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Twins roll behind Willingham and Deduno

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins haven’t had a player hit 40 home runs in a season since Harmon Killebrew smashed 41 in 1970. Last year,…

Twins send Liriano (3-10) to White Sox

Twins send Liriano (3-10) to White Sox

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins traded lefthander Francisco Liriano to the Chicago White Sox late Saturday night for pitcher Pedro Hernandez and infielder Eduardo Escobar.…

Russia has doubts about Syria president’s ability to hold on

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Russian officials, who have strenuously resisted U.S.-led efforts to push Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, are beginning to question whether…

DCI Charges Three Iowa Men with First Degree Kidnapping

DCI Charges Three Iowa Men with First Degree Kidnapping

Wall Lake, IOWA — Three men from Sac County have been charged with 1st Degree Kidnapping, a class A Felony, after an investigation into the 2009 alleged assault of a…

WI woman convicted of homicide by negligent driving for texting before crash

Ed Treleven, The Wisconsin State Journal – A Sun Prairie woman was convicted Friday of homicide by negligent driving after a jury found she was writing a text message when she…

For Phelps, not even a medal

For Phelps, not even a medal

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — We already knew Michael Phelps wouldn’t duplicate what he did in Beijing. It was an impossible feat that Phelps accomplished in 2008…

Another easy win for U.S. women in basketball

Another easy win for U.S. women in basketball

By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — A handful of journalists watched the U.S. win its Olympic opener in women’s basketball against Croatia. It was an obvious contrast…

U.S. men are first in gymnastics team qualifying

U.S. men are first in gymnastics team qualifying

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Sometimes starting over is a disadvantage. The U.S. men’s gymnastics team finished first Saturday in the qualifying competition that selected eight…

May-Treanor, Walsh win beach volleyball match

By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The referees were bundled up for a brisk winter night. Aussies Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley went with the long sleeves…

Linda Robertson: A strange day as Lochte dominates and Phelps misses medal

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — It was a strange sight, an Olympic medal ceremony following a race by Michael Phelps without Phelps standing atop the podium. If…

Jindal greets small crowd of Romney supporters at Dan’s Maid-Rite in Newton

Mike Mendnehall, Newton Daily News, Iowa – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had to order his Maid-Rite sandwiches to go during a stop at the iconic Newton diner Thursday. But he…

U.S. men’s archers pull silver from their quiver

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – LONDON—They had rallied twice to reach the gold-medal match of the men’s team Olympic archery competition and fought unpredictable winds that carried some…

London Olympics: Daily highlights

McClatchy Newspapers – Here are the highlights of U.S. competition in London: NBC coverage (EDT) SUNDAY 12:30 -1:30 a.m. — Late coverage, including men’s gymnastics. 1:30 -5 a.m. — Prime…

Hamlin takes pole for Brickyard race

By Jim Utter, McClatchy Newspapers – INDIANAPOLIS — Denny Hamlin knows the history, but he’s not quite ready to make the call. Fourteen of the previous 18 winners of the…

Obama: House Must Act on Middle Class Tax Cut Extension

President Obama urges Republicans in the House of Representatives to act on his proposal to protect middle class families and small businesses from being hit with a big tax hike…

Lupe Ontiveros, ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress, dies at 69

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso, Texas-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role…

2 NATO service members killed in eastern Afghanistan

By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Two NATO service members were killed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the Western military alliance…

New clashes in Syrian city of Aleppo as big battle looms

By Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT, Lebanon — Renewed clashes and shelling were reported Saturday in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, where armed…

14 deaths in Ebola outbreak in western Uganda

By Henry Wasswa – KAMPALA, Uganda — An outbreak of Ebola in western Uganda has killed a family of 12 and two others since the beginning of the month, the…

Vollmer hopes record-setting day leads to WR in 100 fly

Vollmer hopes record-setting day leads to WR in 100 fly

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — Dana Vollmer accomplished everything she wanted to Saturday: She got an Olympic record, an American record and the top seed for Sunday’s…

Don’t look away: Birthday celebration shattered by bottle to the head

Don’t look away: Birthday celebration shattered by bottle to the head

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – A group of Mason City ladies were out celebrating their friend’s birthday Friday night and early Saturday morning at Sidewinder Bar when their fun was…

Alley Katz closed last three nights, building for sale

Alley Katz closed last three nights, building for sale

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Mason City’s most-written about bar, and a target of the City Council, has been closed the last three nights. On owner Kathy Hebel’s Facebook page,…

Inmate Escape Notice – Cedar Rapids – Torreone Sims

Inmate Escape Notice – Cedar Rapids – Torreone Sims

The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole.…

Ragan: What do federal health care changes mean for Iowa?

Ragan: What do federal health care changes mean for Iowa?

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – In June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal Affordable Care Act. This federal initiative has already helped thousands of Iowans by expanding access to…

95 state workers agree to pay part of health insurance costs

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A total of 93 state officials and employees – including 20 unionized workers – joined Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds in signing…

Harkin, Grassley see need for middle ground on forced spending cuts

Harkin, Grassley see need for middle ground on forced spending cuts

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A last-resort measure approved a year ago to avert a federal budget crisis is forcing a choice between a “hollow military” and “the whole…

Texas, Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested and Detained on Bribery, Extortion and Drug Charges

A Deputy Sheriff for the Starr County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office has been ordered detained by a federal magistrate judge in the Southern District of Texas on charges of conspiracy, federal…

Oklahoma Inmate Sentenced for Conspiring with Jailer to Assault Another Inmate

Phillip Oliver, 46, an inmate at the Muskogee County Jail (MCJ) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Muskogee, Okla., to one year and a day followed by one…

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – Anthony Mangione, 51, of Parkland, Fla., pleaded guilty today to one count of transportation of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s…

Virginia Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Acting as Unregistered Agent for Syrian Government

Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, 48, a resident of Leesburg, Va., was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for collecting video and audio…

Ferentz Friday transcript: ‘Facebook, MySpace, YourSpace, MyFace, all that stuff’

Ferentz Friday transcript: ‘Facebook, MySpace, YourSpace, MyFace, all that stuff’

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – Here’s the transcript for Kirk Ferentz’s two hours at the table during Big Ten media days Friday in Chicago. I teamed up with HawkeyeNation’s Jon…

Mark Purdy: Oddities abound at Opening Ceremony

Mark Purdy: Oddities abound at Opening Ceremony

By Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News – LONDON — You can always count on a few things at an Olympic opening ceremony: 1. Bermuda’s team will march into the…

Twins blank Indians, 11-0

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — With the Minnesota Twins buried in the standings, General Manager Terry Ryan has said he’ll listen to offers for practically anyone…

Cardinals blast away against Cubs in 9-6 win

Cardinals blast away against Cubs in 9-6 win

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – CHICAGO — The St. Louis Cardinals chose to flex Friday at the corner of Clark and Addison. To those who might have forgotten…

Vollmer sets Olympic record in 100 butterfly

by Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — Dana Vollmer still doesn’t have the world record she has coveted for a while now. But she does now have the Olympic…

Meyer plans to implement signature offense at Ohio State

By Jason Lloyd, Akron Beacon Journal – CHICAGO — Whenever it rains over Doyt Perry Stadium, the water drips down from the ceiling onto the table inside the offensive coaches’…

Phelps struggles to advance in 400 IM

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — Michael Phelps isn’t after eight gold medals this Olympics, but he wouldn’t mind seven. That task got harder after Saturday morning. Phelps…

London Olympics: Daily highlights

McClatchy Newspapers – Here are the highlights of U.S. competition in London: NBC coverage (EDT) SATURDAY 12:30 -1:30 a.m. — Late coverage, including men’s gymnastics. 1:30 -5 a.m. — Prime…

Michael Jackson family feud: Court orders probe of children’s care

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge ordered an investigation Friday into the care of Michael Jackson’s children, capping a tumultuous week of…

Romney heads to friendly turf in Israel

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Even before Mitt Romney arrives in Israel, he has friends here. During a recent series of debates pitting representatives of the Republican…

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