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Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

October 19, 2014 NEW YORK — The largest U.. more »»

Cautious optimism over Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

October 19, 2014 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — There’s no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about news of a cease-fire with the... more »»

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

October 19, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to... more »»

9 more bodies push Nepal blizzard death toll to 38

October 19, 2014 KATMANDU, Nepal — A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of snow storms and avalanches in... more »»

School district addresses high school threat concerns

October 18, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department increased its presence at Marshalltown High School Friday as rumors swirled in social media of a threat of violence. more »»

School year-round in Marshalltown?

October 18, 2014 It was an off-the-cuff mention by Marshalltown School Board President Kay Beach during a recent meeting but it could foretell the future of the school calendar. more »»

Man sentenced after violating his probation

October 18, 2014 A Marshalltown man who was on probation for engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor had his probation revoked for violating it just two months later. Benjamin J. more »»

Barbecue fest begins

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Blum campaign back in Marshall County

October 18, 2014 Republican U.S. House candidate Rod Blum said with each passing poll the numbers keep looking good for him in his race against Democratic Rep. Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque. more »»

Marshall County Child Care Services ready to serve

October 18, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

15 Minutes

October 18, 2014 CHUCK SHOCKLEY Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Des Moines FAMILY LIFE Family: Wife is Evelyn Moore originally from Council Bluffs. We have two sons, Alex of Alexandria, Minn. more »»

State offers incentives for three company projects

October 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa economic development officials approved Friday incentives for three companies that promise to create 281 jobs and spend $39 million to locate new facilities or expand in Iowa. more »»

WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

October 18, 2014 LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to... more »»

In turn, gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

October 18, 2014 PHOENIX — Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, a sharp turn for a state that became ground zero in the clash over gay rights less than a year ago when the state Legislature passed a bill... more »»

Ana turns into hurricane off the coast of Hawaii

October 18, 2014 KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — The powerful Pacific storm churning toward Hawaii became a hurricane but remained far enough away from the islands to allow tourists to make the most of Friday’s remaining sunn... more »»

Biden’s son faces no bar review after discharge

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, faces no automatic review of his law license in Connecticut following his discharge from the U.S. more »»

Activists: Islamic State group may have warplanes

October 18, 2014 BAGHDAD — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. more »»



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