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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

May 16, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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TOP STORIES:

OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin mean 45 states have now taken legal action in recent years against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. By Anthony Izaguirre and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 930 words, photos.

With:

_ OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS-IOWA

_ OPIOID CRISIS-LAWSUITS-THE LATEST

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-BILL DE BLASIO

NEW YORK _ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 370 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

HOG INSPECTION LAWSUIT _ Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Iowa. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

BRIEFS:

CHILD KILLED-MARSHALLTOWN _ Authorities say an 8-year-old boy died at a Des Moines hospital after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Marshalltown.

$2 MILLION WINNER _ Officials say a Powerball ticket worth $2 million was bought at a convenience store in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale.

FATHER KILLED _ An Iowa City man has been given 25 years in prison for beating to death his father.

MOUNTAIN LION-DES MOINES _ Officials think a mountain lion seen in Des Moines likely has left town.

ACT OUTSOURCING JOBS _ The Iowa City-based testing company ACT intends to outsource more than 100 jobs to a Colorado company.

ELECTION 2020-STEVE BULLOCK _ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is announcing he’s been endorsed in the 2020 Democratic presidential race by Iowa’s attorney general.

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