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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

September 14, 2014 KAMPALA, Uganda — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. more »»

Wet cadets carry on game ball tradition

September 13, 2014 A light rain didn’t stop the Iowa State University Army ROTC cadets from doing their duty Friday. more »»

Clemons weighs future of vacant school building

September 13, 2014 CLEMONS — The Clemons City Council is moving forward with the possibility of purchasing the former Clemons Lutheran School in town and turning it into a community center. more »»

Narcisse makes play for governor’s post

September 13, 2014 Jonathan Narcisse is an avid chess player. And there’s a well-known expression chess players are all too familiar with: “The threat is stronger than the execution. more »»

Area man held in Florida on Tama County sex abuse charges

September 13, 2014 A former Tama County and Marshalltown resident who was sentenced in District Court in Toledo last year is under arrest in Florida on new Tama County charges. more »»

It’s a Cyclone win!

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Leadership skills begin with the Boy Scouts

September 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

15 Minutes

September 13, 2014 DAWN TOWNSEND Resides: Le Grand Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: My boyfriend is Rick Yanda. I have two children, Tim and Maegann. more »»

Branstad to be deposed after election

September 13, 2014 IOWA CITY — Citing his busy schedule, Gov. Terry Branstad has put off the date for his deposition in a high-profile civil lawsuit until after the November election. more »»

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

September 13, 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affai. more »»

Chemical trade tries to shape regulations

September 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and... more »»

Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

September 13, 2014 NEW YORK — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman fo... more »»

Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

September 13, 2014 BLACKSTONE, Mass. more »»

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

September 13, 2014 PHOENIX — In a ruling that calls into question Arizona’s gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because... more »»

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

September 13, 2014 TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab... more »»

More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

September 13, 2014 GUEN, Central African Republic — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. more »»

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

September 13, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home... more »»

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

September 13, 2014 ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot i... more »»



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