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16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.. more »»

Court tosses robbery conviction on unlawful search

April 30, 2016 DES MOINES — A divided Iowa Supreme Court overturned the robbery conviction of an Iowa City man on Friday, establishing in a 4-3 decision that police can’t search someone’s personal belongings... more »»

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive Calif. primary

April 30, 2016 BURLINGAME, Calif. — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. more »»

Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new stud. more »»

Senior Pentagon official criticizes Benghazi probe

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a “crescendo” of costly, duplicative... more »»

High schoolers put job skills into practice at MCC contest

April 29, 2016 When drivers pass a handmade, wooden sawhorse — for instance barricading a road — they are unlikely to think about the work that went into constructing i. more »»

Associate superintendent Pecinovsky resigns

April 29, 2016 Susan Pecinovsky has announced her resignation as associate superintendent of the Marshalltown School District. more »»

Bill would ease sentences for drug offenses

April 29, 2016 A bill to reform criminal sentencing in Iowa passed with bipartisan support in the state House and Senate Wednesday. If approved by Gov. more »»

Spring planting fully underway

April 29, 2016 The latest stretch of dry and extremely warm weather for April made for excellent progress when it came to area farmers and spring planting progress. more »»

Iowa regent a director of furniture company that won no-bid deal

April 29, 2016 IOWA CITY — A prominent regent failed to publicly disclose that she was a paid director for a national furniture company before its local distributor signed a lucrative no-bid contract with the... more »»

Iowa lawmakers agree on oversight bill for boarding schools

April 29, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa will have clear regulatory authority over private boarding schools in the state under a legislative deal reached Thursday that also protects religious curriculum at such... more »»

Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria’s largest city

April 29, 2016 BEIRUT — Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria’s largest city was turned once agai... more »»

Texas man in Iowa to face lottery jackpot fraud charges

April 29, 2016 DES MOINES — A Texas man accused of helping a lottery computer manager in Iowa collect jackpots from rigged lottery games gave up a yearlong extradition fight on Thursday and traveled to Iowa to fac... more »»

Man takes plea deal in Ottumwa fatal shooting case

April 29, 2016 OTTUMWA — A man accused in a fatal Ottumwa shooting has pleaded guilty to several charges. more »»

Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

April 29, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh. more »»

FBI: ‘Argument can be made’ fake AP story broke rules

April 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — FBI officials say there’s no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public... more »»

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

April 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on... more »»

‘Bomb’ hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

April 29, 2016 BALTIMORE — A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police, who determined that his alleged... more »»



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