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Israel says it’s extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

July 27, 2014 BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an... more »»

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

July 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militia. more »»

Iowa college lets other researchers use technology

July 27, 2014 IOWA CITY — X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy may not mean much to most of us, but for scientists like Jerry Honts, it’s exciting stuff. more »»

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

July 27, 2014 WATERLOO — “Society doesn’t see me, ‘cause I’ve got more to me than meets the eye. I won’t lie. I won’t cry. I’ve got dreams that reach beyond the sky. more »»

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

July 27, 2014 DES MOINES — Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. more »»

Corruption trial set for ex-governor, wife

July 27, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. more »»

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

July 27, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and... more »»

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

July 27, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — FedEx Cor. more »»

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

July 27, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest... more »»

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

July 27, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. more »»

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacks compassion

July 27, 2014 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professiona... more »»

French minister calls on citizens to observe protest ban

July 27, 2014 PARIS — French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration on Saturday as thousands defied a ban on the protest. more »»

Le Grand pastor in Israel during attacks

July 26, 2014 A Le Grand pastor’s sabbatical in Israel inadvertently made him and his wife eyewitnesses to air raid warnings and security searches in that Biblical country after Israeli armed forces started a... more »»

Oktemberfest to add downtown bike race this year

July 26, 2014 Organizers of the annual Marshalltown festival Oktemberfest have announced the addition of a new event to the 2014 lineup. The festival will hold a bike race on Sept. more »»

Another pup patrols the streets

July 26, 2014 There’s another canine in tow. more »»

County takes cyber security seriously

July 26, 2014 With technology at nearly everyone’s fingertips, Marshall County officials say they are conscience of the concerns about cyber securit. more »»

Performing at state fair a ‘bucket list’ item

July 26, 2014 For several years, Marshalltown resident Joan Greufe has wondered what it would be like to perform at the Iowa State Fair. Next month she’ll get that chance. more »»

Teen creates bench from a twin bed

July 26, 2014 GRUNDY CENTER — Zac Osgood took a challenge from his mom, Jacque, and turned it into an Iowa State Fair-qualifying 4-H project. more »»

15 Minutes

July 26, 2014 RITA HUMMEL Resides: On an acreage near Conrad. Hometown: Reinbeck FAMILY LIFE Family: I have been married to my husband Mike 27 years. He is also a Reinbeck nativ. more »»

Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

July 26, 2014 JERUSALEM — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. more »»



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