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Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

September 1, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa’s airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majorit. more »»

University of Iowa makes room for more dorms

September 1, 2014 IOWA CITY — The Aspire at West Campus residence complex is the latest addition to University of Iowa housing — for now. more »»

University of Iowa makes room for more dorms

September 1, 2014 IOWA CITY — The Aspire at West Campus residence complex is the latest addition to University of Iowa housing — for now. more »»

Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage

September 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehol. more »»

US trained Alaskans as secret ‘stay-behind agents’

September 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. more »»

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

September 1, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombin... more »»

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

September 1, 2014 TRIPOLI, Libya — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

September 1, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. more »»

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 »»



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