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Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. more »»

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. more »»

Iowa State loans went to regent’s LLC

August 30, 2014 IOWA CITY — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the... more »»

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

August 30, 2014 AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new... more »»

New challenge for Tax forms

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many American. more »»

Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

August 30, 2014 CHAHUITES, Mexico — Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of... more »»

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

August 30, 2014 BAGHDAD — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the... more »»

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor’s trial

August 30, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia Gov. more »»

Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk

August 30, 2014 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng. more »»

OK, so we have germs. But they’re our unique germs

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. more »»

Second annual ‘Run for the House’ slated

August 29, 2014 More. In a word, staff at Marshalltown’s House of Compassion want to help more and do mor. more »»

Officials remind spectators of rules

August 29, 2014 As the football season kicks off with the Marshalltown Bobcats taking on Waterloo East tonight, officials want to remind fans of the rules. more »»

Steel beams signal shape of school

August 29, 2014 As the steel beams have been erected, the shape of the future Marshalltown Christian School is coming into vision. School Director Joan Gerbo said this latest step is making it more real for everyone. more »»

Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor

August 29, 2014 NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously... more »»

Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

August 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past... more »»

James Harlan statue unveiled at Iowa college

August 29, 2014 MOUNT PLEASANT — A statue of former U.S. Sen. James Harlan was unveiled Thursday in southeast Iowa after more than a century in the U.S. Capitol. Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Go. more »»

‘Robot march’ to protest Iowa’s pink locker room

August 29, 2014 IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pin... more »»

Fountain lady case raised in oversight hearing

August 29, 2014 DES MOINES — The firing of a Des Moines-area woman who became an Internet sensation for her drunken frolic in a fountain at a Kansas City Royals baseball game last summer became the center of a... more »»

State has paid out over $2 million in settlements

August 29, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa has spent $2.4 million in settlement payments since 2010, mostly to former employees, according to a review released Thursday by the state audito. more »»

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

August 29, 2014 BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear... more »»



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