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McCaffery on Iowa’s 65-56 win over Gardner-Webb

McCaffery on Iowa’s 65-56 win over Gardner-Webb

Q. What changed?  It was 38-15, and then close right away? COACH McCAFFERY:  You know, I think it’s a funny game in that respect.  You’d never anticipate what happened.  It’s…

Iowa State beats Kansas 51-23

Iowa State beats Kansas 51-23

LAWRENCE, KS – Iowa State beat Kansas 51-23 Saturday in Lawrence, KS. A 28-point second quarter put Iowa State ahead to stay as they lead 38-17 at the half. Jeff…

Americans go hungry in a land of massive food waste

Face the Facts USA – Americans wasted 33.79 million tons of food in 2010, enough to fill 91 Empire State Buildings, and a 16 percent increase from a decade ago.…

Iran increases nuclear enrichment capacity, report says

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Iran has finished installing centrifuges at a fortified underground facility and can sharply increase production of enriched uranium to a purity that…

Israel prepared for ground war in Gaza

By Sheera Frenkel, McClatchy Newspapers – TEL AVIV, Israel — Restaurants and bars across Tel Aviv were half-empty this weekend, as many residents of Israel’s commercial center stayed indoors for fear…

ISU’s Saina wins NCAA cross country title

ISU’s Saina wins NCAA cross country title

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Betsy Saina became the third individual national collegiate cross country champion in Iowa State history, winning the NCAA Cross Country Championships on the E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State…

Israel bombs offices of Gaza Hamas leader

TEL AVIV — Israel bombed the offices of Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniya early Saturday morning the cross-border fighting entered its fourth day without showing any signs of letting up.…

Suspect Arrested with Gun During Traffic Stop in Waterloo

On Tuesday November 13, 2012 around 2204hrs, Officers with the Waterloo Police Department’s Violent Crime Apprehension Team initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle in the 100 block of E.…

Waterloo police make arrest in magazine scam

On October 10th, 2012, the Waterloo Police Department issued a press release warning the public of a magazine scam within the city. The scam involved a female selling magazine subscriptions…

Taco John’s burglarlized; police mum

Taco John’s burglarlized; police mum

MASON CITY – Shortly after 6:00 am Friday morning, an early morning employee of Taco John’s reported a burglary. The Mason City Police Department was dispatched to the location to…

President Declares Disaster for Delaware

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Delaware to supplement state…

Curry leads Warriors past depleted Timberwolves

Curry leads Warriors past depleted Timberwolves

By Marcus Thompson II, Contra Costa Times – MINNEAPOLIS — Ideally, the Golden State Warriors would have turned their double-digit fourth-quarter lead into a blowout. But that’s not how Golden…

Final ‘Twilight’ film grosses $30.4 million in late-night shows

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fans flocked to theaters late Thursday night for the final big screen foray by Bella, Jacob and Edward. However, there…

Dave on Demand: The television week in review

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – One of the truisms of television is that the camera adds 10 pounds. Debate that if you want. But know this: The camera…

ABC cancels ‘Last Resort’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Maybe the rescue crew got lost? ABC won’t be moving forward with freshman series “Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue.”…

Lakers top Suns, 114-102

Lakers top Suns, 114-102

By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The Princeton offense has been officially and unmistakably expelled from the Lakers’ playbook, replaced on Friday by a fast-paced, freewheeling style that…

Branstad fundraiser fuels speculation for 2014 re-election bid

Branstad fundraiser fuels speculation for 2014 re-election bid

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A fundraising birthday bash for Gov. Terry Branstad this weekend is fueling speculation that he likely will seek an unprecedented sixth, four-year term as Iowa’s…

Know Your Iowa Basketball Opponents: Gardner-Webb

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – I don’t know if Iowa will get the Gardner-Webb Saturday night that won at DePaul Thursday night or the Gardner-Webb that lost at home to…

MCPD busy keeping order at apartment house

MCPD busy keeping order at apartment house

MASON CITY – Police have been busy over the past week keeping order at an apartment house near Mason City’s downtown. Beginning last weekend, Mason City police confirmed multiple calls…

Profiles of China’s new leaders

Profiles of China’s new leaders

By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — The 18th congress of the Communist Party in China wrapped up this week with President Hu Jintao stepping…

Fiscal cliff throws off experts’ year-end tax advice

By Mark Davis, The Kansas City Star – At 72, Paul Nagorski likes to own stocks that come with their own payday. Dividend checks add to his income. The Kansas City,…

Google announces additional major investments in Iowa

Total Iowa Investment by Google to top $1.1 Billion (DES MOINES) – Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds were joined by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, Council Bluffs…

Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills 17 en route to wedding

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A minivan crammed with Afghan civilians on their way to a wedding party in western Afghanistan struck a roadside bomb…

Some Highland Park golf fees set to go up next season

Some Highland Park golf fees set to go up next season

MASON CITY – The Mason City Park Board has approved fee changes for the 2013 golf season. Highland Park – 2013 Fees: Class A from $440 to $450 Class B…

Bowling scores – Nov. 11th, 2012 – Nov. 15th, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       11/11/12   Team High Series          Candy Bar         1525 Team High Game           Candy Bar         539   Individual High Series Male         David King         616 Individual High…

Grassley has cast 11,000 votes in U.S. Senate

Grassley has cast 11,000 votes in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley has cast his 11,000 Senate vote.  Only 23 senators in history have cast more votes than Grassley. In addition, no senator serving today has gone…

Obama continues to work with Congress on fiscal cliff

Obama continues to work with Congress on fiscal cliff

From the White House: In this week’s address, President Obama urges Congress to act now on one thing that everyone agrees on — ensuring that taxes don’t go up on…

Federal Court: Michigan’s ban on affirmative action is unconstitutional

Federal Court: Michigan’s ban on affirmative action is unconstitutional

By Paul Egan and David Jesse, Detroit Free Press – LANSING, Mich. — The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday declared unconstitutional Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in…

Watch out for holiday email scams

By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press – More and more, the holidays can feel too much like a money grab. And it’s not just your kids who are finding new ways…

Cuba hints at swapping US contractor for Cuban spies

By Juan Tamayo, The Miami Herald – One week after President Barack Obama won re-election, Havana offered a “draft agenda” for U.S.-Cuba negotiations that largely repeats its years-old positions but…

Diamond rings recovered in bankruptcy fraud case

By Eric Pryne, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — The giant diamonds that belonged to former Seattle real-estate magnate Michael R. Mastro and his wife, Linda, have been found and…

On The Money: Retain sanity during holiday shopping

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Consumer stress levels tend to rise when the holiday shopping season hits. Therefore, any advantage a shopper can get before embarking can help take…

Iowa wrestling team sweeps three duals in Tennessee

Iowa wrestling team sweeps three duals in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The University of Iowa wrestling team swept a season-opening triple header today on the campus of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Iowa won 25 of 30 matches and recorded nine falls and…

Veteran L.A. County sheriff’s deputy charged with murder

By Sam Quinones and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—After spending much of his life putting people behind bars, a veteran L.A. County sheriff’s deputy stood in handcuffs…

Apptitude: Adapt to a changing tax world

By Reid Kanaley, The Philadelphia Inquirer – As we gaze over the fiscal cliff, here are a few smartphone applications to help deal with the ever-changing world of taxes. Most…

Study: The mind’s eye can learn to see, even in those blind since birth

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — People blind from birth can be taught to “see” images that are conveyed as sounds, says a new study that calls into…

Branstad and Reynolds applaud decision to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds applaud the Federal government’s decision to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and deny pending waiver requests.  Iowa leads…

Details emerge about FBI agent caught up in Petraeus scandal

By Shashank Bengali, Tribune Washington Bureau – DOVER, Fla. — He’s been dubbed “The Shirtless FBI Agent” — a rogue investigator so smitten with a pretty socialite that he sent…

U of I President: Hiring changes coming at Iowa in wake of Peter Gray investigation

U of I President: Hiring changes coming at Iowa in wake of Peter Gray investigation

Diane Heldt, CR Gazette – The University of Iowa will conduct a detailed review of all hiring processes, launch an internal audit of student-athlete advising services and implement additional sexual…

Englewood 4 sue police and prosecutors

By Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO—Four men who were wrongfully convicted of rape and murder 18 years ago filed lawsuits Thursday alleging that Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors…

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