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3 Iowa universities face job cuts in restructuring

November 15, 2014 IOWA CITY — The governing board for Iowa’s three public universities voted Friday to move forward with plans for a restructuring that could cut up to 250 administrative and information technology... more »»

Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. more »»

Philae probe drills into comet, turns toward light

November 15, 2014 BERLIN — The spacecraft that landed on a comet performed two tricky maneuvers Friday, by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating itself to catch more sunlight. more »»

G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

November 15, 2014 BRISBANE, Australia — As G-20 summit host Brisbane sweltered through a blistering heat wave, world leaders on Saturday got down to the business of cementing plans to drag a sagging global economy ou... more »»

AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. more »»

Los Angeles schools drop lawyer who won sex case

November 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles school district on Friday removed a lawyer who successfully defended it in a sexual abuse lawsuit in which he told jurors that a 14-year-old girl who had sex with a mal... more »»

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are divided over whether to fund the government for a couple of months past a December deadline to maintain leverage over President Barack Obama on... more »»

An Englishman in Marshalltown

November 14, 2014 Cedric Pulford met Jean Seberg in Paris in 1959 and was “totally captivated” with the Marshalltown-born actress. more »»

United Way at 62 percent of campaign goal 

November 14, 2014 The Marshalltown Area United Way is hitting a key stretch as its annual campaign heads into the final month. As of Thursday, the agency has raised $487,139, or 62 percent of the goal of $786,000. more »»

Home Care Plus holds open house

November 14, 2014 Staff with Home Care Plus held an open house at its new location in the Fisher Community Center Thursday. more »»

Hagel to order nuke force overhaul to fix failures

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the nation’s nuclear forces are rooted in a lack of investment, inattention by high-level leaders and sagging morale, and is... more »»

Professor says U. of Iowa should release emails

November 14, 2014 IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa professor said Thursday she believes the school is improperly withholding documents from the public that contain embarrassing information about its management of the... more »»

Citing juror bias, court orders new trial in death

November 14, 2014 IOWA CITY — An appeals court on Thursday ordered a new trial for an Iowa man convicted of murder in his best friend’s death, saying a juror’s Facebook contact with the victim’s mother and other... more »»

Iowa Workforce judge files formal union complaint

November 14, 2014 DES MOINES — A state administrative law judge who was ordered demoted last week in a case that raised questions about the operation of the Iowa Workforce Development agency said Thursday that local... more »»

Minnesota company closing Grinnell plant

November 14, 2014 GRINNELL — A Minnesota company will close a Grinnell manufacturing plant, putting about 75 people out of work. more »»

Des Moines mom arrested in daughter’s drug death

November 14, 2014 DES MOINES — Des Moines police have arrested the mother of a 5-year-old who authorities say died of a drug overdose. Sgt. more »»

Adopt-A-Veteran program returns

November 13, 2014 Just a few dollars can brighten the holiday for a veteran with no family in the area at the Iowa Veterans Hom. more »»

Le Grand fire chief retires

November 13, 2014 LE GRAND — Don Weitzell has retired as chief of the Le Grand Fire Department. more »»



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