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.

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed its 2015 presidential search violated the state's open meetings law. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 500 words, photos.


WATERLOO HOMICIDE-MOTHER — The victim of a fatal shooting this week in Waterloo was the mother of a man who was found shot dead just months ago, according to police. SENT: 235 words.


IOWA GOVERNOR-FLIGHT — Iowa State University says Gov. Kim Reynolds paid for her family's tickets to the Liberty Bowl nearly one month after the game.

POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING — A Texas man shot by a western Iowa officer during a chase has pleaded guilty after making a deal with prosecutors.

DEADLY SIOUX CITY BLAZE — A prosecutor has asked a judge for a psychological examination of a man accused of setting a fatal Sioux City fire.

TRACTOR ACCIDENT-CASS COUNTY — Authorities say an Iowa man died in an accident involving a tractor in eastern Nebraska.

IOWA FARMLAND VALUES — A new survey report says the Iowa farmland average values have dropped 1.7 percent in the past six months.



Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 3 of the season. SENT: 550 words, photos.


LAWRENCE, Kan. — David Beaty has beaten precisely one Power Five opponent in three-plus seasons at Kansas, and that was a nip-and-tuck overtime victory over downtrodden Texas a couple years ago. He's yet to beat a team from one of college football's other marquee leagues. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 845 words, photos.


Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week. SENT: 575 words, photos.


The last two Big Ten champions didn't make college football's playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.


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