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US economy fueling strong hiring if not pay gains

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades. In the same week that voters signaled discontent with the U.S. more »»

Branstad says road funding a top priority

November 8, 2014 DES MOINES — Providing more funding to fix Iowa’s crumbling roads is a top priority, Gov. more »»

Pilot’s survival from fall is ‘no minor miracle’

November 8, 2014 MOJAVE, Calif. — There were no ejection seats and no easy ways out of SpaceShipTwo if disaster struck. more »»

Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney... more »»

Famed rescue pilot honored by Coast Guard Academy

November 8, 2014 NEW LONDON, Conn. — A World War II pilot whose lost plane has become the target of a stepped-up U.S. more »»

FBI says it impersonated AP reporter in 2007 case

November 8, 2014 SEATTLE — The FBI’s creation of a fake news story and impersonation of an Associated Press reporter during a criminal investigation undermine media credibility, blur the lines between law enforcemen... more »»

Man in Washington homicide held on $2M bail

November 8, 2014 SEATTLE — An alleged handwritten confession prompted prosecutors to increase the charges against the man they say killed his girlfriend and posted grisly photos of her body online. more »»

The Colosseum: Ancient ruin or modern venue?

November 8, 2014 MILAN — Don’t expect gladiators to make a latter-day comeback. And soccer has already been ruled out. more »»

Mexico: Burned remains probably are 43 missing college students

November 8, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Suspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with... more »»

‘Dark Web’ drug site challenge law enforcement

November 8, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place. more »»

Hospital not giving up on cancer center

November 7, 2014 The State Health Facilities Council dealt Marshalltown hospital leaders a crushing blow Monday, but they hope it’s not a knockout punch. more »»

New Livestrong class slated for January

November 7, 2014 Breast cancer robbed Sandy Good and Joyce Hughes of balance, stamina and strength. To get it back, the two Marshalltown women joined the Livestrong program, managed by the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. more »»

Al Éxito impacts young lives

November 7, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. Articles will be published every week now through Dec. 6. more »»

MHS provides slice of the season

November 7, 2014 The Charles Dickens holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Marshalltown High School stage this weekend. The MHS drama department will present its fall play at 7 p.m. more »»

Boehner warns Obama on immigration

November 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration without congressional approval,... more »»

Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria, Iraq

November 7, 2014 BEIRUT — For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged... more »»

Large-scale illusionist Reza to perform in Nevada

November 7, 2014 Lauded as the nation’s top touring illusionist, Reza will be performing a one-time show at The Talent Factory in Nevada this Sunday. The doors for the event will open at 1 p.m. more »»

Wanted: Residents to ‘Adopt-a-Family’ for Christmas

November 6, 2014 Staff and volunteers at the House of Compassion felt a sense of accomplishment last year when 312 families, representing more than 1,200 low-income Marshalltonians, enjoyed a happier Christmas... more »»

Mixed results locally for political parties

November 6, 2014 While Republicans were certainly winners statewide and nationally, locally there was one sign of life for the Democrats in Tuesday’s election. Democrat Rep. more »»



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