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Vikings win when all isn’t right

Vikings win when all isn’t right

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Let’s get this out of the way: The Vikings’ 21-14 defeat of Arizona on Sunday was, well, ugly. Unsightly if you’re…

Rams sliced and diced by Rodgers and Packers

Rams sliced and diced by Rodgers and Packers

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The Rams knew what was coming from Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers — they just couldn’t stop it. They knew…

Convicted domestic abuser arrested again

Convicted domestic abuser arrested again

SWALEDALE – A Clear Lake man was arrested on domestic assault charges on Friday, October 19th. Joseph Eugene Scarcello, 35, was arrested by Cerro Gordo County sheriff’s deputies in Swaledale…

Lynx can’t cool the Fever, who win WNBA championship

By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Road to Repeat — the Lynx’s slogan this season — hit a dead end on Sunday. Indiana beat the…

Iowa Man Arrested in Death of Wife

Iowa Man Arrested in Death of Wife

Ogden, IOWA — On Sunday, October 21, 2012, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office communications center received a 911 call. The 911 call was placed by 28…

A battle of the big boxes taking shape in south Twin City’s suburbs

Susan Feyder, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – The competition between discount behemoths Wal-Mart and Target is about to escalate in the south metro area with this month’s opening of Wal-Mart stores in…

Iowa regents to discuss tuition freeze, fee increases next week

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – State regents next week will consider a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next year and minimal increases to mandatory fees for students at the University…

Cargill goes green at sea

By Jim Spencer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – These days, when Cargill Inc. charters a ship to move agricultural products around the world, the company doesn’t just ask about the rent. It…

Giants rally past Redskins in final minute

By Art Stapleton, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The emotions inside MetLife Stadium were extremely high when the football left Eli Manning’s right hand. With 83 seconds…

Fidel Castro lives, Nicaraguan says

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Fidel Castro, the former ruler of Cuba, appeared at Havana’s Hotel Nacional and met with Venezuela’s former vice president, according to…

Iowa inmate escape notice: Tibise Nyamouch Joseph

Iowa inmate escape notice: Tibise Nyamouch Joseph

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. …

Iran open to nuclear talks after U.S. election, diplomats say

By Paul Richter and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Iran is preparing for a new round of negotiations about its disputed nuclear program after the U.S. presidential election…

Pope declares Native American, 6 others to be saints

Pope declares Native American, 6 others to be saints

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – VATICAN CITY — Tens of thousands of pilgrims, including Native Americans in tribal regalia, Hawaiians with leis and Bavarians in lederhosen, packed St. Peter’s Square…

Deadly car bomb explodes in Damascus

By Patrick J. O’Donnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT—A car bomb exploded Sunday at one of the entrances to Damascus’ Old City, killing 13 people and injuring 29, as an international…

Clear Lake man rolls car, then arrested for 1st offense OWI

Clear Lake man rolls car, then arrested for 1st offense OWI

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – RURAL MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was arrested Sunday morning for multiple offenses following a vehicle rollover. At about 3:45 AM,…

Man sentenced for exporting millions of dollars of computer equipment to Iran

TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transaction Regulations.…

Law brings cleaner waters, but problems persist in Iowa

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – By 1969, about two-thirds of the nation’s waters were unfit for drinking, swimming, or fishing. In Ohio, the Cuyahoga River repeatedly caught fire, and Lake…

Iowa State Falls At Oklahoma State, 31-10

Iowa State Falls At Oklahoma State, 31-10

Courtesy: cyclones.com – STILLWATER, Okla. – J.W. Walsh threw for 415 yards and Joseph Randle ran for 151 yards to pace Oklahoma State to a 31-10 win over Iowa State…

70 bodies found in eastern Syrian city; rebels blame regime

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — More than 70 bodies have been discovered in an eastern Syrian city, in what opposition activists say was a massacre committed by…

Gadhafi’s son reported slain in militia fighting in Libya

By Nehal El-Sherif – TRIPOLI, Libya — A son of toppled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed in fighting between militias, broadcaster Libya TV reported Saturday, the anniversary of…

Today’s Cartoons: October 21st, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: October 21st, 2012

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

Gang violence leads to increase in young border-crossers, report says

By Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Gang violence in Central America has led to a startling increase in the number of children who make the dangerous journey…

Vikings prepare for quick turnaround

Vikings prepare for quick turnaround

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Focus. Tunnel vision. Concentration. Call it what you will, Leslie Frazier has loads of it right now. That’s why last week, when the Vikings…

LAPD probing Manson family link to 12 unsolved homicides

By Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed Thursday that it has open investigations on a dozen unsolved homicides that…

Motion filed to overturn Sandusky’s conviction for child sex abuse

By Robert Moran, The Philadelphia Inquirer – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Attorneys for Jerry Sandusky, who was sentenced last week to prison for molesting 10 boys, filed motions Thursday in Centre…

Have Iran sanctions worked? That depends on what you think the goal is

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney square off Monday for a foreign policy debate, the question of whether sanctions…

Meghan Daum: Madonna’s tone-deaf tattoo

By Meghan Daum, Los Angeles Times – There goes Madonna, classing up the joint again. To show her support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by…

The many faces of Tom Hanks in ‘Cloud Atlas’

The many faces of Tom Hanks in ‘Cloud Atlas’

By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Cloud Atlas,” the film adaptation of David Mitchell’s bestselling, puzzle-like, 2004 adventure novel, asks a lot of its audience — and…

Three early-season losses showed the Packers their holes

Three early-season losses showed the Packers their holes

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — If you had to name three things that helped the Green Bay Packers redirect their course after meandering through the…

Mason City man gets another deferred judgment

Mason City man gets another deferred judgment

MASON CITY – Kurt Arthur Tappe, age 23, of Mason City has received another deferred judgment, this time in an OWI case. Tappe had already received a deferred judgment this…

Existing homes sales down 1.7%, but trends still good

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes fell 1.7 percent in September after a big increase the previous month, but the trends in the housing…

PSU 38; Iowa 14 — The fireworks were nice

PSU 38; Iowa 14 — The fireworks were nice

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — For the first time maybe ever, the Hawkeyes ran onto the Kinnick Stadium field to fireworks bursting in the air. They should’ve…

Political discourse takes on the face of social networking

By Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the moments before last week’s much-anticipated rematch debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, messages…

Sisters Sentenced for Child Sex Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, CA—On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Sacramento residents Tynisha Marie Hornbuckle, 24, and Tamrell Rena Hornbuckle, 26, were sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison and 12 years…

The Week Ahead: Dueling launches for Microsoft, Apple

By Tom Hudson, The Miami Herald – We Americans love our rivalries. The Bears and the Packers. Yankees and the Red Sox. Ford and Chevy. Fox and MSNBC. These fierce…

Israel navy intercepts Gaza-bound protest ship

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Israeli navy commandos Saturday intercepted a ship carrying about 30 pro-Palestinian activists as it tried to break through a maritime blockade of…

Obama outspends Romney; both see surge in donations

By Melanie Mason, Matea Gold and Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama burned through nearly $116 million in September, close to twice as much as Republican…

Improvements on rise for 529 college savings plans

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – The quest by states and mutual fund companies to capture the $179 billion that people are saving for college in 529 plans has led…

Taylor Swift makes a grown-up move on ‘Red’

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — During the 13 months that Taylor Swift canvassed the globe on her 2011-12 “Speak Now” tour, she was joined onstage by…

Extreme hurricanes hitting US more frequently, study says

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The question of whether or not global warming influences the strength or frequency of hurricanes is a matter of heated scientific…

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