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‘USA!’ chants directed at Latino basketball team roil San Antonio

By Ricardo Lopez and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — It only lasted a few seconds, but that’s all it took for a three-syllable chant to mar a high…

American flight attendant disrupts flight

By Gregory Karp and Ashley Rueff, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — An American Airlines flight attendant disrupted a flight Friday morning as it was about to take off from Dallas Fort/Worth…

Eldora man wins $30,000 lottery prize

Eldora man wins $30,000 lottery prize

DES MOINES, Iowa – An Eldora man won a top prize of $30,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword” instant-scratch game. Ronald Russell claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery’s headquarters…

Selection Show Event Open To The Public

AMES, Iowa – The nationally ranked Iowa State men’s basketball team is poised to make its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005 and the Iowa State Athletics Department is inviting…

Two accidents Thursday on S. Kentucky Ave.

Two accidents Thursday on S. Kentucky Ave.

by Jody Spear – MASON CITY – At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a two vehicle accident with injury was called into the Mason City Police Department and Mason City Fire…

Iowa ousted from Big Ten Tourney

Iowa ousted from Big Ten Tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan State crushed Iowa’s hopes of a Big Ten Tournament title on Friday, beating the Hawkeyes 92-75. Iowa kept it close through much of the first half.  The…

Former Iowa State football player pepper sprayed, arrested

AMES – According to the Ames Police Department, a former Iowa State football player was pepper sprayed arrested early this morning. Former ISU DE Jacob Lattimer was arrested at 2:01 a.m. for…

EDITORIAL: Globe working hard to brainwash you on “vital” D.C. trip

EDITORIAL: Globe working hard to brainwash you on “vital” D.C. trip

by Matt Marquardt – This February, your local government was hijacked by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Eric Bookmeyer, City Administrator Brent Trout, Clear Lake Mayor Nelson Crabb…

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Mason City woman said she had to go over her “Match & Win” ticket for nearly an hour before she believed she’d won a top…

Op-ed: Voter registration is racist (by Peter Children)

There are several stains on this country that will never wash off, and now in this year of 2012 another indelible stain creeps across some thirty-four mostly Southern states.  I…

Iowa is no gimme despite beatdown in last meeting

Iowa is no gimme despite beatdown in last meeting

By Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press – The last time Michigan State played Iowa this season, Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery picked up a chair and slammed it down on the court…

Suicides among Army personnel up 80 percent in four years

By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Suicide among young Army personnel is among the saddest tolls of the country’s two long wars this century. A report released…

Airfares climb, routes disappear as fuel prices rise

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Airfares are rising, planes are packed, and carriers are abandoning less-profitable routes. What’s to blame? Climbing fuel prices. And there…

Marine’s sex assault conviction tossed as prosecution questioned

By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — An appeals court has thrown out the sexual assault conviction of a Marine in yet another example of the growing legal questions sparked…

Minnesota Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier this morning in federal court in Minneapolis, a 51-year-old Oakdale man was sentenced for distributing an image containing child pornography. United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis…

House panel backs legislation to allow Holocaust survivors to sue European insurers

By Jay Weaver, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Legislation that would allow Holocaust survivors to sue European companies for unpaid life insurance benefits worth an estimated $20 billion has passed its…

Judge throws out charges against Illinois officer in alleged beating of teens

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Cook County, Ill., prosecutors referred to the gathering as the “ducks-in-a-row” meeting. Lt. Jason Leavitt, a veteran Park Ridge police officer, had just…

Defense in Rutgers bias case faces daunting task

By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Prosecutors in Dharun Ravi’s bias intimidation trial have methodically built a brick-by-brick case over the past 10 days, producing…

Romney says Washington could learn from Mississippi

By Michael Newsom, McClatchy Newspapers – PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made his first appearance here Thursday ahead of Mississippi’s Tuesday primary election, and attacked President Barack Obama…

Purdue blows out Nebraska

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune – NDIANAPOLIS — The night started with an enthusiastic ovation for Robbie Hummel and ended with Purdue fans singing Happy Birthday to the forward as he…

Magic plays tough at the end, pull out huge road win over Chicago Bulls

Magic plays tough at the end, pull out huge road win over Chicago Bulls

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – CHICAGO — This is a win the Orlando Magic will remember for a long time. After they squandered a second-quarter lead of 18 points…

Minnesota works overtime to defeat Northwestern

By Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – INDIANAPOLIS — Andre Hollins just might be the Minnesota Gophers of the future. But that isn’t stopping the dynamic freshman guard — who keeps…

FAA moves toward allowing unmanned drones in US airspace

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has taken the first concrete step toward allowing drones to fly alongside passenger airplanes in the United States.…

Something’s missing from ‘John Carter’

Something’s missing from ‘John Carter’

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – “John Carter” is to action movies as eggs, milk and flour are to a cake. All of the elements are there but they just haven’t…

After a decade, Afghan forces don’t trust Americans

After a decade, Afghan forces don’t trust Americans

By Jon Stephenson and Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan soldiers and police say the recent burning of Qurans by U.S. personnel has seriously undermined their trust in…

Senate rejects GOP attempt to advance Keystone XL pipeline

By Richard Simon and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With gas prices becoming a high-octane campaign issue, the Democratic-led Senate beat back a Republican effort to advance the…

Obama campaign rolls out trailer for documentary that tells story of his first term

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a campaign dominated so far by 30-second ads and debate sound bites, President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is taking a…

Senate approves bill to send BP fines to Gulf Coast restoration

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted Thursday in favor of returning 80 percent of the fines to be collected from BP for the 2010…

Bin Laden widows charged as new probe describes discord in his home

By Saeed Shah, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities said Thursday that they had filed charges against Osama bin Laden’s three widows as an investigation revealed fresh details of the…

Father: Arrest crime watch volunteer who killed my son

By Rene Stutzman, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The father of a 17-year-old who was shot to death in Sanford, Fla., by a crime watch volunteer held a news…

Small-business bill gets broad House support

Small-business bill gets broad House support

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—A modest package of proposals aimed at expanding small business’ access to capital cleared the House with broad bipartisan support, a rare accomplishment in…

Cancer drug may help HIV fight, study says

By Jay Price, McClatchy Newspapers – CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have discovered what could be a vital step toward a cure for…

NYPD spying reports ‘disturb’ attorney general

By Hannan Adely and Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday called reports of New York police surveillance of Muslim communities…

One in five US high school students now smokes, report says

By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times – Although teen smoking has declined, more than 3 million high school students and 600,000 middle school students still smoke cigarettes and are at risk…

‘Silent House’: Boring movie

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers “The silence will kill you!” warn the posters for “Silent House.” That’s only if the boredom doesn’t get you first, though. The hook of this…

Shallow characters and crass language don’t make for great comedy

Shallow characters and crass language don’t make for great comedy

By Rafer Guzman, Newsday – A latecomer to the still-booming genre of comedies about 40-ish adolescents facing adult decisions, “Friends with Kids” tries to fit in by borrowing the cast of…

Rose Bowl Scores 3-6 and 3-8 2012

Over The Hill 3/06/12 (4 person team) High Scratch Game 1.    Lanne Book       214 2.    Gene Roberts     212 3.    Doug King         200 1.    Michele Olson     221 2.    Karen Cornick     201…

Former Clarksville bank official to serve 10 years for embezzlement

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A former bank official who stole nearly $6 million from Iowa State Bank in Clarksville over 19 years was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court…

Late Texas Run Trips No. 25 Iowa State

Late Texas Run Trips No. 25 Iowa State

KANSAS CITY, Mo – The No. 25 Iowa State men’s basketball team utilized a 6-0 run in the final minutes to tie Texas 65-65, but a traditional three-point play by…