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Canada to accelerate Syrian refugee applications

September 20, 2015 TORONTO — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government said Saturday that it will issue thousands more visas to Syrian refugees before the end of this year by accelerating the processing of their... more »»

Phoenix freeway shooting suspect: ‘I’m the wrong guy’

September 20, 2015 PHOENIX — A landscaper arrested in a series of Phoenix freeway shootings told a judge Saturday that authorities have “the wrong guy” as investigators stood by their detective work that traced the gu... more »»

Safety experts question classroom barricade devices

September 20, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning... more »»

Black Lives Matter skipping 2016 endorsement

September 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Black Lives Matter network will skip a presidential endorsement but keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United... more »»

Saga surrounding Kentucky clerk may not be over

September 20, 2015 OWENSBORO, Ky. — Kim Davis is out of jail and on the job, but the saga surrounding the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples appears to be far from over. more »»

UAW-Fiat Chrysler pact raises pay, profit-sharing

September 20, 2015 DETROIT — Hourly pay, profit sharing and performance bonuses will rise, but car production will move to lower-cost Mexico and be replaced by trucks and SUVs under a new contract between Fiat Chrysle... more »»

EPA says VW intentionally violates clean air standards

September 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit... more »»

Saudi Arabia says 100,000 troops to secure this year’s hajj

September 20, 2015 MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has deployed 100,000 security personnel to oversee the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage that begins on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry spokesman said, underscoring... more »»

Burkina Faso: Mediators hint at post-coup breakthrough

September 20, 2015 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — West African mediators late Saturday hinted at a breakthrough in Burkina Faso’s political crisis after a military coup brought a general to power less than a month before... more »»

Egypt’s president swears in new government

September 20, 2015 CAIRO — President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has sworn in a new government, Egypt’s state news agency reported Saturday, one week after the previous Cabinet resigned amid a corruption probe. more »»

Earth’s record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling

September 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Earth’s record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record. more »»

‘Cops on Top’

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McKibben looks forward, stays positive following UI hiring backlash

September 19, 2015 While the selection of Bruce Harreld as the new University of Iowa president remains an object of contention among faculty, staff, students and alumni, Iowa Board of Regents member Larry McKibben, o... more »»

Dean candidate for Marshalltown fourth ward

September 19, 2015 D.L. Dean of Marshalltown said a “sense of service” is motivating him to run for the fourth ward Marshalltown city council seat held by Al Hoop. more »»

Your Salvation Army: A United Way agency for 85 years

September 19, 2015 The Salvation Army is entering its 130th year of service in Marshalltown and the last 85 as a member agency of United Way of Marshalltown. more »»

Huckabee to visit Marshalltown Sunday

September 19, 2015 Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will campaign in Marshalltown this weekend. The former Fox news pundit will hold a community meet and greet from 1-2:30 p.m. more »»

Wiener dog races Friday

September 19, 2015 The Iowa Veterans Home will be holding wiener dog races outside of the Ulery Building at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The public is invited to attend and participate in the races. more »»

15 Minutes

September 19, 2015 MOLLY HOLL Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Conrad FAMILY LIFE Family: My family includes parents Kevin and Deb, along with my brother, Michael, his wife, Jaclyn, and my nieces and nephew,... more »»



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