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South Dakota group urges uranium mine cleanup on Earth Day

April 22, 2014 PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota group says old uranium mines across the state and U.S. are contaminating water and the air with radioactive chemicals. more »»

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

April 22, 2014 FORT BRAGG, N.C. — After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. more »»

Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

April 22, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. A U. more »»

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a goal

April 22, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened. more »»

Russia has ‘days, not weeks’ to follow accord

April 22, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. more »»

Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

April 22, 2014 JINDO, South Korea — One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a... more »»

John Paul’s legacy stained by abuse scandal

April 22, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teachin... more »»

Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

April 22, 2014 SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. more »»

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

April 22, 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,00... more »»

MMSC groundbreaking to be held this Wednesday

April 21, 2014 Plans are set for a big step in the future of healthcare in the area. more »»

Quiet leader speaks up to learn

April 21, 2014 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Being a quiet leader is just fine with Stephanie Sanchez, an eighth grader at Miller Middle School. “It helps me pay attention,” the 14-year-old said. more »»

Polar plunge performed at Hickory Grove Lake

April 21, 2014 Aubry Glenn and Alicia Holden would have enjoyed watching three young adults from Marshalltown plunge into the chilly waters of Hickory Grove Lake Saturday morning. more »»

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

April 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Go. more »»

Debate still simmers over ‘Field of Dreams’ site

April 21, 2014 DYERSVILLE — A quarter-century after “Field of Dreams” debuted in movie theaters, the northeastern Iowa farm where it was filmed remains at the center of simmering debates. more »»

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

April 21, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city. more »»

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

April 21, 2014 BOSTON — “I need to run.” The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. more »»

Probe could complicate Rick Perry’s prospects

April 21, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. more »»

Brand names in NY standardized tests leave many parents wondering

April 21, 2014 NEW YORK — “Just Do It” has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York’s Common Core standardized English tests. more »»

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 21, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in... more »»



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