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US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

April 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Fourteen years after the U.S. more »»

Lights, camera, Comets

April 21, 2015 The Comet News studio is a space brimming with the chatter of coaching and rehearsa. more »»

Wrongful death alleged at IVH

April 21, 2015 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The spouse of a late Iowa Veterans Home resident has filed a wrongful death suit against the facility, according to online court records. Rose Wilson filed the suit April 10. more »»

Alcohol still most commonly used drug in United States

April 21, 2015 While many people use alcohol in ways that are not detrimental to their health or safety of others, not every person who drinks does so in a responsible manner. more »»

Unpopular at home, Jindal getting little traction for 2016

April 21, 2015 BATON ROUGE, La. — Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects. more »»

Warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

April 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and... more »»

Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

April 21, 2015 PROVO, Utah — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her... more »»

Baltimore on edge after arrestee’s fatal spine injury

April 21, 2015 BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. more »»

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

April 21, 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn’t easily deterred. more »»

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

April 21, 2015 SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores o... more »»

Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested for favoring illegal immigragion

April 21, 2015 CATANIA, Sicily — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants... more »»

Diving into education

April 20, 2015 The Cessna airplane climbs to about 10,000 feet. Then its engine shuts off. more »»

MLA student advances in science

April 20, 2015 Damaris Garcia, 13, has made great strides during the course of her studies at the Marshalltown Learning Academy. more »»

Fiorina to speak in Marshalltown

April 20, 2015 A possible Republican presidential candidate will speak this week in Marshalltown. The Marshall County Pachyderm Herd will host former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 6 p.m. more »»

Tank named “Beautiful Bulldog” in Iowa contest

April 20, 2015 DES MOINES — The pups came from as far away as New Jersey and Tennessee in hopes of landing a new nickname: “Beautiful Bulldog. more »»

Iowa town braces for loss of its only school this summer

April 20, 2015 GLADBROOK — The small central Iowa town of Gladbrook is preparing to lose its only school this summe. more »»

‘Wake Up with Poetry!’ free event tonight at Orpheum Theater Center

April 20, 2015 In honor of National Poetry Month, Marshalltown Community College will be sponsoring their annual “Wake Up with Poetry!” event at the Orpheum Theater Center tonight at 7 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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