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Iowa ruling gives boost to solar energy expansion

July 12, 2014 IOWA CITY — Solar energy companies can legally sell power directly to customers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in a boost to the small but growing source of renewable energy. more »»

Names released in Iowa violent deaths case

July 12, 2014 AKRON — Authorities on Friday released the names of two elderly people whose deaths a northwest Iowa sheriff described as violent. more »»

Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two of the four U.S. more »»

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again

July 12, 2014 MEXICALI, Mexico — A U.. more »»

Polar vortex? Nope, just unseasonably cool Midwestern weather

July 12, 2014 CHICAGO — Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. more »»

Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

July 12, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in... more »»

US struggles to resolve Afghan election crisis

July 12, 2014 By BRADLEY KLAPPER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States struggled Friday to find a path out of a presidential election crisis in Afghanistan that has jeopardized chances for a... more »»

Bosnian mom buries sons years after massacre

July 12, 2014 SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family. more »»

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

July 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs... more »»

Summer staple makes first appearance

July 11, 2014 The official sign of summer is on the corner of North Third Avenue and Church Street. more »»

St. Jude Hospice to open Marshalltown office

July 11, 2014 St. Jude Hospice, with locations throughout the Midwest, will be opening an office at 2 W. Main St. in Marshalltown in the near future. more »»

STEM promoted to children at county fair

July 11, 2014 Thursday at the Central Iowa Fair, STEM held multiple demonstrations designed to get kids interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. more »»

East Marshall leaps toward the future

July 11, 2014 East Marshall is in the process of setting up laptops for every student as a part of the one-to-one computer program. more »»

Teens prepare for rodeo dreams

July 11, 2014 Two local teens have qualified to perform in the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. The rodeo starts this Sunday and goes on throughout the week. more »»

Kids designed sweet cookies

July 11, 2014 Frosting and sprinkles and cookies, oh my. Twenty kids competed for the best design in a cookie decorating contest at the Central Iowa Fair Thursday afternoon. more »»

Iowa man arrested in death of woman found on road

July 11, 2014 WATERLOO — A Waterloo man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a woman who was the mother of his young child. more »»

Faster deportations? A possible border crisis deal

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3. more »»

Iowa flooding 911 call: ‘A boy went in the sewer’

July 11, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — A passing motorist tells authorities a “boy went in the sewer” and “his mother is yelling for him” during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into a... more »»

Texas company proposes oil pipeline in Iowa

July 11, 2014 DES MOINES — A Texas company wants to build a 1,100-mile pipeline that would cut diagonally across Iowa from northwest to southeast and carry millions of gallons of crude oil a day extracted from... more »»

No ‘stand down’ order in Benghazi

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. more »»



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