Todays News

Congress is cool to Trump’s proposal to end heating aid

PORTLAND, Maine — The summer air is sizzling as the Fourth of July approaches, yet 86-year-old Richard Perkins already worries about how he's going to stay warm this winter. President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating heating aid for low-income Americans, claiming it's no longer ...

Airstrikes propel gains in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi forces say their recent territorial gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul's Old City have largely been propelled by airstrikes, despite a spike in allegations of civilian casualties and warnings from human rights groups of the dangers of using large munitions in ...

Microsoft, White House clash over email searches

WASHINGTON — On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug trafficking. But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland. Microsoft said that meant the emails ...

Damascus rocked by suicide blast, 2 others foiled

DAMASCUS, Syria — Security forces chased three explosive-laden vehicles through Damascus Sunday, intercepting two of them at checkpoints but failing to stop the third before it exploded in the city center, killing at least eight people, state media and others reported. The rare attack in ...

Russian anti-virus CEO offers up code for US govt scrutiny

MOSCOW — The chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by U.S. government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin. In an interview with The Associated Press at his Moscow ...

Honoring those who have served

GILMAN — Andrew Abramson of Troop 324 in Marshalltown, unveiled his Eagle Scout project honoring veterans on Saturday at the Prairie View Cemetery in Gilman. Friends, family, fellow Boy Scouts, Legion Riders and the Color Guard were on hand to witness the newest edition to the cemetery. ...

Club shooting may be gang related

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee that police said may be gang-related. The volley of gunfire inside the Power Ultra ...

State laws expand concealed guns to public facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. The firearms ...

Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana

LAS VEGAS — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of ...

Prices rise, partitions fall under new Utah liquor law

SALT LAKE CITY — A trendy downtown Salt Lake City seafood restaurant started business Saturday with glass-smashing and champagne, a symbolic gesture in its emancipation from Utah's so-called "Zion Curtains" alcohol law. "It feels fabulous and liberating. It's a hallelujah moment," said Joel ...

In tweet blitz, Trump defends his use of social media

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him. The president's stream of insults has pained politicians from both parties who have appealed ...

Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack

MOSCOW — Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week. The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, alleged in a statement that similarities between the malicious software and ...

Protecting man’s best friend

Fireworks have always been a popular form of entertainment for people celebrating the Fourth of July. However, the sound fireworks and similar explosive devices make can cause distress in cats, dogs and other animals. “The number of missing animals brought into the ARL has doubled within ...

Coming together to read the Bible

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ The Marshall County Courthouse was a site of the Iowa 99 County Bible Reading Marathon. The event is a continuous reading of the entire Bible, held in front of every courthouse in Iowa. The reading continues through July 3.

Four arrested in drug bust

Four Marshalltown residents face numerous drug charges after local authorities served a search warrant at 110 N. 4th St. on Thursday. During the search, officials seized methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Due to evidence of drug use, drug sales and poor living conditions in ...

15 Minutes

JENNIFER HAVENS Resides: Grundy Center Hometown: Cedar Falls FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents live on an acreage south of Denver, and I have two siblings in Des Moines area. Spouse is Jeff. We have four grown children and a son who will be a senior at Grundy County High School next year. ...

Trump: Just repeal Obamacare, then try to replace it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump barged into Senate Republicans' delicate health care negotiations Friday, declaring that if lawmakers can't reach a deal they should simply repeal "Obamacare" right away and then replace it later on. Trump's tweet revives an approach that GOP leaders and ...

Court: Democrat can sue Iowa over alleged GOP reprisals

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Democratic appointee can seek damages for alleged political retaliation he suffered under former Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, a decision that will make it easier for state residents to sue government officials who violate their ...

Honor Rolls

BCLUW High School “A” Honor Roll Freshman: Asche, Erin; Feldpausch, Abby; Green, Deidra; Gunderson, Logan; Hammers, Jade; Hatch, Kerrigan; Kruse, Kiersten; Lewis, Sage; Pekarek, Payton; Peshel, Madison; Scafferi, Cole; Stufflebeam, Grace; Teske, Treye; Tupper, Nasaria; Ubben, Madison. ...