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Petraeus admits affair, quits as CIA director

Petraeus admits affair, quits as CIA director

By Jonathan S. Landay and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — CIA Director David Petraeus abruptly resigned Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair in a shocking end to…

Serious accident involving motorcycle and car near NIACC on Thursday

Serious accident involving motorcycle and car near NIACC on Thursday

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – At approximately 4:30 pm Thursday afternoon, a serious two vehicle accident, with injuries, occurred on California Avenue and Highway 122.…

Stately, slow ‘Royal Affair’ brings a forgotten romance to life

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – In the late 18th century, as America was on the cusp of revolting to free itself from the tyranny of arbitrary rule by people…

Priceline.com to grow travel empire with $1.8 billion Kayak offer

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Looking to expand its travel empire in a sluggish economy, Priceline.com plans to buy its younger, fleet-footed competitor Kayak Software in…

Mazda to build small car for Toyota for sales in North America

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – Pursuing a strategy of working with other automakers, Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday that it will have Mazda Motor Corp. build a small car…

2-Minute Drill — The Purdue Boilermakers

2-Minute Drill — The Purdue Boilermakers

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – 2-Minute Drill PURDUE (3-6, 0-5) at IOWA (4-5, 2-3) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. PURDUE RUSH DEFENSE Iowa’s leading rusher Mark Weisman (groin) will likely be…

Decorah Vikings back again

Jeff Johnson, CR Gazette – CEDAR FALLS — Nothing really fancy shmancy. No spread this or spread that with these guys. The Decorah Vikings actually huddle before each play. Old-school,…

Google’s review by FTC nearing critical point

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – After an 18-month investigation into Google’s business practices, the Federal Trade Commission is nearing a critical decision on allegations that the Internet giant…

Timberwolves’ Roy still adjusting in return to NBA

Timberwolves’ Roy still adjusting in return to NBA

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy sat at his locker after Sunday’s loss in Toronto and vowed to aggressively look for his shot…

King keeping door open for U.S. Senate seat in in 2014

King keeping door open for U.S. Senate seat in in 2014

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – JOHNSTON – Fresh off re-election to a sixth term, western Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King says it’s too early to talk about the next…

Council looking at possibility of diminishing Mason City’s Human Rights Commission

Council looking at possibility of diminishing Mason City’s Human Rights Commission

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Citing the looming possibility of budget shortfalls if commercial property tax rates are cut at the state level, the Mason City Council is…

Beje Clark escapee caught by MCPD

Beje Clark escapee caught by MCPD

MASON CITY – Joshua Henry Joyce escaped from Beje Clark Residential Center on October 28, 2012 and was apprehended by Mason City police on November 7, 2012 and is now…

Flooded homes still a nuisance in Mason City

Flooded homes still a nuisance in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Police were inspecting the flood houses in the area of 6th Street NE and North VanBuren, Thursday…

Cyclones To Open Season by Hosting Harold Nichols Open

Cyclones To Open Season by Hosting Harold Nichols Open

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team will host the 2012 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. Doors will open to the public at 8 a.m.…

Traditional values, smaller government

By Derrick Morgan – Gallup polls recently confirmed that most Americans think the government is trying to do too many things (54 percent) and that it shouldn’t promote traditional values…

Bulls fade in fourth quarter, fall to Thunder

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — One of Tom Thibodeau’s favorite sayings is the Bulls have more than enough talent to win, and his players proved that numerous times…

Frank Peppiatt, co-creator of ‘Hee Haw,’ dies at 85

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of “Hee Haw,” a landmark variety show mixing country music with “corny” humor that became one of TV’s most unlikely…

Minnesota Timberwolves: J.J. Barea nursing left foot sprain

Ray Richardson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea did not practice Thursday, Nov. 8, after spraining his left foot during Wednesday’s 90-75 victory over the…

Republicans go soul-searching after tough election night

Republicans go soul-searching after tough election night

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA—The political law of gravity suggests President Barack Obama should not have been able to survive a weak economy and an impassioned opposition —…

20 killed in Afghan violence

By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Bombings killed at least 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of…

Effect of ‘super PACs’ proved to be less than expected

By Matea Gold and Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In the end, the old truism held: Money isn’t everything. Deep-pocketed “super PACs” and other independent groups dumped…

Measure approving same-sex marriage will pass in Washington state, foes say

By Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Opponents of same-sex marriage have conceded, saying it appears that Washington state’s Referendum 74 will pass. Approval of the measure would make…

It’s put up or shut up time for Congress on ‘fiscal cliff’

It’s put up or shut up time for Congress on ‘fiscal cliff’

By Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Congress returns to the nation’s capital next week with hopes of a big deal but strong odds favoring another…

Romney campaign: We lost Florida

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Though votes are still being tallied, President Barack Obama is all but assured a victory in Florida because the lion’s share of…

Tibetans set fire to selves as China opens Communist Party Congress

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — As China launched its 18th Communist Party Congress on Thursday, news of the self-immolations of several Tibetans opposed to Chinese rule helped…

Poll: Obama got big share of Florida’s Cuban-American vote

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — President Barack Obama nearly won the solidly Republican Cuban-American vote in Florida and rolled up huge margins with every other Hispanic group…

Assad warns of a global catastrophe if West invades Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad predicted a global catastrophe should the West invade his country, and representatives of Syria’s notoriously divided opposition…

With Giffords in attendance, Loughner sentenced to life in Tucson mass shooting

By Ashley Powers and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – Mark Kelly stared at the young man who, nearly two years ago, brought a gun to a Tucson plaza and shot…

Dad who posted picture of girl bound, gagged is found guilty

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—An attorney vowed an appeal after a Cook County judge on Thursday convicted a father of felony battery charges for binding and gagging his young…

Obama’s win means his health care law will go forward

Obama’s win means his health care law will go forward

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s victory all but assures that his landmark health care law and its guarantee of insurance coverage for nearly…

Prosecutor seeks psychiatric evaluation of Illinois woman accused of killing 2 kids

By Clifford Ward, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Expecting a potential insanity defense, DuPage County prosecutors want to have a psychiatrist examine the Naperville, Ill., woman accused of fatally stabbing her…

Obama’s Chicago neighborhood celebrates with food, song, hope

By Dahleen Glanton and Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — For many in Chicago’s Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, Wednesday was a day to celebrate. There would be another…

Despite Romney’s defeat, Mormons feel good about election

By John M. Glionna and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – PROVO, Utah — Sitting cross-legged on a lawn with two other students, Whitney Call, a 23-year-old creative writing major at…

George Zimmerman’s lawyers get prosecution files in Trayvon Martin case

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Two weeks ago, attorneys for George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, complained that prosecutors weren’t releasing FBI…

DUI stop gets explosive as police detonate pipe bomb, arrest Calif. man

By Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — What started as a DUI stop soon got dangerous when the San Jose Police Department’s bomb squad was summoned…

DNA, clothing of Army sergeant matches blood found at Afghan shootings, court told

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was covered in blood when he walked back to his base in southern Afghanistan…

South Carolina cockfighting operator gets prison

By John Monk, The State (Columbia, S.C.) – COLUMBIA, S.C. — After telling convicted cockfighting gambling operator James Collins that he was a “good husband and good father,” U.S. Judge Cameron…

Firefighters attempt to save man’s hand that was stuck in meat grinder

By Ashley Rueff, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—The Orland Fire Protection District responded to an emergency from an Orland Park supermarket early this week to find an unusual, squirm-inducing emergency. At a…

Bachmann declared victor in tight Minnesota race

By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – By the time U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann won her narrow election victory Wednesday morning, the party was over, the crowds were gone, and the…