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Hockey coach accused of molesting children found dead in jail cell

By Sam Wood, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Ivan Pravilov, the former coach of the Ukrainian national hockey team, was found dead Friday morning in a federal jail cell in…

Dow falls 89 points, its biggest one-day drop this year

By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Wall Street logged its worst week so far this year as investors worried that negotiations over a Greek bailout have unraveled,…

Two blasts kill at least 25 in Assad stronghold of Aleppo, Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Twin bombings struck security buildings in the Syrian commercial hub of Aleppo on Friday, killing at least 25 and injuring 175,…

Commandant orders probe into use of Nazi symbols by Marines

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — Reacting to an uproar over Marines from Camp Pendleton posing with a flag showing a Nazi symbol, the commandant of the…

Westboro Church cancels plan to protest at Powell boys’ funeral

McClatchy Newspapers – TACOMA, Wash. — Westboro Baptist Church may not be coming for the Powell boys’ service after all. A Tweet sent from leader Fred Phelps Jr’s Twitter account…

Bloom after article’s publication: ‘I really hate being so hated’

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom joked with friends and colleagues via email about needing “Kevlar clothes” the day his controversial…

Chipper Woods bringing galleries back to his side

Chipper Woods bringing galleries back to his side

By Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. —According to a new Forbes magazine poll, Tiger Woods is the second most disliked athlete in America. He is ranked…

3 killed in standoff at Florida RV park

3 killed in standoff at Florida RV park

By Juan Ortega and Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel – DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — A Port Orange man’s trip took a bizarre turn when he drove his family to a…

Op-ed: Mayor is in a panic mode (by Peter Children)

“If it ain’t broke; don’t fix it.”  This is my first thought after reading through more literature than I really needed to.  Another saying now comes to mind as well…”For…

Remarks by the President on Preventive Care

Remarks by the President on Preventive Care

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:15 P.M. EST, February 10, 2012 Q Here we go. THE PRESIDENT: Here we go. Q Here he is. THE PRESIDENT: Here I am.…

Mason City selected for Blue Zone site visit

Mason City selected for Blue Zone site visit

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Mason City is a step closer to becoming a Blue Zones Project Demonstration Site. The applications submitted by the finalists reflected strong commitment…

Mason City, Hampton attorneys named to commission

New District Judicial Nominating Commissioners Announced Des Moines, February 9, 2012 — The State Court Administrator has certified the following attorneys as the newly elected attorney members of the District…

NIACC hosting NJCAA District Wrestling tournament on Saturday

NIACC hosting NJCAA District Wrestling tournament on Saturday

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC will host the NJCAA North Central Regional District Wrestling Tournament on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The meet will have close to 80 wrestlers competing…

Jury convicts man of murder for ramming SUV full of teens

Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – A Cook County jury today convicted a reputed gang member of murder for ramming a car into an SUV and causing it to crash, killing one…

Cardinal adds voice against contraceptive rule: ‘We cannot — we will not — comply’

Chicago Tribune – As the White House prepared to announce changes in a controversial contraceptive rule today, Cardinal Francis George added his voice to a chorus of church leaders against the requirement that religious organizations cover…

3 trying to foil car theft shot, 4 held for questioning

Chicago Tribune – Several people were being questioned this morning after three employees of a Noble Square neighborhood restaurant were shot hile trying to stop the theft of another worker’s…

43 puppies abused, 2 Britt men arrested

Jonathan Bullington, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO – The 43 puppies rescued from in a van parked in the Little Village neighborhood Tuesday morning were packed three-to-six animals per carrier and bound…

State gas tax hike clears first legislative hurdle

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A three-member Senate Transportation subcommittee began a potentially bumpy political journey Wednesday in trying to guide a state gas tax increase to the governor’s desk.…

$25 billion agreement to help settle score for mortgage service abuses

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – What it means: -Qualifying Iowans who were foreclosed by their lender from Jan. 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2011, will get a share of a…

Capitol Digest, 2-9-2012

Capitol Digest, 2-9-2012

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012: ALLOWABLE GROWTH DISALLOWED: The House rejected a move to debate…

Hawkeye women beat Minnesota, 75-58

Hawkeye women beat Minnesota, 75-58

Star Tribune, Minneapolis – IOWA CITY – The Gophers women’s basketball team lost to Iowa 75-58 on Thursday night and now has its first three-game losing streak of the season.…

Humane Society of North Iowa to Host Chocolate and Romance

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 6th Annual Chocolate and Romance fundraising event this Sunday, February 12th. The event is being held at the…

Op-ed: Exposing Agenda 21 (by Otis Lewis)

Op-ed: Exposing Agenda 21 (by Otis Lewis)

  PROTEST OF CAPITALISM JUNE 5th   EXPOSING AGENDA 21 BREAKING NEWS Mayor Bookmeyer included Sustainable Development in his January 17th state of the city address. AGENDA 21 AND SUSTAINABLE…

Officials say $25 billion foreclosure deal will help heal market

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — In unveiling a landmark $25 billion settlement of investigations of foreclosure abuses, federal and state officials said Thursday they were holding the…

‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – Do whatever necessary to avoid “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” a quasi-sequel to the 2008 release “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” It’s a…

Wild weighing options with Lundin

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PAUL, Minn. — Chuck Fletcher’s the type of guy to give a player a new lease on life if he’s unable to get…

‘Dougherty gang’ sister enters guilty plea in Colorado

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — Lee Grace Dougherty, one of the fugitive siblings of the Dougherty gang caught after a nationwide dragnet last summer, has pleaded guilty…

Marine fatally shot by deputy described as deeply religious

By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times – SANTA ANA, Calif. — A decorated Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in a high school parking lot was…

Heather Mills, ex-wife of Paul McCartney, tells of phone hacking

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Heather Mills, a former wife of Paul McCartney, on Thursday described to a British inquiry into media ethics how journalists had listened…

Barea shows he’s back

Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Considering that the Wolves posted season lows in points in the second quarter, first half and for the game in Wednesday’s 85-80 loss in…

Love liking all-star invitation

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Western Conference coaches on Thursday invited Timberwolves forward Kevin Love to his second NBA All-Star Game, one year after Commissioner David Stern…

US drone strike kills key al-Qaida operative

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — An apparent U.S. drone strike early Thursday in northwest Pakistan killed a top Pakistani Taliban commander also serving as a key al-Qaida…

Latest round of government attacks kills more than 100 in Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Diplomats on Thursday were seeking new approaches to remedy the worsening conflict in Syria as opposition activists reported…

Love liking all-star invitation

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Western Conference coaches on Thursday invited Timberwolves forward Kevin Love to his second NBA All-Star Game, one year after Commissioner David Stern…

Tiger Woods starts with a 68 at Spyglass Hill

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Tiger Woods is tied for 15th place. That’s not bad, but it can be made to sound better. Woods shot…

Rose Parade official held in connection with woman’s death

By Adolfo Flores, Andrew Blankstein and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — By all accounts, Richard Allan Munnecke was a model citizen. He devoted several decades to…

Crickets, Comets, Flames, 3 other bands will enter Rock Hall of Fame

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Let’s hear it for the band. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has decided to induct six bands whose high-profile…

Chicago officials make plans for potential massive protests of G-8, NATO summits

By David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago’s G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that…

‘Safe House’

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Is any place less safe than a safe house? In the entire lexicon of movie locations, is any setting more likely…

Pentagon to open more combat to women

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A decade after the United States launched two wars that put women at the front lines of unconventional fighting, the Pentagon crept…

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