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 — Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared from her small hometown in central Iowa a month ago, police said Tuesday. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 470 words, photos. Will be updated from 4 p.m. news conference.





SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. Nineteen states, including Iowa, and the District of Columbia sued and last month secured a restraining order to stop that process, and now they want to make that permanent by having the judge convert the restraining order into an injunction. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 525 words. Eds: Note Iowa mention.


WORLD-HERALD LAYOFFS — The Omaha World-Herald is eliminating 23 positions from its staff, including 10 employees who were laid off. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

TAX FRAUD PLEA — A western Iowa farmer has been given probation for filing fraudulent tax returns.

GRAIN ELEVATOR COMING DOWN— A grain elevator that's hampered operations at a west-central Iowa airport will be coming down.

OFFICERS MEMORIAL-DES MOINES — The Des Moines City Council has approved construction of a memorial to Des Moines police officers who died while on duty.

SLAYING-DUBUQUE WOMAN — A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing a woman at her home in Dubuque.

SEX TRAFFICKING-5 STATES — Police in South Carolina say two people trafficked a 16-year-old girl for sex through five states. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain.



IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes have some key spots to fill on defense — and their opener is just 11 days away. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. By Ralph Russo. SENT: 435 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.




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