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‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room

August 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pin... more »»

Fountain lady case raised in oversight hearing

August 29, 2014 DES MOINES — The firing of a Des Moines-area woman who became an Internet sensation for her drunken frolic in a fountain at a Kansas City Royals baseball game last summer became the center of a... more »»

State has paid out over $2 million in settlements

August 29, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa has spent $2.4 million in settlement payments since 2010, mostly to former employees, according to a review released Thursday by the state audito. more »»

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

August 29, 2014 BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear... more »»

California Legislature passes ‘yes means yes’ bill

August 29, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. more »»

Europe seeks role in postwar Gaza

August 29, 2014 JERUSALEM — European nations are offering to help enforce the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, a scenario that could provide key international backing for maintaining the peace and step up the pressure... more »»

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

August 29, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was... more »»

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

August 29, 2014 GENEVA — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. more »»

European Union struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

August 29, 2014 BRUSSELS — Don’t be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. more »»

Harley dreams come true

August 28, 2014 When Cindy Deike bought some raffle tickets for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle she did it to support the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovatio. more »»

From Green Mountain to Grinnell and back again

August 28, 2014 GREEN MOUNTAIN — The Moler family of Green Mountain and the Iversons of Grinnell did not know each other until they were introduced by a 1980 John Deere 4440D tractor. more »»

Wife of man convicted of an armed robbery breaks into local home

August 28, 2014 The wife of the man who was convicted of an armed robbery was arrested for breaking into a local home. more »»

City tool in need of replacement

August 28, 2014 It’s used daily and is in need of a replacement. more »»

Nursing home donates supplies to Rogers School

August 28, 2014 State Center Nursing and Rehab employees delivered much-appreciated supplies to Rogers Elementary School Principal Mick Jurgensen for his students Wednesday. more »»

Former lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

August 28, 2014 DES MOINES — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucuses, federal... more »»

Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

August 28, 2014 BEIRUT — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked... more »»

Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps

August 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration. more »»

Tama supervisors OK debt collection agreement

August 28, 2014 The Tama County Board of Supervisors approved a 28E agreement with neighboring Benton County on delinquent court debt collections. more »»

Supreme Court gets input on changing bar exam rule

August 28, 2014 DES MOINES — A proposal that would allow Iowa law school graduates to practice without taking the bar exam would help students pay off debt more quickly and encourage new lawyers to stay in the... more »»



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