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Another State's Controversial Immigration Law Is Blocked

Iowa law is similar to one in Texas that was already put on hold

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the US, the AP reports. US District Court Judge Stephen Locher issued a...

4.2M Chickens to Be Killed After Bird Flu Detected

Iowa egg farm outbreak is America's worst in 2 years

(Newser) - An outbreak of bird flu at an egg farm in Iowa is the state's first of the year, and the country's largest in more than two years. The state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that bird flu was detected at a commercial egg-laying operation in northwest Iowa, the...

As Texas Bakes, a New Weather Warning for Oklahoma

More twisters may be headed to Sooner State, while heat index in Texas hovers near 120 degrees

(Newser) - Forecasters are warning of another day of heightened risk of dangerous tornadoes in the Midwest on Saturday and telling people in South Texas it may feel like close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit almost four weeks before summer starts. The weather service in Oklahoma compared the day to "a gasoline-soaked...

At Least 4 Dead as Tornado 'Obliterates' Iowa Town

And another dies in nearby county amid powerful storms in the Midwest

(Newser) - Four people in Greenfield, Iowa, were killed when a tornado tore through the town Tuesday afternoon, authorities confirmed Wednesday. At least 35 were injured, but the Joint Unified Command says the true number is likely higher, as that number includes just those who were treated at "designated alternate care...

These Are the Best US States
These Are the
Best US States

These Are the Best US States

And, by extension, the bottom-feeders

(Newser) - Because there's nothing quite like saying na-na-na-na-boo-boo at your neighbor, US News & World Report is out with its annual rankings of the best states in the union. The survey took a look at 71 metrics in eight categories that included health care, education, natural environment, opportunity, economy, crime...

Sanitation Firm Fined $650K for Hiring Kids to Clean Factories

Fayette Janitorial Service has also agreed to no longer hire minors to work in meatpacking plants

(Newser) - A Tennessee-based sanitation company has agreed to pay more than half a million dollars after a federal investigation found it illegally hired at least two dozen children to clean dangerous meat-processing facilities in Iowa and Virginia. The US Department of Labor announced Monday that Fayette Janitorial Service LLC entered into...

College Paper Strikes Blow Against News Deserts

'Daily Iowan' buys two nearby weeklies to save them

(Newser) - With hundreds of US newspaper closings leaving legions with little access to local news, a college newspaper in Iowa has stepped up to buy two struggling weekly publications. The move by the Daily Iowan, a nonprofit student paper for the University of Iowa, is believed to be a first, though...

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Floored by Fan
College Star Caitlin Clark
Is Felled by Fan

College Star Caitlin Clark Is Felled by Fan

They inadvertently collided when Ohio State fans stormed the court after beating Iowa

(Newser) - College basketball phenom Caitlin Clark of Iowa was shaken up after a collision on the court of Ohio State University on Sunday, but the unusual thing is that she collided with an Ohio State fan, not player. Watch the moment here . It happened as Ohio fans stormed the court after...

Nikki Haley: I'll Debate Again Under One Condition

Trump or Biden have to be there, too

(Newser) - There won't be another debate featuring Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis alone. Haley, one of only three Republican candidates remaining in the 2024 race as of Tuesday , says she will participate in future debates only if they feature former President Trump, the GOP frontrunner who easily won Monday's...

Principal's Daughter Says He Tried to Distract School Shooter
Principal Who Tried
to Distract Shooter Dies

Principal Who Tried to Distract Shooter Dies

Dan Marburger was shot in an attack at an Iowa high school

(Newser) - Dan Marburger, the Iowa high school principal shot while apparently trying to give students time to escape from a gunman, died Sunday. He had been hospitalized with his wounds since the Jan. 4 attack by a student, per WOWT . "Dan courageously put himself in harm's way to protect his...

'EVERY State in US' Under NWS' Watchful Eye This Weekend

Brutal cold, storms threaten Iowa caucus, NFL playoffs in Buffalo and Kansas City

(Newser) - Brutally cold weather could prove a deadly challenge Saturday amid a continuing wave of Arctic storms that have hammered much of the country with blinding snow, freezing rain, and whipping winds. Governors from New York to Louisiana declared states of emergency ahead of predicted snow and bone-chilling temperatures. In St....

After Iowa School Shooting, 'Grace' for the Shooter's Parents

Iowa teen killed a 6th grader, wounded 7 others before taking his own life

(Newser) - The parents of the 17-year-old who killed a sixth-grader and wounded seven others in a shooting at his small-town Iowa high school last week said in a statement Monday that they "had no inkling he intended the horrible violence he was about to inflict." The shooter's parents...

Student Shoots 6 at School, Killing a Sixth-Grader

The wounded include the principal, Iowa police say

(Newser) - A sixth-grader was killed when a 17-year-old student opened fire at an Iowa high school Thursday, leaving five other people wounded, including the principal. All were hospitalized, one in critical condition. Gunfire erupted just after 7:30am, sending some in the building in Perry fleeing while others barricaded themselves in...

DeSantis Doesn't Back Federal Changes to Address School Safety

After Iowa shooting, candidate opposes new gun laws

(Newser) - Responding to the school shooting in Iowa on Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to endorse any changes in federal laws—including gun restrictions—and said student safety should be addressed locally. "We obviously, you know, have a responsibility to create safe environments. The federal government is probably not...

Police in Iowa Respond to Shooting at High School
Shooter at Iowa
High School Is Dead

Shooter at Iowa High School Is Dead

Multiple people were wounded at Perry High School

(Newser) - The shooter who opened fire at a high school in Iowa Thursday morning is dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports CNN and the AP . It remains unclear how many people were shot at Perry High School. Earlier, Dallas County Sheriff Adam Infante said there...

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate
Trump Skipping
Yet Another Debate

Trump Skipping Yet Another Debate

Leaving just Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis to participate

(Newser) - Another Republican debate, another event for former President Trump to skip. CNN has a primary debate scheduled for next Wednesday night in Iowa, but instead of attending that, Trump will participate in a Fox News town hall in Iowa scheduled for the same start time of 9pm Eastern, Politico reports....

An 85-Year-Old College Football Record Falls

Iowa punter Tory Taylor was very busy this year

(Newser) - How does a college football team rank last nationally in total offense and still manage to finish with 10 wins? Start with having a very good punter. Tory Taylor of the Iowa Hawkeyes broke an 85-year-old record over the weekend when he eclipsed the single-season mark of 4,138 yards,...

In New Hampshire, Haley Is Pulling Off the Improbable

She's getting closer to Trump, polling at 29% among likely GOP voters, to his 44%

(Newser) - A new poll has good news for Nikki Haley, at least in one early voting state. The former South Carolina governor is gaining ground on former President Trump in New Hampshire, per the CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday. If the vote were held today, Trump would win 44% of those...

Well, This Satanic Display in State Capitol Didn't Last Long

Ex-House candidate vandalizes representation of pagan idol erected by local Satanic Temple in Iowa

(Newser) - A controversial display erected in the state Capitol by the Satanic Temple of Iowa has been vandalized, after an earlier outcry about its presence in the government building, reports KCRG . "This morning, we were informed by authorities that the Baphomet statue in our holiday display was destroyed beyond repair,...

Bird Crashed Through Chopper Windshield, Right Into Pilot

Helicopter pilot 'covered in blood and feathers' after accident with waterfowl that struck him in head

(Newser) - While Americans carved their turkeys during Thanksgiving dinner this year, Iowa's Troy McCormick spent the holiday dealing with an entirely different kind of bird. The pilot with the Wings Air Rescue critical-care helicopter service out of Sioux City tells KCAU that he was flying his chopper toward a Storm...

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