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Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

October 18, 2014 PRISTINA, Kosovo — It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo’s western mountains in July. more »»

Chinese art colony’s free-speech illusion shatters

October 18, 2014 BEIJING — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing’s Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as... more »»

Hong Kong police arrest 26 amid street clashes

October 18, 2014 HONG KONG — Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city’s streets Saturday, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists who... more »»

Nepal blizzard survivors caught off-guard

October 18, 2014 KATMANDU, Nepal — Survivors of deadly blizzards that swept through the Himalayas this week said they were caught off-guard when the weather changed quickly along high-altitude trekking routes in... more »»

Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

October 18, 2014 MILAN — Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas dispute that... more »»

Breast cancer survivors tell their story

October 17, 2014 Even though one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lives, in most cases it’s not a death sentence. more »»

Student suing school district after football suspension

October 17, 2014 A Marshalltown High School senior is suing the school district in a civil lawsuit after being suspended for two football games earlier this year. more »»

Hatch: ‘Branstad’s agenda reckless’

October 17, 2014 Undaunted. Despite being down by double digits in polls to Gov. Terry Branstad, Jack Hatch, 64, gets up every morning ready to fight the good fight. more »»

Sen. Grassley headlines Jech event

October 17, 2014 U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley was in Marshalltown Thursday to support Republican state representative candidate Jane Jech in a remodeled 13th Street storefront. more »»

‘Orange Out’ at tonight’s football game

October 17, 2014 It will be an “orange out” at tonight’s football game. more »»

MPD keeping tobacco away from youth

October 17, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department has taken a pledge to keep any kind of tobacco away from yout. more »»

Man points gun at woman as a joke

October 17, 2014 A Marshalltown man is telling police he only pointed a gun at a woman as a joke. A woman and her friend went to John Legrand’s house in the 200 block of Westwood Drive Saturday night, said Capt. more »»

Finances, building options discussed at G-R board meeting

October 17, 2014 The Gladbrook-Reinbeck school district continues to focus on its financial bottom line. more »»

Iowa’s Braley, Ernst duel over abortion in debate

October 17, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Republican candidate Joni Ernst defended her opposition to abortion rights during Thursday’s final debate between her and Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley in their neck-and-neck race for a U.S. more »»

Iowa Premium Beef readies for opening at Tama

October 17, 2014 TAMA — “It’s the right area at the right time,” Iowa Premium Beef CEO Jeffrey Johnson declared of the move to reopen the former Tama Pack in Tama. more »»

Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from W Africa

October 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government’s ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. more »»

Iowa woman avoids life sentence in toddler’s death

October 17, 2014 ORANGE CITY — An Iowa woman admitted Thursday to causing the head injuries that killed a 3-year-old girl at her in-home day care, but avoided a life sentence under a plea agreement with prosecutors. more »»

US still searching for credible allies in Syria

October 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. more »»

FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

October 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be... more »»

Russian man: Not guilty to new hacking charges

October 17, 2014 SEATTLE — A Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Offic. more »»



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