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Branstad/Reynolds Administration encourage participation in public discussions on housing

(DES MOINES) – The Branstad/Reynolds Administration on Friday announced that a comprehensive statewide housing study is underway and encourage Iowans to participate in the process by sharing information about the…

Joe Paterno statue taken down Sunday morning

Joe Paterno statue taken down Sunday morning

STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Multiple news agencies are reporting that Sunday morning, Penn State University removed the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium. (PHOTO: Many people have strong feelings about…

BLOG: L.A. Now: Sylvester Stallone hires PI to investigate sons’s death

Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – Sylvester Stallone has hired a private investigator to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of his son Sage Stallone, according to…

Crowds gather again at Joe Paterno statue

Matt Morgan, Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. – UNIVERSITY PARK — Marty Robbins had only seen the Joe Paterno statue on television. Traveling from his home in Cincinnati, Robbins…

Colorado shooting victims’ families tell their stories

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Alexandra Zavis and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times – AURORA, Colo. — Bad guys have a way of bringing out the best in people, whether on screen…

Theater shooting suspect a mystery despite intriguing details

By John M. Glionna, Matt Stevens and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – AURORA, Colo. — The robot snaked methodically through the apartment, creeping past wires, bottles, fuses and volatile…

Cardinals score 12 runs in seventh inning of blowout

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — While detailing several ways he believed the league’s leading offense could reanimate its lineup from a recent lull, Cardinals manager…

Authorities nab wanted man Saturday afternoon

Authorities nab wanted man Saturday afternoon

(Photos, video and details contributed by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer) MASON CITY – Saturday afternoon at about 4:27 PM, a Mason City police officer was patrolling the area of…

Need a student loan? Mull options carefully

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – Gulp. The bills parents are receiving now for this fall’s college costs are among the most horrifying most people will receive in a lifetime,…

NBA stars oppose Olympic age limit

By Brian Schmitz, The Orlando Sentinel – Kobe Bryant called NBA Commissioner David Stern’s idea of a 23-and-younger age limit for Team USA in future Olympics “stupid.” Only Kobe might…

Incoming Minneapolis chief, on the stand, criticizes top police brass

Randy Furst, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Assistant Chief Janée Harteau defended the transfer of two Minneapolis police officers in Hennepin County District Court on Friday, but criticized three top-ranking police…

Op-ed: Would a ‘Conceal and Carry’ citizen have stopped the Colorado shootings?

Op-ed from One-Eyed – Conceal and Carry and Batman! Would a ‘Conceal and Carry’ citizen have stopped the Colorado shootings? It’s easy to look back now at the series of…

As big movies’ box office soars, the number of flops rises

By Steven Zeitchik and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Is Hollywood having a blowout year or a dismal one? The confounding answer: both. This weekend, “The…

BlackBerry maker insists it’s healthy, but customers prepare for worst

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — BlackBerry’s Research in Motion insists it’s not in a “death spiral,” but that isn’t stopping many companies from preparing —…

Baseball rankings for the American League

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. New York Yankees 1 (Last week) Phelps rejoins pitching staff. 2. Texas Rangers 2 Ross yields first run in 24…

Baseball rankings for National League

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – NATIONAL LEAGUE 1. Washington Nationals 1 (Last week) Strasburg buckles against Braves. 2. Cincinnati Reds 3 Bailey has won four in a row.…

Convicted S. MN assailant must cooperate with ICE

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – A 27-year-old Austin man who reportedly punched his roommate, threw a beer bottle at him and hit him with a chair was convicted…

Team USA looks good as gold in several events in London

By Gil LeBreton, McClatchy Newspapers – Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin. LeBron James. Allyson Felix. Venus and Serena Williams. That’s not a bad way to start an Olympic team. Traditionally, however,…

Motoring Q&A: Stalling F-150 bemuses driver

By Paul Brand, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: I have a 1999 Ford F-150 with the 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine, automatic transmission and 4WD with 130,000 miles on it. I…

Time for Bulls’ Butler to make big strides

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – LAS VEGAS — Jimmy Butler is projected to take Ronnie Brewer’s defensive sparkplug role off the bench next season, but that’s not all the…

Emmys ceremony will be ‘Girls’ night out

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The TV industry isn’t accustomed to celebrating raunchy, edgy shows such as “Girls,” the HBO series crafted by 26-year-old Lena…

Don’t touch that NPR dial: Public radio seems content to stick with proven fare

By Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — For a confederation of supposed liberals, public radio can be awfully conservative. Ask someone to name a public radio show, any public…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13): The fourth installment in the popular series about how dancing is the cure to all the world’s problems takes place…

Suspect enjoyed video games, movies, school friend says

By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — The alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shootings enjoyed the company of a few high school friends who liked to…

Must-see events at the London Olympics

By Jo-Ann Barnas, Detroit Free Press – Thank you, Michael Phelps. Perhaps the most sought-after ticket of the Summer Games will be swimming on July 31, the likely date when Phelps…

Man held in ‘death warrant’ homeless stabbings

by Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A man was in custody late Friday in connection with the stabbings of three transients while they slept. The attacker…

Five storylines worth watching at the 2012 Games

By John Henry, McClatchy Newspapers – 1. Can he be bolted down? It should be no surprise that something is behind Usain Bolt. The Jamaican hot steppa throttled pursuers when…

Market for IPOs thaws with 2 new offerings

By Steve Johnson and Jeremy C. Owens, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — In an auspicious initial public offering, Palo Alto Networks’ shares jumped nearly 27 percent…

Today’s knee injuries aren’t the career-enders of old

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The play called for a reverse punt return, an odd decision since the Chicago Bears already held a comfortable lead on…

Carnie who allegedly stole Clear Lake man’s wallet jumps bail

Carnie who allegedly stole Clear Lake man’s wallet jumps bail

According to court records 25-year-old Corey David Tangman was arrested following the theft of a Clear Lake man’s wallet at Rumorz Bar in Clear Lake on June 27th and failed…

‘Warehouse 13’ returns Monday to Syfy

by Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — The Syfy series “Warehouse 13” begins its fourth season at 9 p.m. EDT Monday with a pile of rubble and…

Spending Smart: It’s important to know how to dispute errors on your credit report

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – Errors on your credit reports might mean you could be denied credit or be offered higher interest rates than you should be. They could…

Civil rights group marches in Sanford, Fla., to honor Trayvon Martin

By Jon Busdeker, The Orlando Sentinel – The civil rights movement’s anthem “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” could be heard from blocks away Saturday as more than 50…

Teens losing interest in driving as Internet usage rises

By Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — As automakers increasingly try to market their cars to young drivers they will find themselves fighting over a shrinking percentage of…

The Week Ahead: GDP picture grows gloomy

By Tom Hudson, McClatchy Newspapers – What felt like building momentum has slowed to a crawl. At the beginning of the year, the U.S. economy was predicted to grow by…

Groups call for higher minimum wage

By Diane Stafford, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Three years after the last increase in the nation’s minimum wage, worker advocacy groups have launched a concerted effort to raise…

During Carmelo Anthony’s rocky career in NBA, representing U.S. has become solid ground

During Carmelo Anthony’s rocky career in NBA, representing U.S. has become solid ground

By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun – Ever since Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to an NCAA basketball championship as a freshman in 2003, his once-shiny reputation has been steadily chipped…

Willard offered a path around lewd-conduct prosecution

By Christie D’Zurilla, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fred Willard reportedly has been offered the opportunity to avoid prosecution after being arrested Wednesday night in Hollywood on suspicion…

Suspected Colo. shooter is grandson of late decorated military veteran

By Virginia Hennessey, The Monterey County Herald – MONTEREY, Calif. — James Holmes, the man believed responsible for killing 12 people Friday during what is thought to be the largest…

To win in U.S., Romney heads to Europe, Israel

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney, looking for a boost after being battered recently by President Barack Obama, heads abroad next week in a bid to…

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