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Aly Raisman wins gold in floor exercise; Danell Leyva fifth on high bar

Aly Raisman wins gold in floor exercise; Danell Leyva fifth on high bar

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — When all was said and done at the Olympic artistic gymnastics competition, it was Aly Raisman — as reliable and unflappable as the…

US women’s volleyball team advances to semifinals

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LONDON — She became the captain of the U.S. women’s volleyball team late in her career, and her rise in importance coincided with the…

Twins hand Indians their 11th loss in a row

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins stretched Cleveland’s losing streak to 11 games Tuesday night, coming from behind for a 7-5 victory at Progressive Field.…

Centrowitz finishes 0.04 of a second from bronze in 1,500-meter run

By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun – LONDON — If the Algerian runner had stayed disqualified. If a fellow American hadn’t surged past him near the finish line. If he had…

2 U.S. soldiers wounded in thwarted suicide blast in Afghanistan

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Two U.S. soldiers and 11 Afghan civilians were injured Tuesday when a suicide truck bomb exploded outside a coalition base in the…

Man found dead behind the wheel of car that ran red light

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — You’ve heard of “dead man walking,” used to describe the condemned’s long stroll to the execution chamber? But dead man…

Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells run 2-3 in 100 hurdles; Lolo Jones 4th

Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells run 2-3 in 100 hurdles; Lolo Jones 4th

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Sally Pearson of Australia unseated Dawn Harper of the U.S. as the 100-meter hurdles gold medalist, but she needed an Olympic-record…

American Jennifer Suhr soars for gold in pole vault

American Jennifer Suhr soars for gold in pole vault

By Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Jennifer Suhr’s coach sent her off to the track Monday with a few words of encouragement. “You’re going to win,” he…

US fails to win medal in Greco-Roman wrestling

By David Ramsey, The Gazette – LONDON — Justin Lester struggled with a virus, with the referees and, most of all, with a tough German wrestler named Frank Staebler. Lester,…

Court upholds lower court ruling in Maytag retiree benefit fight with Whirlpool

Mike Mendenhall, Newton Daily News, Iowa – The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling Tuesday stating Whirlpool Corp. had the right to alter Maytag…

Iowa residential facility escape notice: Bernard James Butler, II

Iowa residential facility escape notice: Bernard James Butler, II

CEDAR RAPIDS – 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…

Through band, Page says he wanted get results ‘in our sick society’

Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – An April 2010 interview that Sikh Temple shooter Wade Page gave to promote his hard-core punk band End Apathy reveals a man who felt…

Clear Lake man arrested on six counts of sexual abuse in the third degree

Clear Lake man arrested on six counts of sexual abuse in the third degree

From the Clear Lake Police Department: Today, August 5, 2012, Clear Lake Police arrested 25year old Clear Lake resident Marcus DeCarlo Brown on six counts of Sexual Abuse in the…

Russia suffers another embarrassing failure in space

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — A few hours after the U.S. robot explorer Curiosity successfully landed on Mars and began transmitting images of the Red Planet,…

Dealing with an ex: Child support and visitation should be separate

By Jann Blackstone – Q: Do I have to let my ex see our 4-year-old son if he is behind on his child support? He does see him regularly —…

20,000 AT&T workers strike; company says customers ‘a priority’

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — About 20,000 AT&T Inc. workers in the Northeast and West went on strike Tuesday even as the telecommunications giant reached tentative…

Freddie Mac posts 2nd quarter profit, will not need federal aid

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Government-controlled housing finance giant Freddie Mac on Tuesday reported a $3 billion profit for the second quarter of the year and said…

Sharon Osbourne threatens to leave ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As if there were not already enough tumult on talent shows: Sharon Osbourne is openly threatening to leave “America’s Got Talent”over what…

New on DVD: ‘The Lorax’

By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers – Creatures from Dr. Seuss and the Brothers Grimm are featured in this week’s new DVD releases. —“The Lorax,” Grade A-minus: In an almost doomsday scenario,…

Everclear leads a trip back to the ‘90s

By Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Everclear singer Art Alexakis is putting ‘90s radio rock music on a pedestal with his new tour, Summerland. The tour…

Five choice recent video game soundtracks

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – “Sound Shapes,” released Tuesday for Sony’s PS3 and handheld system Vita, isn’t the typical video game score. The game uses previously unheard tracks from…

‘Bourne’ again: ‘Legacy’ team crafted a parallel plot with a new actor

‘Bourne’ again: ‘Legacy’ team crafted a parallel plot with a new actor

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Matt Damon didn’t want to make another Jason Bourne movie, and neither did director Paul Greengrass. When your leading man and…

Vikings’ Rudolph brings sure hands to tight end position

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Kyle Rudolph, the last player off the practice field, walked through the gate, then paused. First impression: The hot afternoon sun doesn’t seem so…

Waterloo police make arrest in stabbing incident

On August 4, 2012 at approximately 8:41 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Locust Street reference a disorderly conduct report. Prior to arrival information was received that…

Waterloo Police: August 3, 2012 Shooting Update

At approximately 1338 hrs, on August 3rd, 2012, officers of the Waterloo Police Department were sent to the area of the 300 block of Allen Street, on a reported shooting.…

3 people shot in Waterloo

On Friday, August 3, 2012 at approximately 1:35 PM, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue were sent to 302 Allen Street on a report of a shooting. Responding officers found…

EDITORIAL: City already spending thousands on art

EDITORIAL: City already spending thousands on art

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – I like art as much as the next guy.  I take pictures of trees and buildings and I have been to my share of museums. …

NFL assigns first woman to work as on-field official

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – Although there’s no resolution in sight to the NFL’s lockout of officials, a historic moment for the league is just around the corner. Shannon…

IED attack kills 2 Fort Bragg soldiers in Afghanistan

Michael Futch, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. – Two Fort Bragg paratroopers were killed in action Thursday by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Sunday. Killed…

No water main break in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake City Hall has confirmed that despite a message that went out to some Clear Lake residents, there was no water main break. “It was a…

Speed of the game could be challenge for NFL’s replacement officials

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Bernie Kukar expects problems if replacement officials continue to call NFL games. This shouldn’t come as a surprise on a divisive issue. And how…

Op-ed: After the tavern floor is mopped, Eric’s footprints will be gone from the city (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: After the tavern floor is mopped, Eric’s footprints will be gone from the city (by Peter Children)

Now it’s the statues, next it’ll be something else and all who visit here will be rightfully pissed.  You will rant and rave about injustice, about how things aren’t fair. …

Steve King and Christie Vilsack sling mud in dueling emails today

Incumbent Republican Steve King and Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack are battling it out in cyberspace for the newly-created fourth district congressional seat, which will serve western Iowa and the Mason…

11 Afghan police officers defect to Taliban

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Eleven U.S.-trained Afghan police officers defected to the Taliban on Monday in southern Helmand province, the spokesman for the province’s governor said.…

NASA rover hit the perfect spot on Mars, scientists say

By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Curiosity robot not only survived its elaborate landing on Mars, but also wound up in the most scientifically exciting pocket…

Op-ed: Ustream can broadcast council meetings live, for free

From The Computer Guy, Pat Palmer, of Hampton – A lot of communities are kicking the tires on streaming council meetings, including Hampton and Mason City, but someone is trying…

Study finds increasing number of prairies being transformed into cropland

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Prairie and other natural landscapes have been plowed up at an unprecedented rate across the nation’s midsection since 2008, especially in the…

Last remaining underwater habitat lab in jeopardy

By Cammy Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – KEY LARGO, Fla. — In 1962, seven years before astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, Albert Falco and Claude Wesly captured the world’s imagination…

New Zealand volcano erupts for first time since 1897

By David Barber – WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Scientists monitoring a New Zealand volcano that erupted for the first time in 115 years said it was quiet on Tuesday but…

Chief Lashbrook: Tasers have “proven to be useful to us”

Chief Lashbrook: Tasers have “proven to be useful to us”

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is looking to begin replacing an important crime fighting tool. The Mason City Council will consider a request from the MCPD to…

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