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UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

September 10, 2014 GENEVA — Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesda. more »»

Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

September 10, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has a daunting task ahead of him: With the world watching, the Shiite politician must unify a deeply divided country against Sunni militants who... more »»

With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

September 10, 2014 DAKAR, Senegal — A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming... more »»

Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

September 10, 2014 CAIRO — After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set... more »»

Canada finds 1 of 2 ships lost in Arctic

September 10, 2014 TORONTO — One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada’s prime minister announced Tuesda... more »»

City supports NIOT

September 9, 2014 City council members passed a resolution to support the Marshalltown Not In Our Town effort Monday night. more »»

Board approves $332,200 playground project

September 9, 2014 A local construction company was the low bidder for a big preschool playground project in Marshalltown and was approved to do the work by the school board Monday. more »»

Central Iowa poverty examined in series

September 9, 2014 The faces of poverty in central Iowa are as unique and diverse as its people. more »»

Still no sign of missing man

September 9, 2014 As of Monday night there has still been no sign of a rural Albion man who went missing over the weekend. more »»

Council approves fire chief candidate

September 9, 2014 City council members approved the hiring of a fire chief candidate. At the city council meeting Monday night, council members approved David Rierson, of Kansas City, Mo., to be the next fire chief. more »»

Man suffers injuries in motorcycle crash

September 9, 2014 A Cedar Falls man driving a motorcycle suffered multiple injuries after he attempted to pass a truck-tractor pulling a grain trailer Saturday on Highway 175. more »»

Regents’ plan would seek $13M for funding change

September 9, 2014 IOWA CITY — The Iowa Board of Regents will ask lawmakers for $13 million to prevent cuts to the University of Iowa’s budget as the state’s three public universities transition to a new funding model... more »»

Health officials monitor respiratory virus in Iowa

September 9, 2014 The Associated Press DES MOINES — Public health officials on Monday said they’re monitoring a high number of reports of a respiratory virus in several Midwest states including Iowa. more »»

US-Japan group calls for finishing trade pact

September 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Government officials from the United States and Japan called Monday for completion of an international trade agreement that they said would strengthen ties between the two allies and... more »»

Ukraine’s leader rallies for unity in key city

September 9, 2014 MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the cit... more »»

4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

September 9, 2014 ATLANTA — A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.. more »»

US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

September 9, 2014 BEIRUT — Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. more »»

Some crop concerns as Central Iowa nears the end of growing season

September 8, 2014 Despite a “mild” summer, it is still too early to tell how just bountiful of a crop farmers will yield come harvest season in Central Iow. more »»

Man still missing after day two of search

September 8, 2014 Law enforcement, emergency staff and volunteers searched by boat and land for a missing Albion man on the second day he’s been gone, but were unable to find any traces of Kevin Kroener as of early... more »»



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