Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has returned from a trade trip to Japan and India. Branstad departed Sept. 6 and first went to Japan for the 2013 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo. He continued on to India for a six-day trade trip, which featured stops in several cities to meet with business and government leaders. He plans to be back at the state Capitol on Wednesday.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo dog has been seized by authorities after it rushed into a home and attacked a woman and her dogs before being scared off by another resident. The Waterloo Courier reports a woman opened her door to let her dogs out when another dog described as a pit bull ran inside and lunged at her. After hearing the commotion, the woman’s boyfriend hit the dog with a rattan table before it ran off. Authorities say the attacking dog’s owner will be cited.
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Marshalltown police say autopsy results are pending on the case of a man who was found dead in a home during the weekend. Police say in a news release that the 33-year-old’s body was found Sunday morning. Marshalltown police and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to look into the case. Police say there is no risk to the public and no suspects are being sought in the death.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, making it the nation’s fifth-largest ever. There have been 11 drawings since August 10 without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million. That’s how many combinations are possible with the game’s five white balls and one red ball.