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Lawyers: Sandusky shower victim found, plans lawsuit

By Jeremy Roebuck, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A man who says he was the unidentified victim in the now-infamous 2001 shower-room assault by Jerry Sandusky announced plans Thursday…

ABC chief says ‘Modern Family’ pay dispute will be resolved

By Meg James, Los Angeles Times – BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The high-profile “Modern Family” battle over pay between several key actors and the studio producing television’s No. 1 comedy…

BRIEF: Iowa recruit arrested in Des Moines

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Iowa football recruit Trevon Young was among six people arrested Wednesday for third-degree burglary and interference with official acts, according to Des Moines Police records.…

Iowa senators weigh in on ‘Meatless Mondays,’ ‘Fishless Fridays’

Iowa senators weigh in on ‘Meatless Mondays,’ ‘Fishless Fridays’

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – Sen. Tom Harkin has responded to a short-lived brouhaha over “Meatless Mondays” at the USDA with a tongue-in-cheek call for “Fishless Fridays.” “Fishless Fridays,”…

Colorado judge bars school from releasing documents on shooting suspect James Holmes

Colorado judge bars school from releasing documents on shooting suspect James Holmes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – The case of Colorado shooting spree suspect James E. Holmes has moved into legal terrain familiar in many celebrated criminal cases: that between…

FL doctors to reconstruct genitals for Peruvian teen

FL doctors to reconstruct genitals for Peruvian teen

By Alejandro Bolivar, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Luis Canelos, the Peruvian teenager who lost his genitals in a gunshot accident when he was 9 years old, is facing a…

Evangelical leaders plan giant prayer rally for Sept. 29 to ‘turn the nation around’

By David O’Reilly, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Saying America is so mired in “moral depravity” that only a mass appeal to the Almighty can save it, Christian evangelical…

Obama: “This country works best when we are growing a strong middle class”

Obama: “This country works best when we are growing a strong middle class”

President Obama discusses his Administration’s work strengthening our communities by investing in manufacturers and small businesses, cutting taxes for middle-class families, reforming education by raising standards, and ensuring millions more…

Grassley: “Farmers aren’t looking for a handout… but need assistance”

Grassley: “Farmers aren’t looking for a handout… but need assistance”

From Sen. Chuck Grassley – Mr. President, I come to the floor today to talk about the Farm and Nutrition bill.  If we can get this bill completed and to…

Grassley: The answer to America’s fiscal challenge isn’t higher taxes

Grassley: The answer to America’s fiscal challenge isn’t higher taxes

Sen. Chuck Grassley made the comment below about Senate votes Wednesday afternoon to extend expiring tax relief.  Sen. Grassley served as Chairman of the tax-writing Finance Committee in 2001 and…

Three vehicle accident today leaves no one injured

Three vehicle accident today leaves no one injured

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 11:00 am Thursday, a three vehicle collision at South Grover and 4th Street SW was called into the Mason…

MCFD confirms Mason City man helped two women out of burning house Thursday morning

Mason City – July 26, 2012 – The Mason City Fire Department responded to a house fire Thursday, July 26th at approximately 4:40 am. The fire was discovered by Josh…

Cyclones Back on ESPN’s Big Monday

Cyclones Back on ESPN’s Big Monday

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team’s national resurgence has increased its opportunities for more exposure. The Big 12 Conference announced its 2013 ESPN/Big Monday schedule today, and…

Man fresh out of jail helps two people out of blazing home Thursday morning

Man fresh out of jail helps two people out of blazing home Thursday morning

MASON CITY – At approximately 4:30 am Thursday, the Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to 1220 N. Washington for a fire that appeared to have started with the air-conditioner.…

Mason City man arrested on warrant; large quantity of meth discovered

Mason City man arrested on warrant; large quantity of meth discovered

On July 26, 2012, at 1:33 am, a Cerro Gordo County Deputy arrested Thomas Lee Eckholt, 41, of Mason City on a valid Cerro Gordo County arrest warrant for Violation…

Branstad issues Disaster Proclamation to assist livestock producers and farmers impacted by drought

Branstad issues Disaster Proclamation to assist livestock producers and farmers impacted by drought

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Branstad issued a disaster emergency proclamation that will provide relief to Iowa farmers hit hard by the drought being experienced in the state. This proclamation…

Arizona sheriff testifies in racial profiling case

Arizona sheriff testifies in racial profiling case

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Joe Arpaio bills himself as a tough-talking lawman, but he turned down the volume in an Arizona court of law…

Once a ‘college thing,’ social media now embedded in business

Once a ‘college thing,’ social media now embedded in business

By Steve Giegerich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Anders Minkler & Diehl was prepared for the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the national health care overhaul. With…

Stump the Geeks: Tools for fighting the war against pop-up ads

By Tyler Dukes, San Jose Mercury News – QUESTION: I somewhat recently started getting these pop-up windows telling me a coupon is available for whatever site I’m using. Often I…

Fewer employers use credit checks to screen applicants, study finds

By Diane Stafford, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Long-term job hunters whose credit ratings have suffered may take heart from a new employer survey that found less use…

Robert Duvall to host Romney fundraiser

By Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Oscar winner Robert Duvall is bringing a little Hollywood cachet to the Mitt Romney fundraising effort. Duvall and his wife, Luciana,…

Kraft takes new approach to cheese case

By Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Kraft Foods is working with Jewel-Osco and other grocers to reshape cheese and dairy cases at more than 4,000 stores to…

Puppeteer accused in child porn case

Tony Rizzo, The Kansas City Star, Mo. – A Roeland Park man facing child pornography charges chatted online with a Florida man about killing and eating children, according to court…

Alleged ‘Anglo-Saxon’ remark riles both campaigns

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As Mitt Romney landed Wednesday morning in London to launch a three-country overseas trip, an anonymous quote in a British…

Ford profit falls as European losses offset strong US results

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Although Ford Motor Co. continues to make large profits in America, its second-quarter earnings fell by more than half because…

NBC hopes Olympics will help it medal with viewers, advertisers

By Meg James and Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — No one likes losing money. But to NBC, the $100 million of red ink it may spill…

Suspect in alleged bridge bomb plot pleads guilty

By Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — One of the five men accused by the federal government of plotting to blow up the bridge along state Route…

Some Iowa prisoners don’t have luxury of air conditioning in extreme heat

Some Iowa prisoners don’t have luxury of air conditioning in extreme heat

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – Most people can get relief from the searing temperatures this week, but some of Iowa’s 8,332 prison inmates don’t have that choice because four out…

Alaska, Hawaii representatives cross the aisle in ad

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Here’s something you don’t see every day: A veteran House Republican reaching across the aisle to endorse a Democratic colleague’s campaign…

Latino voters’ enthusiasm rises, but still lags behind 2008

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Latino voters’ interest in the election has begun to rise, but still lags behind the levels of four years ago, according…

House overwhelmingly approves Ron Paul bill to audit the Fed

House overwhelmingly approves Ron Paul bill to audit the Fed

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Hoisting a once-fringe issue into the political mainstream, the House overwhelmingly approved Republican Rep. Ron Paul’s long-fought proposal to require an…

MGM files for possible IPO

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the 88-year-old Hollywood studio that emerged from bankruptcy in late 2010, has filed for a possible public offering of…

Aeromexico to order 100 Boeing planes

The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Mexican airline Aeromexico said Wednesday it intends to order 100 Boeing aircraft in an order with a list price of approximately $11 billion. Grupo…

Break up big banks, former Citigroup CEO urges

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The crowd that wants to break up the biggest banks in the wake of the financial crisis has a new member…

Facebook faces major test with earnings Thursday

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – Facebook is preparing to release its first quarterly earnings report as a public company Thursday, in what amounts to the giant social…

North Korea reveals leader Kim Jong Un is married

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is officially off the market. The country’s state-run television announced Wednesday that the young leader…

Battles abound in Syrian city of Aleppo as military counterattack looms

By Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian authorities were sending reinforcements to strife-torn Aleppo, opposition activists said Wednesday, as outgunned rebels in the…

Colombia coca crops on rise for first time in 5 years

By Jim Wyss, McClatchy Newspapers – BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s coca-eradication efforts have stalled for the first time since 2007, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported Tuesday.…

Belarus leader denied entry to Britain for Olympics or otherwise

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, viewed by many as Europe’s last dictator, will not attend the London Olympics after being denied…

Patrick Reusse: These Vikings may be a low-budget remake

Patrick Reusse: These Vikings may be a low-budget remake

By Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The age for sincere emotional involvement with a sports team is 12. Anyone whining over the result of a game before…

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