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Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump’s moment

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — This was to have been Melania Trump’s moment, her first real introduction to American voters who’d seen her by her husband’s side for months but had barely heard her speak. more »»

Utah Zika case raising questions about how virus spreads

July 20, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — The case of a Utah man who contracted the Zika virus after caring for his infected father raised new questions for health experts who said Tuesday that the investigation could guide... more »»

Man charged in spate of San Diego homeless killings

July 20, 2016 SAN DIEGO — A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness was charged Tuesday with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire. more »»

Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse

July 20, 2016 MOSCOW — Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out — for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine — bu... more »»

German train attacker vowed ‘revenge on the infidels’

July 20, 2016 WUERZBURG, Germany — A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker vowing “revenge on these infidels” went on an ax-and-knife rampage on a train in southern Germany, wounding five people before being shot and... more »»

Obiter dicta: Top UK diplomat dismisses his past insults

July 20, 2016 LONDON — Obiter dicta. Inconsequential remarks. more »»

Suspended sentence

July 19, 2016 The former executive director of the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau who pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands from the organization received a suspended 10-year prison sentence and $1,00... more »»

Board hears changes to Extended Learning Program

July 19, 2016 Monday evening, the Marshalltown School Board was informed that the district’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) will now be known as XLP. more »»

Tumult over rules, condemnation of Clinton at GOP convention

July 19, 2016 CLEVELAND — Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and deep discontent within... more »»

Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

July 19, 2016 BATON ROUGE, La. — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. more »»

CIH progressing toward joint venture with Mary Greeley Medical Center

July 18, 2016 Nearly eight weeks have passed since Central Iowa Healthcare announced it was exploring a joint venture with Mary Greeley Medical Center of Ames and LHP Hospital Group, Inc. of Plano, Texa. more »»

Giving back to our veterans

July 18, 2016 A desire to serve those who have served others is at the heart of an upcoming fundraiser for an organization that harnesses “the power of the human-animal bond, facing challenges and hurdles with th... more »»

Crackdown following failed coup in Turkey raises concerns

July 18, 2016 ISTANBUL — Following a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government moved swiftly Sunday to shore up his power and remove those perceived as an enemy, saying it has... more »»

Obama urges Americans to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

July 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the... more »»

Waterloo farmer forms food network

July 18, 2016 WATERLOO — There’s strength in numbers, Chad Thomas said. more »»

Trump ready to complete improbable rise at GOP convention in Cleveland

July 18, 2016 CLEVELAND — A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention — let alone as its star. more »»

Hundreds flock to Linn Creek Art Festival

July 17, 2016 An unbeatable combination of art, classic cars, food, and music proved to be irresistible to a crowd of all ages Saturday at the annual Linn Creek Art Festival. more »»



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