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9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The top nine teams in NASCAR have formed the Race Team Alliance to collaborate as a group on ini...
Workers told Clinton packaging plant is closing
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say more than 100 jobs will be lost with the closing of the Evergreen Packaging plant in...
Crossroads reserves $3.1 million in Iowa for fall
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-backed group American Crossroads is reserving $3.1 million in Iowa advertising t...
Funeral held for Iowa Marine killed in Afghanistan
OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan is being remembered as a kind and str...
3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while ...
NASCAR tweaks Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has tweaked the format for next month's Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, where o...
For GOP, runoffs could complicate key Senate races
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Republicans aiming to win control of the Senate in the 2014 elections may be forced to confront r...
Maryland, Virginia to meet as nonconference foes
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Maryland and Virginia will renew their basketball rivalry — now as nonconference foes.The T...
Authorities: Iowa suspect is longtime fugitive
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carol...
Iowa authorities suspect man a longtime fugitive
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are awaiting a fingerprint check to confirm that a man being held in Waterloo is a...
Campaign videos get repurposed for independent ads
WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent groups in competitive Senate races in Kentucky, Alaska and Iowa are running ads that borr...
No. 3 seed Iowa State ousts North Carolina 85-83
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and No. 3 seed Iowa State beat N...
Vols rally to beat Iowa 78-65 in OT at First Four
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation...
Iowa advances curbs on military sexual assault
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers aren't waiting for Congress to toughen laws against sexual assaults in the m...
UMass earns No. 6 seed, to face Iowa or Tennessee
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — UMass will be a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament and play either Iowa or T...
Virginia earns No. 1 seed in the East Region
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Sparked by its Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, Virginia is the No. 1 seed in t...
Iowa State ready to face North Carolina Central
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fresh off winning the Big 12 tournament, No. 3 seed Iowa State will play an East Regional game Frida...
Stewart confident about leg heading into Phoenix
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart does not consider the Daytona 500 a disaster, despite the engine problems that spoi...
Vickers cleared to race full Cup slate for MWR
~ CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brian Vickers says he's off blood thinners and plans to run the entire Sprint Cup schedule this ...
Busch says "70 percent" chance he'll run Indy 500
~CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch puts his chances at "70 percent" at running the Indianapolis 500 this year becau...
Michael Annett lands Sprint Cup ride with TBR
CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) - Michael Annett has signed a deal to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series nex...
Jimmie Johnson gifts $470k in grants to 9 schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson awarded $470,000 to nine different schools Tuesday as part of the annual ...