• In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, Shaun McCarthy, of Avoca, Iowa, poses for a photo in Omaha, Neb. A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students including McCarthy. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students.

  • APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows.

  • In this March 19, 2014 file photo, Kelli Jo Griffin listens during her trial for voter fraud in Keokuk, Iowa. In a nationally watched voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether to loosen the state’s lifetime ban on voting and holding public office by those with felony records. The case stems from the lawsuit brought by Griffin, a former drug offender who argues the Iowa constitution’s ban on voting by those who commit “infamous crimes” should not apply to her and many other ex-felons. (John Gaines/The Hawk Eye via AP, File)

    Iowa high court to consider state’s ban on voting by felons

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a major voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will consider whether to relax the state’s lifetime ban on voting by convicted felons.