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Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

August 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama authorized U.S. more »»

Iowa annuls patrol sergeant’s firing

August 8, 2014 IOWA CITY — The Iowa Department of Public Safety has rescinded the firing of a veteran state patrol supervisor, agreeing to reinstate him to a different job for one year to end an expensive... more »»

Outer edge of hurricane brings rain to Hawaii

August 8, 2014 HONOLULU — The first hurricane expected to hit Hawaii in 22 years weakened slightly Thursday as its outer edges began to bring rain and wind to the Big Island, while residents and tourists prepared... more »»

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

August 8, 2014 DETROIT — A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he... more »»

Kerry urges Afghan candidates to end dispute

August 8, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up efforts to press Afghanistan’s two feuding presidential candidates to end their dispute over June elections, accept the results o... more »»

Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

August 8, 2014 McALLEN, Texas — Far fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle... more »»

Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

August 8, 2014 HELENA, Mont. — Montana U.S. Se. more »»

Demolition of former Sonic building underway

August 7, 2014 A much awaited Dunkin’ Donuts store in Marshalltown became closer to reality Tuesday, when crews began demolition of the former Sonic restaurant at 10 Lafrentz Lan. more »»

Man sentenced to five years in prison for abusing a corpse

August 7, 2014 A Marshalltown man has been sentenced to five years in prison for abusing a corpse. Max E. Nelson, 56, pleaded guilty Wednesday to abuse of a corpse and accessory after the fact. more »»

Brick by brick

August 7, 2014 The historical four-story Italianate style mid-block commercial brick building dubbed the Blossom Block is under intense rehabilitation. more »»

Online auction to boost Big Brothers Big Sisters

August 7, 2014 Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters is holding an online auction over the course of the next week to raise needed funds as it starts its own endowment. The Hubert A. more »»

Clippings continue to cover streets

August 7, 2014 Grass clippings continue to collect alongside of city streets. more »»

Report: Russia to block US agricultural imports

August 7, 2014 MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a... more »»

Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly diseas. more »»

With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress has checked out, and the American people have notice. more »»

Iowa regents direct 3 schools to save on supplies

August 7, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa’s three public universities will be directed to negotiate new, master contracts for goods and services in the coming months under a consultant-led effort approved Wednesday to cut... more »»

Iowa police: Fake 'Twilight' actor faces charges

August 7, 2014 NEWTON — A California man who police say claimed to be an actor from the "Twilight" movie series to entice girls faces several charges in Iowa including sexual abus. more »»

As summit closes, Obama hails US-Africa ties

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Though noting persistent challenges, President Barack Obama heralded Africa as a continent on the rise and a growth market for U.S. more »»



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