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US says American held in Syria has been freed

August 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of America... more »»

Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes

August 25, 2014 ROCHESTER, N.H. — Slain U.S. more »»

Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east

August 25, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — To shouts of “Fascists!” and “Hang them from a tree!” captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the streets of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Sunday as bystanders pelte... more »»

History in flames: Belgium recalls Leuven’s ruins

August 25, 2014 LEUVEN, Belgium — A century after German forces burned down the Leuven University library, Marie Legrand still has visions of the horrid scene. more »»

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

August 25, 2014 NASSAU, Bahamas — Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf. more »»

Withstanding the wind

August 24, 2014 GRUNDY CENTER — Grundy Center special education teacher Ellen Stoner can remember teaching during a tornado warning with parents scrambling to try to pick up their kids. more »»

$1M bond set for local man accused of murder

August 24, 2014 A Marshalltown man is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $1 million bond after authorities charged him with murdering his live-in girlfriend’s daughter. Branden M. more »»

Albion hopes to lure campers to vacant trailer park

August 24, 2014 ALBION — The town of Albion hopes to attract workers building the new Alliant Energy power plant to camp in the town while they are in the are. more »»

Murphy pushes Dems to get out the vote

August 24, 2014 Democratic congressional candidate Pat Murphy rallied supporters Saturday during a campaign stop in Marshalltown. more »»

Conrad man a plowing champion

August 24, 2014 A rural Conrad farmer enjoys the best of both worlds. more »»

Clinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats

August 24, 2014 ALTOONA — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. more »»

Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria

August 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syri. more »»

Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

August 24, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn’t been the same since Angelia Dickens’ son tearfully told her, “The police shot a boy. more »»

No arrests as thousands rally over chokehold death

August 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a... more »»

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

August 24, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that... more »»

Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

August 24, 2014 REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe’s largest glacier, scientists said, prompting the country to close airspace over... more »»

Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

August 24, 2014 DONETSK, Russia — Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihood... more »»

Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

August 24, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has... more »»

Bombings kill 42 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

August 24, 2014 BAGHDAD — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 42 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has... more »»



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