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Students shake off jitters, head back to school

August 20, 2014 Selena Hernandez took a few steps away from her mother’s vehicle and stopped for a second. The fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School admitted to some first day of school jitters Tuesday. more »»

Iowa’s labor force shows steady growth

August 20, 2014 A report issued by Iowa Workforce Development this week indicated 30,300 more Iowans are working now than one year ago. more »»

Principal challenges students to have best year ever

August 20, 2014 Marshalltown High School Principal Aiddy Phomvisay called the entire student body to the football complex and gave them a back-to-school pep talk Tuesday to open the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Local man injured in house fire

August 20, 2014 A Marshalltown man was treated for first-degree burns after his house caught on fire Monday night. Scott Johnson, acting chief of the Marshalltown Fire Department, said at about 10:30 p.m. more »»

Supervisors, conservation director discuss disaster funding

August 20, 2014 TOLEDO — Tama County Conservation Director Bob Etzel met with the Tama County Board of Supervisors this week to discuss money the county has received in regards to weather-related incidents. more »»

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

August 20, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. more »»

National Park Service settles whistleblower appeal

August 20, 2014 IOWA CITY — The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monumen... more »»

Iowa panel votes to toughen livestock farm rules

August 20, 2014 DES MOINES — The Iowa commission that oversees water quality approved increased inspections for livestock farms on Tuesday over the raucous protests of environmentalists who wanted much tougher rules. more »»

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

August 20, 2014 ROCHESTER, N.H. — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. more »»

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

August 20, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. more »»

US changing no-fly list rules

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. more »»

NY took quick precautions after in-custody death

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate and potentially volatile outrage. more »»

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

August 20, 2014 SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. more »»

Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. more »»

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

August 20, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. more »»

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

August 20, 2014 ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan’s parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night,... more »»

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

August 20, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and... more »»

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

August 20, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the... more »»

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

August 20, 2014 BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed b... more »»



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