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Cruise ship passengers to receive $14,000 in damages

By Peter Mayer   ROME — Italian consumer rights groups were divided over a decision on Friday by the owners of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia to pay 11,000 euros —…

2 students charged in plot to blow up high school in Roy, Utah

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A teenage girl who received an electronic warning was being praised as a hero Friday for tipping off authorities about what…

Suicide bombing at Baghdad funeral kills 32 people

By Raheem Salman and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomb detonated Friday at a busy Baghdad intersection as a funeral procession was passing by,…

Flags Thursday honor Centerville Marine

Michael Schaffer, Daily Iowegian, Centerville, Iowa – CENTERVILLE — Between 250-300 people came to the Centerville Fire Department Thursday afternoon to take part in placing 2,200 American flags along the route…

Neighbors worry about possible UI expansion

Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The University of Iowa has spent more than $6.3 million on dozens of tenant properties since 2001, the majority of them in the…

Trust withdraws claim for Hot Lotto jackpot prize

Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – DES MOINES – An already weird story took another bizarre twist Thursday when representatives for a trust based in Belize that turned in…

U.S. sales of new homes in 2011 hit record lows

Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – New home sales in 2011 were the worst on record for U.S. home builders, dampening optimism that the housing market was poised for an immediate…

Minnesota adds wind farms, yet rank falls to No. 5

David Shaffer, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – Minnesota slipped from fourth to fifth place among states with the most wind power last year even as the state’s number of wind farms climbed…

Pentagon releases plan that cuts projected spending, increases base budget

Pentagon releases plan that cuts projected spending, increases base budget

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Pentagon released a budget blueprint Thursday that cuts projected military spending by nearly half a trillion dollars, yet still calls…

Thousands gather to get a glimpse of Joe Paterno funeral procession

Thousands gather to get a glimpse of Joe Paterno funeral procession

By John L. Micek and Andrew McGill, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As the hearse bearing Joe Paterno passed through the community he called home for…

Nissan to build $2 billion Mexico plant, sidestepping security concerns

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – MEXICO CITY — In a sign that global manufacturers are looking beyond Mexico’s security woes, Nissan said Wednesday that it will invest $2 billion in…

Frying foods in olive, sunflower oils may not be bad for your heart

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Rejoice, those who love fried foods: eating them may not put you at higher risk for coronary heart disease — if…

Emanuel calls summits an opportunity to build Chicago’s global image

By Kathy Bergen, Jeff Coen and David Heinzmann, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city’s global image…

Connecticut mayor apologizes to Latinos for taco remark

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Hours after four of his town’s police officers were arrested on federal charges of harassing and abusing Latinos, East Haven, Conn.,…

Brewer, Obama have heated exchange during airport greeting

By Jessica Testa, Cronkite News Service PHOENIX — The Republican governor who has “Scorpions for Breakfast” says she was chewed out Wednesday by the leader of the free world. Gov. Jan…

Improvements at Arlington Cemetery, but problems remain

By Emily Seagrave Kennedy, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Just a year and a half after condemning officials at Arlington National Cemetery for “heartbreakingly incompetent management,” Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of…

Somalia raid shows extent of U.S. reach

By David S. Cloud and Lutfi Sheriff Mohammed, Tribune Washington Bureau – MOGADISHU, Somalia — The Navy SEALs parachuted into the darkness, landing more than a mile from their objective: a…

Thousands gather to get a glimpse of Joe Paterno funeral procession

By John L. Micek and Andrew McGill, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As the hearse bearing Joe Paterno passed through the community he called home for…

Treasury Designates Major Iranian State-Owned Bank

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Iran’s third-largest bank, Bank Tejarat, for providing financial services to several Iranian banks and firms already subject to international sanctions for their involvement…

Aurora borealis mesmerizes watchers who toughed out frigid weather for event

By Michelle Theriault Boots, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The aurora borealis streaking across Alaska skies this week captivated sky watchers who camped out in sub-zero temperatures to photograph…

U.S. helicopter raid frees two aid workers from Somali pirates

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times – JOHANNESBURG — U.S. military forces carried out a dramatic helicopter rescue overnight in Somalia, freeing two Western aid workers taken hostage by pirates. Jessica…

BRIEF: Iowa City makes changes to 21-only law

Gregg Hennigan, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY – The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to tweak Iowa City’s 21-only law. The goal is to keep bars from skirting the intent…

Marine gets no jail time in killing of 24 Iraqi civilians

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times – CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich will not serve a jail sentence following his guilty plea in the killing of 24…

Giffords returns to Washington for president’s speech, a homecoming and a farewell

Giffords returns to Washington for president’s speech, a homecoming and a farewell

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A year ago, the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords weighed heavily in the chamber. A seat with her Arizona delegation was left…

Britain’s Big Ben is leaning; lawmakers discuss solutions

By Henry Chu. Los Angeles Times LONDON — Time stands still for no one. In London, it doesn’t even stand straight. Big Ben, perhaps the most iconic structure in all of…

Wesley Brown, federal judge, dies at 104

Wesley Brown, federal judge, dies at 104

By Ron Sylvester, McClatchy Newspapers – WICHITA, Kan. — U.S. Senior District Judge Wesley Brown has died at age 104. Brown died Monday evening at the Larksfield Place retirement community, where…

Changing times in Mexico

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — They stand at the curb, waving a red rag like an urban matador. “Hay lugar, hay lugar!” they call to passing…

After 17 years, U.N. re-establishes presence in Somali capital

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times – JOHANNESBURG — Seventeen years ago, a humiliated U.N. peacekeeping mission left the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after a failed intervention to stem the country’s spiral…

Arab League peace plan for Syria dealt setback with six nations set to withdraw

By Alexandra Zavis and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – DAMASCUS, Syria — An Arab League peace plan for Syria appeared to be near collapse Tuesday as six Persian Gulf…

North Korea defector learns to trust the stranger who saved him

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times – GYEONGJU, South Korea — On his first day of freedom, North Korean defector Kim Yong-chul sat crossed-legged on the floor of a small…

Honduras ‘at the border of an abyss’

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Sitting in the plant-filled patio of his home outside the capital, anti-corruption crusader Gustavo Alfredo Landaverde uttered what few people have the…

Danish, U.S. hostages freed by U.S. Navy in Somalia

By Michael Logan and Mohamed Odowa – MOGADISHU, Somalia — Two hostages, an American and a Dane, have been freed from captivity in Somalia by the U.S. Navy, the Danish…

Alaska woman, 85, fends off moose attack on husband

Alaska woman, 85, fends off moose attack on husband

By Lisa Demer, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An agitated moose ran down and stomped a well-known Bush pilot from Willow, Alaska, but he was saved when his wife grabbed…

4 students dismissed over hazing

By Denise-Marie Balona, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — The four Florida A&M University students who were charged last week with hazing members of the school’s marching band have been…

Rand Paul kept from flight for refusing TSA pat down

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was blocked from boarding a flight at the Nashville airport Monday morning after refusing to consent to a…

French parliament defies Turkey, passes genocide bill

By Clare Byrne PARIS — France and Turkey were headed for another diplomatic showdown Monday after the French Senate adopted a bill that makes it a crime to deny that…

34 whales die in New Zealand stranding

By David Barber WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Volunteers renewed efforts Tuesday to save about 40 survivors of a pod of 99 pilot whales stranded on a remote beach at the…

Egypt’s parliament meets for the first time

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — Men in pressed suits and polished shoes, some carrying holy books and sporting beards, rushed past cement barricades and…

The military video scandal you haven’t heard about

MCT FORUM – By Lindsay Pollard-Post – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – Americans and Afghans alike are rightly outraged over a video circulating on the Internet that allegedly…

Rare winter tornadoes rake Alabama; at least 2 killed, 100 injured

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times – DURHAM, N.C. — A line of rare winter tornadoes roared through Alabama early Monday morning, ripping apart homes and businesses and prompting the state’s…