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Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

July 8, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold... more »»

Beagle enjoys walks along Lincoln Way

July 7, 2014 A car honked at a man and his Beagle when they walked in a lower level of grass on Lincoln Way Wednesday mornin. more »»

MCT to host season ticket sales event

July 7, 2014 The Marshalltown Community Theatre is building excitement for its 2014-15 season by hosting a season ticket sales event that features food and free entertainment. more »»

New law allows for votes to increase corn checkoff

July 7, 2014 DES MOINES — One of the dozens of new laws enacted this month would allow an increase in the amount of money collected from each bushel of Iowa corn sold to promote the grain. more »»

Heavy rains likely to mean more mosquitoes

July 7, 2014 AMES — The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, and an increase in the pests is likely in the next few weeks. more »»

Flooded Mississippi River attracts a crowd in Iowa

July 7, 2014 DAVENPORT — The flooded Mississippi River became something of a tourist attraction this weekend in eastern Iowa. more »»

Riverside couple hopeful law will help daughter

July 7, 2014 IOWA CITY — Quinn Stumpf’s first two years of life have been painful for her and heartbreaking for her family. She’s endured 150-plus doctor visits and eight hospitalizations. more »»

Nonprofits’ contraceptive cases next for justices

July 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That’s the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolve... more »»

Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep

July 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — When the U.S. more »»

6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

July 7, 2014 JERUSALEM — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week — a crime that set off a wave of violent protests i... more »»

Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top Sunni militant

July 7, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a larg... more »»

Pro-Russia separatists vow to keep up the fight

July 7, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Discouraged but defiant, pro-Russia separatists vowed to keep fighting the government in Kiev from the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where they regrouped Sunday after being... more »»

Red Cross: 22 dead in attacks on Kenyan coast

July 7, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya — Twenty-two people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen on the Kenyan coast, the Kenya Red Cross said Sunday. more »»

TSA: Some on US-bound flights must turn on phones

July 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S. more »»

Vietnam veterans sought again for special honor

July 6, 2014 Last fall, 75 Vietnam War veterans from throughout the state were finally welcomed home as a special part of the Oktemberfest parade. more »»

Popular poet publishes second book

July 6, 2014 After the overwhelming success of his first poetry book, Marshalltown poet Edwin Hofert is at it again and has recently published another book titled “Stepping From The Shadows. more »»

Five days of fair fun

July 6, 2014 All are free to have a good time at the 2014 Central Iowa Fair, which begins Wednesday and runs through midday Sunday. more »»

Dubuque tool library helps patrons with repairs

July 6, 2014 DUBUQUE — In many respects, the library, well-hidden on a side street in the Washington Neighborhood, is just like any other. Patrons must apply for and receive a card prior to checking items out. more »»

Iowa man seeks to preach outside state fair

July 6, 2014 DES MOINES — An Iowa man has filed a federal lawsuit accusing security guards of violating his constitutional free speech rights last year when they ordered him to stop preaching on public... more »»



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