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Philippine troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

September 1, 2014 BEIRUT — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. more »»

Labor Day a national tribute to workers

August 31, 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 »»

United Way to kickoff campaign with luncheon

August 31, 2014 The Marshalltown Area United Way is set to kick the 2014-15 fundraising campaign into high gear. The United Way will host a campaign kickoff luncheon at noon Sept. 10 at Fisher Community Cente. more »»

9/11 memorial dinner at KC Hall slated

August 31, 2014 The Marshall County Pork Producers, Marshalltown’s Knights of Columbus #966 and local poet and author Ed Hofert have teamed up to present a 9/11 Memorial event at the KC Hall. more »»

Providing paths to better lives

August 31, 2014 Kim Dawson wanted to go to college to work in human services. But with nobody to watch her son and other barriers financially, she didn’t know how she could ever make her way back into the classroom. more »»

Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

August 31, 2014 STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. more »»

Chinese woman seeks December trade secrets trial

August 31, 2014 DES MOINES — A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. more »»

Senate candidates focus on military, veterans

August 31, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. more »»

Drive-in theatre to open in Iowa

August 31, 2014 BLUE GRASS — Just off Mayne Street, near the western city limits of Blue Grass, it looks like part of a giant cube is emerging from the groun. more »»

Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

August 31, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. more »»

Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

August 31, 2014 HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. more »»

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

August 31, 2014 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. more »»

Sesame catching on in southeast US

August 31, 2014 LAKE CITY, Ark. more »»

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

August 31, 2014 JERUSALEM — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s battered and... more »»

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

August 31, 2014 BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. more »»

Silva ahead in Brazil’s presidential vote

August 31, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country’s famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite... more »»

Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

August 31, 2014 JOHANNESBURG — Lesotho’s military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. more »»

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

August 31, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. more »»

New hospital taking shape

August 30, 2014 From far overhead, it’s apparent work has been steady as the steel shell of the new Marshalltown hospital takes shape. more »»

No local West Nile virus cases reported

August 30, 2014 The West Nile virus has been located in northwest Iowa recently, but there have been no local signs of this virus carried by mosquitoes. more »»



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