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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

July 28, 2014 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.. more »»

APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

July 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times an... more »»

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation’s leading pediatrician’s group, which recommends scaling back use of the... more »»

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

July 28, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead... more »»

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

July 28, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks... more »»

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

July 28, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was... more »»

Berry’s popularity grows in Midwest

July 27, 2014 It’s considered by many to be the next “superfood,” and one area man feels its time has come. The aronia berry has tart taste, but that’s often overlooked due to its perceived health benefits. more »»

Study: Marshalltown ranked among best communities in Iowa for homeownership

July 27, 2014 A recent study conducted by a San Francisco based consumer-focused website has confirmed what Marshalltown real estate agents have promoted for years: Marshalltown is a good place to invest in a home. more »»

Audit: Costs increase per resident at IVH

July 27, 2014 The rising costs of health care have made their way to the Iowa Veterans Home as well. more »»

Fairy garden spawns from bird cage

July 27, 2014 GRUNDY CENTER — New Hartford teen Alexa Schmitz transformed a bird cage into a serene-looking fairy garden and the project will take her all the way to the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Fish absent from Iowa for 80 years discovered

July 27, 2014 DES MOINES — The unexpected discovery of a species of sunfish not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fisheries biologists perplexed and excited. more »»

Israel says it’s extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

July 27, 2014 BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an... more »»

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

July 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militia. more »»

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

July 27, 2014 IOWA CITY — X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy may not mean much to most of us, but for scientists like Jerry Honts, it’s exciting stuff. more »»

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

July 27, 2014 WATERLOO — “Society doesn’t see me, ‘cause I’ve got more to me than meets the eye. I won’t lie. I won’t cry. I’ve got dreams that reach beyond the sky. more »»

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

July 27, 2014 DES MOINES — Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. more »»

Corruption trial set for ex-governor, wife

July 27, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. more »»

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

July 27, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and... more »»



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