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Stronger start for Obama’s health law this year

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this yea. more »»

Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. more »»

Russia raises key rate to protect ailing economy

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Bank of Russia has raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in a desperate move to boost its currency and rescue its troubled economy. more »»

Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?

December 16, 2014 LONDON — A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada’s Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas’ capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. more »»

Netanyahu years continue surge in settlements

December 16, 2014 JERUSALEM — The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has continued to surge during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of... more »»

Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead, including gunman

December 16, 2014 SYDNEY — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia’s largest city. more »»

Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas party was merry and bright

December 15, 2014 The 13th Annual Central Business District Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas Party was held Sunday night in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. more »»

MPD investigating alleged improper relationship

December 15, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student and a school district employe. more »»

Student strives for excellence

December 15, 2014 Twelve-year old Hector Cena Saenz’s talents run the gamut at Lenihan Intermediate School. more »»

Glenn takes loss defending featherweight crown

December 15, 2014 SACRAMENTO — Mixed martial artist Lance Palmer threw a big monkey wrench into Rick Glenn’s plans Saturday night. more »»

Bush keeps mulling 2016 decision

December 15, 2014 DES MOINES — Jeb Bush’s big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide “in short order” whether to run for president. more »»

Arts educators seek to be part of state standards

December 15, 2014 DES MOINES — Fine arts advocates in Iowa are renewing an effort to get music, drama and art included in state education standard. more »»

Waterloo may buy idle Hostess factory downtown

December 15, 2014 WATERLOO — The city of Waterloo is considering buying the idle former Hostess plant downtown to encourage developmen. more »»

Prosecutors drop seizure of cash

December 15, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — Federal prosecutors are dropping an effort to seize nearly $33,000 from an Iowa restaurant owner’s bank account. more »»

CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

December 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. more »»

Wreaths Across America event held at IVH

December 14, 2014 The Patriot Guard Riders of Iowa held its annual Wreaths Across America program Saturday morning in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center of the Iowa Veterans Home. more »»

NIOT and Human Rights Commission form partnership

December 14, 2014 Two Marshalltown organizations known for standing up to bullies and helping those suffering discrimination are now partners. more »»

Youngsters develop new ways of learning

December 14, 2014 The Marshalltown Community College was buzzing with future problem solvers, all competing in the LEGO League Qualifying Competition on Saturday. more »»

Thousands in US protest police slaying of black men

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Family members of young, unarmed black men killed by police — from Michael Brown and Eric Garner in recent months, to Amadou Diallo more than 15 years ago — packed a stage in front of... more »»



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