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Magic blown out by Timberwolves

Magic blown out by Timberwolves

By Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel – MINNEAPOLIS — The prognosticators warned there would be nights like Wednesday’s. Nothing went right for the Orlando Magic against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plagued by…

Vilsack on her campaign: “I have no regrets”

Vilsack on her campaign: “I have no regrets”

From Christie Vilsack, who lost to Steve King for Iowa’s 4th congressional seat – Last night we came up short, but I have no regrets. We ran a great campaign.…

Op-ed: I love this country (by Max F. Weaver)

Op-ed: I love this country (by Max F. Weaver)

It’s Tuesday, election day, around 7 PM.  No winners or losers yet. I feel compelled to think out loud, something I haven’t done for months, really. Let me begin with…

Wanted man Martinez arrested in Mason City

Wanted man Martinez arrested in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man who was considered armed and had a warrant placed on him since Sunday has been…

Sheriffs make drug bust in Mason City after pursuit

Sheriffs make drug bust in Mason City after pursuit

From the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office: Today at approximately 2:51 p.m. North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force officers attempted to stop a suspended driver in the 00 block of…

Today’s Cartoons: November 7th, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: November 7th, 2012

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

Mayor and Council probing Human Rights Department

Mayor and Council probing Human Rights Department

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the Mason City Council along with City Administrator Brent Trout are probing the Mason City Human Rights Department and…

Iowa Federation of Labor statement on election results

Iowa Federation of Labor statement on election results

Statement from Iowa Federation of Labor President, Ken Sagar, in regard to the election results: The American public have spoken and made it clear that this election could not be…

Iowa hunter injured in fall from tree stand

From the IOWA DNR – A Centerville man was injured Tuesday after falling from a tree stand while hunting deer in Appanoose County. Blake A. Havard, 25, was hunting deer…

Maine, Maryland back same-sex marriage

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – CLEVELAND — Maine and Maryland became the first states to back same-sex marriage in the voting booth Tuesday night, buoying gay-rights advocates awaiting…

In exit polling, Ohio voters gave Obama slight edge on economy

By Lynn Hulsey, Dayton Daily News – DAYTON, Ohio — Voters still stinging from economic woes appeared willing to give President Barack Obama more time to fix things, according to an…

Supporters confident L.A. County measure requiring condoms in porn will pass

By Anna Gorman and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A measure that would require porn performers to wear condoms while filming in Los Angeles County was…

Putin fires embattled defense minister

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired his defense minister Tuesday amid a criminal investigation into suspected fraud and embezzlement involving military assets.…

Branstad pledges cooperation with legislators

Branstad pledges cooperation with legislators

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released the following statement regarding last night’s election results: “Iowa voters once again chose divided government, and their message was unmistakable: They…

Man who recently helped save two women from burning house jailed on warrant and cited for carrying dangerous weapon

Man who recently helped save two women from burning house jailed on warrant and cited for carrying dangerous weapon

MASON CITY – A man who helped two women out of a burning house this past July is now in jail on a warrant for aggravated domestic assault and faces…

Vacation plans vary for Packers

Vacation plans vary for Packers

By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Cornerback Davon House walked out of the locker room Sunday after the Green Bay Packers’ fourth straight win with…

Sugar Bowl will match Big 12 and SEC

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – The Big 12 football champion will have a new destination starting with the 2014 season — the Sugar Bowl. And Nebraska could…

Magic falls to Bulls

By Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel – CHICAGO — The Orlando Magic knew they faced a different kind of challenge Tuesday night than they had encountered in their first two games…

Broadway shows take a hit at the box office following Sandy

By David Ng, Los Angeles Times – Broadway shows reported declines in box-office revenue across the board last week following super storm Sandy. Total Broadway grosses were $13.6 million for…

Budweiser in ‘Flight’ leaves Anheuser-Busch with a bad aftertaste

By Joe Flint and Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times – Normally, an advertiser would be thrilled that its product is getting free exposure in one of the nation’s most popular…

Teri Shields, controversial stage mother of actress Brooke Shields, dies at 79

By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times – Teri Shields, who began promoting and managing the career of her daughter, actress Brooke Shields, when she was an infant and later earned…

Brazil’s mobile sector threatens to confound PayPal expansion

By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News – The comeback story is rare in the dot-com world, but eBay is poised for a resurgence. As part of its reboot strategy,…

US fuel exports grow to historic levels

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times – If you’re wondering what happened to cheap U.S. fuel, look to Mexico, Canada and even OPEC member Venezuela. U.S. refiners are selling…

Obama wins second term after defeating Romney

Obama wins second term after defeating Romney

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times – President Barack Obama overcame a disappointingly slow economic recovery and a massive advertising onslaught to win a second term Tuesday night, forging…

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, illegal immigration hard-liner, re-elected

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, illegal immigration hard-liner, re-elected

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times – Voters in Arizona’s Maricopa County have re-elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the face of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law. With 82 percent of the…

Justice Not Politics Chair Terrell Responds to Retention of Justice David Wiggins

Justice Not Politics Chair Terrell Responds to Retention of Justice David Wiggins

DES MOINES — Connie Ryan Terrell, Chair of Justice Not Politics, released the following statement tonight responding to the results of tonight’s election, which resulted in the retention of Iowa…

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 245 Years for Drugging 13 Children, Videotaping Molestations

KANSAS CITY, MO—David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for drugging…

Democrats retain slim majority in Senate

Democrats retain slim majority in Senate

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided,…

Romney ends the day with disappointment after initial sense of optimism

Romney ends the day with disappointment after initial sense of optimism

By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – BOSTON — The day had started optimistically, as Mitt Romney cast his ballot early, then made one last trip to…

FBI Minneapolis Seeks Information on Serial Bank Robber Dubbed ‘Fedora-Nose Bandit’

FBI Minneapolis Seeks Information on Serial Bank Robber Dubbed ‘Fedora-Nose Bandit’

Since March 26, 2012, there have been six related bank robberies. In all six incidents, the subject used similar mannerisms; displayed a pistol in his right hand; and wore a…

The happy ending came sooner than Obama’s team expected

The happy ending came sooner than Obama’s team expected

By Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – CHICAGO — There was hope. There was a bit of dancing. There was a steady outburst of…

State of Iowa launches online resource for small businesses

(DES MOINES) – Entrepreneurs in Iowa now have a new online business resource to help them develop their products and ideas.  Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development…

Pretrial hearing for soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan citizens begins

By Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times – JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — It was 2 a.m. March 11, and Sgt. Jason McLaughlin was roused from sleep when the lights were…

‘Halo 4’s’ Master Chief is human after all

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – Technology-enhanced super-soldier Master Chief has always been efficient, even by military standards. Drop the “Halo” protagonist on any alien-infested setting featured in the last…

ISU Cross Country Teams Headed to Midwest Regional

ISU Cross Country Teams Headed to Midwest Regional

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State cross country teams continue post season action Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo.  The women’s 6,000-meter race is scheduled to begin…

China turns to police, cabdrivers to enforce orderly transition in power

By Tom Lasseter, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIJING — As the United States ends its political season, China’s is beginning, and Beijing would like to keep things in order. That means…

ICE arrests 31 during 2-day operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives in Chicago area

CHICAGO – As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 31 convicted criminal aliens, immigration…

Former Newton Doctor Indicted for Prescribing Controlled Substances Outside the Course of Usual Medical Practice and Related Health Care Fraud

DES MOINES, IA – Dr. Lafayette James Twyner, age 63, of Newton, Iowa was arraigned in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa last week on a 114…

New U.S. District Courthouse opens for business

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS — Years of talk came to an end Monday when the new $182 million federal courthouse officially opened for business in downtown Cedar…

Outrage over fatal shooting at L.A. church

By Hector Becerra and Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The congregation was singing and praying Sunday evening inside Principe de Paz, a weathered storefront church on Beverly…

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