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Wreaths Across America event held at IVH

December 14, 2014 The Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa held its annual Wreaths Across America program Saturday morning in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. more »»

NIOT and Human Rights Commission form partnership

December 14, 2014 Two Marshalltown organizations known for standing up to bullies and helping those suffering discrimination are now partners. more »»

Youngsters develop new ways of learning

December 14, 2014 The Marshalltown Community College was buzzing with future problem solvers, all competing in the LEGO League Qualifying Competition on Saturday. more »»

Thousands in US protest police slaying of black men

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Family members of young, unarmed black men killed by police — from Michael Brown and Eric Garner in recent months, to Amadou Diallo more than 15 years ago — packed a stage in front of... more »»

Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a $1. more »»

Ghost murals are faded reminders of Sioux City past

December 14, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Journey down West Seventh Street to downtown Sioux City, past the appliance stores and repairs shops, and a piece of history is on the lef. more »»

Iowa court declines to expand homebuyers’ remedy

December 14, 2014 IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court declined Friday to give banks and real estate developers the same legal remedy that protects homebuyers from defective construction. more »»

Day of insurgent violence kills 19 in Afghanistan

December 14, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Three separate Taliban attacks killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, including a senior judicial official and personnel working to clear one of the most heavily... more »»

In Mississippi, education money gap grows to $1.5B

December 14, 2014 DURANT, Miss. — In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem more profound than in this tiny town in the middle of Mississippi. more »»

6,000 still without power in Vermont

December 14, 2014 BERLIN, Vt. more »»

18 dead, 90 missing in central Indonesia mudslide

December 14, 2014 BANJARNEGARA, Indonesia — Heavy rains in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 18 villagers and left 90 others missing under piles of mud... more »»

Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties

December 14, 2014 VIENNA — A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. more »»

Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

December 14, 2014 MUBI, Nigeria — With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria’s Islamic... more »»

UN still struggling to move aid into Syria

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.N.’s decision in July to begin moving aid into war-torn Syria without the consent of President Bashar Assad was heralded as unprecedented. more »»

UN climate talks reach a standstill

December 14, 2014 LIMA, Peru — Already well into overtime, U.N. more »»

Confusion on the menu for European allergen rule

December 14, 2014 PARIS — A European rule requiring restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets — or anyone mass-producing meals — to list any of 14 allergens that might appear on their menus is being met with confusion. more »»

Head makes initial court appearance

December 13, 2014 James Robert Head, 18, of Marshalltown, made his initial appearance Friday morning on the charge of first-degree murder before Judge Kim Riley in district associate court. more »»

A later start to the school year?

December 13, 2014 The Iowa Department of Education on Friday said it will stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking to start classes earlier in the summer, after Gov. more »»



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