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October 12, 2014 She ran for more than 20 hours non-stop and it’s actually something she enjoys. Steph Whitmore, 35, of Marshalltown is an ultra-distance, 100-mile marathon runner. more »»

MHS continues focus on positive behavior system

October 12, 2014 Marshalltown High School staff are in the middle of year two of implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and leaders feel it’s making a difference. more »»

Young businesswoman is talking Silence

October 12, 2014 Don’t dare tell Erin (Wibholm) Silence, 31, something can not be done, because she will prove you wrong. more »»

Power of the Purse fundraiser returns Wednesday

October 12, 2014 It will be “Ladies Night Out” to the full extent as the Marshalltown Area United Way presents its Sixth annual Power of the Purse. The annual fundraiser for the United Way is from 6-9 p.m. more »»

Braley, Ernst try to appeal to undecided voters

October 12, 2014 DAVENPORT — The candidates in the Iowa Senate race aggressively attacked each other Saturday in their second debate, as they both seek to appeal to undecided voters in the tight race. Democratic U.. more »»

Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

October 12, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — Kurdish militiamen are putting up a fierce fight to defend a Syrian town near the border with Turkey but are struggling to repel the Islamic State group, which is advancing and... more »»

Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

October 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up... more »»

Hospital program helps young adults with disabilities

October 12, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Bernard Morris changes bedding in Mercy Medical Center’s emergency department and keeps it stocked with supplie. more »»

Substitute teacher continues teaching at 81

October 12, 2014 WATERLOO — The two second-graders were fidgety and easily distracted, but Richard Halstead kept them as focused as possible on a set of addition and subtraction word problem. more »»

Americans for Prosperity builds political machine

October 12, 2014 MIAMI — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before they left to meet voters. more »»

New Jersey prep football case puts hazing in focus

October 12, 2014 PARLIN, N.J. — The abrupt cancellation of football season at a New Jersey prep powerhouse signaled something more than locker room hijinks. more »»

Thousands in St. Louis to protest police shootings

October 12, 2014 ST. LOUIS — Thousands gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies and marches protesting Michael Brown’s death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere. more »»

Obama wraps up California fundraising trip

October 12, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. more »»

As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

October 12, 2014 CHULA VISTA, Calif. — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.’s offices were oddly quiet. more »»

Worried Iraqi capital sees militant push around it

October 12, 2014 BAGHDAD — On the western edge of Iraq’s capital, Islamic State group militants battle government forces and exchange mortar fire, only adding to the sense of siege in Baghdad despite airstrikes by a... more »»

Activist’s Nobel highlights child labor in India

October 12, 2014 PATNA, India — When the Nobel Committee announced that Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had won the Peace Prize, a skinny 13-year-old boy was running around serving cups of milky... more »»

Iraqi Yazidi girl tells of captivity in IS group

October 12, 2014 MAQLUBA, Iraq — The young Yazidi girl rocked apprehensively as she described the ordeal that took her from her family, snatched from her home by militants in Iraq, then sold as a slave in Syria... more »»

7 plaintiffs in no-fly list lawsuit cleared to fly

October 12, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. — Seven people who challenged their placement on the government’s no-fly list are now free to fly, the first time the U.S. more »»

Money pouring into bear vote fight

October 12, 2014 PORTLAND, Maine — A ballot question that could ban the use of dogs, bait and traps for bear hunting in Maine has outside groups pouring money into the state on both sides of the issue. more »»



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