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

July 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — After the U.S. imposed 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, China retaliated by imposing tariffs on the same amount of U.S. products. Here’s a look at reaction from some of the U.S. industries affected. SENT: 600 words, photos.


MEDICINE BOARD DIRECTOR — Officials say the executive director of a prominent Iowa health care regulating board has been placed on administrative leave, but they refuse to say why. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BODY FOUND-RIVER — Iowa authorities say they’ve recovered a body from the Mississippi River in Keokuk.

ARSON ARREST — Authorities say an eastern Iowa man set his apartment on fire in hopes of getting arrested.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH — Authorities say one man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a jeep in eastern Iowa.

IOWA KILLER RESENTENCED — A man serving life in prison for killing a northwest Iowa woman when he was 14 years old is now eligible for parole after he was resentenced in accordance with a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling.

IOWA FLOODING — An unofficial tally shows that more than 1,500 properties in the Des Moines area were affected by weekend flooding, and authorities expect that number to increase.


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