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Food, fireworks and fun

July 5, 2016 Visitors in the Marshalltown area got a show last night at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds; the fireworks flew at dusk, preceded by food and festivities in the afternoon. more »»

Theft of ancient bones a ‘debacle’ for National Park Service

July 5, 2016 IOWA CITY — A 1990 theft of historically significant Native American remains by a national monument superintendent entrusted with protecting them was larger and more harmful than previously... more »»

Local vet turns 95

July 4, 2016 Over 70 years ago, Joe Sims was sailing on a battleship escort in the Mediterranean, fighting off German submarines and dive-bombers. more »»

Deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in central Baghdad

July 4, 2016 BAGHDAD — A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capita... more »»

Parents disappointed in sentence for driver in fatal auto/bike crash

July 4, 2016 OSAGE — Parents who lost 20-year-old daughter after she was hit by a car in northern Iowa are disappointed in the sentence the driver faces. more »»

Trump meets with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, fueling VP speculation

July 4, 2016 DES MOINES — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent part of his July 4th with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, fueling speculation about his vice presidential pick. more »»

Obama campaign machine revving up to elect Clinton

July 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they used... more »»

Bombing near 1 of Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi kills 4

July 4, 2016 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A suicide bombing outside one of Islam’s holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces on Monday, and similar attacks outside a Shiite mosque and a U.S. more »»

Texas accused of ignoring mentally disabled in nursing homes

July 4, 2016 LUBBOCK, Texas — It took more than 40 years for Leonard Barefield to finally get to choose where he live. more »»

Woman sheds tears of joy as cherished US flag found

July 4, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cathy Scoppo’s heart sank the moment she noticed the U.S. more »»

A week after British vote, markets take stock

July 4, 2016 NEW YORK — A week after Britain’s shocking vote to leave the European Union, markets seem to have pushed the pause button. more »»

Thailand, Japan share mutual affection that is rare in Asia

July 4, 2016 BANGKOK — Thailand is smitten by Japan: Sushi restaurants fill the malls, Issey Miyake’s luxury “Bao Bao” bags are all the rage and Thai tourists are flocking to Japan in record numbers to visit a... more »»

Proud to be an American

July 3, 2016 Editor’s note: This is an article recently published in “Hola Iowa.” During this Fourth of July weekend celebration, Americans are reminded that citizenship comes with the right to vote. more »»

July 4th activities beckon Central Iowans

July 3, 2016 From Ames to Garwin to Marshalltown, Central Iowans have numerous opportunities Monday to celebrate the 240th anniversary of America’s independence. more »»

Iowans of the Stage and Screen

July 3, 2016 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

Clinton interviewed by the FBI

July 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, her campaign announced after the meeting, as federal... more »»

Hostage crisis leaves 28 dead in Bangladesh

July 3, 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh — The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. more »»

New cigarette taxes may be on ballot in hesitant states

July 3, 2016 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An entire generation has come of age since the last time Missouri raised its cigarette tax, from 13 cents a pack to 17 cents, in 1993. Today, it’s the lowest tax in the nation. more »»

File 17 is glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11

July 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — Amid the clamor a year ago to release 28 still-secret pages of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. more »»

EU supporters parade through London in ‘March for Europe’

July 3, 2016 LONDON — Tens of thousands of European Union supporters sang, danced and marched their way down the streets of London on Saturday to protest the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU. more »»



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