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Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

August 20, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. more »»

National Park Service settles whistleblower appeal

August 20, 2014 IOWA CITY — The National Park Service has reached a settlement with an employee who said she was unfairly fired over the 1990 removal of ancient human remains from the Effigy Mounds National Monumen... more »»

Iowa panel votes to toughen livestock farm rules

August 20, 2014 DES MOINES — The Iowa commission that oversees water quality approved increased inspections for livestock farms on Tuesday over the raucous protests of environmentalists who wanted much tougher rules. more »»

American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

August 20, 2014 ROCHESTER, N.H. — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. more »»

Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

August 20, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. more »»

US changing no-fly list rules

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. more »»

NY took quick precautions after in-custody death

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate and potentially volatile outrage. more »»

Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

August 20, 2014 SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. more »»

Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax not meeting revenue target

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. more »»

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

August 20, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. more »»

Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

August 20, 2014 ISLAMABAD — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan’s parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night,... more »»

Gaza cease-fire efforts collapse in heavy fighting

August 20, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and... more »»

Ukrainian forces press attacks on rebel-held areas

August 20, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Government troops pressed attacks Tuesday in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the... more »»

Iraqi military clashes with militants in Tikrit

August 20, 2014 BAGHDAD — Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed b... more »»

Staples to shutter Marshalltown store

August 19, 2014 The office supply chain, Staples, has announced it will close its Marshalltown store. On Monday, a company spokeswoman confirmed with the Times-Republican that the company will shut its doors at 27 W. more »»

Albion firefighters walk out after council decision

August 19, 2014 ALBION — Several volunteer firefighters and EMS workers in Albion have walked off the job after a decision by the town’s city council to keep a person on the department who they say has a vendetta... more »»

Irving gets maximum sentence for murder

August 19, 2014 A Marshalltown man found guilty of second-degree murder was sentenced to 50 years in state prison and ordered to pay a $150,000 victim restitution fine. more »»

Gentry wants to recall plea

August 19, 2014 A Marshalltown man who previously admitted to burning a local residence, church and killing animals wants to take back his guilty plea. more »»

Early retirement incentive could be restored in school district

August 19, 2014 The issue of offering a voluntary early retirement incentive to school staff has been brought back in front of the Marshalltown School Board. more »»



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