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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TOP STORIES:

CONGRESS-ETHICS BLUM

CEDAR RAPIDS — The House Ethics Committee is extending a review of Republican Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa, after receiving a July referral from an independent office that investigates allegations of misconduct against lawmakers and their staff. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

STAR TREK SPOOF-IOWA

IOWA CITY — The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation is boldly inviting his employees to go where they've gone many times before: a work meeting. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 345 words.

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — Economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states took a leap forward last month, according to a survey report issued Tuesday. SENT: 300 words.

With:

— MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

FELON VOLUNTEERS — Iowa district officials say they're not allowed to inform parents about the criminal records of felons volunteering in schools under state law. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

PRISONER-JUDGE THREAT — An Ottumwa man who once threatened to kill then-President Barack Obama is scheduled to be sentenced in January for threatening a federal judge.

LONGTIME FUGITIVE — A man sought by police for more than 20 years has been arrested in Burlington.

KAYAK OVERTURNS — Authorities have rescued one of two people whose kayak overturned in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream.

SEVERE WEATHER-IOWA — A flash flood warning has been issued for northeast Iowa.

DECK COLLAPSES — Authorities say a man and woman were injured when their elevated deck collapsed at their home in northeast Des Moines while they were grilling food.

SPORTS:

FBC--IMPROVED IOWA

IOWA CITY — Iowa showed glimpses of the team it could become in whipping Northern Illinois last week. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--IOWA ST-JONES

AMES — Iowa State has some big shoes to fill at wide receiver. Junior Deshaunte Jones might be ready to fill them. By Luke Meredith, SENT: 600 words.

CAR-INDYCAR-2019 SCHEDULE

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will make its debut at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas and return to Laguna Seca, California, as part of its 2019 schedule. SENT: 350 words. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

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