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Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

September 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. more »»

Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

September 7, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its... more »»

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

September 7, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor’s corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham’s central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable... more »»

Mystery shrouds US couple’s crash off Jamaica

September 7, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Rescue crews searching off Jamaica’s coast on Saturday said they could no longer see debris spotted earlier, stymieing efforts to solve the mystery surrounding a small plane... more »»

Roberts calls independent challenger a liberal

September 7, 2014 HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Republican Sen. more »»

A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes

September 7, 2014 HONOLULU — Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Islan. more »»

Congress’ task: Act fast on spending, return home

September 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. more »»

For Europe’s vast unemployed, hopes remain dim

September 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — For the struggling Spanish shopkeeper or the Portuguese restaurant owner, the European Central Bank’s latest economic stimulus plans won’t likely provide much relief anytime soon. more »»

Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court

September 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — It’s not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case. more »»

California homes lack water meters during drought

September 7, 2014 FRESNO, Calif. — Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don’t have meters telling them just how much water they are using. more »»

Honda recalls 126,000 motorcycles for a second time

September 7, 2014 Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because their brakes can malfunction. The recall covers Honda's GL-1800 motorcycles for model years 2001-2010 and 2012. more »»

Syrian strikes on Islamic State stronghold kill 29

September 7, 2014 BEIRUT — Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group on Saturday, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed... more »»

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

September 7, 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chao. more »»

Readers’ Theater show to deal with suicide

September 6, 2014 A topic that can often be brushed under the table hits the Martha Ellen Tye Playhouse stage on Wednesday. Suicide is dealt with in the Readers’ Theater production of “‘night, Mother” which is at 7 p. more »»

Commission makes their pick for fire chief

September 6, 2014 A fire chief candidate has been selected for the Marshalltown City Council’s approval. The city’s civil service commission selected David Rierson, of Kansas City, Mo. more »»

Area parents could get money after food service lawsuit

September 6, 2014 Area parents could be in line to get a few extra dollars in their pocket if they paid for school food for their children from Jan. 1, 2000 to Aug. 1, 2014. more »»

Auditor: State in good fiscal position

September 6, 2014 State Auditor Mary Mosiman said state lawmakers have got budgeting practices right the past few years and it has led to a solid overall state econom. more »»

Officials crack down on drivers

September 6, 2014 Drivers in Marshalltown were watched closely this week. more »»

 
 

 

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