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Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

October 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous stat. more »»

Democratic ads off the air in Kentucky Senate race

October 15, 2014 FLORENCE, Ky. — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped running TV ads in Kentucky’s U.S. more »»

Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

October 15, 2014 NEW YORK — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours o... more »»

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

October 15, 2014 VATICAN CITY — A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more... more »»

Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

October 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the... more »»

Hong Kong police clear protesters out of tunnel

October 15, 2014 HONG KONG — Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers moved in early Wednesday to clear pro-democracy protesters out of a tunnel outside the city government headquarters, clashing with protesters in the... more »»

Explosion hits Cairo, leaving 12 injured

October 15, 2014 CAIRO — A strong blast hit a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured, Egypt’s official news agency reported, as a court sentenced seven Islamic militants to death over... more »»

Mexico prosecutor: Students not in first mass graves

October 15, 2014 CHILPANCINGO, Mexico — Authorities testing remains found in nine mass graves in southern Mexico have yet to find any of 43 teachers college students who disappeared after a confrontation with police... more »»

Election season heats up with debate

October 14, 2014 Candidates’ voices appear to be getting louder the closer and closer it gets to the Nov. 4 election. more »»

Marshalltown hosting kids’ track championship

October 14, 2014 The games will go on. Terry Gray, Parks and Recreation director, told city council members Monday night that the city will host the Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championship in June of next yea. more »»

‘Week Without Violence’ kickoff

October 14, 2014 Every one of the dozens of white and orange flags on the north Marshall County Courthouse lawn represent a chilling story of violence against women or girl. more »»

Man dies from car accident

October 14, 2014 A Laurel man has died following an accident over the weekend. James A. Anderson, 56, was injured after he lost control and went into a ditch around 11 p.m., Friday on Highway 14 near 330th Street. more »»

Best of the best at barbecue fest

October 14, 2014 The smokey smell of barbecue will permeate Riverview Park this weekend during the 16th annual BBQ Championship. more »»

Ebola and food security topic at World Food Prize

October 14, 2014 DES MOINES — The West African Ebola epidemic and its impact on food security will be a topic of discussion as international dignitaries gather for the annual World Food Prize award ceremony to... more »»

Sen. Warren to campaign for Braley in Iowa

October 14, 2014 DES MOINES — Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Iowa for Democrat Bruce Braley, who is locked in one of the nation’s closest Senate races, according to an email she sent supporters Monda. more »»

Prosecutors shield plea deal with Iowa babysitter

October 14, 2014 ORANGE CITY — Prosecutors on Monday temporarily kept secret the details of a plea agreement reached with an Iowa daycare provider charged with killing a three-year-old girl in her care. more »»

Health officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

October 14, 2014 DALLAS — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected... more »»

Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

October 14, 2014 AREQUIPA, Peru — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and wate... more »»

Militants take Iraq army camp as more bombs hit Baghdad

October 14, 2014 BAGHDAD — Militants with the Islamic State group on Monday captured a military training camp in western Iraq, inching closer to full control of the restive Anbar province, as a spate of deadly... more »»



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