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Massive IS Cairo car bomb underlines focus on state targets

August 21, 2015 CAIRO — A massive pre-dawn car bomb by Islamic State extremists blasted the facade off a police headquarters Thursday and rattled windows across Cairo — wounding 29 but causing no deaths. more »»

Where the bison roam

August 20, 2015 FERGUSON — Visitors to the Green Castle Recreation Area have a new reason to visit. Last week, a male American bison calf was born at the recreation area, located a half-mile south of Ferguso. more »»

Tossing classrooms into the blender

August 20, 2015 With the rollout of personal computers for students in the Marshalltown Community School District, pupils may increasingly see their teachers ask them to use digital resources both in and out of the... more »»

Local Tastee Freez closed

August 20, 2015 “You can’t go home again,” wrote the late author Thomas Wolfe. It proved true for businessman Chris Bacon. more »»

UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

August 20, 2015 VIENNA — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. more »»

Company will pay Iowa to settle allegations over medications

August 20, 2015 DES MOINES — A pharmaceutical company will pay the state of Iowa more than $972,000 to settle allegations that it improperly marketed two of its medications. more »»

Perry questions border wall plans, stresses better security

August 20, 2015 DES MOINES — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that simply building a wall is not the best way to secure the U.S. border and halt illegal immigration. more »»

Wildfires burn unchecked as resources stretched thin

August 20, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — This summer’s massive fires have strained resources across the West to the point that wildfire managers are being forced to let some fires burn unchecked, and that has renewed a... more »»

Hackers expose millions on cheating site

August 20, 2015 LONDON — Hackers say they have exposed unfaithful partners across the world, posting what they said were the personal details of millions of people registered with cheating website Ashley Madison. more »»

Manager credited with saving dozens in massive motel blast

August 20, 2015 SEATTLE — A fast-acting manager who evacuated a Washington motel minutes before a massive explosion is being credited with saving dozens of lives, including some who were staying in rooms that were... more »»

Guard at ‘Muslim-free’ gun range accidentally shoots self

August 20, 2015 TULSA, Okla. — A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range that declared itself a “Muslim-free” business dropped his gun and accidentally shot himself. more »»

Scientists discover how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment

August 20, 2015 Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise. more »»

IS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

August 20, 2015 DAMASCUS, Syria — The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological... more »»

Woman’s death still haunts New Orleans neighborhood

August 20, 2015 NEW ORLEANS — Amid the chaos after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, Vera Smith’s body decayed for four days on a sidewalk until her horrified neighbors covered her with dirt, a makeshift... more »»

District to raise house lights at Roundhouse

August 19, 2015 A public open house is scheduled Friday to showcase the newly renovated Marshalltown High School Roundhouse gymnasium. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. more »»

Greer and Hoop to run for re-election

August 19, 2015 Two of the three Marshalltown City Council incumbents up for re-election have announced their intentions to run for re-election this fall. more »»

Patriotic parade

August 19, 2015 more »»



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