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Nebraska tightening security for Friday game against Iowa
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is adjusting its security measures at Memorial Stadium for the football game against Iowa on Friday. Officials are asking fans to arrive early to expedite entry before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. Gates open at 1 p.m. Some gates will not be available for entry. Gates 6 and 8 will be closed, while Gates 1, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22 will close at kickoff. Fans whose tickets display a gate that is closed should use the next available open gate. Fans will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection. Blankets will be permitted. The university said the security measures are not related to any specific threat and are consistent with adjustments being made at other sites following recent international events.

Iowa-Nebraska rivalry off to heated start
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — From the moment Nebraska joined the Big Ten, the league tried to make Iowa its biggest rival. The conference didn't need to try so hard. The Hawkeyes and Huskers have already found plenty of reasons to dislike each other. No new series created by realignment has grown as heated as Iowa-Nebraska has in recent years. Friday's game in Lincoln could be the biggest yet, as the Huskers (5-6, 3-4) attempt to derail No. 3 Iowa's (11-0, 7-0) playoff hopes and reach bowl eligibility.

Iowa St runners recall day of triumph, tragedy 30 years ago
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's been 30 years since a fiery plane crash killed much of Iowa State's women's cross country team, just hours after a surprising second place finish at a championship meet. On Wednesday, surviving runners will join with running enthusiasts and others at the site where the twin-engine plane went down in a quiet Des Moines neighborhood. The crash that icy evening of Nov. 25, 1985, killed three runners, two coaches, an athletic trainer and the pilot. Jill Slettedahl-Winter, of Danville, Kentucky, was an 18-year-old freshman that day. She recalls how one of the best days of her life suddenly became the worst. Residents plan to establish a permanent memorial near the crash site.

Police charge Des Moines in fatal crash
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a Des Moines man a day after a crash that killed a 22-year-old woman. Investigators Tuesday charged 24-year-old Troy Lee Mure Junior with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated. He was taken to the Polk County Jail. The arrest came a day after a vehicle driven by Mure slammed into a utility pole Monday morning, killing passenger Scalicity Boyd. Mure was treated for injuries at a hospital and released. Online court records didn't indicate if Mure has a lawyer who could comment on the charges.

Man convicted of 1985 killing of Council Bluffs woman dies
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An inmate convicted of a 1985 killing in Dallas County has died of liver disease. The Iowa Department of Corrections announced that 58-year-old Estel Wade Dunsmore died Tuesday at a prison hospice care unit in Coralville. KCCI-TV reports Dunsmore was sentenced to life in prison after a conviction of first-degree murder in the death of Stephanie Vargas of Council Bluffs. Her body was found near Earlham.

Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 are on edge over the call for more surveillance from some Republican presidential candidates. They say rhetoric from the campaign is recklessly playing on people's fears. Donald Trump has said law enforcement should keep close surveillance on mosques. He's also floated the idea of a database for tracking Muslims. Republican rival Ben Carson says any place where radicalization is going on should be monitored. Baher Azmy (Bah-HAR' Ahz-MEE') is an attorney representing Muslim-Americans in the NYPD suit. He and others say the rhetoric comes from ignorance and is scaring Muslims in the U.S.

Weber State downs Drake 74-58
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Senglin scored a career-high 34 points, including a career-best eight 3-pointers, and Weber State beat Drake 74-58 Tuesday night in the second round of the Gulf Coast Showcase. McKay Cannon scored 14 points, making 4 of 6 3s, Joel Bolomboy added 12 points, and the Wildcats shot 14 of 30 from long distance. Senglin made three straight 3-pointers, Cannon sank another 3, and Weber State (3-2) surged early in the second half to a 47-34 lead. Drake led 10-5, then the Wildcats started hitting 3s. Richaud Gittens and Cannon each sank two 3s amid an 18-2 run for a 23-12 lead. Drake's Graham Woodward replied with two 3-pointers and Reed Timmer hit a layup to pull the Bulldogs within 23-22, but Weber State outscored them 8-4 late to lead 33-28 at halftime. Woodward led Drake (2-3) with 18 points.

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