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Gov. Branstad’s inauguration set for Jan. 16

December 9, 2014 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad announced Monday that he will be sworn in for a sixth term on Jan. 16. Branstad said his inauguration will be held at 9 a.m. more »»

Few holiday lights in Iowa city draw complaints

December 9, 2014 COUNCIL BLUFFS — The mayor of Council Bluffs says he is willing to lead a discussion on funding for new Christmas lights downtow. more »»

US prepares for security risks from torture report

December 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — American embassies, military units and other U.S. more »»

Study proves high heels do have power over men

December 9, 2014 PARIS — The well-heeled Marilyn Monroe reportedly once said if you give a girl the right shoes, she can conquer the worl. more »»

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

December 9, 2014 DENVER — In the latest religious challenge to the federal health care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals... more »»

Afghanistan mired in war as US combat command ends

December 9, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — American and NATO troops closed their operational command in Afghanistan on Monday, lowering flags in a ceremony to mark the formal end of their combat mission in a country stil... more »»

General: Islamic State fighters on their heels

December 9, 2014 KUWAIT CITY — Islamic State fighters have lost the initiative in Iraq and are now “on defense” with far less ability to generate the kind of ground maneuvers that enabled the extremists to capture... more »»

Suspicious death under investigation

December 8, 2014 Two men are in police custody following the discovery of an unidentified adult male dead at a local trailer park over the weeken. more »»

Sixth grader mentors classmates

December 8, 2014 Lenihan Intermediate math and science instructor Jennifer O’Neal’s exuberance is infectious when speaking about her student Kailee Pollard. more »»

Christmas at the stable

December 8, 2014 Good cheer and peace on Earth echoed through the stables of the Quakerdale Wolfe Ranch on Sunday evening during the Christmas at the Stables event. more »»

On-site assessment at sheriff’s office

December 8, 2014 The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying it meets professional standard. more »»

Riding for a cause

December 8, 2014 His 2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Limited may be in storage for the winter, but Randy Kessler’s love of the hog is evident year-round. more »»

US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay as refugees

December 8, 2014 MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a tiny Muslim population, amid a renewed push by... more »»

Program seeks to bring more doctors to rural Iowa

December 8, 2014 DES MOINES — An effort to add more doctors in rural Iowa through a state-run loan forgiveness program moved forward this year, though backers say they still need more funding. more »»

Iowa feedlot operators adjusting to new rules

December 8, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Iowa cattle and hog producers are working to comply with new state rules that are designed to keep animal waste from polluting nearby waterway. more »»

Obama, Republican-led Congress prepare for veto showdowns

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in office, but it’s about to unleash itself on Washington. more »»

Rolling Stone clarifies its apology on UVA story

December 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity, telling readers the mistakes were the... more »»

No major damage in Philippine typhoon; 3 dead

December 8, 2014 LEGAZPI, Philippines — Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of... more »»

 
 
 

 

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