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Bulls have no answer for Rondo in loss to Celtics

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — During a 2009 playoff game, Rajon Rondo threw Kirk Hinrich into a United Center scorer’s table. What he did to the Bulls on…

Injuries continue to mount, but Timberwolves keep winning

Injuries continue to mount, but Timberwolves keep winning

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – DALLAS — What else? Don’t ask. The injury-ravaged Timberwolves somehow won yet another game on Monday, but lost yet another player at least for…

Steelers tip Chiefs in OT, 16-13

By Adam Teicher, The Kansas City Star – PITTSBURGH — The 1929 Buffalo Bisons are able to rest comfortably again, their NFL record for futility at the start of an NFL…

Heat rockets to victory in Houston

Heat rockets to victory in Houston

By Joseph Goodman, The Miami Herald – HOUSTON — This one will be remembered for one thing and one thing only: Jeremy Lin’s airball. People will eventually forget that LeBron James…

McCaffery on Iowa’s 73 – 61 over Central Michigan

McCaffery on Iowa’s 73 – 61 over Central Michigan

An Interview With: COACH FRAN McCAFFERY – Q  In the second half you played a lot of four guards with May, Clemmons running the point.  What were your thoughts on…

MCPD: Pedestrian seriously injured Monday evening on North Monroe

MCPD: Pedestrian seriously injured Monday evening on North Monroe

From MCPD: On 11/12/2012, at 5:56 P.M. the Mason City Police Department was notified a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 600 block of North Monroe Ave.,…

Federal health care law: Now it’s full speed ahead

Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – With President Obama’s victory in hand, it’s full steam ahead on implementing the federal health care law. States face a Friday deadline to say whether…

No one talking after Austin, MN shooting

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Authorities have little to go on after 5 shot Though another day has passed since a shooting at Lansing Corners Event Center injured five…

MN toddler might never walk again after assault by mom’s boyfriend

Paul Walsh and Randy Furst, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – A 21-year-old man has been charged with throwing his girlfriend’s 21-month-old daughter onto a bed “like a sack of potatoes” in their…

US to become world’s largest oil producer by 2020, agency predicts

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – The U.S. will become the world’s top producer of oil within five years, a net exporter of the fuel around 2030 and nearly self-sufficient…

Greek Parliament approves 2013 budget, clearing obstacle to more aid

By Christine Pirovolakis – ATHENS, Greece — Greece moved one step closer to persuading international lenders to release the next installment of emergency aid needed to keep the country from…

Israel takes fire from Syria, Gaza; vows to ‘escalate’ if it continues

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – JERUSALEM — Israel’s military engaged on two fronts Monday, exchanging fire across its northern border with Syria and its southern border with Gaza as its…

Thousands flee to Turkey as battle rages in Syrian border city

Thousands flee to Turkey as battle rages in Syrian border city

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – RAS AL AYN, Syria — Thousands of people fled Ras al Ayn Monday for the safety of Turkey as the battle between Syrian rebels and…

Libyans, diplomats: CIA’s Benghazi station a secret — and quickly repaired

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – BENGHAZI, Libya — Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (4-1 overall) plays at the Waldorf College junior varsity in Forest City at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Trojans also play at…

2 more Cuban dissidents allege abuse by former prison official

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — Two more Cuban dissidents have alleged that they were abused personally or on the orders of a former Villa Clara…

Superstorm Sandy claims 43rd life in New York City

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — The grim toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen yet again in New York City with the death of a 77-year-old…

Health Department Announces Schedule of Events for Great American Smoke Out

Health Department Announces Schedule of Events for Great American Smoke Out

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, the Partnership for a Tobacco Free Cerro Gordo County, and Cerro Gordo Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (CG-STEP)…

Grammy Museum takes charge of music history

Grammy Museum takes charge of music history

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Deep within the high-security Iron Mountain storage facility in Hollywood, where nearly every doorway except for the restroom is protected by…

China’s new leaders must set a new course for economy, experts say

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China’s new leaders, set to be unveiled next week at a once-a-decade transition, will soon be handed the keys to the world’s…

Amazon launches online wine marketplace

By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – Amazon.com Inc. is uncorking a new venture. The online retail giant launched a wine marketplace on its website Thursday, with more than 1,000 domestic…

5 reasons electric vehicles don’t get buyers charged up

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press – Every weekday, Chevrolet Volt owners jockey to hook up their cars to the two electric-vehicle charging stations in front of General Motors’ Renaissance Center…

The 10 best Bond villains ever

By Barry Koltnow, The Orange County Register – “You expect me to talk?” James Bond says with a defiant air, even as he is strapped to a table with a…

Hollywood expects to have a happy holiday season at the box office

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Movie theaters posted their worst attendance since 1994 last year, but Hollywood is poised for a big comeback — with…

Series takes on history of ‘Mankind’

By David Martindale, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – How’s this for an audacious history lesson? In its new big-event TV series, the History channel will recap the entire story of mankind,…

Obama salutes veterans on their day

By Morgan Little, Los Angeles Times – “After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home,” President Barack said Sunday, marking Veterans Day by highlighting the first such day…

Most have power, more trains running in New Jersey

By Matthew McGrath and Linh Tat, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J.—Most utility customers should have power restored by the end of this weekend, and additional public transit lines…

Man recently arrested in Mason City for OWI busted at Iowa game for public intox

Man recently arrested in Mason City for OWI busted at Iowa game for public intox

MASON CITY – A former Mason City man now living in Coralville, stopped just a few weeks ago by Mason City police for operating while intoxicated, was picked up over…

Woman who received threatening emails revealed in Petraeus scandal

By Ken Dilanian and David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The woman whose complaints sparked an FBI investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ resignation was…

Latham on Veteran’s Day

Latham on Veteran’s Day

From Congressman Tom Latham – In the first Veterans Day Proclamation, President Eisenhower stated, “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations,…

Judge Colleen D. Weiland lets known crook again evade jail

Judge Colleen D. Weiland lets known crook again evade jail

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man who has had no less than 50 criminal cases brought against him by local law enforcement, one of which resulted in a death of…

Testimony winds up in hearing for US soldier accused in Afghan massacre

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Testimony in the preliminary hearing for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales wound up Sunday night with a…

MN Man Charged with Abusive Sexual Contact

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for abusive sexual contact and abusive sexual contact while registered as a…

Cutler KO’d as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans

Cutler KO’d as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this. They have…

United Way invites community to help stop childhood hunger

United Way invites community to help stop childhood hunger

MASON CITY, IOWA – With the holiday season upon us, United Way of North Central Iowa is inviting community members to help stop childhood hunger. There are hungry children in…

Know Your Hawkeye Opponents: Central Michigan

Know Your Hawkeye Opponents: Central Michigan

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Well, well, well. Look what school has the gall to send another of its athletic teams to Iowa City. Why, if it isn’t Central Michigan,…

Construction continues on new Metalcraft home on 9th Street SW

Construction continues on new Metalcraft home on 9th Street SW

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Throughout last week starting early in the morning, with frost still on the windshield of most people cars, workers from…

Rookie defensive players making impact for Packers

Rookie defensive players making impact for Packers

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The problem was simple and the solution logical. The only question was whether it would really work. Green Bay…

No. 2 ranked ISU women’s Cross County headed to NCAA Championships

No. 2 ranked ISU women’s Cross County headed to NCAA Championships

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s second-rated women’s cross country team is seven days from the biggest race of the season and the premier event in the career of runners who…

China’s economy shows signs of modest recovery

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — The Chinese economy was deluged with promising news Friday after officials released October data that showed consumer price inflation slowing to its…

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