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Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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

US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

July 26, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. more »»

Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

July 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families... more »»

Arizona’s McCain: Execution was torture

July 26, 2014 TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. more »»

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

July 26, 2014 TWISP, Wash. — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday. more »»

Obama’s UN envoy takes lead role in plane response

July 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — One day after a passenger jet was shot out of the sky, Samantha Power took her seat at the United Nations Security Council and angrily began building the Obama administration’s case... more »»

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

July 26, 2014 XIXI, Taiwan — The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby... more »»

Aruba to hold Venezuela official seeks immunity

July 26, 2014 ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant will remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug charges. more »»

Russia: McDonald’s food has ‘too many calories’

July 26, 2014 MOSCOW — Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling... more »»

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

July 26, 2014 PARIS — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell fro... more »»

Welcome sign refurbished

July 25, 2014 A sign that was defaced by graffiti has been refurbished and returned to its location. more »»

Marshalltown welcomes Japanese visitors

July 25, 2014 It’s Marshalltown’s turn to host visitors as part of its Sister Cities exchange program with Minami Alps, Japan. more »»

Local businesses prepped for upcoming sales tax holiday

July 25, 2014 Area retailers said they’re prepared for Iowa’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday slated for next weekend, Aug. 1-2. more »»

BCLUW continues staff sharing agreements

July 25, 2014 CONRAD — The BCLUW School District continues to enter into staff sharing agreements to help cut down on costs and give it the ability to add staff without the burden of paying a full salary. more »»

Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife

July 25, 2014 DAVENPORT — A former volunteer firefighter who hoped for a career in law enforcement was convicted Thursday of killing his pregnant wife, as jurors in his third trial rejected his claims that an... more »»

US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arrivin... more »»

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

July 25, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A U.N. more »»



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