Capt. Al Haynes

The pilot of United Flight 232 is being remembered as a humble man who gave credit to others for helping bring the crippled airliner to the Sioux Gateway Airport.

Al Haynes died in Seattle yesterday at the age of 87 just shy of his 88 birthday.

Many in the airline industry called it a “miracle” that anyone survived.

When he talked about the crash and the response and how they got the aircraft to Sioux City he gave credit to his entire cockpit crew.

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A pending trade deal with Canada and Mexico is generating some bipartisan support in a political climate that is often seen as deeply divided. 

Former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack toured the Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines with Sen. Chuck Grassley today. The two say they share a commitment to improving and modernizing trade with Mexico and Canada. 

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Congress could ratify a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico this fall. Two prominent Iowa politicians from opposite parties hope it does.

The new deal would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, updating some provisions and changing others. Only Mexico has ratified it. Iowa Republican US Senator Chuck Grassley appeared at a dairy in Des Moines with Democrat Tom Vilsack, who served as agriculture secretary under President Obama.