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Dry conditions and warm temps make for high fire danger in North Iowa

MASON CITY – The National Weather Service in Des Moines is warning that there is a “very high fire danger today” throughout the North Iowa area. The report says that…

Tough end for Iowa’s Matt Gatens

Tough end for Iowa’s Matt Gatens

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – INDIANAPOLIS — Matt Gatens remained composed but a little stunned in the Iowa locker room Friday afternoon. Gatens’ Hawkeyes suffered a 92-75 loss to Michigan…

Florida State holds off Duke to reach ACC tournament title game

By Jack Daly, McClatchy Newspapers – ATLANTA — Luke Loucks helped Florida State fight off a staunch effort from Duke and earn a 62-59 win in the semifinals of the…

Google wins approval to offer video services in Kansas City, Mo.

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. has been given the green light to offer video services to residents of Kansas City, Mo., which could…

The Week Ahead: Fed more open, but no less unpredictable

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – When does a possibility become a promise? For three years the Federal Reserve has said it expects the economy to remain so weak it…

Apple denied permission to sue bankrupt Kodak

By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Apple Inc. has been denied permission to file a patent-infringement lawsuit against Eastman Kodak by the film-maker’s bankruptcy judge. Judge…

Chinese inflation falls to 20-month low

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China’s annual inflation rate fell to a 20-month low in February, giving policymakers room to ease lending at a time of…

Quest to go private in $2 billion deal

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Technology firm Quest Software Inc. has agreed to go private in a deal valued at $2 billion. The Aliso Viejo,…

Bank of America to cut principal on some mortgages

Bank of America to cut principal on some mortgages

By E. Scott Reckard and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Bank of America Corp. has agreed to reduce the loan balances of underwater homeowners more aggressively…

‘John Carter’ could lose $165 million, analyst projects

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Studios’ science-fiction adventure film “John Carter” could lose $165 million, according to revised projections from one Wall…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – This is going to sound morbid only because it is. When a celebrity of sufficient stature dies, TV’s high-gloss infotainment shows (“Access Hollywood,”…

Boy-band fans will get a rush out of ‘Big Time Movie’

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Nickelodeon’s made-for-TV boy band, Big Time Rush, stretch their skinny legs, graduating to a movie format with a London setting, an espionage plot…

Locate Marines elsewhere in Japan, US suggests as local governments balk

The Yomiuri Shimbun – TOKYO — The U.S. government has sounded out the Japanese government on a plan to transfer about 1,300 Marines based in Okinawa Prefecture to another location…

U.N. envoy calls for cease fire in Syria

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — Syrian troops on Saturday shelled a northern region viewed as a center of a year-long uprising as President Bashar al-Assad met with…

Santorum wins Kansas caucuses

By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times – WICHITA, Kan. — Rick Santorum has won the Kansas Republican caucuses, according to The Associated Press and network projections, his eighth statewide victory…

Drift away from GOP by women voters may give Obama advantage in fall

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Hard-won Republican gains among female voters have all but evaporated amid a noisy national debate over reproductive health. That opinion shift…

BRIEF: Reports: Ricky Rubio out for remainder of 2011-12 season

BRIEF: Reports: Ricky Rubio out for remainder of 2011-12 season

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Timberwolves rookie sensation Ricky Rubio will miss the rest of the 2011-12 NBA season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in…

Ashley Inn Motel making modest improvements

Ashley Inn Motel making modest improvements

MASON CITY – No more noisy parties at the Ashley Inn Motel. Four years ago, when new managers Rob Peterson and Kelly Helgeland took over, things started to change for…

Obituary: Mark D. Hinnenkamp

Obituary: Mark D. Hinnenkamp

Mark D. Hinnenkamp, 51 of Hanlontown, IA, died Thursday March 8, 2012 at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012,…

Lakers dump Love-less Twolves, 105-102

Lakers dump Love-less Twolves, 105-102

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – MINNEAPOLIS—These are the Los Angeles Lakers nowadays, needing every possible drip of luck and skill to beat a team on the road, even if…

After meeting with Broncos, Manning plans to meet with the Dolphins

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The Dolphins have made the list of finalists for coveted free agent Peyton Manning and expect to meet with him after he returns…

Obama: New tech reduces dependance on foreign oil

Obama: New tech reduces dependance on foreign oil

President Barrack Obama’s Weekly Address: Investing in a Clean Energy Future Speaking from a factory in Virginia, President Obama talks about how companies are creating more jobs in the United…

Speed a factor in almost a third of traffic fatalities

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Slow down. So says the Governors Highway Safety Association, which is flashing its figurative red lights over speeding on the nation’s roads,…

Minnesota falls to Michigan in overtime

By Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – INDIANAPOLIS — In a way, it almost seemed fitting that the Minnesota Gophers would lose this way: in a close game, in overtime, and…

US reports brisk job growth in February

US reports brisk job growth in February

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Providing solid evidence of a strengthening economy, employers extended their brisk hiring into February — a trend that, if it continues, could…

Homeowners might be on hook in civil action in Trayvon Martin’s death

By Mary Shanklin, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The people who could end up paying the financial price for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin are, ultimately, the homeowners…

Cyclones Continue Competition at Zone Diving

Cyclones Continue Competition at Zone Diving

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa State’s divers continued their competition at the NCAA Zone Diving meet Friday at the Wellness and Recreation Center. Sarah Nelson led the Cyclone effort with…

Chiefs’ owner says team is pursuing Peyton Manning

By Adam Teicher, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, MO. — Chairman Clark Hunt acknowledged Friday that the Chiefs are pursuing quarterback Peyton Manning, but they’re certainly not the only team. Manning…

Purdue falls to Ohio State

By Pete DiPrimio, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue couldn’t handle Ohio State’s 1-2 combination of Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas and lost, 88-71, in Friday night’s quarterfinal…

Michigan finds the magic against Minnesota

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein cited the “magical” finish to the regular season. Apparently it followed to the Wolverines to the Big…

Missouri routs Texas to reach Big 12 title game

Missouri routs Texas to reach Big 12 title game

By Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – KANSAS CITY, MO. — Fifth-ranked Missouri held up its end of the bargain, and then some, by storming past Texas, 81-67, on Friday night…

Bryan Burwell: Baylor finally displays its talent, knocks out top-seeded Kansas

Bryan Burwell: Baylor finally displays its talent, knocks out top-seeded Kansas

By Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Sprint Center had suddenly gone silent. For most of the early evening, there was this sea of blue overwhelming…

Lang says Legislature must make universities a priority

Jermaine Pigee, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Iowa Board of Regents President Craig Lang wants everyone to know how important state colleges are. “Our public universities attract students from all…

Judge stabbed, deputy shot in courthouse attack

By Jennifer Sullivan and Jonathan Martin, The Seattle Times – MONTESANO, Wash. — Grays Harbor County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who stabbed Superior Court Judge Dave Edwards and…

Libya’s prime minister optimistic despite country’s struggles

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Despite fissions that threaten to break up his state and rising concerns about human rights abuses, Libya’s new prime minister assured top…

Moon’s magnetic material may have come from an asteroid

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A giant crater at the moon’s south pole may hold the answer to a long-standing mystery about why portions of the…

US officials say Assad could survive Syria revolt

By Matthew Schofield, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Months after the United States sided with rebels against Syrian President Bashar Assad, senior U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Friday that not only could…

Tibet self-immolations show no sign of slowing

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — During the winter break from high school, Tsering Kyi would spend her days tending the yak and sheep, always taking a book…

Gingrich woos Mississippi voters by drilling Obama

By Geoff Pender, McClatchy Newspapers – GULFPORT, Miss. — Newt Gingrich told a Gulfport campaign rally crowd he was more than an hour late Friday because he detoured his campaign bus…

Steckman: From the Capitol to You

Steckman: From the Capitol to You

This week, we spent more time debating in the House and less time in committees. On Wednesday, we passed twenty-five bills with only two being considered controversial. However, we expect…

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