NEW YORK — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.

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OTTUMWA — City officials got their first formal look Tuesday at early plans for new housing along the north bank of the Des Moines River.

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LACONA — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump’s efforts …


CLINTON – A weekend motorcycle accident took the life of Jennifer Carol Chitwood, 58, of Bettendorf on Saturday afternoon south of Folletts, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

NEMAHA (AP) — A volunteer firefighter and another man have been accused of setting fire to a corncrib in western Iowa's Sac County so the firefighter could respond with his department and help put it out.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa agency issued more than 5,800 professional licenses to private security employees without conducting background checks to determine whether they were eligible, auditors said Thursday.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has blocked Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from joining 21 states and six large cities in a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration policy easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants.


DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds' refusal to specify why she forced the head of the Iowa Department of Human Services to resign has prompted accusations that she's violating a 2017 law requiring the state to disclose why it has fired employees or officials.

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — A police shooting that left an unarmed black man paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa's second largest city also endangered the deputy police chief when the injured man's speeding truck smashed into his patrol SUV, records show.

IOWA CITY (AP) - An Iowa parole officer has been fired after an investigation concluded that she abused her power by conspiring with a detective to conduct an illegal search of a drug suspect's home.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights.


IOWA CITY (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows.


DAVENPORT (AP) — Officials say Davenport's public works department has spent more than $1 million on fighting floods this spring and that figure is expected to rise as the city prepares to hold back future deluges.


DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's Supreme Court on Friday narrowly upheld a 2017 law that took away bargaining rights for many state employees, an early signal of the court's new conservative majority solidified by two recent appointments by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.

OTTUMWA (AP) — School officials in Ottumwa say they'll change how they raise money for student trips to abide by state guidelines even though the move could threaten a program that has helped thousands of children travel around the country.

PARKER, S.D. (AP) — General Motors has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a South Dakota man who claims the automaker misled consumers about its electric car model.

TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected governor for the first time.


DES MOINES — In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Iowa state parks in 2020, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources; the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; and Iowa State University are bringing 20 artists to 20 state parks this summer.


GLENWOOD (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest.

MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday proposed a significant expansion of the earned income tax credit that he said would lower the annual tax bill for almost half of American taxpayers.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable.

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa's governor has signed a bill backed by conservative groups that requires public universities and community colleges to implement policies protecting free speech on campus.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the breakup of what she says are unfair farming monopolies.


DES MOINES – The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,660,100 in February, according to a press release from Iowa Workforce Development. That's 5,700 higher than January and 25,500 higher than one year ago.

WATERLOO (AP) — The Waterloo Commission on Human Rights is pushing for an ordinance that would bar employers from including questions about criminal histories on job applications, after a website published an article criticizing the city's racial disparities.

BROOKLYN (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.

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Jack E. Kuehl age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 at The Alverno, Clinton. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

LAGUNA NIGUEL [mdash] John (Jake) Bees, formerly of Sabula and Clinton, IA passed away on Sept. 14, 2019 in California. John was born on July 3, 1946 to Edward and Joyce Bees. He graduated from Sabula High School. He married Patricia McClintock in Clinton in 1966. She passed away in 2016. Th…