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US, allies chafing at Turkish inaction on Syria

October 9, 2014 ISTANBUL — As U.S. more »»

US Ebola patient dies; airport screening expanded

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. more »»

Smoke control system fails at new Iowa prison

October 9, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s new but empty $132 million maximum-security prison was built with a flawed smoke evacuation system that needs to be fixed for the safety of inmates, the Iowa Department of... more »»

Day of legal confusion leaves gay couples in limbo

October 9, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Confusion and uncertainty over gay marriage spread Wednesday as couples in Las Vegas wondered whether they’d be allowed to wed, and partners in Idaho dealt with disappointment after a U.S. more »»

Next edition of is unveiled

October 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration unveiled a new version of on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challeng. more »»

3 win chemistry Nobel for super-zoom microscopes

October 9, 2014 STOCKHOLM — Three researchers won a Nobel Prize on Wednesday for giving microscopes much sharper vision than was thought possible, letting scientists peer into living cells with unprecedented detail... more »»

Right to work, minimum wage debated at Chamber forum

October 8, 2014 With less than one month to election day, incumbents and challenger honed their campaign skills before an audience of approximately 60 during the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce’s candidate... more »»

Taking a bite out of bullying

October 8, 2014 Are the anti-bullying efforts in Marshalltown really making a difference? Marshalltown High School student Trey Quick thinks so after arriving three years ago. more »»

County to purchase 2,000 tons of road salt

October 8, 2014 Marshall County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt plans to boost his stock of road salt with a purchase of 2,000 tons as the county prepares for winter. more »»

Time to check Medicare Part D plans

October 8, 2014 Now is the time for central Iowans on Medicare to start their annual Part D check-up. more »»

Turkey: Syrian town poised to fall to militants

October 8, 2014 MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Islamic State fighters were poised to capture a strategic Syrian town on the Turkish border, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday, even as Kurdish forces battled to expel the... more »»

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

October 8, 2014 STOCKHOLM — An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a... more »»

Iowa regents tighten oversight of firm’s expenses

October 8, 2014 IOWA CITY — The consulting firm advising Iowa’s public universities on how to cut costs has been reimbursed $366,000 for expenses submitted without receipts, but will face tighter oversight going... more »»

Appeals court upholds Idaho, Nevada gay marriage

October 8, 2014 BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states. more »»

Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine... more »»

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

October 8, 2014 NEW YORK — Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. more »»

North Korea acknowledges labor camps for first time

October 8, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — North Korea publicly acknowledged the existence of its labor camps for the first time Tuesday, an admission that appeared to come in response to a highly critical U.N. more »»

Mexico federal police take over city after attacks

October 8, 2014 IGUALA, Mexico — On the day 43 students disappeared in this southern Mexican town, the mayor’s wife was giving a speech to local dignitaries on family social services. more »»



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