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Two Most Wanted Terrorists Named; Third Man Sought for Questioning

Two Most Wanted Terrorists Named; Third Man Sought for Questioning

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two individuals—one a United States citizen who allegedly provided support to a foreign terrorist organization, the other wanted for his alleged role in the overseas kidnapping of…

Cedar Rapids federal attorney recommended for federal judgeship

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – CEDAR RAPIDS – A federal defender in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who was the victim of a mugging on a Cedar Rapids running trail…

Facebook stock shoots up nearly 13 percent

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – Facebook’s stock price rose nearly 13 percent Wednesday, in a surprising show of strength on a day when many had expected the…

Catholic Bishops struggle with message on gay marriage

By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE—Meeting for the first time since voters in Maryland and two other states legalized same-sex marriage, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic…

Iowa DCA awards $1.2 million for 10 projects in 7 Iowa Great Places

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it has awarded more than $1.2 million in Iowa Great Places funding for 10 projects in seven Iowa communities.…

Republicans signal resistance to Susan Rice as possible secretary of state

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans signaled stiffening resistance Tuesday to the Obama administration’s possible nomination of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace Hillary Rodham…

Cyclones Gather Top-25 Recruiting Class

Cyclones Gather Top-25 Recruiting Class

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg corralled one of the nation’s best recruiting classes this afternoon, as Hoiberg announced today the signing of four players to…

Iowa Transportation Commission approves additional highway work

Iowa Transportation Commission approves additional highway work

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2012 – At its meeting yesterday, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2013-2017 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program that will advance…

TV industry needs to push VOD over DVR, top analyst says

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Media executives have been making a lot of noise lately about getting advertisers to pay for viewers who watch shows…

Dozens of suspects but no arrests in attack on Benghazi consulate

By Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers – BENGHAZI, Libya — Two months after the American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in assaults on U.S. facilities here…

Residents of N.J. neighborhood helped each other before power restored

By Abbott Koloff and Jeff Green, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J.—As the days without power turned into a week — then nearly two weeks — the residents of…

Mason City Women’s Club celebrated its centennial Tuesday

Mason City Women’s Club celebrated its centennial Tuesday

MASON CITY – The Mason City Women’s Club celebrated its centennial on Tuesday with a luncheon and special guest speaker. The 164 current members of the Mason City Woman’s Club…

WDMV’s Jok signs with Iowa

WDMV’s Jok signs with Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa Men’s Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Peter Jok has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa.…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor fallen Iowa soldier

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Thursday to honor fallen Iowa soldier

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 to honor…

Holiday decorations going up in Mason City

Holiday decorations going up in Mason City

MASON CITY – Holiday decorations are going up in Mason City. Crews were in the Central Park area Tuesday hoisting up the large green wreaths at the top of light…

OPINION: Ron Paul “true champion” of constitution

From Jason Stone – I’m so disgusted with all the quote “Christian Celebrities” listed on the following website: votingforsatan.com, and organizations like YOU Family BLeader for marginalizing the absolute best & by-far most…

Cyclone football notes

Cyclone football notes

Third Down Huge for Cyclones Succeed, you win. Fail, you lose. There may not be a better predictor for wins and losses – at least for the 2012 Cyclone football…

Vikings’ Peterson belongs in MVP conversation

Vikings’ Peterson belongs in MVP conversation

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Here were Barry Sanders’ rushing totals through 10 games in 1997, the year he ran for 2,053 yards and won NFL co-MVP honors with…

Obama assures liberals he’ll raise taxes on wealthy

Obama assures liberals he’ll raise taxes on wealthy

By Lesley Clark and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assured labor unions and liberal organizations Tuesday that he’s firmly committed to letting tax cuts for higher…

Ragan: Our 2012 accomplishments for vets

Ragan: Our 2012 accomplishments for vets

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – We’ve just celebrated Veterans Day and are quickly approaching Thanksgiving. Now—and throughout the year—we should remember and thank the vets we know for their service.…

Anti-terrorism expert advises against BioWatch upgrade

By David Willman, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s top expert on anti-terrorism technology has privately advised her to spike a long-planned, multibillion-dollar upgrade of…

NIACC men’s basketball ranked No. 11

NIACC men’s basketball ranked No. 11

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team is ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday. NIACC (4-1 overall) was unranked in the preseason poll. The…

Charges dismissed against Vikings’ Peterson

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Vikings star Adrian Peterson will not have to spend the Thursday of his bye week in a Houston courtroom after all. On Tuesday, a…

Did Navy secretary overstep his role in military murder case?

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A Marine convicted of wartime murder and a former Mississippi governor who is now atop the U.S. Navy indirectly dueled Tuesday before the…

Two Pimps Plead Guilty in Separate Cases to Prostituting Children Online

GREENBELT, MD—Melvin Douglas, a/k/a Melvin Longwood, age 32, of Washington, D.C., and Dennis Smith, a/k/a Domo, age 31, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to transporting a minor across…

High-ranking Mexican police official is arrested in attack on CIA operatives

By Richard Fausset and Cecilia Sanchez, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — The Mexican federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that a high-ranking federal police officer had been arrested in the…

Speaker John Boehner still faces a GOP House divided

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — As a subdued John A. Boehner started to lay the groundwork for compromise with President Barack Obama to avert a year-end…

American who worked overseas as Arabic linguist charged in espionage case

By John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — A man with Wisconsin roots who worked overseas for the military as an Arabic linguist has been charged under the Espionage…

Packers Sitton says Lions’ Ndamukong Suh ‘better not stomp’

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – When the Green Bay Packers placed Bryan Bulaga on season-ending injured reserve Monday, it started a chain reaction on their offensive line that will…

20-year-old soldier who lost arm and foot refuses to quit

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — When Pfc. Geoffrey Quevedo was airlifted late last year to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after being severely wounded…

Minnesota governor is right about the Vikings

By Jim Souhan, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Help me, Vikings fans. I’m not sure where to stand in the debate between Gov. Mark Dayton and Vikings owner Zygi Wilf.…

Alienating Latinos spells big trouble for Republican Party

The Miami Herald – The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald: ——— Nearly a half-century after the national political parties began to pay lip service to the importance of…

Soda wars: Cities seek restrictions, taxes to curb obesity

By Leon Stafford, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in New York City doesn’t always stay in New York City. It spreads. Just months after…

Notre Dame could end up smelling like a rose

By Brian Hamilton and Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune – Notre Dame has played in a Rose Bowl before. It was 1925 and Knute Rockne was coaching, but it takes little more…

Lot next to Obama’s Chicago home up for sale

By Mary Ellen Podmolik, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Barack Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door. The owners of the famously vacant land…

Arrest Made in 1974 Southeast Iowa Homicide Investigation

Ottumwa, IOWA — Today, law enforcement arrested 66 year old ROBERT EUGENE PILCHER of Des Moines, Iowa in connection with the 1974 homicide of 17 year old MARY JAYNE JONES…

Ferentz: “We’re playing a very good Michigan football team”

Ferentz: “We’re playing a very good Michigan football team”

KIRK FERENTZ:  We’re probably about where we were at on Saturday coming out of the game, so we’ll see how the week plays out.  Needless to say, we’re playing a…

Two Indicted for Fraud Related to Stevie Wonder Concert

HONOLULU—A federal grand jury in Honolulu yesterday indicted Marc Hubbardage 44, of North Carolina, with wire fraud in connection with a Stevie Wonder concert to benefit the University of Hawaii…