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Killing of unarmed Mo. man draws criticism

August 10, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. more »»

Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

August 10, 2014 HONOLULU — As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Go. more »»

Israel, Hamas accept second Egyptian cease-fire proposal

August 10, 2014 CAIRO — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the... more »»

Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

August 10, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president of violating the constitution,... more »»

Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

August 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month — a conflict... more »»

Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

August 10, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in... more »»

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

August 10, 2014 BEIRUT — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garde. more »»

Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

August 10, 2014 NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday urged China and its neighbors to take new steps to ease tensions over maritime disputes that many fear could spark conflict. more »»

Getting fit at the fair?

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Who knew you could actually get healthy at the Iowa State Fair? Amid the sea of food-on-a-stick, caloric-overload goodness, the Healthiest State Initiative has launched Fitness on the... more »»

Marshalltonians reflect on historic event

August 9, 2014 Forty years ago on Aug. 8, at 9:01 p.m., EST, thousands of Americans watched on national television or listened to radio broadcasts as President Richard Nixon announced he would resign Aug. more »»

Back-to-back pumpkin champ at fair

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Something must be in the soil in southeast Iowa. Marty Schnicker, of Mount Pleasant, won his second consecutive big pumpkin contest at the Iowa State Fair Friday. more »»

Supervisors, union agree on sick leave payout issue

August 9, 2014 The Marshall County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Teamsters Local 238 on the issue regarding the payment of unused sick leave during a special meeting Friday. more »»

Hail storm changed lives of Eldora residents

August 9, 2014 ELDORA — Aug. 9, 2009 was a life-changing day for Eldora resident Deb Johnson and many of her fellow townspeople. more »»

15 Minutes

August 9, 2014 RICH BORGOS Resides: Marshalltown — I’ve been a resident for 10 years. Hometown: New York City. Specifically, I was born and raised in the borough known as the Bronx. more »»

US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

August 9, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq — The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. more »»

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — A mild summer across much of the nation’s heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation’s corn and soybean crop. more »»

GOP leaders hope Iowa shake-up draws candidates

August 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa’s Republican Gov. more »»



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