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Twins edge the White Sox in ninth inning

Twins edge the White Sox in ninth inning

By Jason Gonzalez, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Any doubt surrounding Denard Span’s trade value leading up to today’s trade deadline was nixed Monday night. The Twins center fielder lifted…

Thoman strikes silver behind US teammate

By Scott Fowler, McClatchy Newspapers –   LONDON — There was no cloud for Nick Thoman on Monday. Just a silver lining. Thoman won a silver medal in the men’s 100-meter…

Franklin adds a 2nd medal, this one gold

Franklin adds a 2nd medal, this one gold

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — In a 12-minute press conference Monday night, Missy Franklin managed to find every way conceivable to describe her first gold medal: Amazing. Thrilling.…

US men dive to bronze

By Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune – LONDON — It is neither natural nor sane, David Boudia very convincingly argued Monday, to stare at a tub of water from a three-story high…

US women’s soccer team focuses on big picture

By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Two games into the women’s Olympic soccer tournament, one trend has already become clear: Opponents have decided assault and battery may be…

Nerves the cause for U.S. men’s gymnastics downfall

Nerves the cause for U.S. men’s gymnastics downfall

By Jo-Ann Barnas, Detroit Free Press – LONDON — They mounted a small charge, but the mountain was two high, the gap too wide. This was not about winning team gold…

U.S. official: Wieber’s ‘going to come out fighting like a dog’

By Jo-Ann Barnas, Detroit Free Press – LONDON — Now it’s onto beating the Russians. That’s the mantra for Jordyn Wieber and the rest of the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team…

Obama is related to legendary Virginia slave, genealogist says

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — For genealogists, President Barack Obama’s family tree is the gift that keeps on giving. There was Dick Cheney, Warren Buffett and Sarah…

PETA versus Grassley battle heats up; PETA taking bets on when Senator will be dead from eating meat

PETA versus Grassley battle heats up; PETA taking bets on when Senator will be dead from eating meat

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley got into a nasty spat with PETA recently over the “Meatless Mondays” movement where the USDA temporarily backed the idea. After Grassley, Steve King and other…

Northern India suffers massive power outage

Northern India suffers massive power outage

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – NEW DELHI — A massive breakdown of India’s electricity grid cut power to 370 million people in seven northern states Monday, halting trains, cutting…

Rush Limbaugh: “We Shouldn’t Remind People On Welfare When The Election Is”

Listen to audio courtesy of MediaMatters.org, from the July 30 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:…

Mason City woman charged with willful injury in connection with bar assault

Mason City woman charged with willful injury in connection with bar assault

MASON CITY – Lynn Ann Koffot, 39, of Mason City, has been arrested and charged with willful injury (Iowa code 708.4) in connection with an assault at a local bar…

Jon Olson Wins Iowa Amateur Golf Championship

Matt Levins, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Jon Olson had everything in his arsenal working to perfection in Sunday’s final round of the 110th Iowa Amateur Championship at Spirit Hollow…

High School Football 2012: Your first rankings

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – With the 2011-12 school year officially over, I thought I would resend this as food for thought. There are a couple minor changes since the…

Uncertain consumers leave economy stuck in neutral

By Diane Stafford and Joyce Smith, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Will a free back-to-school haircut lure shoppers into the stores to buy other things? Look no further than…

Iowa City sex abuse suspect acquitted, but will stay in jail

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – A 49-year-old Iowa City man who was arrested two years ago in connection with sexual abuse allegations stemming from a 2006 incident has been found…

James Holmes charged with first-degree murder in theater shootings

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times – CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James E. Holmes was formally charged Monday with 142 criminal counts, including 24 of first-degree murder, in connection with the…

‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman seeking online donations for house payment

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After a series of financial mishaps that ended with her Orange County, Calif., home being put on the auction block,…

Tony Martin, singer-actor in Hollywood musicals, dies at 98

By Valerie J. Nelson and Claudia Luther, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Tony Martin, the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has…

Conrad Murray asks appeals court for lab test on propofol bottle

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Dr. Conrad Murray asked an appellate court Monday to order lab testing on a piece of evidence that his defense…

Be wary: Phone scams still out there

Be wary: Phone scams still out there

MASON CITY – Mason City police confirmed today that phone scams are still out there, preying on the public. The scammers typically target the elderly, Mason City police said. “Typically…

Keep your eye out for this guy: Escape Notice – David Kreider

Keep your eye out for this guy: Escape Notice – David Kreider

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.…

Aurora debates what to do with theater shooting site

Aurora debates what to do with theater shooting site

By Alexandra Zavis, Ashley Powers and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – AURORA, Colo. — As a shattered community mourns its dead and struggles to move on, a thorny question…

Budget cuts put crimp in State Patrol pilot program

Budget cuts put crimp in State Patrol pilot program

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Buzzing about 4,500 above ground on a 100-degree day in June, Iowa State Patrol Trooper-pilot Jon Degen banks his Cessna to the left and eyeballs…

Golf: 2 Hawkeyes Finish Inside Top 10 at Iowa Amateur

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Junior Steven Ihm and sophomore Ian Vandersee both finished inside the top-10 at the 110th Iowa Amateur Championship, hosted at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington…

Update on Mason City’s sanitary sewer project

Update on Mason City’s sanitary sewer project

MASON CITY – Phase 2 of the sanitary sewer improvement project is progressing as scheduled, according to city officials. Paving of the streets will be done today (Monday) on South…

Romney’s trip to Poland is heavy with symbols of Cold War

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WARSAW, Poland— Mitt Romney will wrap himself in the symbolism of the Cold War Monday, starting a visit to Poland studded with reminders of…

Sarah Palin bags some Chick-fil-A

By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Sarah Palin may not be running for anything, and she hasn’t been invited (yet) to speak at the Republican National…

Kent State student arrested after alleged threat to school

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – KENT, Ohio — A Kent State University student has been arrested after campus police say he Tweeted a threat last week promising to…

Several college football teams changing game plans and schemes

By Mike Huguenin, Rivals.com – Every coach in every sport will tell you it’s more about the Jimmys and the Joes — i.e., the talent — than it is about…

Iowa soldier seeks peace of mind through meditation and medication

Mark Newman, Ottumwa Courier, Iowa – FAIRFIELD — Military police sergeants, civilian police officers and SWAT team members are all supposed to be tough. Luke Jensen was all three, so…

U progress isn’t lost on rivals in Big Ten

Phil Miller, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – CHICAGO – Kirk Ferentz was in his first season as Iowa’s offensive line coach under Hall of Famer Hayden Fry back in 1981, when…

US boxing team likes its punchers’ chances

By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — What a difference four years, a new coaching staff, a new executive director and eight new boxers can make. In the 2008…

EDITORIAL: Police-fire pension requires more sharing

By The CR Gazette Editorial Board – The future of Iowa’s Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System is being shaped by a debate over how best to balance tightening city…

Target offers same-sex wedding registries; vows political neutrality

Target offers same-sex wedding registries; vows political neutrality

Tom Webb, Pioneer Press – When gay couples are ready to get married, Target is happy to help them celebrate. The Minneapolis-based discount chain is running an ad featuring two…

Tribes fear that legalizing online poker would hurt casinos

Tribes fear that legalizing online poker would hurt casinos

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Since he dropped out of Seattle Central Community College, Alex Fitzgerald said, he’s found the good life: winning more than $2.5 million…

Multitalented Cobb working hard to fit in with Packers

Multitalented Cobb working hard to fit in with Packers

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — About 20 hours of coursework stand between Randall Cobb and a college degree. He’s not going to shove the books…

Saudi Arabia releases prominent blogger after a year in jail

By Ramadan Al-Fatash – RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities have released a prominent blogger after he spent more than a year in detention without charges, relatives said on Saturday.…

Europe sends gays seeking asylum back home

By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As gays and lesbians facing repression at home have come knocking on European doors, pleading for asylum, they have often…

Iowa college graduates find that even with an advanced degree, finding a job isn’t a cinch

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – Recent University of Iowa doctoral degree graduate Tim Paschkewitz steeled himself to be realistic and flexible during his job search. He’d heard it was a tougher market…

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