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Hawkeyes’ recent rocket ride loses some flair

Hawkeyes’ recent rocket ride loses some flair

Mike Hlas, CR GAZETTE – CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — You wondered if Illinois’ fans thought they were coming to a funeral Sunday instead of a potentially enjoyable basketball outing. It felt like…

Minnesota man Indicted for Assaulting a Man with an Axe Handle

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old Red Lake man was indicted for allegedly assaulting a Redby man with an axe handle on January 13, 2012. The indictment charges Joseph…

Justice Department Announces Lawsuit to Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Voters in Alabama

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama and its chief election official seeking relief to help ensure that military…

HSI special agents seize $825,570 worth of counterfeit goods

You never know what you’ll find at a flea market – antiques, toys or even a deal of a lifetime. But special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)…

ICE, North Dakota federal law enforcement agencies award special-needs man with honorary ‘Special Agent’ title

ICE, North Dakota federal law enforcement agencies award special-needs man with honorary ‘Special Agent’ title

MINOT, N.D. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 228 awarded a rare honor to…

East Texas man sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography

GALVESTON, Texas — A Winnie, Texas, man was sentenced on Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of…

Gatens picks up Big Ten Player of the Weeks honors

Gatens picks up Big Ten Player of the Weeks honors

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – – University of Iowa senior Matt Gatens was named Big Ten co-Player of the Week along with Purdue’s Robbie Hummel. The announcement was made this morning…

Royce White Picks Up His Third Big 12 Rookie of the Week Honor

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State’s Royce White was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week today for the third time this season. White also won the award on Dec. 14…

Supreme Court to weigh torture lawsuits against corporations

Supreme Court to weigh torture lawsuits against corporations

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Two years ago, the Supreme Court said corporations were like people and had the same free-speech rights to spend unlimited sums…

Farrakhan says racial hatred could spur assassination attempts on Obama

By Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could…

‘The Artist’ speaks volumes at Oscars, winning three top awards

By John Horn and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The movie of the fewest words spoke the loudest at the Oscars this year. On an evening suffused…

Shooting reported at Ohio high school; one suspect at large

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – A shooting occurred at a northeastern Ohio high school Monday morning, with at least one suspect reportedly still at large. A local sheriff’s deputy…

European Union orders new sanctions against Syria

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The European Union slapped new sanctions on Syria on Monday, trying to tighten an economic vise around the violent regime of President…

Tyler Clementi had requested room change

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The trial of a former Rutgers University student facing hate charges for allegedly spying on his gay roommmate — Tyler Clementi,…

Top ten causes of death in Iowa

Top Ten Causes of Death in Iowa (2010) Cause, total number and rate per 100,00 Heart Disease 6,859 (225.2) Cancer 6,346 (208.3) Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,694 (55.6) Cerebrovascular Disease…

Downtown Cedar Rapids getting back on its feet as four-year mark of post-flood era nears

Rick Smith, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — The heart of the downtown has made significant strides as the four-year mark of the June 2008 flood approaches, downtown leaders say.…

Gas prices may fuel changes

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Motorists stung by rising gas prices may be on their own in the short term, but it’s vital that they learn how to cope — for…

Washington state GOP caucuses might be most influential in decades

By Bob Young, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Washington state may have an unusually important voice in deciding Barack Obama’s opponent. The state’s GOP presidential caucuses, along with its straw…

Analysis: Romney’s anti-union tone could haunt him later

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As Mitt Romney seeks victory in his native state’s primary, he has made organized labor enemy No. 1. He has…

Arizona conservatives like Santorum but will vote for Romney

By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers – CHANDLER, Ariz. — They take conservatism seriously in Arizona, the state that launched native son Barry Goldwater to the 1964 Republican presidential nomination and gave…

‘Reagan Democrats’ could decide winner of Michigan primary

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Mitt Romney must win Michigan’s Republican primary Tuesday. So does Rick Santorum. They’re going about it in very different ways. Romney,…

Rally cry answered in Wild victory

Rally cry answered in Wild victory

By Michael Russo, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ST. PAUL, Minn. — Look at the standings, do the math, understand the reality of how tough it is to make up ground in…

ISU Women Best Finish Since 2000 in Big 12 Track

ISU Women Best Finish Since 2000 in Big 12 Track

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – There have some great finishes in Iowa State track and field history. But there has never been anything like the final strides of Cyclone Rico Loy…

Officials: Heart attack fells Chicago police officer

Chicago Tribune – Veteran Chicago Police officer Preston Ross Jr. suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday while on duty at a CTA stop, the Cook County Medical Examiner said today. Ross, 48, was in uniform and…

NIACC men drop a close one to Iowa Central, 98-93

NIACC men drop a close one to Iowa Central, 98-93

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC’s men’s basketball team was derailed by weak side offensive rebounds in a 98-93 overtime loss to Iowa Central on Saturday. The Trojans (14-15 overall, 5-8…

Iowa Central beats NIACC women, 89-69

Iowa Central beats NIACC women, 89-69

MASON CITY, Iowa – Iowa Central seemed to have a game plan against NIACC: get inside the NIACC defense and take advantage of its short bench. Mission accomplished. The Iowa…

Cyclone women Fall To Oklahoma State, 71-63

Cyclone women Fall To Oklahoma State, 71-63

STILLWATER, Okla. – Iowa State jumped out to an 11-point first half lead on Oklahoma State but went cold the remainder of the game and dropped a 71-63 decision Saturday…

Op-ed: Globe proves it is just a puppet of Chamber (by Peter Children)

The tail is now wagging the dog.  In Sunday’s Globe editorial they respond directly to the article written this week by NIT publisher Matt Marquardt.  The focus centers on the…

Op-ed: We need to show consideration for the poor

MCT FORUM, By Alvaro Huerta – The poor get no respect in this country. As someone who experienced abject poverty in America’s barrios, I know a thing or two about being…

Saudi Arabia raises crude oil output, according to reports

By Andria Cheng, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — As crude oil prices reached a nine-month high on concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, Saudi Arabia has increased its crude exports, and the…

OECD, US call for higher firewalls against financial crisis

By Andrea Sosa Cabrios – MEXICO CITY — The United States and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called Saturday in Mexico City for higher firewalls as part…

‘The Artist’ wins best feature at Independent Spirit Awards

By Amy Kaufman and Oliver Gettell, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “The Artist,” produced by Thomas Langmann, won best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The…

Romney, Santorum go toe-to-toe in back-to-back speeches in Troy

By Kathleen Gray and Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press – TROY, Mich. — Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney took turns bashing each other Saturday — a few hours…

Gingrich rails against Obama at California GOP convention

By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times – BURLINGAME, Calif.—With his competition focused on the chilly Midwest, Newt Gingrich wooed California’s Republican faithful Saturday, banking on a Republican contest so…

North Korea threatens attack on eve of US-South Korea military exercise

By John Glionna, Los Angeles Times – SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea’s newly installed leader Kim Jong Un threatened Sunday to launch a powerful retaliatory strike against South Korea if provoked. It…

As Syria holds referendum on constitution, rebels vow to fight on

By David Enders and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WADI KHALID, Lebanon — On the Lebanon-Syria border, Syrian refugees scoffed Sunday at the idea of a referendum on a new constitution…

7 U.S. soldiers wounded by grenade during Afghanistan protest

By Ali Safi and Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Seven U.S. soldiers were wounded Sunday when an insurgent threw a grenade into their base in the northeastern province…

U.S. military receives remains of last soldier missing in Iraq

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIRUT — The U.S. military has recovered the remains of the last U.S. service member missing in Iraq, ending a nearly six-year ordeal involving shadowy…

Four arrested after fight at Mason City Perkins restaurant

Four arrested after fight at Mason City Perkins restaurant

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called to the Perkins restaurant, located at 2201 4th Street SW, at about 2:09 a.m. for a fight that an employee said involved…

Timberwolves’ Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

Timberwolves’ Kevin Love wins Three-Point Contest

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love bested Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant in a tiebreaker to win the Three-Point Contest at…