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Ohio State 76, Iowa 47: Sullinger, Buckeyes pile up points on Hawkeyes

Ohio State 76, Iowa 47: Sullinger, Buckeyes pile up points on Hawkeyes

Bob Baptist, The Columbus Dispatch IOWA CITY, Iowa — Jared Sullinger made sure that foul trouble didn’t bite his team in the rear end again. With three of his fellow starters…

Supreme Court to decide whether drug dogs may sniff outside homes

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether police may use a drug-sniffing dog at the front door of a house…

US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen taken over by pirates

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A Navy destroyer rescued 13 Iranian fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, only days after Tehran warned…

Obama revises rule on undocumented immigrants

By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved to repair relations with a crucial voting bloc and opened another battle with Republican lawmakers by easing rules…

Doctor arraigned in Maryland on murder charges in abortion case

By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — A doctor was freed on $500,000 bail Friday after a brief court hearing in Cecil County, Md., the first time since his…

Blackwater settles with families of Nisoor Square victims

By Doug Miller, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The security company formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by six victims or their families in the…

Minnesota officials walk fine line with state’s first wolf hunting season

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota wildlife officials are planning a wolf hunting season that puts the long-term survival of the wolf above the of zeal of…

Pair of California lawmakers run afoul of the law

By David Siders, Torey Van Oot and Jim Sanders, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It was an eventful day for a couple of gun-toting, shoplifting California state lawmakers. Days after…

Man released from jail re-arrested for stealing his inmate jumpsuit

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A California man just released from county jail Friday morning was rearrested for possession of stolen property — his day-glow orange…

Miss California USA features two gay contestants

By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Amid the photographs of beauty contestants competing in Miss California USA this weekend are those of two young women who are…

Jury is selected in court-martial of Marine staff sergeant

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Opposing lawyers Friday asked prospective jurors in the court martial of an enlisted Marine accused in the deaths of 24…

12 in California, Nevada charged with online trafficking in wildlife

By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Among listings for fraying couches and used television sets, the Craigslist ad stood out — $2,800 for a prized Asian arowana…

Court reverses conviction of man who made Super Bowl threats

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court Friday quashed the conviction of an Arizona man who plotted to randomly shoot football fans at…

Iran’s Ahmadinejad to begin Latin American tour

By Jim Wyss, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Under pressure at home and facing a fresh wave of economic sanctions, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seeking the company of friends —…

Ron Paul running a solid second in New Hampshire

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is pushing for a strong second-place finish in Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire, where his Libertarian-style…

Court case on wetlands seen as having broader implications

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — An Idaho couple’s dream home will be the center of a legal storm Monday at the Supreme Court. For homebuilders, farmers and major…

Gun violence unlikely to prompt any changes in federal law

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — At an early learning center in Eatonville, Wash., on Sunday, mourners will light candles to honor Margaret Anderson, the 34-year-old ranger and mother…

Navajo Nation confronts HIV and AIDS

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times – GALLUP, N.M. — Five years ago, the man Elsie Smith loved told her calmly from his hospital bed that it was time for him…

Beth Bednar stops in Mason City for an update

Beth Bednar stops in Mason City for an update

MASON CITY – Former news anchor Beth Bednar stopped in Mason City on Saturday morning for a quick chat and interview. Bednar, (pictured) who worked for KAAL-TV in Austin, Minnesota…

Mayor of Plymouth refused to debate chicken issue

(Op-ed and video provided toNorthIowaToday.com by James Kleven of Mason City, who attended the Plymouth City Council meeting on January 5th, 2012.) ——————— The newly appointed mayor of  Plymouth, Mark…

Vulnerable homeless men try to foil Orange County killer

By Christopher Goffard and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times – SANTA ANA, Calif. — Cary Singletary is 6-foot-2 inches, an ex-boxer who once worked nightclub security, alternating coffee and water…

Gingrich, Santorum accused of racially insensitive remarks

By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – NEWPORT, N.H. — Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are fending off accusations that they made racially tinged remarks about African-Americans and public…

Unemployment rate falls to 8.5 percent, lowest in nearly 3 years

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The long-struggling economy is picking up a head of steam, with government data showing the unemployment rate dropping to a nearly three-year…

Grassley: Presidential Appointment Upends Senate Practice, Legal Precedent

Grassley: Presidential Appointment Upends Senate Practice, Legal Precedent

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, today made the following comment on President Obama’s appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial…

Obama’s recess appointment leaves legal questions lingering over consumer bureau

By Jim Puzzanghera and David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the centerpiece in the overhaul of financial regulations 18 months ago, was billed…

“Young Frankenstein” coming to NIACC

“Young Frankenstein” coming to NIACC

Diamond Joe Casino and The Soener Foundation proudly present Young Frankenstein, written by the one and only Mel Brooks and directed and choreography by Susan Stroman. The show will be…

It’s Tax Time! Are You Ready? (by Eric Levenhagen)

It’s Tax Time!  Are You Ready? (by Eric Levenhagen)

If you’re like most taxpayers, you find yourself with an ominous stack of “homework” around tax time! Unfortunately, the job of pulling together the records for your tax appointment is…

Op-ed: Regarding the Historic Park Inn (by Peter Children)

An interesting point was recently brought up concerning the Historic Park Inn Hotel. Considering the fact that it is publicly funded, all aspects of its operating aspects should become public. …

Bowling scores 1-1-2012 through 1-6-2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       01/01/12 NO BOWLING Women’s Classic League        Rose Bowl       01/02/12 Team High Series          Mulligan’s          1597 Team High Game           Mulligan’s          593 Individual High Series     April Ketchum…

Packers cornerback Tramon Williams not shutting them down like 2011

Packers cornerback Tramon Williams not shutting them down like 2011

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — There is no imitating. The real Tramon Williams is standing up — and he’s not going anywhere. At least that’s…

Santorum again stresses social issues at event in N.H., criticizing gay marriage

By Michael A.Memoli and Mark Z. Barabak, Tribune Washington Bureau – MANCHESTER, N.H. — For the second time in as many days, Rick Santorum on Friday drew attention away from his…

More men taking grocery cart for a spin

More men taking grocery cart for a spin

By Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Danny Meyer, 35, began doing most of the household grocery shopping when his fiancee started graduate school. Meyer goes to Whole Foods…

There will never be another like Coach K in college basketball again

By Dick Jerardi, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Mike Krzyzewski’s resume is already unique in the history of American sports, not just college basketball. And the Duke coach does not…

Avalanche of new and returning TV has begun

By Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Television roared back in the new year, with premieres and season premieres starting New Year’s Day and continuing into spring. Here’s a partial list…

ISU’s Palo Out 6-8 Weeks With A Fractured Wrist

ISU’s Palo Out 6-8 Weeks With A Fractured Wrist

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed today that sophomore guard Bubu Palo will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured wrist. Palo injured his…

NIACC volleyball adds North Dakota recruit

NIACC volleyball adds North Dakota recruit

CAVALIER, N.D. – NIACC volleyball has added middle hitter Lindsey Samson from Cavalier, North Dakota to the roster for next season “Volleyball is one of the most important aspects of…

Kuper will join NIACC volleyball

Kuper will join NIACC volleyball

LAKE MILLS, Iowa – Lake Mills High School outside hitter Shelby Kuper will join NIACC volleyball next fall. This past year, Kuper was a First Team All-North Iowa Conference selection,…