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Giving thanks

November 28, 2014 At the end of one of the long dining tables in the Salvation Army gym was a folded piece of construction paper. more »»

‘If I were mayor ...’

November 28, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of essays that are being recognized in the Times-Republican’s “If I Were Mayor ...” essay contest. Essays will be published now through Dec. . more »»

Early-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

November 28, 2014 NEW YORK — Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what’s becoming a new holiday traditio. more »»

For some, location of Brown’s hands irrelevant

November 28, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown’s death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop. Soon, “Hands U. more »»

Obama’s action fuels worry about immigration scams

November 28, 2014 SAN DIEGO — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. more »»

Lawyer: Iowa murder suspect’s child has cancer

November 28, 2014 IOWA CITY — The attorney for a Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa says his client needs time to care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer and is asking for a delay in... more »»

Town hall meetings scheduled for proposed pipeline

November 28, 2014 SIOUX CENTER — Landowners who would be impacted by a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline through Iowa will be able to get more information at upcoming public meetings. more »»

Ebola aid dogged by coordination lags in Guinea

November 28, 2014 CONAKRY, Guinea — Eight months into West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, aid efforts in Guinea still suffer from poor coordination, hampering deployments of international support to help quell a virus that... more »»

Families asked to host visitors for pope’s US trip

November 28, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year. more »»

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

November 28, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. more »»

Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians’ interest wanes

November 28, 2014 CAIRO — Amal Shaker’s 25-year-old son Ahmed was fatally shot in the back on the “Friday of Rage,” one of the bloodiest days of Egypt’s 2011 uprising against longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. more »»

For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

November 28, 2014 IERAPETRA, Greece — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad... more »»

Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

November 28, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control... more »»

Students bring cheer by the box load

November 27, 2014 It took a group of Lenihan Intermediate School students just four days to raise 850 food items for the less fortunate during a food drive at the school. more »»

‘If I Were Mayor ...’ essay winners announced

November 27, 2014 The wait is over. The Times-Republican has announced the prize winners in the “If I Were Mayor ... ” essay contest. more »»

Safety is key when it comes to holiday shopping

November 27, 2014 Those hoping for a merry Christmas might want to follow these tips when it comes to protecting your holiday gifts as well as your walle. more »»

Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies

November 27, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. more »»



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Local improv group planning annual performances

November 25, 2014 Instant Comedy, Just Add Spam, the local improv group, is in the planning stages for its next shows. The holiday tradition of the Dec. 30 and Dec. more »

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