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Don’t play chicken with the cliff

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune – ——— Congress and the president have got to stop playing chicken as the country approaches the edge. Some $600 billion in…

Winds of change blow away Oregon, K-State, lift spirits in South Bend and the SEC

By Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Saturday is the reason they play the regular season all the way to the end. Just when you think you know…

Williamson’s Career Day Leads Iowa State Past North Dakota

Williamson’s Career Day Leads Iowa State Past North Dakota

AMES, Iowa- Brynn Williamson was 5-of-5 from beyond the three-point line and had 17 points and 7 rebounds as the Iowa State women’s basketball team (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) beat…

Update to Whistleblower Protection Act Clears Senate, Ready for President’s Signature

Update to Whistleblower Protection Act Clears Senate, Ready for President’s Signature

WASHINGTON – Legislation to provide a much needed update to the Whistleblower Protection Act has passed the Senate and is now expected to be signed into law by the President.…

Notre Dame eyeing No. 1 spot after Oregon and Kansas State lose

By Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune – SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Out he came with a double-tap to his chest and a finger pointed to the sky. Then Manti Te’o ran…

Man Sentenced for Transporting Minors Across State Lines and Sexually Abusing Them

BUFFALO—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Kevin L. Donaldson, 48, of Salamanca, New York, who was convicted after a two-week jury trial of transporting minors across state…

Al Qaeda Operative Sentenced to Life Imprisonment in One of the Most Serious Terrorist Threats to the United States Since 9/11

BROOKLYN, NY—Earlier today, Adis Medunjanin, age 34, a Queens resident who joined al Qaeda and then plotted and attempted to commit suicide terrorist attacks, was sentenced to life imprisonment for…

Iowa AD: Expansion news ‘will come from the conference’

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — In a statement released to The Gazette two months ago, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said “the tectonic plates underlying conference affiliation…

Waterloo police officer shoots and kills man Sunday morning; Iowa DCI investigating

Waterloo police officer shoots and kills man Sunday morning; Iowa DCI investigating

Waterloo, IOWA — After an early morning shooting, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continues to collect information related to an incident in which Waterloo Police Officer Kyle Law discharged…

BRIEF: MBB: Iowa rallies to beat Gardner-Webb

BRIEF: MBB: Iowa rallies to beat Gardner-Webb

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa rallied from a 23-point first-half deficit to beat Gardner-Webb 65-56 tonight at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (4-0) trailed 38-15 with 1.5…

Hampton Senior Prom “It’s a Red Carpet Affair” Raises Funds

Hampton Senior Prom “It’s a Red Carpet Affair” Raises Funds

By Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – HAMPTON, IOWA – Like the Junior/Senior Prom of High School, the Hampton Juniors put on a The First Annual Senior Prom Fundraiser, “It’s…

US workers endure ‘lost decade’ of declining wages

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The nation’s high unemployment rate captures the headlines with each monthly jobs report, yet many Americans may be surprised to learn that…

Feds vow rapid aid to rebuild from Sandy

By Michael Linhorst and Anthony Campisi, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — As Obama administration officials toured storm-ravaged parts of New Jersey on Friday and pledged to speed the…

For banks, cyberattacks lurk as constant threat

Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – When denial-of-service cyberattacks were jamming up major bank websites in September, the public disruption made headlines. But in the sketchy recesses of the underground Web,…

Maryland moving to Big Ten would be stunning

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – In Jim Delany’s world, “very pleased” might not mean “completely satisfied.” The Big Ten commissioner appeared to close the door on expansion in September, saying:…

Early start can ease pain of holiday shopping

By Nedra Rhone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Planning ahead isn’t always easy, particularly when it comes to holiday shopping. But this year, almost 40 percent of U.S. consumers started holiday shopping…

Top defenses are locked in again

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The NFL is a passing league. How many times have you heard that? And it’s true. Passing games generate the majority of yards…

Obama, Congress make opening bids on budget fix

By Lesley Clark and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were optimistic Friday after opening talks aimed at avoiding a tumble over the “fiscal…

Obama leaves for Asia on first foreign trip of second term

By Antje Passenheim and Peter Janssen – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama left Washington Saturday on his first foreign trip since winning re-election, which will include a historic visit to…

Iowa DNR: Back to Birding Basics

From the Iowa DNR: Overnight lows in the teens and 20s are a chilly reminder. The winter bird feeding season is here. For a lot of us, it has been…

Military cuts put burden on Guard’s citizen soldiers

By Mark Brunswick, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)  – MINNEAPOLIS — War weary after 11 years of combat, the U.S. military is retooling, rebalancing and retraining, drawing down its forces and facing massive…

Facebook app helps people in US find jobs

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – Facebook Inc. is launching a new application to help its users in the United States hunt for jobs. The free tool stems from…

Local Publisher has a Message for Black Friday Shoppers

Local Publisher has a Message for Black Friday Shoppers

by Mark Miller – MASON CITY – One of hottest items this holiday season is going to be the iPad and the tablet PC. The local publisher of FitnessDigest.us wants…

More GOP governors decline to create health insurance exchanges

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — More Republican governors announced Friday they would not implement a key part of the new health care law, despite a new…

Iowa Law Enforcement will sTEP-Up Enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday

Des Moines, IOWA — Although 92 percent of Iowa motorists are using safety belts during daytime hours, there are plenty of other drivers and passengers who aren’t, especially in rural…

Michigan pummels Iowa in home finale

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – ANN ARBOR, Mich. — They left the field slowly Saturday, each senior, trying to hold on for another moment. Kenny Demens turned around in…

ICE gives full effort to helping personnel affected by Hurricane Sandy

ICE gives full effort to helping personnel affected by Hurricane Sandy

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) focused on making the safety and support of ICE personnel in the region a top…

CBS cancels ‘Partners’; third casualty of the season overall

by Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — CBS is breaking up its low-rated “Partners.” The network is canceling the comedy about the professional and personal relationship of…

Two Destructive Pests Stopped By CBP Agriculture Specialist

San Diego – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the port of San Diego stopped two destructive pests from entering the country and potentially damaging our agriculture…

Red Cross storm effort ‘terrible,’ says Bergen exec

By John C. Ensslin, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J.—Bergen County officials this week criticized the American Red Cross over problems — including a lack of hot food — they…

Man wearing ornate watch with bomb-making supplies arrested at Oakland airport, authorities say

By Erin Ivie, Kristin J. Bender and Katie Nelson, Oakland Tribune – OAKLAND, Calif.—A Southern California man headed home from a business trip was arrested at Oakland airport Thursday night…

International court overturns war crimes convictions of 2 Croatian generals

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ISTANBUL — An international court Friday acquitted two Croatian generals of war crimes charges, sparking nationwide celebration in the small country where the recapture of…