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From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

August 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. more »»

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

August 3, 2015 CAIRO — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the... more »»

Zimbabwe alleges second American illegally hunted lion

August 3, 2015 HARARE, Zimbabwe — Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government want... more »»

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

August 3, 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A person of “interest” has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. more »»

Rural running

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Melbourne residents enjoy Mouse Hole Days

August 2, 2015 MELBOURNE — The termination of Melbourne’s local landmark “Mouse Hole” tunnel earlier this summer did not damper festival goers’ spirits, and crowds of people showed up to Mouse Hole Days Saturday. more »»

Crime Stoppers coming to Marshall County

August 2, 2015 A series of three public forums hosted by Marshalltown Chief of Police Mike Tupper in January started a local effort that will give law enforcement another tool to fight crime. more »»

Iowans of the Stage and Screen

August 2, 2015 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

August 2, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. more »»

Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all ‘16 campaign cash

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking... more »»

Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility

August 2, 2015 BALMA, France — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Saturday arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. more »»

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

August 2, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state’s... more »»

Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death... more »»

Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

August 2, 2015 EDWARDS, Colo. — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasi. more »»

18-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies

August 2, 2015 RAMALLAH, West Bank — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said. more »»

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress. more »»

Iowa DREAMer panel convenes at library

August 1, 2015 At “Every DREAMer Has a Story”, a Marshalltown Public Library event Friday evening, six DREAMers who live in Iowa told stories of their lives and struggles in the United States. more »»

Local leaders pleased with Fisher Controls-UAW contract

August 1, 2015 Emerson Process Management/Fisher Controls of Marshalltown and the United Auto Workers Local 893/Fisher Unit have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract. more »»

New BCLUW principal hopes to lead teachers, students to success

August 1, 2015 CONRAD — BCLUW High School has a new principal who is excited to begin her new dutie. more »»



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