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Sub-zero temperatures strand thousands, kill more in Europe

By Dominika Maslikowski, Bori Babic and Clare Byrne – WARSAW, Poland — Freezing temperatures left thousands of people stranded without power in the Balkans and elsewhere in Europe on Saturday,…

Tiger Woods four shots behind Charlie Wi at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods four shots behind Charlie Wi at Pebble Beach

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — It was called the “big-boy leaderboard” Saturday. That wasn’t because Charlie Wi, a 40-year-old with modest expectations but so far…

Knicks’ Lin, Wolves’ Rubio battle in 100-98 N.Y. win

Knicks’ Lin, Wolves’ Rubio battle in 100-98 N.Y. win

By Steve Popper, The Record  – MINNEAPOLIS — New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni tried his best to remain calm. For days he had talked down excited observers after Jeremy Lin…

Whitney Houston’s death: Hotel guests stunned at news

By Ricardo Lopez and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Guests arriving for a pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night were abuzz with the…

Whitney Houston, pop titan, dies at 48

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s…

Housing agencies in North Iowa to receive federal grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan awarded Friday nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam,…

Allen Leads Cyclones Past Aggies, 69-46

Allen Leads Cyclones Past Aggies, 69-46

From cyclones.com: AMES, Iowa – A 28-5 run by Iowa State in the middle part of the game provided the cushion in a 69-46 victory over Texas A&M Saturday afternoon…

ISU will no longer advise on Tanzania project

ISU will no longer advise on Tanzania project

Message from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Wendy Wintersteen: This week I notified AgriSol Energy that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences would no longer serve in…

In battle against invasive species, Iowa DNR fighting for time

In battle against invasive species, Iowa DNR fighting for time

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – In the war against Eurasian milfoil, zebra mussels and silver carp, Kim Bogenschutz is fighting for time. Bogenschutz, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources…

Cyber Alerts for Parents & Kids: Beware of ‘Sextortion’

From FBI.gov: At the beginning of her summer break in June 2005, a 15-year-old Florida girl logged onto her computer and received a startling instant message. The sender, whom the…

Consumer Protection Working Group Launched to Combat Consumer Fraud

Working Group Created Under President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Brings Together Federal, State and Local Partners The Consumer Protection Working Group, formed under President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud…

Louisiana Hunting Outfitter Pleads Guilty to Illegally Killing Protected Alligator

WASHINGTON – Gregory K. Dupont, 38, of Plaquemine, La., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge, La., to one felony count of illegally guiding out-of-state sport hunters…

Three Men Sentenced for Attempting to Intimidate African-American Students at a Middle School

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that three men were sentenced for a federal hate crime stemming from an incident that took place at Beekman Junior High School…

No. 7 Baylor Downs Iowa, 4-0

No. 7 Baylor Downs Iowa, 4-0

WACO, Texas — It was a classic pitcher’s duel for three innings before seventh-ranked Baylor pushed a run across the plate in the fourth and three more in the sixth…

Iowa Pounds Shockers in Season-Opener

Iowa Pounds Shockers in Season-Opener

WACO, Texas — The University of Iowa softball team opened its 2012 season with an 11-0 run-rule, five inning victory over Wichita State on Friday afternoon at the Getterman Classic.…

Zombies, then comic books? A winning 1-2 punch on AMC

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – In the age of the DVR, caring about audience flow is supposed to be, well, so 2007. We record what we want, we watch…

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Los Angeles Times – From the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog: ——— ADELE BREAKS HER SILENCE, SHOWS OFF NEWLY RESTORED VOICE Adele fans, rejoice: The sassy British songstress…

‘MLK: The Assassination Tapes,’ premiering Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — There are only two things even remotely amiss with “MLK: The Assassination Tapes,” a highly unsettling trip back in time that…

Musicians plan protest over Grammy decision to eliminate some categories

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Some days, it just doesn’t pay to try to hand out trophies. The Grammy Awards, which roll around again on Sunday,…

Adele’s vocal recovery on pace

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It’s been almost five months since 23-year-old British soul singer Adele, who’s up for six Grammys, including album, record and song…

NIACC Logos staff receives first place award

The 2012 Iowa College Media Association/Iowa Newspaper Association Convention was held in Des Moines on February 2, 2012 and members of the NIACC Logos staff came back with some awards.…

Why Iowa looks to Florida to boost third-grade reading

Why Iowa looks to Florida to boost third-grade reading

(DES MOINES) – Reading by the end of third grade is an essential milestone. Yet an alarming number of Iowa youngsters are promoted to fourth grade without having mastered this…

Dems ready to negotiate over commercial tax relief

Dems ready to negotiate over commercial tax relief

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – JOHNSTON – Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal said he hopes Democrats and Republicans can agree to a $250 million commitment for property tax relief as…

Obama budget to focus on infrastructure, education spending

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will call for new spending on infrastructure, education and manufacturing research, as well as higher taxes…

Toilet-gate has California students flush with anger

By Theresa Harrington, Contra Costa Times – CONCORD, Calif. — Instead of beating the bell between classes at Mount Diablo High, senior Charles Campos often finds himself waiting frantically for a…

U.S. officials: Al-Qaida behind Syria bombings

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings…

Gay marriage is a dead political issue

By Dick Polman, Philadelphia Inquirer – Eight years is an aeon in politics. Witness the waning potency of the gay-marriage issue. During the 2004 campaign, Republican strategists put gay marriage on…

Op-ed: Barack Obama’s America

by Thomas Sowell – The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the…

Turnovers doom Wolves to 104-97 loss to Mavericks

Turnovers doom Wolves to 104-97 loss to Mavericks

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The last time the Minnesota Timberwolves threw the basketball around so recklessly, at least their coach didn’t have to watch it. (PHOTO: The…

O’Donnell continues to downsize, tweak ‘The Rosie Show’ on OWN

Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune – The downsizing of “The Rosie Show” is picking up steam.   After moving from a 260-seat studio to a 70-seat studio in mid-January, the show has eliminated…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, February 10, 2012

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, February 10, 2012

Bills are quickly moving in the Iowa House. We are wasting no time putting Iowans back to work. In order for Iowa employers to create quality jobs and careers in…

NIACC announces Fall 2011 Dean’s List

NIACC announces Fall 2011 Dean’s List

North Iowa Area Community College officials are pleased to announce that close to 700 individuals have been named to the 2011 Fall Dean’s List. That includes 389 full-time and 298…

Greek Cabinet ministers quit; protesters clash with police

By Christine Pirovolakis and Alvise Armellini – ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government was rocked by a series of defections Friday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of…

Text leads to Iowa man’s arrest for burglary

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Jacob Daniel Cardwell just couldn’t help himself and sent a text message to another person indicating he was inside someone’s home taking a…

Tuesday and Thursday Rose Bowl scores

Over The Hill 2/07/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1. Don Wickwire 218 2. Gene Roberts 202 3. Mike Roberts 199 1. Evonne Witham 208 2. Michele Olson 203…

Freshman steps up for Hawks

Freshman steps up for Hawks

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – Earlier this week when asked what her team needed to do to replace the game-night contributions of Jamie Printy, University of…

For the pro athlete, it’s just a job

By Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Within hours of creating one its most glorious moments, the pro sports world exposed one of its dirty little secrets. Hours…

Solyndra: Audit finds loan program lacked oversight

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — An independent audit of the federal loan guarantee initiatives that backed the troubled solar technology company Solyndra failed to turn up…

Use 511 year-round for travel information

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 10, 2012 – With the mild winter, Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) maintenance crews are performing work that would have otherwise been left undone until spring…

Sandusky resentful as neighbors raise concern over school proximity

Sandusky resentful as neighbors raise concern over school proximity

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky lashed out Friday at former friends and neighbors whose complaints prompted prosecutors…

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