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Meat company sues ABC News for defamation over ‘pink slime’

Meat company sues ABC News for defamation over ‘pink slime’

Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times Beef Products Inc., a South Dakota meat company whose lean, finely textured beef product was dubbed “pink slime” this year, has sued ABC News for…

Fed takes additional steps to jolt growth, hiring

Fed takes additional steps to jolt growth, hiring

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Citing concerns about a moribund labor market, the Federal Reserve announced new steps on Thursday to jolt the sluggish economy, hoping…

Romney attacks Obama foreign policy but mutes embassy criticism

Romney attacks Obama foreign policy but mutes embassy criticism

By William Douglas and Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – FAIRFAX, Va. — Mitt Romney dialed back his sharp criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the crisis in the Middle East…

Protesters descend on US embassies in Yemen, Egypt

Protesters descend on US embassies in Yemen, Egypt

By Ned Parker and Reem Abdellatif, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — Young demonstrators in Cairo and Sana, Yemen, battled government security forces Thursday in anti-American protests over an online video…

Readout of the President’s Call with Libyan President Magariaf

Readout of the President’s Call with Libyan President Magariaf

President Obama called President Mohamed Magariaf of Libya this evening, their first conversation since President Magariaf’s election last month. President Obama thanked President Magariaf for extending his condolences for the…

Statement by the Vice President on the Eighteenth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Statement by the Vice President on the Eighteenth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Eighteen years ago today, the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law. It was founded on the basic premise that every woman deserves to be safe from…

City Hall to Unveil Conceal Weapons in Public Parks Campaign

City Hall to Unveil Conceal Weapons in Public Parks Campaign

MASON CITY – City officials are asking residents who carry firearms to be respectful of families and keep the firearm concealed while visiting Mason City’s public parks. Public parks include…

Afghan soldiers recount 4 US troops’ heroic deaths at Ganjgal

Afghan soldiers recount 4 US troops’ heroic deaths at Ganjgal

By Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – ASMAR, Afghanistan — Crouched in a trench as the torrents of enemy fire briefly ebbed, the Afghan officer and his American mentor took…

Extremists finding new ground as Arab Spring ideals vanish

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Right after NATO-backed rebels toppled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, American flags and signs thanking the Obama administration popped up in Libyan cities,…

Obama promises to punish terrorists, lauds American values

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – GOLDEN, Colo. — President Barack Obama asked for resolve and support from voters despite the “disturbing images on television,” as he delivered grave…

ISU architectural students visit, sketch Mason City landmarks

ISU architectural students visit, sketch Mason City landmarks

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Iowa State landscape architecture students stopped in Mason City this week to tour and sketch landmarks in the city. Their stop here was…

Ventura man awaiting trial on domestic assault faces new charges

Ventura man awaiting trial on domestic assault faces new charges

MASON CITY -A Ventura man already in jail had more charges added Wednesday. Daniel Martez Judon III, 34, whom authorities list as a Ventura resident, is currently being held in…

Op-ed: Kent Taylor, the rest of the story

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. This is the date that Kent Taylor died. He was a former city employee, painted on the side for years and volunteered for the “Salvation Army”,…

Student charged with bringing gun to Waterloo school

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at approximately 3:25 PM, Waterloo Police were sent to Hoover Intermediate School, 630 Hillcrest Road on report of a student having a gun in his…

Work Release Escape – Ft. Dodge

Work Release Escape – Ft. Dodge

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.…

Latest from the Republican party in North Iowa

Latest from the Republican party in North Iowa

MASON CITY – The Republican party in North Iowa, headquartered at their “Victory Office” at 1314 4th Street SW, is reporting that they will be holding a hog roast on…

Op-ed: Jean Marinos tells John Lee what to do (by Peter Children)

By now most everyone is very familiar with our city government, from the top to the bottom.  There really isn’t much more to say that isn’t already known.  The council…

Fake ID makers perfecting their craft

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Fake IDs aren’t what they used to be. Once crudely manufactured licenses only good enough to survive a cursory glance in a shadowy bar have…

Mason City’s sanitary sewer improvement project progressing

Mason City’s sanitary sewer improvement project progressing

MASON CITY – The sanitary sewer improvement project is progressing, according to Mason City officials. At 6th Street SE and South Delaware Avenue, the construction is nearly complete and the…

Austin, MN Felon Sentenced for Possessing an Assault Rifle

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 31-year-old felon from Austin was sentenced for possessing an assault rifle. United States District Court Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Samuel…

After the celebrations, Arab Spring a challenge for Obama

By Lesley Clark and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Nearly two years after President Barack Obama welcomed the Arab Spring uprisings as a historic opportunity akin to the American…

Regents: Universities will consider no tuition increase next year

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – State Board of Regents leaders are urging the presidents at Iowa’s three public universities to consider no tuition increase for resident undergraduate students next year,…

Today’s political cartoons

Today’s political cartoons

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss.  Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Trenton Mayor, Brother, and Associate Arrested and Charged with Conspiracy to Extort Bribes

TRENTON, NJ—Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack; the mayor’s brother, Ralphiel Mack; and his close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, were arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by criminal…

Prosecutor: CEO in Iowa fraud should stay in jail

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Former Peregrine Financial Group founder Russell Wasendorf Sr. should remain jailed pending his formal guilty plea in a $200 million fraud case,…

LeBron and Durant again open eyes with pre-camp workouts

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – What do you get when LeBron James and Kevin Durant decide to team up less than three weeks before the start of NBA training camps?…

Bears’ passing can put Packers on defensive

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – If the Bears have any hope to pass the Packers, pass is the operative word. And there is no opportunity like right here, right now.…

Three More Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Bomb Ohio Bridge

CLEVELAND—Three men pleaded guilty today to three counts each for their roles in a conspiracy to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney…

Libyan doctor: Stevens showed no signs of life at Benghazi hospital

By Nancy A. Youssef and Suliman Ali Zway, McClatchy Newspapers – BENGHAZI, Libya — An alarm rang around 1 a.m. Wednesday, alerting Libyan emergency room doctor Ziad Bouzaid, 31, that…

Never Misses A Shot Sentenced for Making False Statements

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man charged with making a false statement was sentenced on September 10, 2012, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.…

Russia’s Medvedev criticizes Pussy Riot verdict as `too hard’

By Ulf Mauder – MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday criticized as “too hard” last month’s sentencing of three members of punk rock band Pussy Riot to two…

Prince William says he would like 2 children

SINGAPORE — Britain’s Prince William revealed for the first time Wednesday that he wants to have two children with his wife, Kate, as crowds turned out in Singapore on the…

NFL capsule for Thursday night game: Bears-Packers

By Greg Cote, The Miami Herald – BEARS at PACKERS Line: GB by 6 Cote’s pick: GB 34-30 TV: 8:20 p.m. EDT, NFL Network Greatest NFL rivalries? Start here, at least…

House OKs Customer Service Improvement Act

House OKs Customer Service Improvement Act

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON—As hard as it may be to imagine, Washington cares about customer service. So says the House of Representatives, which approved the Government Customer…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Mobile will ‘make a lot more money’ than site

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a friendly tech audience Tuesday that his company’s mobile business has been underestimated, but he…

Branstad names K. Brian London to head Iowa’s Department of Public Safety

Branstad names K. Brian London to head Iowa’s Department of Public Safety

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday named K. Brian London has the new Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. London begins on October 8th, and replaces…

DEA and Mexico Announce Further Steps to Combat Meth Production

(Washington) – Drug Enforcement Administration’s Administrator Michele M. Leonhart announced on August 23rd the signing of a new memorandum of cooperation (MOC) between the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and…

Financial crisis, recession cost US $12.8 trillion, report says

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The financial crisis and the Great Recession have taken a heavy toll on the U.S. Now one advocacy group says it has…

Three Defendants Arrested for Allegedly Transporting Minor Girls from Iowa to Chicago to Engage in Prostitution

CHICAGO—Three defendants have been arrested in Iowa and Ohio on federal charges filed in Chicago for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking of three minor girls they transported earlier this year…

MN man Sentenced to 108 Months for Sexual Abuse

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle, South Dakota man charged with sexual abuse of a person incapable of consenting was sentenced on September 10, 2012,…

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