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Rx pizza: just one free meal can sway doctor prescribing

June 21, 2016 CHICAGO — As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data... more »»

Four local businesses fall victim to forgery

June 21, 2016 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Multiple fake $100 bills were used to buy items at the strip mall south of Walmart off South Center Street, the crimes reported to the Marshalltown Police Department Friday. more »»

Rose Fest weekend brings variety of events

June 20, 2016 STATE CENTER — Visitors and residents came in droves to the 58th annual State Center Rose Festival, which wrapped up Saturday and Sunday after Friday night’s rose royalty coronation. more »»

Local street light ordinance stirring debate

June 20, 2016 Passed in 1973 A June 13 city council decision to install a street light in the 900 block of West Merle Hibbs Blvd. may have solved one problem but created others. more »»

New data show at least 3,400 untested rape kits in Iowa

June 20, 2016 DES MOINES — There are at least 3,400 untested rape kits in storage around Iowa, according to new data, and preliminary details indicate law enforcement agencies don’t have standardized rules for... more »»

Fire scares LA as larger blazes burn across West

June 20, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling temperatures elevated fire danger across the... more »»

As NOW turns 50, feminists hail gains but ‘battle goes on’

June 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. more »»

Nurses at 5 Minneapolis-area hospitals begin weeklong strike

June 20, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — About 4,800 nurses at five Minneapolis-area hospitals began a weeklong strike Sunday over a contract impasse. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association began striking at 7 a.. more »»

A father of three, a father to his church

June 19, 2016 Pastor Alex Post of Redeemer Lutheran Church, spends his days juggling the responsibilities of being his congregation’s sole minister (a church with 315 baptized members,) plus being a father of... more »»

Bucs Arena beckons local fighters

June 19, 2016 Shaun White’s fighters are ready and so is he. White, of Marshalltown, manages five mixed martial arts pugilists and all are in training for action-packed bouts beginning 7 p.. more »»

Uphill battle to get seasonal farmworkers health insurance

June 19, 2016 DUNN, N.C. — Seasonal agricultural workers were just finishing a meal after a long day of planting sweet potato seeds when Julie Pittman pulled up to their camp. more »»

Iraqi troops seize Fallujah hospital, clear mines

June 19, 2016 BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its last remaining... more »»

Crews make progress against Western wildfires

June 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Firefighters battling home-threatening wildfires in the West caught a break overnight as gusty winds died down but with the region bracing for sweltering heat, Saturday’s respite could... more »»

Democrats to give Trump ‘rude awakening’ in summer onslaught

June 19, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — Donald Trump’s unconventional campaign is about to feel the heat of political organization. more »»

Obama: Climate change damaging national parks

June 19, 2016 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. more »»

Gay pride events festive, some concerned after Orlando

June 19, 2016 CHICAGO — The music was thumping and crowds were dancing Saturday at gay pride events around the U.S. more »»

Former Vanderbilt football player again convicted of rape

June 19, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt football player of encouraging his teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating. more »»

Woman fights off mountain lion attacking her 5-year-old son

June 19, 2016 DENVER — A Colorado woman saved her 5-year-old son’s life by prying his head from the mouth of a mountain lion that was attacking the boy in their front yard, authorities said Saturday. more »»

Accused killer of UK lawmaker refuses to state name in court

June 19, 2016 LONDON — The man accused of a murder that has brought campaigning in the country’s European Union referendum to a standstill turned his first court appearance Saturday into a chilling spectacle by... more »»



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