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Timberwolves’ Love won’t need surgery as team prepares alternate gameplan

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Maybe because he’s been through this before, Wolves coach Rick Adelman came prepared with some dark humor Thursday. He suggested that knuckle…

‘It’s time to fight,’ Obama tells Mount Vernon, Iowa crowd

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – UPDATE: The Barack Obama Iowa fell in love with is back. “Absolutely, it’s back,” Steve Sovern of Cedar Rapids said Wednesday about the energy…

Women feared gunman before Florida salon shooting that killed 3

By Amy Pavuk, Arelis R. Hernandez and Bianca Prieto, Orlando Sentinel – CASSELBERRY, Fla. — Bradford Baumet stormed into a salon in the Central Florida town of Casselberry on Thursday, shot…

Stock indexes sink after Google’s muffed earnings release

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes on Thursday fell for the first day this week as Google Inc.’s profit miss highlighted trouble in the tech…

Police: Employee ‘prank’ ends in customer filing lawsuit over laxative-laced soda

By Mark Morris, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It may have been a not-so-innocent employee prank gone wrong that sickened a Kansas City woman. Barbara J.…

3 suspected of torching Denver bar where 5 were found dead

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Three men suspected of covering up a robbery have been arrested in connection with five homicides and arson fire at…

3 women killed at Florida salon; shooter commits suicide

3 women killed at Florida salon; shooter commits suicide

By Amy Pavuk and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Four women at a central Florida hair salon were shot Thursday — three of them fatally — before…

Mason City woman picked up on warrant Wednesday

Mason City woman picked up on warrant Wednesday

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was picked up by police on a warrant for not reporting to jail. Nicole Marie Tabor, age 31, was booked into the Cerro…

EU leaders haggle over banking supervision at euro-crisis summit

By Helen Maguire and Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl – BRUSSELS — European Union leaders began meeting Thursday to debate how trust should be restored in the crisis-battered eurozone over the long term,…

Warner wins key victory in Superman battle

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Superman won’t be going up, up, and away from Warner Bros. In a crucial legal victory for the Burbank studio, a federal…

Authorities: Federal Reserve plotter wanted to ‘destroy America’

Authorities: Federal Reserve plotter wanted to ‘destroy America’

By William Murphy and Sarah Crighton, Newsday – NEW YORK_A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday…

Cache of weapons found in bedroom of Craigslist killings suspect, prosecutors say

By Phil Trexler, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — A suitcase filled with weapons was found in the bedroom of a Stow teen accused of conspiring with his mentor…

‘This is the last minute,’ Obama says in final fundraising plea

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With just hours before the final pre-election fundraising reporting deadline, President Barack Obama made an urgent plea to supporters for…

Restaurateur poisoned girlfriend to cause miscarriage, D.A. says

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors have charged a prominent restaurateur with multiple counts of attempted murder, claiming he attempted to cause his pregnant girlfriend…

States diverting housing settlement funds to fill budget holes

States diverting housing settlement funds to fill budget holes

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — It was supposed to provide a measure of restitution on behalf of homeowners who lost equity in the market collapse or lost…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor state Senator Pat Ward

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor state Senator Pat Ward

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, to honor…

Newsweek to cease publishing print magazine

By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Newsweek will print its final edition at the end of this year. After nearly 80 years of publication, the news…

Texas intervenes on side of cheerleaders suing over Bible banners

By Tim Eaton, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott threw themselves and the state into the middle of a controversial court…

DCI Releases Additional Information Regarding Officer Involved Shooting in Van Buren County

Keosauqua, IOWA — On October 16, 2012, at approximately 11:00 AM, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched after receiving numerous 911 reports of a male subject wearing a military…

Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ remark points out serious issue, advocates say

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comment about “binders full of women” has gone viral on the Internet, spawning jokes, mash-ups…

Approved sledding hill project now in fundraising mode

Approved sledding hill project now in fundraising mode

MASON CITY – Now that the Mason City Parks Board has formally approved a new sledding hill in south east Mason City, the project’s coordinator, Ozzie Ohl,  can set about…

Meyer named mid-season All-American

Meyer named mid-season All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior PK Mike Meyer earned CBSSports.com midseason first team All-America recognition. The midseason team was announced earlier this week. Meyer received national recognition…

NIACC Board Member Named as National Board Chair

Boston, MA — A member of the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Board of Trustees has been named Chair of the American Association of Community College Trustees. Jean Torgeson,…

HSI arrests Florida man for illegally importing dinosaur fossils

NEW YORK — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested Eric Prokopi, 38, of Gainesville, Fla., earlier today pursuant to a federal criminal complaint…

Gallery to be honorary captain at Penn State game

Gallery to be honorary captain at Penn State game

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Robert Gallery, one of three University of Iowa players to earn the Outland Trophy as the outstanding lineman in the nation, will serve as honorary captain…

Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team now in Cerro Gordo County

Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team now in Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY, Iowa – October 16, 2012 – The Alliant Energy Tree Trimming Team is constantly working to keep trees away from power lines, and soon, the team is coming…

Public Health Hosts Saturday Flu Clinic

Public Health Hosts Saturday Flu Clinic

(Mason City) — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will host a flu clinic this Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 9:00 AM to Noon located at our Immunization…

Fall Trout Stocking Begins October 18

From the Iowa DNR – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin its fall and winter trout stocking on Oct. 18, with a release planned for Big Lake, in…