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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member group called Business Leaders in Christ. The group sued after the state's flagship university in Iowa City revoked the group's campus registration in November.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa soon will require that ignition interlocks have cameras so drivers required to take breath tests don't have other people start the drivers' vehicles. The vehicles would still start, but the drivers could lose their restricted driver's licenses and be charged with crimes after the ignition interlock company notifies the state that other people blew into the devices. All repeat drunken driving offenders are required to install the devices in Iowa.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have accused a Coralville woman of beating her 11-year-old son. Joni Reed is charged with child endangerment causing injury and related crimes. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. Police say the two had been separated by the time officers arrived Thursday evening at an Iowa City residence. The boy had a bruise above his left eye and scrapes on his arms. He also complained of head pain.
WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say two crew members were injured when their ambulance flipped on an icy roadway while taking a patient to Iowa City. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 80 near West Branch in Cedar County. All three occupants were taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the two crew members already have been released.
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