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Matt Garza worked six shutout innings Thursday night for Triple-A Des Moines, allowing two hits, walking none and striking out six in a 1-0 win over Tucson. Barring the unexpected, he should make his 2013 Cubs debut next week. “I don’t...
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A jury has awarded $240 million to 32 mentally disabled former workers at a turkey processing plant in Iowa, in what officials on Wednesday said was the largest such judgment in a federal abuse and discrimination case. After a week-long trial, the...
The clock is ticking on Ian Stewart, who must be recalled by the Chicago Cubs from his minor league rehab stint by Friday. “He’s got to start swinging the bat better, having more consistent at-bats,” manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday....
Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
Change of SubjectA weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......
There's a terrible crime wave sweeping the nation! Well, OK, there's probably not a crime wave targeting Girl Scout cookies, per se. But when it comes to a few recent cookie-related mishaps, terrible is a pretty good word to describe each of them....
Jim Meimann, senior vice president for governance and operations for the National Pork Board, and Mike Wegner, vice president of communications for the National Pork Board, will retire April 1. Meimann began his 27 years of service to the pork...
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are having a real-people Christmas this year in Iowa, Kutcher's home base. Glamorous celebrity activities have include trips to Bed Bath & Beyond and a sporting-goods store in Cedar Rapids, Celebuzz reported, as well as a...
Blogging with Bill WhiteOne of my columns last week commented on the fact that Altoona is the only Pennsylvania city besides Bethlehem that doesn't contract with one hauler. I didn't mention it there, but Altoona at least has the city divided into zones......
DENVER, Iowa (AP) - Farmers worried about tax increases that would take effect Jan. 1 if Congress can't compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff have helped lead to a frenzy of farmland sales this fall. The worries about possible increases in capital...
Los Angeles TimesSecond terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Bush’s predecessor, Bill Clinton, was...
CNN MoneyWith the elections out of the way, the time to actually govern has arrived. And the pending fiscal cliff will test everyone's mettle. The fiscal cliff is the legislative equivalent of a slow-motion train wreck that Congress and President Obama can...
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