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Afghan city falls to Taliban in government setback

September 29, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fighters, the first time the insurgents have seized a... more »»

Burnt rubber marks conclusion of Oktemberfest

September 28, 2015 The final day of Marshalltown’s 2015 fall Oktemberfest festival began and ended with a crackle of engines. The ninth annual Oktemberfest Motorcycle Show and Rodeo was held downtown, Sunday. more »»

High school junior shows attention to detail

September 28, 2015 Jade Hall, 16, is making the usual adjustments all students face at the beginning of the school yea. more »»

Sioux City family has questions about teen’s 1971 unsolved homicide in Cedar Rapids

September 28, 2015 SIOUX CITY — Lisa Schenzel remembers when her older sister taught her the words to “Silver Bells” on car rides over the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City. more »»

Couple marries in hospital after bride breaks leg

September 28, 2015 BETTENDORF — An Iowa couple got married in a hospital chapel this weekend after the bride broke her leg on their wedding day. more »»

Obama makes forceful defense of development goals

September 28, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Sunday committed the U.S. more »»

NTSB: Duck boat in crash didn’t have recommended fix

September 28, 2015 SEATTLE — A Seattle duck boat that swerved wildly into an oncoming charter bus last week, killing five people and injuring dozens, did not have an axle repair that was recommended for at least some... more »»

Treasurer blocks financing plan for Iowa police radio system

September 28, 2015 IOWA CITY — The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. more »»

Pope Francis wraps up joyful US visit with big open-air Mass

September 28, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. more »»

Rail maintenance project delayed on weak crude oil demand

September 28, 2015 SIOUX CITY — The weak demand for crude oil and ethanol has delayed construction of a proposed $30.9 million rail car maintenance facility in northwest Iow. more »»

Marshalltown crowd enjoys fall festival

September 27, 2015 Anyone on West Main Street Saturday morning experienced air filled with excitement, the wafting scent of fair food and sirens blaring in the background: it was Oktemberfest Saturday. more »»

Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety hosted its first-ever Quilts of Valor ceremony

September 27, 2015 On Saturday afternoon in the center of the Marshalltown Mall, friends and family gathered to honor the lives and military service of 18 individuals who were each given a quilt as a tribute to their... more »»

Ideal weather for Oktemberfest runs and walk

September 27, 2015 Sunny skies and cool temperatures greeted approximately 150 runners and walkers for the 30th annual Oktemberfest 10K Run & 5K Walk/Jo. more »»

Hundreds attend Prairie Heritage at Grimes Farm

September 27, 2015 The sharp crack of pistol and rifle fire attracted a lot of folks and kept Jim Ramsey and his fellow 7th Calvary Civil War reenactors busy in their tent Saturday afternoon during the annual Prairie... more »»

Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

September 27, 2015 DES MOINES — Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. more »»

Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals

September 27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — He spoke at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. more »»

Twin polygamous towns host memorial for 13 who died in flood

September 27, 2015 HILDALE, Utah — A survivor so young he stepped on a stool to reach a podium microphone, remembered his heart “whacking like a sledgehammer” in the moments before a flash flood swept he and his famil... more »»

After Boehner’s departure: Can House GOP be led?

September 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the House and may threaten the entire Republican Party... more »»

Burkina Faso freezes assets of coup plotters

September 27, 2015 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso is freezing the assets of the leaders of the coup launched earlier this month, the state prosecutor said Saturday. more »»



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