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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

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LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, ...

Box office hits a record, international sales flat

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NEW YORK — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially stagnant. The MPAA's annual report showed a global increase of .5 percent in ticket sales from 2015. While ...

Google’s YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

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SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google ...

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A federal raid Tuesday morning at five locations in Marshalltown, including 307 Lee St., yielded drugs, weapons and cash.

Raid nets guns, cash and drugs

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Drugs, weapons and cash were among the items gathered Tuesday during a federal raid at multiple Marshalltown locations and one Des Moines residence, yielding at least three arrests. According to information within three unsealed criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern ...

Daily Record, March 22, 2017

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Man charged with domestic assault A Marshalltown man was arrested earlier this week by the Marshalltown Police Department and is being held in Marshall County Jail without bond on a domestic abuse assault charge. According to police and Marshall County District Court records, the MPD ...

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In this combination photo, musicians Elvis Costello, left, performs at "The Music of Prince" tribute concert on March 7, 2013, in New York and Paul McCartney performs during his "Out There Tour 2015" on June 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. A new Paul McCartney reissue of "Flowers in the Dirt" offers two audio discs that are devoted to McCartney's songwriting collaboration with Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988.

Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello & the album that never was

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NEW YORK — Paul McCartney's "Flowers in the Dirt" box is as much an archeology project as a reissue, in which listeners can discover the bones of a landmark album that could have been made but wasn't. Two of the reissue's three audio discs are devoted to McCartney's songwriting ...

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Bring your tractor to school …

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T-R PHOTO BY CHUCK FRIEND This was the scene Tuesday at the BCLUW High School parking lot as several students drove their tractors to class in recognition of National Agriculture Day.

OxyContin maker asks judge to toss case brought by city

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SEATTLE — The maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city's lawsuit that seeks to hold the drugmaker responsible for allowing its pills to flood the black market and into Everett. Purdue Pharma argued in court documents filed ...

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Wyclef mistaken for robbery suspect

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LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook him for a violent armed robber early Tuesday. The former Fugees star posted a video on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs leaned over a ...

WM community faces choice on tax rate

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STATE CENTER — Will West Marshall Community School District voters approve a $1 increase in property tax rate? The answer will come after a special election to be held Tuesday, April 4, and West Marshall Superintendent Jacy Large said the voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (VPPEL) ...

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FedEx profits rise, miss Wall Street’s target

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DALLAS — Income and revenue rose during the peak holiday season at FedEx, but higher fuel costs helped keep profit below Wall Street's forecast. Holiday-season package volume was the heaviest ever, as the big package-delivery company continues to benefit from the growth in online ...

Lawsuit: Disney copied plans for ‘Zootopia’

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LOS ANGELES — A screenwriter and producer sued Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday claiming the studio copied his ideas to create "Zootopia." Gary L. Goldman, whose credits include "Total Recall," and "Big Trouble in Little China," filed the lawsuit in a federal court. His lawsuit states he ...

Next step taken with courthouse elevator upgrade

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“That’s a long time coming.” Marshall County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Dave Thompson, along with Board Chairman Bill Patten and member Steve Salasek appeared content to move forward with a long-planned upgrade and modernization to the Marshall County Courthouse elevators. At ...

Neiman Marcus to pay $1.6M over 2013 breach

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DALLAS — Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a 2013 security breach that exposed the credit and debit card data of about 350,000 shoppers. Court documents show the Dallas-based luxury retailer filed the settlement agreement Friday ...

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New housing construction underway in Marshalltown

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PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Shown is a house under construction in the 800 block of May Street being built by Woodlands Construction. The company is a subsidiary of Meskwaki, Inc. The company recently forged a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture to offer affordable housing ...

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The sixth annual Bach in a Day will be held Saturday, April 1 at Hope United Methodist Church. Participants will attend a workshop from 1-6 p.m. that day, then put on a free, public performance at 7:30 p.m. Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata “Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot” (Give the hungry ones thy bread) (BWV 39) will be featured.

Annual Bach in a Day slated for April 1

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Call it a classical music jam session. Now in its sixth year, the annual Bach in a Day cantata workshop and concert will be held Saturday, April 1 at Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. The event draws musicians and singers from all over the state, who, in the course of just a ...

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Being inquisitive

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T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS Lenihan Extended Learning Program students learned how Emerson Process Management-Fisher Controls works, what products and services the company provides, and some of the history of the Marshalltown institution Tuesday afternoon. Emerson-Fisher staff who presented ...

No promises

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote on abortion or other issues and testified he'll have no trouble as a justice holding anyone accountable, including the president who picked him. Gorsuch ...

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An Aug. 3, 2016 photo shows the H&W building at the corner of Jackson and E. 30th streets in Dubuque. A Cedar Rapids developer has bought the historic, crumbling former brewery in Dubuque, offering hope of saving a landmark that once was among the largest brewers in the country.

Cedar Rapids developer purchases former brewery in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE — A developer has bought a historic, crumbling former brewery in Dubuque with plans to save the local landmark that was once among the largest breweries in the country. Cedar Rapids developer Steve Emerson bought a portion of the former headquarters of Dubuque Malting and Brewing ...