Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial Moved to More Hispanic-Populated Iowa County

The trial against an illegal alien accused of murdering 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts has been moved to Woodbury County, Iowa — a region with nearly five times the Hispanic population as the trial’s original location, where the alleged crime took place  — in a major win for the defense.

Mollie Tibbetts and Bahena-Rivera

Man Charged for Throwing Water on Rep. Steve King

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Colorado man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly throwing water on Iowa Rep. Steve King while the Republican congressman was eating lunch in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Iowa congressman asks how 'white supremacist' became offensive in US

2020: Beto to Make First Trip to Iowa

Former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) will make his first trip to Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, this weekend to campaign for a state Senate candidate, adding to the speculation that O’Rourke will soon enter the 2020 presidential contest.

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Joni Ernst: I Was Raped in College

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) revealed in a recent interview about her divorce that she was raped in college by someone with whom she was acquainted.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst attends a campaign stop at the Amtrak Osceola Train Depot November 2, 2014 in Osceola, Iowa. A Des Moines Register poll published Saturday put Ernst seven points ahead of her opponent, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), three days before the election. During a November 1, …

Judge Strikes Down Iowa ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Law

In his opinion, Huppert wrote the heartbeat law’s “narrow amount of time afforded [to] women” to have an abortion was not consistent with a “fundamental right,” as the state Supreme Court ruled.

Rayen Luna Solar, 27, 33-week pregnant, is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. In Chile 38 percent of the births are carried out by caesarean section --with up to 60 percent in private hospitals-- the third highest rate in Latin America, following …