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Report reveals source of secret settlement funds

April 2, 2014 DES MOINES — The revelation from Gov. more »»

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

April 2, 2014 BRUSSELS — NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U. more »»

Magnitude-8.2 quake strikes northern Chile

April 2, 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile — A powerful magnitude-8. more »»

Nonprofit seeks state funds for child funerals

April 2, 2014 DES MOINES — A nonprofit group on Tuesday urged Iowa lawmakers to take action on a bill to provide financial assistance for low-income families who can’t afford to bury their children. more »»

House fires spike in Marshalltown

April 1, 2014 Last week the Marshalltown Fire Department responded to three house fires, which fell among four in March, along with two smoke calls, six rubbish fires and two vehicle fires. more »»

Provider sentenced to probation in head trauma case

April 1, 2014 Nearly two years after a Marshalltown woman was charged with causing serious head trauma to a toddler, a judge Monday granted a deferred judgement. more »»

Morning Glory Bakery closes its two locations

April 1, 2014 An anchor of the revitalization of 13th Street has closed. After nearly three years in business, Morning Glory Bakery owners announced Sunday it would no longer be open for business. more »»

Sodders endorses Kajtazovic for U.S. House

April 1, 2014 State Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, has announced his endorsement for Rep. Anesa Kajtazovic, D-Waterloo, for the U.S. House in the 1st Distric. more »»

Iowa expands its ‘do not rehire’ list

April 1, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa continues to maintain an internal “do not rehire” list of fired employees who are barred from returning to state employment, even though judges have raised questions about its... more »»

Officer wounded during eastern Iowa traffic stop

April 1, 2014 MAQUOKETA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a police officer has been wounded during a traffic stop in eastern Iowa. more »»

Agencies assisting health care sign-up inundated

April 1, 2014 DES MOINES — Workers at hospitals and other organizations hired to help people sign up for insurance in Iowa were inundated Monday with requests on the last day of registration under the national... more »»

USDA: Corn acres expected to shrink 4 percent

April 1, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — The amount of American cropland devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more acres to soybeans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monda. more »»

Tama County Engineer proposes bridge replacements

April 1, 2014 County Engineer Lyle Brehm presented plans for two bridge replacements at Monday’s Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting. more »»

US considers release of spy Pollard

April 1, 2014 JERUSALEM — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace... more »»

Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government... more »»

Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border

April 1, 2014 SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the... more »»

Australia says no time limit on Flight 370 search

April 1, 2014 PERTH, Australia — Although it has been slow, difficult and frustrating so far, the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is nowhere near the point of being scaled back, Australia’s prime... more »»

Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

April 1, 2014 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for... more »»



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