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Iowa Republicans supportive of Perry

September 3, 2014 HIAWATHA — Texas Gov. Rick Perry was welcomed Tuesday in Iowa by Republicans who said he has not been tarnished by the recent felony indictment. more »»

Iowa regents plans would affect admissions, hiring

September 3, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s three public universities should stop forming some hiring search committees in order to save time and should standardize their admissions applications and scores to make the... more »»

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

September 3, 2014 MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. more »»

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

September 3, 2014 PHOENIX — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred... more »»

30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

September 3, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty teens “overwhelmed” their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. more »»

Double mastectomy doesn’t boost survival rate

September 3, 2014 CHICAGO — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. more »»

Christie to Mexico on trade mission, 2016 politics

September 3, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. more »»

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

September 3, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been “reduced... more »»

Local actress hits playhouse stage in “South Pacific”

September 2, 2014 Amber Duimstra is hitting the stage in Des Moines again as she takes a lead role in the musical “South Pacific.” The musical opens Friday and runs through Sept. more »»

Storms roll through Midwest with strong winds

September 2, 2014 DES MOINES — A storm spotter remained hospitalized in Sioux City Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers... more »»

Salsa creation a service project for Iowa students

September 2, 2014 DUBUQUE — The basement of St. more »»

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perceptio. more »»

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

September 2, 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke —... more »»

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

September 2, 2014 MOSCOW — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to... more »»

Pakistan’s premier challenged by raging protests

September 2, 2014 ISLAMABAD — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this... more »»

City negotiates with five bargaining units

September 1, 2014 Editor’s Note: Sept. 1 marks the 120th anniversary of Labor Day’s official designation by Congress as a legal holiday. The day is synonymous with organized labor’s victories and defeats. more »»

Gus the cat needs a caring and loving forever family

September 1, 2014 This feline is trying to find a family. “Gus,” a 1- to 2-year-old cat, has been up for adoption at the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League for about a year. more »»

Attendance counts in September

September 1, 2014 Students will be awarded for attendance this month. As part of the Spread the Words-Read by Third campaign, September has been named Attendance Awareness Month for local elementary school students. more »»

Some Iowa driving instructors have criminal record

September 1, 2014 DES MOINES — At least 10 driving instructors licensed in Iowa have criminal records or driving infractions in their past, but they’ve been allowed to keep working with teens because of a forgiving... more »»



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