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Suggs is NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun – The award that Terrell Suggs really wanted will be handed out tonight as the New York Giants and New England Patriots play for the…

Snowstorm causes accidents, outages in Colorado, Nebraska

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times – A blizzard that had pummeled northeastern Colorado on Friday moved across Nebraska and into southwestern Iowa on Saturday, causing dozens of accidents on highways…

Rodgers wins MVP award in a landslide, becoming fifth Packer to receive honor

Rodgers wins MVP award in a landslide, becoming fifth Packer to receive honor

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel –  INDIANAPOLIS — The not-so-subtle dig sifted through his acceptance speech with tight-spiral precision. In front of about 2,500 people at the Murat Theatre, Aaron…

Rose leads Bulls in rout of Bucks

Rose leads Bulls in rout of Bucks

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — The questions about Luol Deng’s return were flying, and then came another about how the Bulls’ depth distinguishes them. Finally, Scott Skiles had…

Romney expected to clinch Nevada caucases

By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — In this election season’s first Republican presidential caucus in a Western state, Mitt Romney is widely expected to win Nevada and its 28…

Russia, China veto UN resolution against Syria

By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — Russia and China both vetoed a United Nations resolution against Syria on Saturday during a rare weekend session of the United Nations Security…

Jury awards $1 million to inmate who gave birth alone in cell

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A federal jury on Friday awarded nearly $1 million to a severely mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth alone on the…

Taliban responsible for 77% of civilian casualties in Afghanistan, U.N. report says

By Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban and other insurgent groups were responsible for nearly 80 percent of the civilian deaths in the war in Afghanistan last…

Japan, U.S. may transfer Marines from Futenma Air Station ahead of base relocation

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — Japan and the United States are discussing the transfer of U.S. Marines stationed in Okinawa Prefecture out of the country ahead of the relocation…

Branstad wants elected officials to lead by paying 20 percent of health costs

Branstad wants elected officials to lead by paying 20 percent of health costs

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday he would like to see elected officials in Iowa “lead by example” by paying for 20 percent of the cost of…

Mason City needs to pick up pace to become Blue Zone Community

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – According to a Blue Zones Project Scoreboard, Mason City needs to pick up the pace to solidify itself as a strong Blue Zone…

Nate Kaeding: ‘Ken O’Keefe makes you better person, better player’

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Nate Kaeding, the former All-America placekicker at Iowa, reached out to me Friday night to talk about Ken O’Keefe. Kaeding, an 8-year veteran…

Iowa basketball in 1986-87 was electric and historic

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — It was over, at least that’s what Roy Marble’s mother had thought. Instead of continuing to watch her son’s team face a whipping…

Editorial: “A” team fails miserably in lobbying landfill board

Editorial: “A” team fails miserably in lobbying landfill board

by Matt Marquardt – The North Iowa Landfill Board was heavily lobbied by Mason City leaders, business owners and even city staff to vote “yes” on the ERS contract, that…

Twins orphaned after mom run over in Twin Cities

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The woman who was run over and killed this week on a Maple Grove sidewalk with her sister at her side leaves behind orphaned middle…

Hormel announces retirement of executives

Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Hormel Foods Corp. announced Thursday the upcoming retirements of Daniel Hartzog, vice president of sales, consumer products sales, and Bruce Schweitzer, vice president of operations,…

Lake Mills hopes to build safe room

Brandi Hagen, Albert Lea Tribune – LAKE MILLS, Iowa — The school board in Lake Mills hopes to build a safe room for the school in case of a direct hit…

Dollar General in Lake Mills has new digs

Kelli Lageson, Albert Lea Tribune – LAKE MILLS, Iowa — The Dollar General will celebrate a relocated store in Lake Mills at 8 a.m. Saturday. The new place will hold a…

Drummer Bill Ward calls his new contract with Black Sabbath ‘unsignable’

By Nate Jackson, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Iconic metal band Black Sabbath could be facing another hitch in its plans to reemerge with a new tour and forthcoming…

‘The Voice’: Turning chairs and heads

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When Paul Telegdy moved to Los Angeles, he was struck by the contrast between U.S. celebrities and those from his native…

Thanks to Philadelphia, you can say the ‘V-word’ on TV now

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – Warning: This story will almost certainly set a newspaper record for the most instances of the word “vagina.” That’s because, as you may have…

David Letterman’s uncomfortable situation has been his success for 30 years

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — David Letterman celebrates 30 years in post-prime-time television this week, spent first as the host of “Late Night With David Letterman”…

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Offering Child Rape Videos on Internet

CAMDEN, NJ—An East Greenwich, N.J., man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for advertizing child pornography for others to download over the Internet, including videos of infants being…

Sander Wins for Cyclone Track in NY

Sander Wins for Cyclone Track in NY

NEW YORK – The Iowa State track and field team concluded its first day of competition Friday at the New Balance Invitational inside The Armory. The Cyclones came away with…

Gibson Wins as ISU Wrestlers get Victory at UNI

Gibson Wins as ISU Wrestlers get Victory at UNI

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – When Iowa State heavyweight Matt Gibson stepped onto the mat for the final match of Friday’s dual against Northern Iowa, the sellout crowd was booming. Gibson…

Pekovic leads Timberwolves past the Nets

Pekovic leads Timberwolves past the Nets

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune – NEWARK, N.J. — One suspected there was something strange in the wind before the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 108-105 victory at New Jersey on Friday night when…

Clippers sign Kenyon Martin to one-year deal

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON—The first call Kenyon Martin received came from former Denver Nuggets teammate Chauncey Billups, telling the 6-foot-9 power forward that the Los Angeles Clippers…

Nowitzki finds shot, but Mavericks lose anyway

By Dwain Price, McClatchy Newspapers – DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki finally rediscovered his shooting touch. Unfortunately for him, his Dallas Mavericks teammates are still looking for theirs. Paul George scored a…

Pistons’ defense suffocates Bucks in victory

By Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press – AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Call it Knight and day. And this night, it looked like Pistons guard Brandon Knight could have gone all day…

Heat routs the streaking 76ers on the road

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – PHILADELPHA — It was the Miami Heat Dwyane Wade and LeBron James envisioned when they came together in the summer of 2010. Finally, with eight…

Lakers avoid stumble at start of trip with 93-89 win over Nuggets

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – DENVER — The Los Angeles Lakers arrived here ahead of the winter storm that blanketed the area with more than a foot of snow,…

Iowa State Stroms Past Kansas on Senior Day, 158-142

Iowa State Stroms Past Kansas on Senior Day, 158-142

AMES, Iowa – Everything came together for the Iowa State swimming and diving team Saturday at Beyer Pool. Outstanding performances ranging from seniors to freshmen helped propel the Cyclones (5-3,…

Tuesday and Thursday Rose Bowl high scores

Over The Hill 1/31/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1. Gene Roberts 235 2. Ed Gutzmer 225 3. Eddie Kline 224 1. Michele Olson 211 2. Marlene Moore 202…

Iowa DOT issues travel update

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 4, 2012, 4 p.m. – The moderate to heavy snow will diminish late this afternoon before ending later evening and exiting Iowa, according to the Iowa…

UN declares end to Somalia famine

By Michael Logan and Shabtai Gold – NAIROBI, Kenya — The United Nations officially declared an end Friday to the famine that struck parts of Somalia last year, but it…

Egyptian protesters battle police in Cairo streets, Tahrir Square

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — Young men wearing surgical masks and hurling stones rushed police barricades Friday against the pop-pop of tear gas rounds that spread white…

Online chat with Obama has big impact on Texas family

Online chat with Obama has big impact on Texas family

By Anna M. Tinsley, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — Jennifer Wedel’s life has turned upside down since Monday. That’s when she chatted online with President Barack Obama about a…

Motor vehicle fatalities in Iowa hit abnormally high level in January

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 3, 2012 – While January’s unseasonable warm weather was enjoyable, it did little to prevent a significant increase in traffic fatalities. With the forecasted winter storm…

Jobs report a potential turning point in Obama’s re-election year

Jobs report a potential turning point in Obama’s re-election year

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — If President Barack Obama wins re-election in November, Friday’s jobs report may be remembered as the turning point when he shifted from…

Army probes crime lab workers after critical news reports

By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Stung by critical stories about their crime laboratory, officials at Army Criminal Investigation Command recently questioned lab employees for hours and scrutinized personal…

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