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Hawaii is safe after tsunami hits less hard than expected

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – Thousands of people who evacuated their homes along Hawaii’s coast were allowed to return early Sunday after tsunami waves hit the islands with less…

Giants get a helping hand from Cowboys

Giants get a helping hand from Cowboys

By Art Stapleton, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – ARLINGTON, Texas — John Mara seemed to be going in every direction but the one he wanted, scrambling for some semblance of calm…

Tebow has become irrelevant

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Forbes surveyed NFL fans and this week published lists of the league’s most and least popular players, mostly just water-cooler fodder. But it…

Giants move to within one victory of World Series title

Giants move to within one victory of World Series title

By Matt Kawahara, The Sacramento Bee – DETROIT — A tall figure in a blue-and-white checkered shirt hastened out of the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park late Saturday night with a…

As white support declines, Obama refocuses message

By Dick Polman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – Excuse me for raising a sensitive subject, but reality requires it: The re-election of America’s first black president is imperiled because he’s doing so…

For our children’s America, re-elect Barack Obama

Chicago Tribune – The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, Oct. 28: ——— Think back. Minutes before 2 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2008, a 158-year-old investment bank…

N.J. hunkers down for approach of Hurricane Sandy

N.J. hunkers down for approach of Hurricane Sandy

By Lindy Washburn and Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J.—Like a nor’easter on steroids, Hurricane Sandy was set to pummel North Jersey with wind and rain Sunday…

Tsunami warning issued for Hawaii after Canada earthquake

WASHINGTON — An earthquake that struck in the Queen Charlotte Islands region off the west coast of Canada generated a tsunami that was heading to Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning…

UPDATE: Saturday morning hit and run damages three vehicles

UPDATE: Saturday morning hit and run damages three vehicles

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Early Saturday morning, around 3:30 AM, a hit and run incident was reported to the Mason City Police Department at 14th Street and…

Mason City woman stopped for 2nd OWI offense

Mason City woman stopped for 2nd OWI offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested early Friday morning for multiple moving violations. According to records, Nina Irene Read, 32, was pulled over by Cerro Gordo County…

EDITORIAL: Gazette endorsement for president: Romney

EDITORIAL: Gazette endorsement for president: Romney

NOTE: Today, some of the largest newspapers in Iowa endorsed Governor Mitt Romey for President, including The Des Moines Register, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and the Sioux city Journal.  What is…

Stafford rallies Lions past Seahawks

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — He was in his hospital bed, gown on, looking like his leg had just been amputated, Dominic Raiola said. But when the…

Rams rocked by Patriots 45-7

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – LONDON — The St. Louis Rams got some sightseeing in during their week-long stay in the England. Among other things, they saw the Tower…

Falcons rough up Vick, Eagles to improve to 7-0

By D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – PHILADELPHIA — During their bye week, the Atlanta Falcons heard all the chatter: Their 6-0 record was accumulated against the meeker souls of…

Charles City Excellence in Education Foundation Establishes Fund with the Floyd County Community Foundation

Charles City Excellence in Education Foundation Establishes Fund with the Floyd County Community Foundation

CHARLES CITY – On Thursday, October 18, the Charles City Excellence in Education Foundation (CCEEF) created an endowment fund with the Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF), an affiliate of the…

Trent Richardson, Browns defense, weather pull plug on Chargers

Trent Richardson, Browns defense, weather pull plug on Chargers

By Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal – CLEVELAND — Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson cut to his left to avoid linebacker Jarret Johnson, slipped out of strong safety Atari Bigby’s…

Your Opinion: Agree with this Halloween costume?

Your Opinion: Agree with this Halloween costume?

The following photos are of a man wearing a Halloween costume in a Mason City bar Friday night.  The costume depicts disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. …

Some seniors rethink the mortgage-free retirement plan

By Kathleen Lynn, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – When Helen Berkenbush’s husband began having health problems in 2008, the Clifton, N.J., couple decided to rev up their efforts to wipe out…

Redbirds Slow Down Panthers, 33-21

Redbirds Slow Down Panthers, 33-21

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications –  CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panthers fell to the No. 17 Illinois State Redbirds, 33-21. The White Out game in the UNI-Dome featured…

Jury hears about alleged threats made by Chicago cop charged in bar beating

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — After Martin Kolodziej got word that a confidante of Anthony Abbate — the off-duty Chicago police officer who had just violently attacked one…

CEOs to D.C.: Get serious

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: Chief executives of more than 85 major U.S. corporations jumped into the debate over the federal budget mess Thursday, calling on…

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel denied parole

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant – SUFFIELD, Conn. — Even before the Connecticut state Board of Pardons and Paroles denied his release from prison Wednesday, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was…

‘Made in U.S.A.’ hard to find after rise of foreign goods

By Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – There’s a 2001 GM Chevy Suburban parked in Melissia Perry’s garage. Next to that is a ’68 Ford Mustang. Inside her Woodstock, Ga., home…

Learn how to find solutions on the job

By Cindy Krischer Goodman, The Miami Herald – Most days, real estate agents storm into Ron Shuffield’s office with problems. They might have a closing that’s about to blow apart or…

Radiation still leaking into nearby Japanese waters 18 months after quake, tsunami

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—More than 18 months after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, 40-foot tsunami and nuclear power plant woes that struck Japan starting March 11, 2011,…

Accused USS Cole plotter complains of mistreatment

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — The alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing was brought before the war court Wednesday and said he…

Obama, Romney campaigns expected to each top $1 billion mark in fundraising

By Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney each held unique financial advantages headed into the final 19 days…

Evangelical support grows for Romney

By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Celebration Church sits tucked away in the corner of a repurposed shopping mall, one of the more modest venues for…

The Michael Vick Experience is different now

By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – A commercial debuted in 2004 near the peak of Michael Vick’s popularity. Vick was 24 then, and his never-before-seen combination of speed and passing…

Similarities abound between 2010 and 2012 Packers

Similarities abound between 2010 and 2012 Packers

By Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are a disappointing 4-3 after seven games. Their running back is on injured reserve. Like dominoes,…

14 accused of using casino kiosks to run $1 million bank scam

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — Fourteen people in Southern California have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $1 million from Citibank through a scam…

Marlin to become a Hawkeye

Larry Peterson, Creston News Advertiser, Iowa – It was probably destiny. When Creston High School senior Jake Marlin was born, longtime University of Iowa wrestling coach — and former Iowa State…

‘Zoloft’ rapist found dead in his cell hours before hearing, officials say

By Wesley Lowery and Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A former Westminster, Calif., police detective who was found dead in his prison cell early Friday morning was…

Art heist suspect may plead guilty to drug, gun charges

By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant – HARTFORD, Conn. — Robert Gentile, the mobster locked in a standoff with federal authorities over hundreds of millions of dollars in artworks stolen…

Album reviews: Taylor Swift, Cafe Tacuba, Swedish House Mafia

Los Angeles Times – TAYLOR SWIFT “Red” (Big Machine) 3 stars A platinum artist many times over, singer Taylor Swift at 22 seems to be on top of the world.…

Volleyball: Malloy, Knuth Spark Cyclones In Sweep Of Frogs

FORT WORTH, Texas – Andie Malloy and Taylor Knuth came off the bench Saturday to help No. 22 Iowa State (13-7, 7-3 Big 12) to a sweep of TCU (13-9,…

Hugo Weaving enjoys films large and small

Hugo Weaving enjoys films large and small

By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee – LOS ANGELES — Look at the cast lists for many of the big-budget films released in the 21st century and you would probably find…

Iowa regents approve replacing tuition set-aside with new funding

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — The fundraising arms at Iowa’s three public universities are being encouraged to raise $200 million to replace some of the student financial…

On The Money: Getting debt under control

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Finding a solution to personal debt is not always easy. Careful debt management and consolidation, however, can help individuals rein in the debt burden.…

Penn State trustees move to streamline abuse victims’ civil claim settlements

By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State University’s board of trustees took a step Friday evening toward streamlining the process of settling civil claims with the child-sex-abuse…

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