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Chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

November 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from... more »»

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

November 25, 2014 VIENNA — A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S. more »»

It’s called the ‘long horse barn on 30’

November 24, 2014 Editor’s note: This article was recently featured in Farm News’ annual Barns Editio. more »»

Avid reader also kind to others

November 24, 2014 As part of the current Battle of the Books contest, students are asked to read 35 books total as a group. Lenihan Intermediate School sixth grader Odaly Flores has decided to read all 35 on her own. more »»

Enrollment increases at South Tama

November 24, 2014 Enrollment numbers have increased in the South Tama County school district. more »»

Local man became shopping center pioneer

November 24, 2014 A new name — the Marshall Town Center is now the Marshalltown Mall. more »»

Iowa farmers question proposed transmission line

November 24, 2014 WATERLOO — A proposed 500-mile transmission line to carry electricity from wind turbines in northwest Iowa to customers in Illinois is encountering significant resistance from farmers and other... more »»

Davenport gets first permeable street

November 24, 2014 DAVENPORT — Davenport’s new two-block-long permeable street is undergoing the ultimate endurance test — an early and bitter start to what could be a long winter. more »»

Iowa Democrats regroup after midterm losses

November 24, 2014 DES MOINES — After a bruising midterm election where they lost a competitive U.S. more »»

Following recent snow, Buffalo now faces flooding

November 24, 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y. — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. more »»

Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

November 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them. more »»

Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

November 24, 2014 SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here... more »»

Letter that inspired Kerouac found

November 24, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. more »»

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

November 24, 2014 BEIRUT — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. more »»

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

November 24, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack this year,... more »»

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

November 24, 2014 JERUSALEM — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel’s Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish... more »»

Holiday Stroll delights the crowd

November 23, 2014 It’s a tradition and even after 23 years, it never disappoints. more »»

STEM growth continues in state, locally

November 23, 2014 With an expected stellar job market into the future, interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) continues to grow among high school students in the state. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. more »»



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