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Olympic results wrap-up

By John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Americans continued to advance on the second day of competition in beach volleyball. Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser had an easy time…

A history-making victory for Dana Vollmer

A history-making victory for Dana Vollmer

By Elliott Almond, San Jose Mercury News – LONDON — Dana Vollmer put her hand to mouth once she cleared her goggles. The Cal graduate knew she had the gold medal.…

Phelps buoyed, Lochte dejected after silver-medal performance in relay

Phelps buoyed, Lochte dejected after silver-medal performance in relay

By Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – LONDON — Michael Phelps’ resurgent and reassuring performance Sunday at the Olympic Aquatics Center helped earn him his 17th career Olympic medal. But it…

Prominent climate-change denier now admits he was wrong

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The verdict is in: Global warming is real and greenhouse-gas emissions from human activity are the main cause. This, according to Richard…

Martensdale-St. Mary’s pitcher throws 4th championship game no-hitter ever

Jeff Johnson, CR Gazette – DES MOINES – J.D. Nielsen feigned ignorance. “I didn’t realize it until the end of the game,” the Martensdale-St. Mary’s pitcher said after he threw…

Presidential campaigns mark 100-day countdown to big election

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are marking the 100-day mark in the race for the White House with event to…

Newman Loses 1A Championship Game 1-0

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – DES MOINES – J.D. Nielsen fired a no-hitter to guide Martensdale-St. Marys to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Mason City Newman as the Blue…

Ferentz suspends running back De’Andre Johnson

Ferentz suspends running back De’Andre Johnson

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – University of Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson had a legal run in for a second time in three days after police say he failed to…

Penn State struggles to pay costs of Sandusky case

By Joseph N. DiStefano, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State University tells students, taxpayers, and donors that their money won’t pay the $100 million or more the school…

Citing anti-gay policy, Eagle Scouts return medals

By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man is among the Eagle Scouts returning his medal to the Boy Scouts of America in protest of the…

Jackson family feud leads to court-ordered investigation

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…

Colorado shooting victim has a miscarriage

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – AURORA, Colo. — The critically injured mother of the 6-year-old girl killed in the movie theater shootings has had a miscarriage as a…

Op-ed: The NRA has won

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times – Politicians haven’t always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans. In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the…

Op-ed: Allowing tax cuts to expire would push economy off cliff

By R. Bruce Josten – WASHINGTON — No piece of legislation before the U.S. Congress requires action more urgently than extending the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003.  Failure to…

The right road on regulation

MCT FORUM, By James Gattuso, The Heritage Foundation – Regulation is like the weather. Everyone likes to complain, but nobody does anything about it. That’s not true, however, of the…

Europe, hustle: A slow walk to economic reform imperils the rest of the world

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— In late June, leaders of the 17-nation eurozone hashed out an agreement to pump aid into the…

AIDS — the South’s shame

MCT FORUM, By Lisa Biagiotti for the Los Angeles Times – More than 30 years into the AIDS epidemic, a combination of safe-sex education and a new generation of pharmaceuticals…

Durant, James dazzle as U.S. men open with 98-71 victory over France

Durant, James dazzle as U.S. men open with 98-71 victory over France

By Michelle Kaufman, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — There is a unique kind of stress on the U.S. Olympics men’s basketball team, a stress not even Michael Phelps or Usain…

More records for Vollmer … this time a world-record gold

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — When she touched, Dana Vollmer knew she had the gold medal. The only question was whether she also had the world record.…

On first service, U.S. men see a spike in their gold medal aspirations

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – LONDON — Busy with training responsibilities for his Korean club team, Matthew Anderson didn’t watch any of the U.S. men’s volleyball matches from their…

Obit: Tina Marie Scharlau, 51

Obit: Tina Marie Scharlau, 51

Tina Marie Scharlau, 51, of 317 3rd St. N.W., Mason City, died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on…

Editorial: Crooks Walking the Streets: Blame the Cops, Judges or County Attorney?

Editorial: Crooks Walking the Streets: Blame the Cops, Judges or County Attorney?

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – With the perceived rise in crime in the Mason City and North Iowa area, it has become a noticeable trend that many criminals see little,…

Rollover on College Drive investigated

Rollover on College Drive investigated

MASON CITY -Mason City police and emergency responders rushed to the NIACC campus Saturday night for what turned out to be a one vehicle rollover. Initially, police were hunting for…

Austin, MN cops taser man twice

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald – Austin Police allegedly got more than what they were looking for when they served an arrest warrant last Tuesday. Police went to the 400…

Country of the day: U.S.A.

By George Richards, McClatchy Newspapers – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Population: 314 million. Major cities: New York/Newark, N.J. 19.3 million; Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Washington (capital). Top exports: Consumer goods…

Media companies struggle to find sweet spot in hyperlocal journalism

By Peter Frost and Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Some of the largest, most influential newspapers and media companies in the country have tried it: The New York…

India labor issues come to a head in deadly Maruti Suzuki riot

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – MANESAR, India — The windows are dark, dozens of vehicles smashed and the burned-out gate shrouded in canvas. A notice in English and…

More police-shooting protests planned in Anaheim

By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – ANAHEIM, Calif.—Anaheim is bracing for more demonstrations this weekend after police opened fire on a burglary suspect Friday, the third…

July auto sales look strong despite economic jitters

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – The economic news remains mixed, but that hasn’t slowed car buyers down in July. With another weekend to go, industry analysts say sales…

Justice Department Announces Consent Decree with City of New Orleans to Resolve Allegations of Unlawful Misconduct by New Orleans Police Department

Negotiated Agreement Concludes Two-Year Investigation and Begins Federal Court Oversight of Police Department Reform – The Department of Justice announced today that the United States has entered into a comprehensive,…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty in Miami to Civil Rights Violations for Sexual Assault of Three Women

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer Paulo Morales, 47, of Miami, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Miami to three civil rights offenses for sexually…

Women face their own challenges in fighting HIV/AIDS

By Farah Mohamed, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — As the International AIDS Conference took place this week in Washington, many advocates said that governments and the medical community still had…

Missouri Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Vandalism and Arson of Biracial Man’s Home

WASHINGTON – A Missouri man was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for his role in the vandalism and arson of a biracial man’s home in Independence, Mo., the…

Three Men Sentenced in Houston for Federal Hate Crimes Related to the Assault of African-American Man

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that Charles Cannon, 26, Michael McLaughlin, 41, and Brian Kerstetter, 33, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt in Houston for their…

State Land Open to Emergency Haying and Grazing

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open up to 6,000 acres of grasslands enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program to haying and grazing to help…

Attorney General Eric Holder and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Announce Partnership to Combat Violent Crime

Surge of Federal Law Enforcement Resources Aim to Reduce Gun and Drug-Related Crime – Attorney General Eric Holder and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today announced the Department of Justice (DOJ)…

Consumer confidence at 2012 low on poor hiring and slow economy

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – The sunny weather in July isn’t doing much for consumer sentiment — confidence is at the lowest level of the year, according to…

CNN chief to leave network by year’s end

By Kristi E. Swartz and Jill Vejnoska, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Plagued by faltering ratings, Atlanta’s pioneer cable news network has repeatedly remade its morning show, switched up…

Baseball rankings

By Larry Stone, The Seattle Times – Larry Stone’s power rankings Last week’s rankings in parentheses Team 1 Nationals (3) Nats were far from worthless during nearly 3 months they…

Justice Department officials accused of nepotism in hiring

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Eight senior Justice Department administrative employees should be disciplined for seeking jobs there for their children and other relatives, and…

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