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Progress Iowa, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans to call on Iowa delegation to ‘Just Vote No’ on repeal of Obamacare

From ProgressIowa.org: Iowa seniors to tell their stories about the benefits of Obamacare DES MOINES, IOWA – In advance of the U.S. House’s 31st attempt to repeal Obamacare, with a…

“That’s a Clown Question, Bro”

Statement of Commissioner Bart Chilton at the CFTC Public Meeting on Dodd/Frank Rulemaking July 10, 2012 Thank you Mr. Chairman. There are a couple of important events coming up that…

Congressman King, Congressman Latham Tell Iowans to Drop Dead

From ProgressIowa.org: DES MOINES, IOWA — In a vote this afternoon, Congressmen Steve King and Tom Latham refused to move on and told American families in Iowa to drop dead…

Union Pacific Railroad lends support to Iowa Transportation Museum Program

The Iowa Transportation Museum is pleased to announce receipt of a grant for $25,000 from the Union Pacific Foundation. Brenda Mainwaring, the Union Pacific Company’s Director of Public Affairs for…

Medical examiner: Sarah Winters strangled; Listen to audio with bystander from homicide scene

Medical examiner: Sarah Winters strangled; Listen to audio with bystander from homicide scene

MASON CITY – A preliminary report provided by the State Medical Examiner’s Officer has ruled the manner of death of Sarah Winters as a homicide caused by strangulation. Winters was…

Hampton residents speak out on councilman Tuesday night

Hampton residents speak out on councilman Tuesday night

HAMPTON – Hampton residents spoke out Tuesday night on a councilman some feel should resign. Former Hampton City Councilman Bill Hodge and former Hampton Mayor Diane Weldin (pictured at podium)…

Branstad, Reynolds to convene public meeting in Mt. Pleasant on dry and drought weather conditions

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that they will hold a two-hour public meeting on the severe dry and D1 Droughtconditions that have…

Kropf brothers await transport to prison

Kropf brothers await transport to prison

MASON CITY – Two local men who had been allowed to remain on the streets for over a year while using their lawyer to plea bargain their original charges to…

Disturbance leads to arrest of two at staffing agency

Disturbance leads to arrest of two at staffing agency

MASON CITY – Shortly after 3pm on Monday, July 9th, a Mason City Police Officer was dispatched to a disorderly situation at a business and arrested two local women. 40-year-old…

Russian Rubio? Timberwolves reach deal with Shved

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves on Tuesday continued to add before they inevitably subtract, agreeing to contract terms with Russian guard Alexey Shved in the…

Heat lands another coveted free agent in Rashard Lewis

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Days after adding Ray Allen, the Miami Heat continued to upgrade its supporting cast on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with forward Rashard Lewis.…

Dwight Howard’s hopes of going to Brooklyn hit a snag

By Josh Robbins, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The Cleveland Cavaliers might receive a standing ovation the next time they play in Orlando, because the Cavaliers, in a roundabout…

GOP leaders not saying how they’ll fix nation’s health care woes

GOP leaders not saying how they’ll fix nation’s health care woes

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, who once promised to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s health care law, for now have all but given…

Beware of travel bargains: A variety of scams focus on travel, the BBB says

By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times – Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. DISCOUNT TRAVEL Summer travel season brings with it a variety…

US basketball team is short on centers, but that hasn’t stopped past Olympic squads

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Anybody ready for Blake Griffin at center? It could happen in a few weeks when the U.S. men’s basketball team begins…

Microsoft reveals new tools for business customers

By Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times – TORONTO — If the first day of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference focused more on its consumer offerings, with talk of tablets and touch-centric…

Small-business tax break for new hires advances in Senate

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are trying to put a check mark next to one of the economic initiatives on President Barack Obama’s to-do list:…

Disposable phone used to start Cruise-Holmes divorce, source says

By Richard Winton, John Horn and Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Katie Holmes set the wheels in motion for her divorce from Tom Cruise using a throwaway…

New Natalie Wood death probe said to be inconclusive

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Detectives who have spent the last eight months reinvestigating the 1981 death of Natalie Wood said they don’t believe there is…

Fed up with both parties, unions to hold own rally in Philadelphia

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – The Democrats are holding their convention in a right-to-work state, and Republicans are promoting the efforts of governors across the country to scale back…

BRIEF: Second arrest made in Manchester slayings

Trish Mehaffey, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – MANCHESTER — A second person was arrested Monday in the slaying of a couple in their Manchester home two months ago. Brandon Ahlers,…

McCaffery inks new deal at Iowa

McCaffery inks new deal at Iowa

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – McCAFFERY SIGNS 7-YEAR IOWA CONTRACT IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has signed a new contract to continue…

Man to plead guilty in plot to bomb D.C. targets via model planes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Rezwan Ferdaus, an American citizen with a degree in physics, will plead guilty to terrorism charges involving a plan to bomb…

Teen charged in Manchester couple’s homicide suggested killing methods, police say

Trish Mehaffey,  CR Gazette – A 19-year-old charged in the double homicide of a Manchester couple told police he had several discussions with the couple’s grandson about how to kill them, according…

Romney defends his wealth: ‘I’m not going to apologize for success’

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mitt Romney has taken some heat in recent days from President Barack Obama and Democrats for releasing just one year…

Iowa’s oldest newspaper/media company turns 175

Dale Alison, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – There’s a newspaper in Illinois that includes on its masthead its slogan, to “Fear God, print the truth and make money.” It’s a…

Family of woman shot at cop’s party looking for answers

By Gina Damron and Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Police say the position of Adaisha Miller’s body — she was on her knees as she danced at a…

Juror fined $1,000 for skipping out on his duty in middle of trial

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Medical sales representative Scott Enke says he has been asked virtually every day — by everyone from lunch ladies to close friends —…

Die-hard supporters come out to Kirkwood to rally for Obama

Patrick Hogan, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Attending a presidential speech dressed as Abraham Lincoln is a good way to get noticed. “Abraham Lincoln is in the house,” said…

Iowa casinos post record revenue in fiscal 2012

Iowa casinos post record revenue in fiscal 2012

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – A new casino in northwest Iowa and a return of consumer confidence among Iowans spending their entertainment dollars closer to home helped…

Romney asks Americans to vacation in Colorado

Romney asks Americans to vacation in Colorado

By Daniel J. Chacon, The Gazette – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney swept into Colorado Springs on Tuesday, recounting stories of inspiration from the destructive Waldo…

White’s goal – get in better shape

White’s goal – get in better shape

John Bohnenkamp, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA – Aaron White opened his Iowa basketball career with a double-double, and closed with a flourish. In between was an…

Michelle Obama rallies supporters on Florida campaign stops

Michelle Obama rallies supporters on Florida campaign stops

By Adam C. Smith and Laura Isensee, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — If Americans viewed President Barack Obama as favorably as they do his wife, he’d be sitting pretty four months…

Early HIV treatment may help stem AIDS, research shows

By Erin Loury, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Treatment drugs can do more than improve the health of people with HIV: If administered early, medications can also reduce the…

Twitter CEO says company has ‘a truckload of money’

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Dick Costolo said the short message social network has a “truckload of money in the bank” and…

Obama thanks Iowa for giving him a chance ‘when nobody else would’

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took Iowans on a trip down memory lane Tuesday, recalling his first “kinda nervous” foray on the presidential campaign…

Congressmen want answers from Air Force on F-22 incidents

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Recent incidents with the Air Force’s fleet of F-22 Raptor fighter jets have prompted fresh questions by two members of Congress…

Efforts to reform Britain’s House of Lords sputter

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The British government was dealt an embarrassing setback Tuesday in its attempt to turn the unelected, tradition-bound House of Lords into a…

Heat kills thousands of Southern Minnesota fish

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – The heat wave has broken, but it’s much too late for two area lakes and their fish. While a few bluegills and crappies were…

Hormel’s Ettinger to ring closing bell

Adam Harringa, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Spam’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with a trip to Wall Street. Hormel Foods Corp. President and CEO Jeff Ettinger will ring The Closing Bell at the New York…