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Silva ahead in Brazil’s presidential vote

August 31, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country’s famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite... more »»

Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

August 31, 2014 JOHANNESBURG — Lesotho’s military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. more »»

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care

August 31, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. more »»

New hospital taking shape

August 30, 2014 From far overhead, it’s apparent work has been steady as the steel shell of the new Marshalltown hospital takes shape. more »»

No local West Nile virus cases reported

August 30, 2014 The West Nile virus has been located in northwest Iowa recently, but there have been no local signs of this virus carried by mosquitoes. more »»

Corvairs come to town

August 30, 2014 The public is invited to take a trip back in time in Marshalltown. Corvairs from all over North America can be seen on the track at 10 a.m. today and Sunday at the Iowa International Raceway, 2002 . more »»

Veterans memorial project moves forward

August 30, 2014 NEW PROVIDENCE — After some delays on the project, the New Providence veterans memorial work continues to progress. more »»

15 Minutes

August 30, 2014 JEREMY PARK Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents, Larry and Nancy Park, my girlfriend Robin, and her son Hunter, and a sister, Kim, all of whom live in... more »»

Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. more »»

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. more »»

Iowa State loans went to regent’s LLC

August 30, 2014 IOWA CITY — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the... more »»

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

August 30, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new... more »»

New challenge for Tax forms

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many American. more »»

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

August 30, 2014 CHAHUITES, Mexico — Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of... more »»

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

August 30, 2014 BAGHDAD — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the... more »»

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor’s trial

August 30, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. more »»

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

August 30, 2014 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng. more »»

OK, so we have germs. But they’re our unique germs

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. more »»

Second annual ‘Run for the House’ slated

August 29, 2014 More. In a word, staff at Marshalltown’s House of Compassion want to help more and do mor. more »»



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