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November 15, 2015 The plight of the homeless is a story not many people are interested or comfortable in learning. more »»

Iowa River Trail fundraising continues

November 15, 2015 It is not a sprint. It truly is more than a half-marathon. More accurately, it comparable to running a marathon featuring hurdles. more »»

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

November 15, 2015 PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing... more »»

After attacks, Democrats debate terrorism and economy

November 15, 2015 DES MOINES — With the country still reeling from deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Rodham Clinton cast herself as America’s strongest leader in a scary world, even as she found herself... more »»

San Francisco tour-bus crash leaves 4 in critical condition

November 15, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Four adults remain in critical condition at a San Francisco hospital on Saturday after an open-air tour bus careened out of control, running down a bicyclist, striking two pedestrian... more »»

Tawanda Jones wages long fight for justice in Baltimore

November 15, 2015 BALTIMORE — Every Wednesday for more than two years, Tawanda Jones has stood vigil — in front of City Hall, outside the state’s attorney’s office, on an East Baltimore street corner, in the freezing... more »»

Tuition-free online university draws immigrant students

November 15, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Colombian-born Nathaly Ordonez had practically given up on the idea of attending college after learning her family’s visas had expired, leaving her saddled with immigration woes as soo... more »»

Feds nab sex traffickers in SD: ‘catching awful lot of them’

November 15, 2015 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It was an anonymous two-story house with an outdoor side staircase, nothing that looked ominous to Kevin Koliner when he passed by going to and from work. more »»

Pit bull police dog defies breed’s savage stereotypes

November 15, 2015 STONE RIDGE, N.Y. — The new rookie at one New York police department weighs 60 pounds, has a big, lolling tongue, a soft caramel coat and a chance to fight stereotypes in addition to crime. more »»

FDA orders recall of machine used to clean medical scopes

November 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal officials are ordering the recall of nearly 2,800 machines used to disinfect medical scopes. They blamed company violations that could lead to infections in patients. more »»

Obama heads to G-20 with new urgency following Paris attacks

November 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — The global anxiety sparked by a series of deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State group has given new urgency to President Barack Obama’s upcoming talks with world leaders. more »»

Diplomats set plan for political change in Syria

November 15, 2015 VIENNA — Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria and... more »»

IOC’s Bach confident Russia will reform in time for Olympics

November 15, 2015 MOSCOW — Russia could be back on the path to reinstatement for next year’s Olympic track and field competition after reaching an agreement with the IOC on anti-doping reforms. more »»

Jewish group protests appointment of Polish defense minister

November 15, 2015 WARSAW, Poland — The Anti-Defamation League, a New York-based Jewish rights group, has called on Poland’s new prime minister to reconsider the appointment of the country’s new defense minister unles... more »»

Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe

November 15, 2015 BERLIN — The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe’s immigration policy to a new pitch. more »»

Turkey: Soldiers kill 4 suspected militants day before G-20

November 15, 2015 ISTANBUL — Turkish soldiers killed four suspected Islamic State militants Saturday and authorities detained 11 demonstrators a day before leaders of the G-20 group of economic powerhouses meet for a... more »»

Police arrest Suriname president’s foster son in robbery

November 15, 2015 PARAMARIBO, Suriname — A foster son of President Desi Bouterse has been arrested for his alleged ties to a gang involved in a botched armed robbery that resulted in two people being killed and five... more »»

Philippine leader Aquino’s corruption fight marks modest progress

November 15, 2015 MANILA, Philippines — The anti-corruption campaign of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has led to the arrest of a string of top officials, including three senators, a former national police... more »»

Taliban faction say senior militant wounded but alive

November 15, 2015 KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A spokesman for a breakaway Taliban faction on Saturday denied reports that a senior figure in the group was killed battling rival insurgents. more »»



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