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What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers THE DEVIL INSIDE (R): Yet another horror movie disguised as a documentary, this one purporting to recount the story of a woman trying to find out…

Pulse quickens as Tuesday Iowa caucuses approach

Pulse quickens as Tuesday Iowa caucuses approach

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer – WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — An icy wind scoured the parking lot of the Hy-Vee supermarket, ruffling Mitt Romney’s perfect hair as he urged…

Campaign shows power of super PACs

By Tom Hamburger and Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and…

With GOP rivals in Iowa, Huntsman takes tough questions in New Hampshire

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – LACONIA, N.H. — The Rotarians of Laconia applauded when Jon Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor, announced that he was celebrating the 130th New…

Jet Propulsion Lab ushers in new year with moon-mapping project

By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Midnight ushered in the new year. But at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge, celebration will have to wait…

Western Alaska grapples with alcohol-fueled crime

By Lisa Demer, McClatchy Newspapers –   ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Disturbing new numbers accent what law enforcement, social agencies, Native leaders and politicians have long realized about Western Alaska: It struggles…

U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan war fell in 2011

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — It was by no means a common occurrence. But in the year that just drew to a close, a day would often…

Australia’s ‘Forrest Gump’ sets off around the world

By Sid Astbury SYDNEY, Australia — One Australian not hanging around on Sydney Harbour to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks and welcome 2012 is Tom Denniss. Early on Saturday,…

New Zealand mud, Berlin fires, lunar orbit greet 2012

By Sid Astbury, Helen Maguire, Joseph Nasr and Jasper Mortimer BERLIN — Fireworks, light shows and bell ringing hailed the arrival of 2012 on New Year’s Eve as many put…

Magnitude-7 quake rattles eastern Japan

By Takehiko Kambayashi TOKYO — A magnitude-7 earthquake rattled wide areas of eastern and north-eastern Japan on Sunday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, the meteorological agency said. No tsunami warning was…

Nearly 500 people injured in holiday revelry in the Philippines

By Girlie Linao   MANILA — Nearly 500 people were injured by fireworks and gunfire in the Philippines despite a government campaign against rowdy celebrations to welcome the New Year,…

Verizon Wireless drops $2 bill payment fee

By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Verizon Wireless, under fire from consumers and federal regulators, scrapped plans to charge a $2 “convenience fee” for those who pay…

Air Force buys Avenger drone from General Atomics

By William Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Air Force has bought a new hunter-killer aircraft that is the fastest and largest armed drone in its fleet. The…

How investors fared: A ‘pretty good year’

How investors fared: A ‘pretty good year’

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to stocks, the U.S. is unexpectedly sitting on top of the world. Stock markets from Berlin to Shanghai to Sao Paulo ended 2011 with…

Markets end year barely changed, despite turbulence

By Drew DeSilver, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — In a year when stocks swung wildly from day to day based on perceived macroeconomic risk, it was Europe’s long-running debt crisis,…

Iowa State recap: Bitter end but successful season

Iowa State recap: Bitter end but successful season

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette NEW YORK — Iowa State players, coaches and officials held their chins high and forced smiles through clenched lips Friday night, but their faces read the…

Juco QB fills void depth for Iowa

Juco QB fills void depth for Iowa

Iowa needed quarterback depth and found it Saturday. Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College’s Cody Sokol picked the Hawkeyes over Arizona and six other offers, including Maryland. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder announced his…

Iowa animal abuse laws have no teeth, national group says

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette –   CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa’s animal abuse laws lack not only bite but even the bark, according to an annual report by the Animal Legal…

Hawkeyes stun cold-shooting Badgers at Kohl Center

Hawkeyes stun cold-shooting Badgers at Kohl Center

Jim Polzin, Wisconsin State Journal – Jordan Taylor had a difficult time explaining one of the most shocking defeats since coach Bo Ryan took over the University of Wisconsin men’s…

Op-ed: New Year advice (by Peter Children)

The new year is here, when it arrived I was asleep but I left the door open and it entered my life all by itself, just as I knew it…

Happy New Year

To all our readers: Have a wonderful 2012!…

Ambulance dispatched to Roller City for injured person

Mason City police confirmed that an ambulance was dispatched to Roller City on New Year’s eve at about 11:30 pm. No other information was released but it was said that…

Warm weather brings people outside

Warm weather brings people outside

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer Who would believe that we, as North Iowans, would be spending a beautiful day outside on the last day of 2011? The temperature was…

Bowling scores, 12-25 through 12-30 2011

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/25/11 No Bowling Women’s Classic League        Rose Bowl       12/26/11 Team High Series          Decker Sports   1438 Team High Game           Decker Sports   521 Individual High Series…