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1850s fort site located southeast of Marshalltown

August 10, 2014 A local marker indicates history of the area dating back to 1850 and the construction of a fort to ward off a possible attack from the Meskwaki Indians. more »»

State fair volunteer on the go

August 10, 2014 DES MOINES — Keith McDonald is riding in style with a smile at the Iowa State Fair this year. more »»

MCBD plans rivalry game cook off

August 10, 2014 It’s an event that local die-hard Iowa State and Iowa fans compete in for a good cause before the big game. more »»

Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action

August 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America’s renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he doesn’t think “we are going to solve this problem in weeks”... more »»

Fundraiser brings Dysart closer to renovation goal

August 10, 2014 The Dysart Community Building fundraiser has been making great strides, and is moving toward its goal to raise more than $800,000. more »»

White students to no longer be majority at school

August 10, 2014 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — For the first time, U.S. more »»

Iowa Republicans seek to seize Senate control

August 10, 2014 DES MOINES — Just two more seats in the state Senate could give Iowa Republicans complete legislative control for the first time in nearly 20 years, kicking off a new era for conservative policies... more »»

Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

August 10, 2014 AMES — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right directio. more »»

6 years later, impact of Sioux City pit bull ban unclear

August 10, 2014 Sioux City — Six years after Sioux City cracked down on pit bulls and vicious dogs, fewer people are reporting cases of dog bites. more »»

Gaza talks on hold, Israeli delegation stays home

August 10, 2014 JERUSALEM — Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for Gaza were thrown into doubt Saturday after senior officials said an Israeli team would not rejoin negotiations i... more »»

Farmer powers irrigation system with solar energy

August 10, 2014 WHITING — Dolf Ivener turned to sunshine to water his corn field this growing season. Ivener became the first Siouxland farmer to power a center pivot irrigation system with solar energy. more »»

Drought lessons: Water wasters attend Water School

August 10, 2014 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Some overindulged their zucchini patch. Others didn’t bother with that dripping kitchen sink. more »»

Killing of unarmed Mo. man draws criticism

August 10, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. more »»

Hawaii Democrats divided on Senate, governor races

August 10, 2014 HONOLULU — As the final days of campaigning drew to a close in Hawaii’s dramatic primary races, a pair of big storms thrashed toward the islands. The storms posed considerable risk, but for Go. more »»

Israel, Hamas accept second Egyptian cease-fire proposal

August 10, 2014 CAIRO — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the... more »»

Iraqi PM to file complaint against new president

August 10, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the country’s new president of violating the constitution,... more »»

Police-mayor tensions mount over chokehold death

August 10, 2014 NEW YORK — Police have become increasingly at odds with Mayor Bill de Blasio over the appearance he is taking sides against them after the chokehold death of a black suspect last month — a conflict... more »»

Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

August 10, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in... more »»

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

August 10, 2014 BEIRUT — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garde. more »»

 
 

 

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