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Officials hope to complete Alberta wildfire evacuation

May 8, 2016 LAC LA BICHE, Alberta — Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could... more »»

Police file multiple murder charges in shooting spree deaths

May 8, 2016 ROCKVILLE, Md. — A federal security officer is now facing multiple murder charges in a shooting spree across three Maryland parking lots that left three people dead. more »»

At what age an adult? Many in La. say 17 is too young

May 8, 2016 LAFAYETTE, La. — At 17, Devin Harris is not old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes. more »»

London’s new Muslim mayor vows to be leader for everyone

May 8, 2016 DUBLIN — Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He won’t be merely a Muslim mayor, but a leader for all. more »»

Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang won’t use nukes first

May 8, 2016 PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state... more »»

Afghanistan faces hard battle as Haqqanis unify the Taliban

May 8, 2016 ISLAMABAD — A shadowy, Pakistan-based militant faction is on the rise within the Taliban after its leader was appointed deputy and played a key role in unifying the fractured insurgency. more »»

School superintendent candidate eager to meet Marshalltown’s challenges

May 7, 2016 The second of four Marshalltown school superintendent candidates has run through a gauntlet of interview. more »»

Raids yield seven arrests locally

May 7, 2016 Seven people were brought into custody following the early-morning raids Thursday in Marshalltow. more »»

Smith seeks re-election to statehouse

May 7, 2016 Editor’s note: The June 7 primary election is drawing near and the Times-Republican asked those candidates in uncontested races to share their thoughts about why they are vying for elective office. more »»

Serving Christ, serving others

May 7, 2016 In honor of Pope Francis declaring 2016 as the “Year of Mercy,” students at St. Francis Catholic School in Marshalltown continue to look for ways to reach out to others in a Christ-like manner. more »»

15 Minutes

May 7, 2016 JOHN BLABAUM Resides: We have a Liscomb Zipcode. However, home is midway between Liscomb and Conrad “as the crow flies.” Hometown: Highland, Wisc., population 695, with seven taverns. more »»

Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone

May 7, 2016 EDMONTON, Alberta — A massive convoy was under way Friday to move evacuees stranded at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in siz... more »»

Court: Slipknot bassist’s child born after he died can sue

May 7, 2016 DES MOINES — The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father’s companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court... more »»

Big-name Republicans abandon Trump; he just shrugs

May 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — Big-name GOP leaders piled on Friday against Donald Trump in an extraordinary show of Republican-vs.-Republican discontent over his winning the party’s presidential nomination. more »»

11-year-old’s slaying spreads grief far beyond Navajo Nation

May 7, 2016 FARMINGTON, N.M. — She was a budding musician and talented artist, a girl whose death at the hands of a man who lured her into his van spread grief far beyond her home on the Navajo Natio. more »»

Colombia arrests alleged ‘world’s most-wanted money launderer’ from Panama

May 7, 2016 BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman they’re calling the world’s most-wanted money launderer and froze assets belonging to dozens of companies linked... more »»

Police: Federal officer in custody after 3 fatal shootings

May 7, 2016 SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal security officer suspected in three fatal shootings outside a high school, a mall and a supermarket in the Washington, D.C., area was arrested Friday, police said. more »»



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