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Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

January 28, 2015 TRIPOLI, Libya — In the latest sign of Libya’s descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American... more »»

On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

January 28, 2015 BRZEZINKA, Poland — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis’ most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of... more »»

Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends ties to kingdom

January 28, 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after... more »»

Mexico: Captured drug lord ‘Chapo’ Guzman to stay put

January 28, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico’s top prosecutor said Tuesday. more »»

Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

January 28, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby. more »»

Washing away winter

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Housing a theme at Marshalltown City Council

January 27, 2015 Marshalltown Mayor James Lowrance began Monday evening’s city council meeting by thanking Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper and his department for their “outstanding service” during the recen... more »»

Compensation board recommends raises, pay ‘philosophy’

January 27, 2015 The Marshall County Compensation Board has proposed pay increases for elected county officials at a total cost of $34,05. more »»

Governor Branstad to be hospitalized overnight

January 27, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will spend the night at a hospital with flu-like symptoms after being rushed there when he fell ill at an event Monday morning, a spokesman said. more »»

Business school will become UI’s Des Moines campus

January 27, 2015 DES MOINES — A Des Moines business college will become the University of Iowa’s Des Moines campus under an arrangement the two schools announced Monday. more »»

Iowa lawmakers voice concerns about regents’ funding plan

January 27, 2015 DES MOINES — Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter tried to allay lawmakers’ fears that rewarding regents universities for enrolling in-state students will come at the expense of community... more »»

Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

January 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the... more »»

US announces charges in New York Russian spy case

January 27, 2015 NEW YORK — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit... more »»

Snowstorm threatens to paralyze Northeast US

January 27, 2015 NEW YORK — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds an... more »»

Kurds oust Islamic State fighters from Kobani

January 27, 2015 BEIRUT — Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S. more »»

Eurozone looks for dialogue after stunning Greece elections

January 27, 2015 BRUSSELS — For a man long seen as the eurozone’s worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece. more »»

Digitization of Riverside Cemetery’s records underway

January 26, 2015 Riverside Cemetery trustees can rest a little bit easier now. That is because digitization of the cemetery’s old paper records began Wednesday, according to fellow trustee Jay Carollo of Marshalltown. more »»

First grader helps parents cook

January 26, 2015 Six-year old Anson Elementary student LaTayla Maxwell’s favorite color is pink. Like most kids, she likes to play games and make crafts in art class. more »»



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