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Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

October 12, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — Kurdish militiamen are putting up a fierce fight to defend a Syrian town near the border with Turkey but are struggling to repel the Islamic State group, which is advancing and... more »»

Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

October 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up... more »»

Hospital program helps young adults with disabilities

October 12, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Bernard Morris changes bedding in Mercy Medical Center’s emergency department and keeps it stocked with supplie. more »»

Substitute teacher continues teaching at 81

October 12, 2014 WATERLOO — The two second-graders were fidgety and easily distracted, but Richard Halstead kept them as focused as possible on a set of addition and subtraction word problem. more »»

Americans for Prosperity builds political machine

October 12, 2014 MIAMI — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before they left to meet voters. more »»

New Jersey prep football case puts hazing in focus

October 12, 2014 PARLIN, N.J. — The abrupt cancellation of football season at a New Jersey prep powerhouse signaled something more than locker room hijinks. more »»

Thousands in St. Louis to protest police shootings

October 12, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere. more »»

Obama wraps up California fundraising trip

October 12, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. more »»

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

October 12, 2014 CHULA VISTA, Calif. — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.’s offices were oddly quiet. more »»

Worried Iraqi capital sees militant push around it

October 12, 2014 BAGHDAD — On the western edge of Iraq’s capital, Islamic State group militants battle government forces and exchange mortar fire, only adding to the sense of siege in Baghdad despite airstrikes by a... more »»

Activist’s Nobel highlights child labor in India

October 12, 2014 PATNA, India — When the Nobel Committee announced that Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had won the Peace Prize, a skinny 13-year-old boy was running around serving cups of milky... more »»

Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

October 12, 2014 MAQLUBA, Iraq — The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then sold as a slave in Syria... more »»

7 plaintiffs in no-fly list lawsuit cleared to fly

October 12, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. — Seven people who challenged their placement on the government’s no-fly list are now free to fly, the first time the U.S. more »»

Money pouring into bear vote fight

October 12, 2014 PORTLAND, Maine — A ballot question that could ban the use of dogs, bait and traps for bear hunting in Maine has outside groups pouring money into the state on both sides of the issue. more »»

First Lady flies in for Braley

October 11, 2014 DES MOINES — Caught in what experts say is a tightly-contested U.S. Senate race, Bruce Braley flew in some help from the White House. more »»

New Marshalltown fire chief settling in

October 11, 2014 The Marshalltown Fire Department has a fire chief. David Rierson has spent one week in Marshalltown and is promptly getting settled in. more »»

Pierson appointed to a statewide position

October 11, 2014 A Marshalltown woman has been appointed by the governor of Iowa to be a member of a statewide arts and culture leadership board. more »»

Local DQs not affected by data breach

October 11, 2014 Marshalltown Dairy Queen customers can chill — the stores were not affected by a recent data breach. International Dairy Queen Inc. more »»

Girl Scouting is fun with a purpose

October 11, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Author, editor has local ties

October 11, 2014 A writer, editor and blogger who documented his activities while living in his van has Marshalltown connection. Brendan Leonard, 35, is the son of Joe and Kathy Leonard. more »»

 
 
 

 

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