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UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea’s ‘honeyed words’

October 22, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — “A few honeyed words” by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of ... more »»

Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

October 22, 2014 One of the nation’s largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York’s financial regulator has alleged. more »»

Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

October 22, 2014 CHEYENNE, Wy. more »»

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

October 22, 2014 PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012... more »»

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

October 22, 2014 BEIRUT — Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S. more »»

Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters to enter Syria

October 21, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattle... more »»

Student enrollment up slightly in MCSD

October 21, 2014 The student enrollment figure ticked up slightly in the Marshalltown Community School District, the school board learned during a meeting Monda. more »»

Grief support offered locally

October 21, 2014 The holiday season will not be the same without Mom this year. There is no plate full of her favorite mashed potatoes and her chair is vacant at the family dinner tabl. more »»

Virginia senator campaigns for Braley

October 21, 2014 U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine from Virginia hopes the Senate seat currently held by a Democrat stays that way in Iowa. more »»

Health care leaders talk to candidates at forum

October 21, 2014 For a change of pace it was local political candidates who did the listening — not the talking — at a forum held at Villa del Sol. more »»

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

October 21, 2014 DES MOINES — A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge... more »»

‘Building Paths from Poverty’ features ‘Nickel and Dimed’

October 21, 2014 The local “Building Paths from Poverty” series continues with the 2-4 p.m. showing of “Nickel and Dimed” Saturday at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown. more »»

Branstad winning cash race against Hatch

October 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is holding a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. more »»

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

October 21, 2014 ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. more »»

GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

October 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. more »»

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

October 21, 2014 STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. more »»

City will celebrate lead prevention successes

October 20, 2014 The success of a local program will be celebrated next week. Nationally, next week is designated to raise awareness for lead poisoning prevention. more »»

High schooler completes turnaround

October 20, 2014 Steven DePauw admitted early on in his high school years in Marshalltown he didn’t think about his future. His grades were suffering and he didn’t take classes seriously. more »»

Breast cancer treatment services offered locally

October 20, 2014 Breast cancer is more than a month and a ribbon. more »»

 
 
 

 

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