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Debate rises over removing Joe Paterno statue

Debate rises over removing Joe Paterno statue

By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The words on the wall, once inspiring, are now just sad, even disturbing. “They ask me what I’d like…

Wedding-hall blast kills at least 19, including prominent Afghan lawmaker

By Laura King and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a wedding hall packed with VIPs from across northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing…

New High school hot topic in Iowa City district

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Patti Fields has been stopped about it at the grocery store, Marla Swesey while sweltering in the receiving line at a recent…

Project Footsteps in Mason City Saturday to battle bullying

Project Footsteps in Mason City Saturday to battle bullying

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Project Footsteps, an anti-bullying group founded in Minneapolis, is in Mason City today for a series of stops to promote their cause and…

Klein and Knott on Nagurski Watch List

Klein and Knott on Nagurski Watch List

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State linebackers A.J. Klein and Jake Knott are on the national watch list of the Nagurski Award, given each year to recognize college football’s defensive player…

Obit: Sarah Dawn Winters, 40

Obit: Sarah Dawn Winters, 40

Sarah Dawn Winters, 40, of Mason City died Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 10:30A Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd ST. SE,…

Harkin: Branstad voting rights order part of ‘scary’ trend

Harkin: Branstad voting rights order part of ‘scary’ trend

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Gov. Terry Branstad’s policy on restoring felons’ voting rights is part of a “scary” national trend by Republicans, according to Sen. Tom Harkin. The…

Top Iowa fiscal officials want IPERS cap

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Two top state fiscal overseers Friday advocated that Iowa policymakers reimpose yearly caps on government employee pensions as a way to shore up a projected…

Syria opposition faults Kofi Annan after latest reported massacre

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – ANTAKYA, Turkey — The scenario was distressingly familiar: A Syrian village is surrounded and attacked, leaving scores dead. Rebels and the government…

Sage Stallone, son of Sylvester Stallone, dies at 36

By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead Friday at his home in Studio City. He was 36.…

Twins fall to Athletics as Liriano’s good effort not enough

Twins fall to Athletics as Liriano’s good effort not enough

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — On a night full of swings and misses, Francisco Liriano’s night was defined by one of the few…

Ex-deputy gets 4 life terms for torture attack

By Vik Jolly, The Orange County Register – SANTA ANA, Calif. — Saying a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy exhibited “callousness” and “extreme violence” in an hours-long attack on…

‘Ice Age’ sequel and ‘Lorax’ to go head to head in China

By Ben Fritz, John Horn and Tommy Yang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — China’s government-controlled film distributor is releasing two of Hollywood’s biggest 3-D animated movies of the…

At Comic-Con, TV is a conquering hero

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Think of it as TV’s Comic-Cannes. Since its inception 42 years ago, Comic-Con International has been a celebration of fanboy…

Aaron Paul admits he’ll be a ‘sobbing mess’ when ‘Breaking Bad’ ends

Aaron Paul admits he’ll be a ‘sobbing mess’ when ‘Breaking Bad’ ends

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — If you happen to run into Aaron Paul these days, you’re likely to encounter an actor almost bursting with warmth…

Super PAC supporting Obama raises $6.1 million in June

By Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Priorities USA Action, the “super PAC” supporting President Barack Obama, raised $6.1 million last month, its co-founder said Friday. Bill Burton,…

Romney hits back on Bain Capital attacks, says Obama is spreading falsehoods

By Michael Finnegan and Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Friday of stooping to reckless and undignified campaign tactics, saying…

Motorcycle cop on leave for alleged threat against Michelle Obama

By Jamie Goldberg, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C., police department is investigating allegations that an officer who works as a motorcycle escort for the White House…

Court rejects settlement of suit over Kellogg cereal health claims

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court Friday rejected a class-action settlement against Kellogg Co. for making false health claims about its cereal…

Offering comfort to dying patients

By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Barbara Farkas is certain about what happens after death. It is the end, she says; there is no heaven, no…

Grassley: Americans are 12 percent poorer than they were in 2007

Grassley: Americans are 12 percent poorer than they were in 2007

From Senator Charles Grassley – Recently, the Congressional Budget Office released an update to its report on average effective tax rates.  Several of my colleagues on the other side of…

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of July 15-21

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” — Bryan Cranston returns in the role that earned him three Emmys as this dark and still-addictive drama launches…

Heat’s James Jones not retiring, embraces Allen, Lewis

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — Instead of stepping aside, James Jones has decided to step up to the challenge presented by the Miami Heat’s free-agency additions of…

Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic to stay open for now

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state’s…

Timberwolves say goodbye to two Anthony’s

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves made two more transactions to clear salary-cap space on Friday and promise they will submit that long-awaited rich offer…

Poll: Most Americans want tax cuts for all, even the wealthy

Poll: Most Americans want tax cuts for all, even the wealthy

By David Goldstein, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans want the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone, despite a strong push by President Barack Obama to eliminate…

House farm bill threatens California animal welfare laws

House farm bill threatens California animal welfare laws

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Taking aim at California’s pioneering efforts to bolster animal safety, the House Agriculture Committee has moved to block states from imposing…

17 arrested during ArtWalk clashes in downtown L.A., police now say

By Melissa Leu and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — At least 17 people were arrested Thursday night when violence broke out at the monthly ArtWalk event…

Autistic man survives 3 weeks in Utah desert

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – William Martin LaFever has lots of reasons for still being alive after wandering for weeks in the remote Escalante Desert of southern…

Michigan man cleared of snooping on wife’s email

By L.L. Brasier, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Days before trial, prosecutors dropped felony charges against a Rochester Hills, Mich., man accused of snooping in his wife’s email after…

JPMorgan’s risky trading losses widen to $4.4 billion

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s losses from risky derivatives bets widened to $4.4 billion in the second quarter, the bank announced. Originally pegged at…

Pac-12 has a brilliant revelation: Hey, deal with Big Ten won’t work.

Mike Hlas, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – College sports are funny. The Big Ten and Pacific-12 conferences made a big whoop several months ago about their agreement to have…