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Pakistan horrified by alleged child sex abuse blackmail ring

August 11, 2015 HUSSAIN KHAN WALA, Pakistan — In this dusty town near Pakistan’s border with India, families kept quiet for years about the blackmail gang that locals believe filmed some 270 children being sexually... more »»

Teen and mentor share sisterly bond

August 10, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Marshall County. more »»

Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

August 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — As Social Security approaches its 80th birthday Friday, the federal government’s largest benefit program stands at a pivotal point in its history. more »»

Man gets new trial after 35 years served without conviction

August 10, 2015 BAY CITY, Texas — For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row. more »»

FOP telemarketing efforts conclude

August 10, 2015 The Marshalltown Fraternal Order of Police telemarketing campaign has concluded. more »»

Issue-advocacy groups seek share of Iowa voters’ attention

August 10, 2015 DES MOINES — Presidential candidates aren’t the only ones knocking on doors and taking over the airwaves in Iowa before the state’s kickoff presidential caucuse. more »»

Former Iowa mental health patients scattered around state

August 10, 2015 DES MOINES — Former residents at a state-run mental health facility that closed this year are now scattered throughout Iowa, with some living in nursing homes that are considered below average on a... more »»

Mourners say goodbye to Iowa deputy killed in crash

August 10, 2015 CEDAR FALLS — Law enforcement officers gathered over the weekend to mourn a Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputy who was killed in a traffic crash. more »»

Trump defends record on women as presidential rivals pile on

August 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon, so his rivals are scrambling to figure out how best to handle the blowback from every new bout of bluster drowning out their... more »»

EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

August 10, 2015 DENVER — An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn’t believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandone... more »»

Iraqi Christians who fled IS living in limbo while in exile

August 10, 2015 FUHEIS, Jordan — A year after tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled communities overtaken by Islamic State militants, their lives are on hold in exile: They won’t go back to Iraq, saying it’s... more »»

101st Annual Meskwaki Powwow showcased dances, art and food

August 9, 2015 TAMA — The Meskwaki Settlement’s annual powwow cultural event was held Thursday through Sunday with two daily shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.. more »»

United Way 5K

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Typhoon weakens over China after Taiwan deaths

August 9, 2015 BEIJING — A typhoon that left 10 people dead or missing in Taiwan weakened Sunday as it battered southeast China, collapsing homes and trees and leaving more than a million homes without power. more »»

Justices speak out about death penalty, but executions go on

August 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in over the next few days on Texas’ plans to execute two death row inmates in the week ahea. more »»

Kabul on edge after attacks kill at least 44 people

August 9, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — A series of attacks that killed at least 44 people and wounded over 300 in one day has shattered the relative calm of Afghanistan’s capital, even as some had hoped fledgling... more »»

Trump’s rivals criticize comment about female moderator

August 9, 2015 ATLANTA — Donald Trump’s bombast continued to roil the Republican presidential race Saturday as several rivals criticized his treatment of a Fox News debate moderato. more »»

NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences

August 9, 2015 NEW YORK — Ignoring the police officers standing down the block and the disingenuous fine print on the foil packet peeking out of his front pocket — “Warning: Don’t Smoke” — a homeless man openly li... more »»



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