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After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

September 20, 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. more »»

License plate scanner networks capture movements

September 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. more »»

Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges

September 20, 2014 NEW YORK — An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence. more »»

Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

September 20, 2014 BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush. more »»

Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

September 20, 2014 PROVO, Utah — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughte... more »»

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

September 20, 2014 DENVER — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this... more »»

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

September 20, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most... more »»

Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks

September 20, 2014 MINSK, Belarus — Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign... more »»

Congress backs Obama on Syrian rebels

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. more »»

Honor flight memorable trip for area veterans

September 19, 2014 Several local veterans took part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, checking out the memorials and other sites in the nation’s capital. more »»

Democrat alleges illegal firings at IVH

September 19, 2014 Bob Krause, president of the Veterans National Recovery Center (VNRC) of Des Moines and an announced Democratic candidate in 2016 against incumbent Republican Sen. more »»

Lobbying against cancer

September 19, 2014 A Marshalltown city councilman traveled to the nation’s capitol simply because he believes in something near and dear to him. Joel Greer, the Second Ward councilman, returned from Washington, D.C. more »»

Local store reopens

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Officials highlight child passenger safety

September 19, 2014 Local law enforcement are reminding the public about child passenger safety. more »»

Live on Stage Marshalltown season tickets sold out

September 19, 2014 For the first time in its 75-year history, the Live on Stage Marshalltown! concert series has sold out its season tickets packag. more »»

Iowa Democrats say there’s room for a non-Clinton

September 19, 2014 DES MOINES — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else. more »»

Huge turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

September 19, 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out... more »»

Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

September 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of... more »»

City officials to consider co-housing development

September 19, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa City officials are considering approving a co-housing development in which privately owned homes would be built around a shared facility for activities including cooking, child care... more »»



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