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The Afghanistan equation: U.S. + Taliban + Pakistan = peace?

By Peter Tomsen – Los Angeles Times – In 1989, soon after I was appointed U.S. special envoy and ambassador on Afghanistan, the late mujahedin commander Abdul Haq conveyed a warning…

UNI’s 3-Point Assault Slows Illinois State, 78-63

UNI’s 3-Point Assault Slows Illinois State, 78-63

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers in posting a 78-63 win over the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday…

Santorum defends views on working women

By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Rick Santorum, still enjoying a surge in fundraising and attention after winning three states last week in the battle for the…

Arab leaders call for new effort on Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Arab leaders meeting in Cairo on Sunday called for a renewed United Nations attempt to help halt violence…

Obama budget is preview of election battle

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget, scheduled for release Monday, offers a preview of the November election as both parties…

Adele and the late Whitney Houston dominate Grammy Awards

Adele and the late Whitney Houston dominate Grammy Awards

By Dan DeLuca, The Philadelphia Inquirer – British pop singer Adele dominated the Grammy Awards on Sunday in a ceremony that was transformed into an emotion-packed memorial to Whitney Houston, who…

Pekovic bounces in, out of tough guy role with Timberwolves

Pekovic bounces in, out of tough guy role with Timberwolves

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — A hard foul ignited some tough talk, a few forearm shoves and a typical basketball scrum that was heated but mostly harmless.…

Mickelson routs Woods, rest of field at Pebble Beach

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Whether it was the 38-foot par putt that Phil Mickelson pounded in just after Tiger Woods had gotten everyone revved…

Woods, golf’s great finisher, no longer can finish

Woods, golf’s great finisher, no longer can finish

By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times – PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — In the wake of Sunday’s Tiger-Phil showdown at the Pebble Beach corral, one prevailing image emerges. It is of Phil…

Officials trying to determine whether Houston drowned in bathtub

By Andrew Blankstein, Robert Faturechi and Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Officials investigating the death of Whitney Houston are trying to determine whether she drowned in…

FBI Background Investigation of Steve Jobs Released

The 191-page document, released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), consists of the FBI’s 1991 background investigation of Steve Jobs for an appointed position on the U.S. President’s Export…

Cyclone Women Fall To Texas Tech, 51-41

Cyclone Women Fall To Texas Tech, 51-41

LUBBOCK, Texas – Chynna Brown scored 19 points to lead Texas Tech to a 51-41 win over Iowa State Sunday at United Spirit Arena. The Cyclones fall to 14-9 overall…

Spangler, Ward Return; Cyclones Fall to Oregon State

Spangler, Ward Return; Cyclones Fall to Oregon State

AMES, Iowa – The No. 13 Iowa State wrestling team won three of the last five matches against No. 19 Oregon State in the semifinals of the NWCA Duals Midwest…

No. 13 ISU Wrestlers Get First-Round Win over Wisconsin

No. 13 ISU Wrestlers Get First-Round Win over Wisconsin

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Ryak Finch and Joe Cozart recorded pins and Andrew Sorenson avenged his only loss as the No. 13 Cyclone wrestlers rolled over Wisconsin, 36-3 in…

Cyclones Fall to Valparaiso In Season Opener

Cyclones Fall to Valparaiso In Season Opener

AMES, Iowa – The Cyclone softball team (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) made a late comeback but couldn’t put away Valparaiso (2-1, 0-0 Horizon League) on Saturday, falling, 11-5 to the…

Sunday Night Mixed League – Rose Bowl, 02/05/12

MASON CITY – Team High Series Candy Bar 1694 Team High Game Candy Bar 640 Individual High Series Male Duane Hermen 645 Individual High Series Female Terri Hermen 553 Individual…

Arab League seeks joint U.N force for Syria

By Omnia Al Desoukie, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO — The Arab League voted Sunday to seek a joint United Nations force for Syria as regional diplomats met in Cairo to discuss…

Op-ed: Gun control (by Peter Children)

I have seen a lot of life in the years I have lived; some of it good, some not so good….it is what it is, no more no less. The…

Man arrested for public intoxication at court house a 2nd time

Man arrested for public intoxication at court house a 2nd time

MASON CITY – Shortly before 1:30pm on Friday 56-year-old Dean Richard Huse of Mason City was arrested for public intoxication after arriving to the court drunk for the 2nd time…

Days before death, Houston showed erratic behavior

By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times – Days before her death in a Los Angeles hotel, Whitney Houston behaved erratically during an appearance at a rehearsal for a Grammy awards…

NIACC men beat Clinton, 80-53

NIACC men beat Clinton, 80-53

MASON CITY, Iowa – Six Trojans scored at least 10 points with Kendale Dunn’s (So., Cleveland, OH) 16 points leading the way during an 80-53 rout of Clinton Community College…

Two NIACC wrestlers win district titles

Two NIACC wrestlers win district titles

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC’s Wismit Moinius (So., Naples, FL) and Basil Minto (Fr., Cape Coral, FL) both won North Central District Wrestling Championships on Saturday afternoon. The wins will…

Concussion lawsuits put spotlight on NFL policies

By Jonathan Tamari, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Before the rules that made kickoffs safer, before NFL guidelines about sitting players who have suffered concussions, before “defenseless receiver became a part of…

Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Robb Murray, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. – MANKATO —   Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato has been named a top regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine…

Judge sets tentative Sandusky trial date for May 14

Judge sets tentative Sandusky trial date for May 14

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case set a tentative trial date of May 14 and said…

Chevrolet Malibu updates for global debut

Chevrolet Malibu updates for global debut

By Larry Printz, The Virginian-Pilot – When it comes to cars, Americans buy more midsize cars — or D-segment cars in automaker parlance — than any other country. The rest of…

Some can find nice tax-season surprises

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – After the financial stress of the last few years, your tax return this year might offer you some of the first relief you’ve had in…

$100 million lawsuit filed against sect leader Jeffs

By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — The onetime spokesman for Warren Jeffs has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the polygamous sect leader, saying Jeffs asked him…

Requirements for consumer health insurance summaries unveiled

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has unveiled final regulations detailing the new summaries that the 2010 federal health law requires health insurance plans to…

Navy names littoral combat ship after Gabrielle Giffords

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Friday that the next Independence variant littoral combat ship will be named after Gabrielle Giffords,…

Ahmadinejad: Iran to disclose new nuclear projects soon

By Farshid Motahari – TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will disclose new nuclear projects in the coming days, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday. “Within the coming days we will witness (the)…

Serial killer spills secrets for cash

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — One by one, the young women vanished from the dusty farm towns of the Central Valley. They were often addicts…

Saving lives through aviation technology

By Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A small King Air turboprop took off last month into a sunny sky from Boeing Field, swung west, and sped straight toward…

Veterans give even more; 1 million sought for DNA data

By Jay Price, McClatchy Newspapers – DURHAM, N.C. — The procedure that could, in a way, make Master Sgt. Clarence Gray immortal was quick, simple and mundane. The 59-year-old Sanford, N.C.,…

Car dealers ‘poised for a really good year’

By Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press – LAS VEGAS — As the nation’s auto dealers gathered for their annual convention, the mood was driven by growing profits, the anticipation of new…

Certified Nurse Aide Training Offered Locally- Starts March 19

Certified Nurse Aide Training Offered Locally- Starts March 19

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) course will be taught in Belmond beginning March 19.  The course is offered through a partnership between NIACC, B-KHS and the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond. …

Woody Harrelson goes behind the badge for ‘Rampart’

By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Woody Harrelson wants the windows down. “Do you mind if we go old style on this? I don’t like air conditioning.”…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE (PG-13): Nicolas Cage reprises his role as the Marvel Comics superhero with a flaming skull and an insatiable appetite for…

Iowa polishes its Frank Lloyd Wright gem

Iowa polishes its Frank Lloyd Wright gem

By Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune – MASON CITY, Iowa — This town of 28,000 knew it had something special in the world’s last standing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, but it also…

‘Comic Book Men,’ premiering Sunday on AMC

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Comic Book Men” is a new retail reality show from AMC, a network not commonly associated with reality shows. It is…

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