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Talks over Sandy aftermath enter new phase for Christie, Obama

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — The Republican governor picked up the phone Wednesday night and congratulated the Democratic president who just won a second term.…

7 Navy SEALS who consulted on video game are reprimanded

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Seven Navy SEALs, including one involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for divulging classified…

Clear Lake police arrest man who allegedly strangled a woman Thursday

Clear Lake police arrest man who allegedly strangled a woman Thursday

From Clear Lake Police: At approximately 2:50 p.m. today the Clear Lake Police received a call from a 32 year old female who had been assaulted physically by her boyfriend…

Redbox’s Top 10 DVD rentals

McClatchy-Tribune News Service These were the Top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks from Oct. 29-Nov. 4: 1. Magic Mike — Warner 2. That’s My Boy — Sony 3. Tyler…

James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ will blow up the box office

By Steve Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Skyfall” will live it up another day when the new James Bond movie arrives on U.S. shores after a smashing debut…

Fitch Ratings warns of US credit downgrade if fiscal cliff ensues

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Fitch Ratings said that there would be “no fiscal honeymoon” for President Barack Obama, warning early Wednesday that the U.S. probably would…

M.C. streets to be closed for RR improvements starting Friday, Nov. 9th

M.C. streets to be closed for RR improvements starting Friday, Nov. 9th

MASON CITY – On Friday November 9th, South Coolidge Avenue and South Wilson Avenue will be closed at the Iowa Traction Railway Co. crossing and intersection of 19th Street SW.…

The right executive to return Lincoln brand to luxury status

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – It’s now a little easier to believe Ford’s promise to turn Lincoln into a legitimate luxury brand. Lincoln will launch the new 2013 MKZ…

Bargains disappearing for distressed properties, Zillow says

By Alejandro Lazo, Los Angeles Times – Bargains on bank-owned homes are quickly vanishing in the country’s most competitive markets. Since the start of the mortgage meltdown, repossessed homes have been…

North Carolina man wins big lottery prize in Clear Lake

North Carolina man wins big lottery prize in Clear Lake

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Louisburg, NC man was making his regular stop in Clear Lake to pick up a shipment for his route as a tractor trailer driver when…

Latinos, women, young voters boosted Obama in Florida

By Scott Powers and Jim Stratton, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama’s re-election was a tiny landslide: an Electoral College cakewalk, built on slim margins in battleground…

China begins leadership transition as congress opens

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — On the heels of the U.S. election, the Chinese Communist Party began its own leadership transition Thursday with promises to double…

Fresno, Calif., plant workers deal with grief, fear in wake of shooting

By Tim Sheehan and Marc Benjamin, The Fresno Bee – FRESNO, Calif. — Grieving relatives and co-workers marched Wednesday evening in somber remembrance for two men slain by a co-worker…

Council haggles over RFP’s for city business

Council haggles over RFP’s for city business

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council met Tuesday evening for its regular meeting. The council agreed after a rare 4-2 vote (Council members John Lee and Travis Hickey voting…

Interview with Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery: November 7th, 2012

Interview with Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery: November 7th, 2012

Q.  Have you gotten a better feel for kind of combinations that you want to work with and different groups? FRAN McCAFFERY:  Yeah.  It’s been interesting because that second group…

Interview with Iowa Wrestling Coach Tom Brands: November 7th, 2012

Interview with Iowa Wrestling Coach Tom Brands: November 7th, 2012

Q.  Coach, talk about the first four weeks of practice? COACH BRANDS:  We’re moving in the right direction, there’s no doubt. That’s a good thing. That’s a good feeling. It’s…

Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds to Honor Des Moines Officers with Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds are pleased to honor six police officers with the 2012 Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor.  Every day men…

Two face felony forgery charges following incident at Casey’s

Two face felony forgery charges following incident at Casey’s

MASON CITY – Cammera Marie Reibsamen, age 32, was arrested shortly after 2 am Tuesday morning after Mason City police pulled over a vehicle she was driving for a vehicle…

Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of Minors Through Force, Fraud, and Coercion

TAMPA—U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that, on November 2, 2012, a federal jury found Weylin O. Rodriguez (29, Orlando) guilty of five counts of sex trafficking a minor by…

“Cranksgiving” bycycling event to benefit charities

MASON CITY, IA – Local cyclists will hold their annual food drive, “Cranksgiving”, to help feed the hungry in North Iowa. Area cyclists are invited to meet at Lorado’s on…

Interactive Exhibition Opens Friday at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

Interactive Exhibition Opens Friday at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is happy to announce the opening of the interactive art exhibition, Everyone is a Critic II! on Friday, November 9 at…

Congressional leaders stake out bargaining positions on ‘fiscal cliff’

Congressional leaders stake out bargaining positions on ‘fiscal cliff’

By Bill Lambrecht, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – WASHINGTON — The political peace after Barack Obama’s electoral triumph was interrupted almost before it began when congressional leaders on Wednesday staked out…

Obama re-election sends US down ‘path of destruction,’ says Franklin Graham

By Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On the day of his father’s 94th birthday, and the day after the country re-elected President Barack Obama president, evangelist…

Honda faces uncertainty after rebounding from tsunami

By Everdeen Mason, Dayton Daily News – Honda has rebounded from the Great Recession and natural disasters, investing more heavily in North American operations than ever, but the company’s latest earnings…

Man Formally Charged in Airport Hoax

PHILADELPHIA—An information was filed today against Kenneth W. Smith, Jr., 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in connection with a hoax called in to authorities about explosives on an aircraft. Smith is…

Jurors begin deliberations in lawsuit over beating by off-duty Chicago officer

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Jurors at a trial involving a notorious 2007 beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago officer began deliberations Wednesday that…

Obama faces new Mideast challenges in his second term

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — President Barack Obama faces a more volatile Middle East than the one he brought a sense of promise to nearly four…

Suspect in Iowa City peeping case admitted to watching at least four women, police say

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, Iowa City landlord Elwyn G. Miller spied on at least four female tenants in his buildings through peep holes…

Hawkeyes Move Up to 10th in Swimming Rankings

Hawkeyes Move Up to 10th in Swimming Rankings

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s swimming and diving team moved up to 10th in the latest College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) NCAA men’s Division…

Iowa Among Three Big Ten Field Hockey Teams Earn Bids to 2012 NCAA Championship

Iowa, Michigan, and Penn State earn 2012 NCAA Championship berths PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Three Big Ten teams will compete in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, it was announced on Tuesday.…

Cyclones Overwhelm Lady Statesmen in Exhibition

Cyclones Overwhelm Lady Statesmen in Exhibition

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team defeated the William Penn Lady Statesmen, 98-55 in the Cyclones’ second exhibition game of the season on Tuesday night in Hilton…