly accused of having sexually abused more than 100 boys and girls while working for a Roman Catholic diocese in Iowa, church officials announced Mo...

Accused harasser now working security at Iowa State events

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former state government official who was fired for sexually harassing women now has a job working for the security contractor that helps manage Iowa State University athletic ...