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GOP prospects agree to get tough with terrorists

May 17, 2015 DES MOINES — Republicans wooing Iowa’s most active party members called Saturday for a stronger presence in the world but ran the gamut in tone and just how tough to get with America’s enemies. more »»

Thousands attend funeral for 2nd slain officer

May 17, 2015 HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A funeral was held Saturday for one of two Mississippi police officers shot to death a week ago during a traffic stop. more »»

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death over prison break

May 17, 2015 CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country’s first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that... more »»

High school pride

May 16, 2015 Principal Aiddy Phomvisay takes his morning walk through the school corridor before the shrill clang of the bell marks the start of the day. His rounds are part supervisory, part social. more »»

Competency hearing continues for Crisantos

May 16, 2015 Is he truly unable to stand trial or just “faking it?” That’s the question the court must answer as to the competency of a Marshalltown man accused of shooting a police officer and robbing a local... more »»

Two area teens charged with arson

May 16, 2015 Two Marshalltown teenagers have been charged with arson following a fire that damaged a building last October. more »»

Authorities conduct sex offender registry compliance checks

May 16, 2015 Recently the Marshalltown Police Department, in cooperation with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and U.S. more »»

Mike Huckabee in Marshalltown Tuesday

May 16, 2015 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will make a stop in Marshalltown next week. more »»


May 16, 2015 Resides: Real jackrabbits live in central and western North America. This includes American deserts, scrublands open spaces, woodlands and farms. more »»

Cosmetologists help cancer patients look good, feel better

May 16, 2015 SIOUX CITY — It’s a shock every morning when Heather Coyle looks in the mirror. more »»

Educator relates stories from Army service to daily lessons

May 16, 2015 GARNAVILLO — A large American flag hangs in Brian Lawrence’s Clayton Ridge Middle School classroom. more »»

4 charged with shipping guns to Lebanon to remain in custody

May 16, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigator... more »»

Death Penalty for the Boston bomber

May 16, 2015 BOSTON — After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise. more »»

New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

May 16, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation’s busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions... more »»

US plays down IS militants’ gains in Iraq

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Despite major new setbacks in Iraq, the U.S. more »»

GOP wrestling with too many ‘16 prospects for a TV debate

May 16, 2015 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Never have more than 10 candidates taken the stage for a televised Republican presidential debate. Wish the GOP luck in trying to keep it that way. more »»

Clintons report $30M from speeches, book in past 16 mos.

May 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton reported Friday that they earned more than $30 million combined in speaking fees and book royalties since January 2014, putting... more »»

It can happen anywhere

May 15, 2015 Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and no community is immune to its devastating grip. more »»



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