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Panthers Fall to Stanford, 66-50

Panthers Fall to Stanford, 66-50

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – The University of Northern Iowa dropped a 66-50 decision to the Stanford Cardinal in the consolation semifinals of the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis…

Lawman recounts horror of massive pileup in Texas

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – LAS VEGAS — Texas Deputy Sheriff Rod Carroll is calling it the Thanksgiving Day nightmare. The deputy in Jefferson County, in southeast…

Today’s Cartoons: November 23rd, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: November 23rd, 2012

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss. Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Ferentz on narrow loss to Nebraska: “They did the better job in the second half”

Ferentz on narrow loss to Nebraska: “They did the better job in the second half”

COACH FERENTZ:  First of all, just want to say I appreciate the fans.  They’ve been great all season long.  They’ve been great since ’99 actually, and further back than that. …

Former hedge fund manager charged in big insider-trading case

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former hedge fund portfolio manager with securities fraud in connection with what they said was the…

Psychiatrist Allegedly Submitted at Least 190,000 False Claims to Medicaid

CHICAGO—A Chicago psychiatrist received illegal kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies and submitted at least 140,000 false claims to Medicare and Medicaid for antipsychotic medications he prescribed for thousands of mentally ill…

Black Friday shoppers take to lines early Thursday evening to get the deals

Black Friday shoppers take to lines early Thursday evening to get the deals

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Sears in Mason City had some on the earliest customers waiting for the doors to open at 8:00 pm Thursday…

Suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 90, in Afghanistan attack

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated a car loaded with explosives near a joint coalition-Afghan security center in a province west of…

Grundy Center doctor disciplined for performing “unnecessary” examination on young female patient as well as drug violations

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Medicine has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a Grundy Center Doctor for drug violations and other alleged indiscretions. According to records, Frank L. Lamp,…

Corridor’s Willett describes latest economic development in Mason City area

Corridor’s Willett describes latest economic development in Mason City area

MASON CITY – Brent Willett of the North Iowa Corridor described the economic development that is taking place in Mason City and the surrounding area when he gave a quarterly…

Mason City woman gets probation for two felonies in plea bargain deal

Mason City woman gets probation for two felonies in plea bargain deal

MASON CITY – A woman who has kept local law enforcement busy investigating her crimes over the past year will be on probation following a conviction for two felonies and…

American Crystal union may vote on contract next week

American Crystal union may vote on contract next week

A fourth vote on a contract offer from American Crystal Sugar may come next week. Workers in Mason City and other locations have been locked out of their jobs since August…

Nearly $1 Million Now Available to Support Partnerships Offering Education and Workforce Training for Incarcerated Individuals Exiting Prisons

Reentry Education Model Released as Framework for Improving Rehabilitation Programs The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education announced today a new, nearly $1 million grant fund entitled,…

Shopping for American-made holiday gifts

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – Get ready for a red, white and blue Christmas. With a sluggish economy, high unemployment and a just-finished presidential election laser-focused on jobs, many…

LAPD to deploy choppers, horses for Black Friday

By Andrew Blankstein and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Black Friday is a day for burning off those Thanksgiving calories with some intense Christmas shopping. But for…

#2 Louisville Hangs On For 51-46 Win Over UNI

#2 Louisville Hangs On For 51-46 Win Over UNI

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Louisville had this one wrapped up. The second-ranked Cardinals, despite playing a terrible first half, were leading Northern Iowa by 18 points…

Seventh Heaven for some Vikings’ draft picks

Seventh Heaven for some Vikings’ draft picks

By Mark Craig , Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford took the piece of paper and studied the list of names written on it. Noel Scarlett, Chester…

Former Teacher’s Aide Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Offense

AMARILLO, TX—A former teacher’s aide in the Childress Independent School District (CISD), Shanice Adel Lambert, appeared in federal court in Amarillo, Texas, before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson and…

Facebook proposes abolishing user votes on privacy changes

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – Facebook has proposed taking away users’ ability to vote on certain privacy policy changes and restructuring the social network’s governance process. Currently, the Menlo…

With Syria’s eastern oilfields in rebel hands, a brisk business in pirated crude grows

With Syria’s eastern oilfields in rebel hands, a brisk business in pirated crude grows

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – SHAHEL, Syria — Syrian rebels have captured two of the three major oilfields in the country’s southeastern Deir al-Zour province and are extracting oil that…

Chevy Chase leaving NBC’s ‘Community’

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Another exit is coming to NBC’s “Community”: Chevy Chase is leaving the tough-luck comedy. The 69-year-old actor is leaving by a…

Reviews of new from pop, country/ blues, jazz and classical releases

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Pop: CHRISTINA AGUILERA “Lotus” (RCA, 2 1/2 stars) There are vocalists whose every utterance is an unqualified thing of beauty. They could sing the phone book…

‘Rev.’ star Tom Hollander loves to ‘just pretend’

By Luaine Lee, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Tom Hollander may have spent a lifetime as an actor, but he thinks it’s a profession that’s harmful to your…

On The Money: Making green choices at the store

By Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The green revolution has reached well into the consumer realm, and created buying opportunities that can both have a positive impact on the environment…

Researchers head to coldest place on earth for global warming insight

By Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Reed Scherer has heard the question: Why in the world does he devote his career to studying Antarctica, the coldest, windiest place on…

New York Man Convicted of Hacking AT&T’s Servers

NEWARK—A federal jury on Wednesday convicted the head of a self-described “security research” hacking group of breaching AT&T’s servers, stealing e-mail addresses and other personal information belonging to approximately 120,000…

Unions, buoyed by election results, are taking a stand

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – They’re fed up, and they’re not going to take it anymore. That’s the case for thousands of employees across the country who are striking…

Syrian rebels flying black Islamist flag seize artillery base

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – MAYADIN, Syria — After a siege that lasted nearly a month, Syrian government soldiers abandoned an artillery base in the town of Mayadin Thursday morning,…

Taliban militants take responsibility for attacks on Pakistani Shiites

ISLAMABAD — Taliban militants Thursday took responsibility for three attacks on Shiite Muslim gatherings in Pakistan that killed at least 18 people and injured another 50. Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman…

A guide to buying a TV for the holidays

By Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News – With numerous brands, technologies, features and sizes to choose from — not to mention a wide range of prices — picking a TV…