Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 2 Sep 2014 22:03:21 EDTTue, 2 Sep 2014 22:03:21 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLocal actress hits playhouse stage in "South Pacific"http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576027.htmlAmber Duimstra is hitting the stage in Des Moines again as she takes a lead role in the musical "South Pacific." The musical opens Friday and runs through Sept. 28 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTStorms roll through Midwest with strong windshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576028.htmlDES MOINES - A storm spotter remained hospitalized in Sioux City Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturne.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTSalsa creation a service project for Iowa studentshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576029.htmlDUBUQUE - The basement of St. Anthony Catholic Church was bustling with activity on a Wednesday afternoon this month as dozens of students put the finishing touches on a project more than six months in the making.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTNo gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killinghttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576030.htmlST. LOUIS - Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perceptio.Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTAmericans detained in North Korea call for US helphttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/576031.htmlPYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking...Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT