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Austin, MN audience to get early look at Buddy Holly tribute

Trey Mewes, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Buddy Holly fans should take note this Friday. That’ll be the day a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valenz and The Big Bopper comes…

Chicago jogger critically injured by pit bulls: ‘They wouldn’t let the man go’

Carlos Sadovi and Kate Thayer, Chicago Tribune – A 62-year-old man was critically injured this morning after he was attacked by what police described as two adult pit bull terriers while…

Christchurch hit by 17 quakes in 18 hours

By David Barber   WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s quake-ravaged city of Christchurch was rocked Monday by 17 earthquakes in 18 hours. No serious damage was reported from the…

Suspect in shooting of park ranger near Mount Rainer is found dead

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times SEATTLE — A troubled veteran of the war in Iraq suspected in the fatal shooting of a park ranger was found dead Monday near a…

Militants agree to truce with Pakistan, unite against NATO

By Tom Hussain, McClatchy Newspapers – ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani Islamist militants on Sunday pledged to cease their four-year insurgency against Pakistani security forces, and join the Taliban’s war against NATO…

Man sought in park ranger’s killing believed dead

By Nick Provenza, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A man was found dead in Mount Rainier National Park this morning and he is believed to be the suspect in the…

BRIEF: Two killed in I-90 rollover on New Year’s Day

Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – Two people died Sunday afternoon after a rollover on Interstate 90 one mile west of the Bricelyn exit. According to the Minnesota State Patrol,…

Federal judge held court in combat zones

By Gary L. Wright, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney kept his 9 mm pistol under his black robe in a holster strapped to his right…

Liberal or conservative, Americans aren’t all enemies

By Linda P. Campbell, McClatchy Newspapers – The starkest evidence of how conservative southwest Missouri is didn’t come from the Interstate 44 roadside ads for Fantastic Caverns, the constant reminders of…

OPINION: Sheriff Arpaio should lose his throne

MCT FORUM By Jose Miguel Leyva – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s kingdom in Maricopa County needs to come to an end. For too many years, his office has weathered scandal after scandal,…

Ranger shot and killed at Mount Ranier

SEATTLE — A 34-year-old park ranger was shot to death Sunday morning in Mount Rainier National Park after a routine traffic stop led to a car chase. The gunman remained…

John Cross column

John Cross, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. – — The northern Iowa countryside hasn’t changed a whole lot in two months. Last Wednesday, the landscape was as brown as it was on…

Minnesota alcohol-related deaths declining

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – New Year’s Eve always has the potential to be a dangerous night on the roads, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic…

Iran claims it’s made a nuclear fuel rod, tested new missile

By Ramin Mostaghim and Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times – TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Sunday that its scientists had produced the country’s first nuclear fuel rod, and its navy had…

Jet Propulsion Lab ushers in new year with moon-mapping project

By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Midnight ushered in the new year. But at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge, celebration will have to wait…

Western Alaska grapples with alcohol-fueled crime

By Lisa Demer, McClatchy Newspapers –   ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Disturbing new numbers accent what law enforcement, social agencies, Native leaders and politicians have long realized about Western Alaska: It struggles…

U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan war fell in 2011

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL — It was by no means a common occurrence. But in the year that just drew to a close, a day would often…

Australia’s ‘Forrest Gump’ sets off around the world

By Sid Astbury SYDNEY, Australia — One Australian not hanging around on Sydney Harbour to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks and welcome 2012 is Tom Denniss. Early on Saturday,…

New Zealand mud, Berlin fires, lunar orbit greet 2012

By Sid Astbury, Helen Maguire, Joseph Nasr and Jasper Mortimer BERLIN — Fireworks, light shows and bell ringing hailed the arrival of 2012 on New Year’s Eve as many put…

Magnitude-7 quake rattles eastern Japan

By Takehiko Kambayashi TOKYO — A magnitude-7 earthquake rattled wide areas of eastern and north-eastern Japan on Sunday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, the meteorological agency said. No tsunami warning was…

Nearly 500 people injured in holiday revelry in the Philippines

By Girlie Linao   MANILA — Nearly 500 people were injured by fireworks and gunfire in the Philippines despite a government campaign against rowdy celebrations to welcome the New Year,…

Conspicuous consumption of luxuries on the rise in China

Li Woke, Asia News Network Beijing (China Daily/ANN) – Tang Shan ran to her desk, screaming with delight when she saw the package containing her new dress had arrived. Tang, a…

Lake City, MN officer shot during domestic call dies

David Chanen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis The small southeastern Minnesota town of Lake City is in mourning this weekend over the death of police officer Shawn Schneider, shot in the head early…

Silent strokes in the elderly may lead to memory loss

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Silent strokes, small areas of dead brain tissue, may be responsible for memory loss in older people. A study, released recently in…

Florida continues to fund dangerous assisted living facilities

By Michael Sallah and Carol Marbin Miller, McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI — When Florida regulators found that a 71-year-old man with mental illness died from burns after he was left in a…

L.A.-area residents fear arsonist may strike again

L.A.-area residents fear arsonist may strike again

By Joel Rubin, Andrew Blankstein and Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The first call came in 25 minutes after midnight. A car parked in an underground garage in…

Occupy member who helped burn U.S. flags explains actions to group

By Elisabeth Arriero and Steve Lyttle, McClatchy Newspapers CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An Occupy Charlotte member who was jailed after helping burn two U.S. flags told other members late Friday that while…

Power struggle could further destabilize Pakistan

By Tom Hussain, McClatchy Newspapers ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s powerful army wants President Asif Ali Zardari gone, but it has ruled out staging a coup, and instead is hoping for a legal…

Settlement outposts at root of Jewish violence in West Bank

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times GIVAT ASSAF OUTPOST, West Bank — For months many Israelis shrugged off the mosque burnings, the uprooted Palestinian olive trees and even the death threats…

5 killed in bomb blast at Nigerian mosque

By Habiba Salihu and Kate Thomas   ABUJA, Nigeria — At least five people were killed in a bomb explosion at a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri…

EDITORIAL: Is Iran simply rattling its saber again?

Tulsa World, Okla. No country likes rattling its saber more than Iran, other than maybe North Korea. Therefore, its threat that it will block the Strait of Hormuz if the…

Drowning of FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp

SAN JUAN, PR—FBI Special Agent Daniel Knapp, assigned to the San Juan Field Office, accidentally drowned on December 29, 2011, at Playa Escondida (Hidden Beach) in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, while…

Death toll mounts in Syria as thousands take to the streets

By Alexandra Zavis and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Any hope that the presence of Arab observers in Syria would bring a quick end to months of bloodshed evaporated…

High-tech cars raise possibility of cyber-attacks

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Imagine this nightmarish possibility: Al-Qaida terrorists cause thousands of motorists racing down a freeway during the morning commute to…

Chihuahua lost 5 years ago is returned to family

By J.M. Brown, Oakland Tribune – OAKLAND, Calif. — A California family got the best — and most belated — Christmas present this year, one that has really put them in…

Chicago on track to fewer homicides in 2011

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Chicago is close to ending 2011 with fewer homicides than in 2010, when city had the fewest in nearly a half a century.…

Court revives suit against wiretapping

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Residential telephone customers can sue the government for allegedly eavesdropping on their private communications in a warrantless “dragnet of ordinary…

14-year-old injected with heroin dies

By Casey Grove, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 14-year-old Anchorage girl who police say overdosed after a man injected her with heroin last week has died. Police said the…

Contractors’ role grows in drone missions, worrying some in the military

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to…

Police arrest 4 protesters, clear Occupy camp in Washington town

By Zoe Fraley, McClatchy Newspapers BELLINGHAM, Wash. _ Police dressed in riot gear cleared the Occupy Bellingham camp at Maritime Heritage Park, arresting four protesters who refused to leave Wednesday.…