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Iowa State: Data breach could affect thousands

April 23, 2014 AMES — The Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people who enrolled at Iowa State University over a 17-year period were exposed in a data breach, school officials announced Tuesday. more »»

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

April 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among... more »»

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

April 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2. more »»

In defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

April 22, 2014 BOSTON — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. more »»

Local man faces 15 years for sex abuse

April 22, 2014 A Marshalltown man who forced an 8-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him has pleaded guilty to charges and will be sentenced up to 15 years in prison. Bobby G. Blue, 32, was arrested Jan. more »»

Asbestos removal projects planned for Roundhouse

April 22, 2014 One asbestos removal project was approved while another was let out to bid by the school board for the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse project during a meeting Monday. more »»

Students scrap shorts for style

April 22, 2014 Marshalltown High School junior Michael Schrempf said he’s typically a shorts and T-shirt kind of guy. more »»

State auditor to begin investigating settlements

April 22, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman said Monday she is conducting an audit of confidential, secret employee settlements that have troubled Gov. more »»

Apple offering recycling of all used products

April 22, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its... more »»

South Dakota group urges uranium mine cleanup on Earth Day

April 22, 2014 PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota group says old uranium mines across the state and U.S. are contaminating water and the air with radioactive chemicals. more »»

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

April 22, 2014 FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. more »»

Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

April 22, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. A U. more »»

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a goal

April 22, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened. more »»

Russia has ‘days, not weeks’ to follow accord

April 22, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. more »»

Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

April 22, 2014 JINDO, South Korea — One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a... more »»

John Paul’s legacy stained by abuse scandal

April 22, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teachin... more »»

Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

April 22, 2014 SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. more »»

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

April 22, 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,00... more »»



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