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Bears capitalize on Vikings’ mistakes, win 28-10

Bears capitalize on Vikings’ mistakes, win 28-10

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CHICAGO — The questions came at Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier in rapid succession. During a seven-minute postgame press conference Sunday at Soldier Field,…

Chiefs’ offense sputters again in loss to Broncos

Chiefs’ offense sputters again in loss to Broncos

By Adam Teicher, The Kansas City Star – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Solutions for what ails their struggling offense continue to elude the Chiefs, but center Ryan Lilja had a great…

Falcons hang on in Tampa to go to 10-1

Falcons hang on in Tampa to go to 10-1

By D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – TAMPA, Fla. — The Atlanta Falcons call it their “P.Y.P. Attack.” When it comes to covering Atlanta’s talented receiving corps, the opposition has…

Rams rediscover takeaways in 31-17 win over Cards

By Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – GLENDALE, Ariz. — For the first time in 52 days, the St. Louis Rams have a turnover — and a victory — to their…

Body of Yasser Arafat to be exhumed as cause of death is sought

By Maher Abukhater and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority announced Saturday it would exhume the body of Yasser Arafat within days in a…

McCain softens opposition to Rice as secretary of state

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON – The top Republican to oppose a nomination of Susan Rice as new secretary of state softened his opposition and said Sunday…

Council looks at possibility of selling Highland Golf Course as budget concerns continue

Council looks at possibility of selling Highland Golf Course as budget concerns continue

MASON CITY – At Tuesday’s Mason City Council meeting, concerns about possible budget issues were again expressed as the possibility of selling Highland Golf Course was discussed. Highland Golf Course…

No. 18 UNLV Defeats Iowa State, 82-70

No. 18 UNLV Defeats Iowa State, 82-70

Courtesy: cyclones.com – LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Anthony Bennett tallied 22 points to help No. 18 UNLV defeat Iowa State (4-2, 0-0 Big 12), 82-70 Saturday night in the consolation…

Notre Dame stays unbeaten with 22-13 win over USC

Notre Dame stays unbeaten with 22-13 win over USC

By Rich Hammond, The Orange County Register – LOS ANGELES — Notre Dame fans still cringe at the memory of USC’s game-winning “Bush Push” in 2005. Now, Trojan fans can…

Osage bank robbery suspect to appear in court Monday morning

Osage bank robbery suspect to appear in court Monday morning

WAVERLY – An Osage man accused of robbing a bank with the help of another Iowa man will appear in court Monday morning for an arraignment. William Clayton, 19, is…

EDITORIAL: Meal gap

By The CR Gazette Editorial Board —- It’s been nearly six months since Gov. Terry Branstad used a line-item veto to erase a $500,000 emergency state appropriation for Iowa’s food…

Two Mason City men arrested for burglary and stealing a car

Two Mason City men arrested for burglary and stealing a car

MASON CITY – Early Sunday morning, Mason City police arrested two Mason City men for stealing a car and for burglary. According to police, at about 4:25 AM, two police…

NIACC Sports Update

NIACC Sports Update

November 25th, 2012 – MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The No. 5 NIACC men’s basketball team (8-1 overall) plays at the Luther College junior varsity in Decorah at 7 p.m. Monday.…

No. 19 Memphis Edges UNI in Bahamas, 52-47

No. 19 Memphis Edges UNI in Bahamas, 52-47

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications – PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team could not hang on to a 14-point first half lead and dropped a 52-47 decision…

Iowa MBB to Compete in 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout

Iowa MBB to Compete in 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE (Nov. 24) – University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb has announced the field for the 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout men’s basketball tournament. The 36th annual…

Timberwolves lose fifth game in a row

Timberwolves lose fifth game in a row

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – OAKLAND, Calif. — Hurry, Ricky, hurry. Timberwolves injured point guard Ricky Rubio flies off to Colorado for a three-day visit he hopes will…

Volleyball: No. 18 Cyclones Knock Off No. 3 Texas, 3-2

Volleyball: No. 18 Cyclones Knock Off No. 3 Texas, 3-2

AMES, Iowa – The No. 18 Cyclones (20-7, 13-3 Big 12) took down No. 3 Texas (23-4, 15-1 Big 12) in five sets (23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 15-13) on senior…

WBB: Christofferson MVP As Cyclones Beat Illinois For Junkanoo Jam Title

WBB: Christofferson MVP As Cyclones Beat Illinois For Junkanoo Jam Title

FREEPORT, Bahamas – Hallie Christofferson scored 11 points in a 16-5 second-half surge to lead Iowa State to a 68-50 win over Illinois Saturday in the championship game of the Junkanoo…

Millennials struggle with confrontation at work

By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune – I have some bad news for young people entering the workforce: You’re all a bunch of weenies, and we don’t like you. LOL! JUST KIDDING!…

Health department offers free carbon monoxide / smoke detectors

Health department offers free carbon monoxide / smoke detectors

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is celebrating National Home Care Month. The Health Department has been providing home care services to residents of Cerro…

Boozer (22 points, 19 rebounds) has monster night as Bulls stop skid at three

By K.C. Johnson,  Chicago Tribune – MILWAUKEE — The rotation remains in flux. The bench continues to disappoint. Turnovers and defense are still problem areas. But at least the losing…

‘Fiscal cliff’ threatens to foul up usual fix of alternative minimum tax

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — A potential casualty of the “fiscal cliff” standoff is the ability of Congress to adjust an outdated tax code provision that could…

Real estate Q&A: Written lease trumps prior verbal agreement

By Gary M. Singer, Sun Sentinel – QUESTION: Years ago we bought a mobile home, but we lease the lot that it sits on. The lot lease was affordable but has…

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – DON’T MISS: “THE HOUR” — This stylish, critically lauded British drama series about the inner workings of a TV news operation returns for its…

Goldfinch still No. 1 Iowa specialty license plate

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – The goldfinch license plate remained the most popular specialty plate offered by the Iowa Department of Transportation in fiscal 2012. Iowans bought 26,032 goldfinch…

Tax reform? We need a revolution

By Bruce Ackerman, Los Angeles Times – For all the brave talk of a fiscal “grand bargain,” President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are playing small ball on a…

Lohan acts well but can’t quite capture Taylor in ‘Liz & Dick’

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – When Lindsay Lohan was in the middle of one of her tabloid dramas — which still seem unending — it was all too easy…

US panel recommends expanded HIV screening

By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times – Nearly everyone ages 15 to 64 should be screened for HIV even if they’re not at great risk for contracting the virus, under guidelines…

Happiness may bring you more money, study says

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Scientists may have discovered the secret to avoiding the fiscal cliff: Happiness. Regardless of whether money can buy happiness, being happy…

Ang Lee takes a big leap of faith and pushes film technology with ‘Life of Pi’

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When Ang Lee first read Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi” soon after its 2001 publication, the “Brokeback Mountain” filmmaker came to…

Adventures in Barrywood: Fall movie season ends with lessons learned

By Barry Koltnow, The Orange County Register – This Friday has a nickname. It’s known as “Black Friday,” and it marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Wednesday doesn’t have…

Innocent man released from prison after governor issues pardon

Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) – JARRATT, Va. — Johnathon Montgomery said the first hint of freedom came late Tuesday afternoon. A prison guard brought a set of civilian clothes…

Tech Q&A: He doesn’t want email labeled as spam

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – QUESTION: I run an email newsletter service for some local nonprofits, and I disagree with your column advising people to label unwanted e-mail spam…

Instant facial recognition a two-edged sword

By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times – By the time Joe Rosenkrantz took his seat in his company’s conference room, a video camera had already handled the introductions. An image…

Political cease-fire ends in Israel

By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Soon after the cease-fire took effect this week between Israel and Hamas, another truce ended: The agreement among candidates in Israel’s…

Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy released for public comment

Strategy is a science and technology based approach to reducing nutrients to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico –   (DES MOINES) – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today joined Iowa…

Colombo Family Street Boss Sentenced to 199 Months on Racketeering and Firearms Charges

BOSTON—A Somerville man was sentenced last week in federal court for conspiring to violate the RICO statute and possessing firearms and ammunition. Ralph F. Deleo, 69, of Somerville, was sentenced…

Hawkeyes extend the gap at Iowa City Duals

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team improved its dual record to 5-0 with a pair of wins over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (49-0) and Cornell College (49-3) Saturday…

Colombo Family Street Boss Sentenced to 199 Months on Racketeering and Firearms Charges

BOSTON—A Somerville man was sentenced last week in federal court for conspiring to violate the RICO statute and possessing firearms and ammunition. Ralph F. Deleo, 69, of Somerville, was sentenced…

Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – ARGO 3 1/2 stars. Ben Affleck stars in, and directs, the far-fetched but nonetheless factual tale of a CIA plot to extricate six U.S. embassy workers…

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