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Airman says train attacker ‘ready to fight to the end’

August 24, 2015 PARIS — Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. more »»

With survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation

August 24, 2015 DAKAR, Senegal — Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and ho... more »»

Antique tractors captivate Marshalltown Mall

August 23, 2015 Visitors to the Marshalltown Mall early Saturday morning may have felt they had descended upon a small army of parked, but rarin’ to go antique tractors. more »»

Le Grand Pioneer Days met high expectations

August 23, 2015 LE GRAND — In honor of the town’s 124 years in existence, the annual Pioneer Days, with the theme of “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways,” celebrated the past and highlighted the present-day... more »»

First annual Fisher 5K to support PTO

August 23, 2015 The Fisher Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a 5K race Saturday, Aug. 29, to raise dollars for school initiatives. more »»

Rival Koreas’ high-level meeting to resume today

August 23, 2015 PYONGYANG, North Korea — The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea were adjourned after stretching into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defus... more »»

Tragedy averted by train passengers who disarmed gunman

August 23, 2015 PARIS — A series of heroic actions by passengers thwarted an attack by a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and ... more »»

Afghan car bombing kills at least 12, including 3 Americans

August 23, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people, including three American... more »»

Police say 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road

August 23, 2015 LONDON — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road Saturday, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said. more »»

Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for Tropical Storm Danny

August 23, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Danny weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday as it approached the U.S. more »»

Biden consults with Warren as he mulls 2016 presidential bid

August 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he’s been weighing a presidential run to meet Saturday with Elizabeth Warren — another influential Democrat who ha... more »»

Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia

August 23, 2015 GEVGELIJA, Macedonia — Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. more »»

Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

August 23, 2015 BANGKOK — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return... more »»

Earth in July was hottest month on record

August 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet’s warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. more »»

Oh baby! National Zoo says panda Mei Xiang has given birth

August 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The National Zoo in Washington says there’s one more panda in the world after its female giant panda gave birth to a cub on Saturday. more »»

Spain: New leftist mayors turn back on bullfighting

August 23, 2015 VILLAFRANCA DE LOS CABALLEROS, Spain — Bullfights or schoolbooks? A new breed of local officials in Spain are asking. more »»

Family: PTSD at root of Marshalltown man’s death

August 22, 2015 Earlier this week, Wade Baker, 44, formerly of Marshalltown, had his life come to a tragic end during an exchange of gunfire with police in North Carolina. more »»

Guilty plea entered in death of 3-year old child

August 22, 2015 Branden M. Collins of Marshalltown pleaded guilty to a charge of child endangerment leading to the death of a child at a hearing in District Court at the Marshall County Courthouse Frida. more »»

School board candidates hope to expand parent engagement

August 22, 2015 Two parents wish to deepen their involvement with the Marshalltown Community School District by seeking elected office to the school board. more »»



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