Iowa Supreme Court strikes breath tests in drunken boating cases

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DES MOINES — With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a portion of the state's drunken boating law that allows officers to seek alcohol breath tests, ruling that it is unconstitutional and coercive. The decision that comes amid one of ...

The renovations, including new features at the MEGA-10 Park, were formally unveiled Thursday.


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“Excellent.” This is the word Parks and Recreation Director Anne Selness used in describing the success of the recently completed renovations of Mega-10 Park. Thursday afternoon, Parks and Rec. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, open to the public, to formally ...

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Marshall County Courthouse Court Thursday • Kione Jerome Donelson made an initial appearance on a possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver charge and a possession of drug paraphernalia charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is ...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, France's President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and European Council President Donald Tusk, from left, attend a press conference after a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday.

Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G20

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BERLIN — European leaders said Thursday they are ready to defend the Paris climate accord and free trade when they face President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was "more determined than ever" to see the climate deal succeed. The Trump ...

TV’s nonpartisan July 4th: fireworks, the US Constitution


LOS ANGELES — Happy nonpartisan Fourth of July! In this rancorous political environment, America's birthday is a chance for people to leave the verbal fireworks aside, at least briefly, and understand and appreciate what they've got. TV, which typically revels in left-right shouting ...

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A cultural experience

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T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ Thursday afternoon, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA hosted its annual Downtown Cultural Walking Tours, visiting nine local, ethnic-based businesses. The tours, which were free and open to the public, were held at two time slots, and led by Y staff members Kim ...

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What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data

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NEW YORK — Why is Amazon spending nearly $14 billion for Whole Foods ? One reason: People who buy yoga mats and fitness trackers on Amazon might also like grapes, nuts and other healthy items at the organic grocery chain. In short, the deal stands to net Amazon a wealth of data-driven ...

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Greta Van Susteren out as MSNBC host


NEW YORK — Greta Van Susteren's stop at a third cable news network proved to be short. MSNBC said Thursday that she's out after less than six months at the network, to be replaced by Ari Melber. Van Susteren began hosting a Washington-based 6 p.m. weeknight show at MSNBC on Jan. 9, joining ...

From this 2012 file photo, three Marshalltown youth watch the town’s annual fireworks display at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.

Independence Day events galore for many Central Iowans

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From Dysart to Marshalltown to New Providence, Central Iowans have numerous opportunities Tuesday to celebrate America’s independence. All July 4 unless noted. Information on Dysart, Iowa Falls, Reinbeck, and Nevada provided courtesy of Iowa Fireworks Displays for 2017 website, ...

US hardens line on China

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration hardened its approach to China on Thursday, blacklisting a small Chinese bank over dealings with North Korea while approving more than a billion dollars in military sales to Taiwan. The twin moves, both expected to infuriate Beijing, came days after ...

Netflix series ‘Sense8’ to return for 2-hour finale


LOS ANGELES — The fans have spoken, and the canceled Netflix series "Sense8" is coming back next year for a two-hour final episode. Netflix and show co-creator Lana Wachowski said Thursday that fan clamor inspired the show's return. Netflix had announced earlier this month that "Sense8" was ...


Unity Point celebrates local volunteers

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T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY More than 100 UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown volunteers were treated to musical acts, brownies, ice cream, and door prizes at a volunteer appreciation event earlier this week at the Medical Park. Emcee and Volunteer Coordinator Beth Reyes introduced the Lincoln ...

Former-execs stand trial for Fukushima disaster

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TOKYO — Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. went on trial Friday for alleged negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The trial in Tokyo District Court is the first to consider whether utility officials can be held criminally responsible. Three reactors had ...

Scaled-back travel ban takes effect

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WASHINGTON — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of ...

Eddie Tipton, the cyber security expert and brainpower behind a lottery rigging scandal that netted $2 million in illegal winnings from five state lotteries pleaded guilty Thursday, to a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct charge at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines.

Mastermind of lotto fraud admits he rigged jackpots

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DES MOINES — A man who helped write the computer code behind several U.S. lotteries, including some of its biggest, pleaded guilty Thursday to masterminding a scheme through which he rigged the winning numbers for jackpots in several states and collected millions of dollars. Eddie Tipton, ...

Chair of Iowa Democratic Party resigns amid health issues

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DES MOINES — The chair of the Iowa Democratic Party announced Thursday he's resigning from the post because of health issues. Derek Eadon said in a statement that he decided to step down because his health caused him to miss too much time on the job. He said he had recently been diagnosed ...

Cardinal George Pell arrives to make a statement, at the Vatican, Thursday. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges as soon as possible.

Pope’s top aide charged in sex assault case

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis suffered a major blow when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago, bringing a criminal case in the long-running abuse scandal inside the frescoed walls of the ...

Trump gets it from all sides for trash-talking MSNBC hosts

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop. Trump's tweets aimed at MSNBC's Mika ...