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YOUR HOROSCOPE December 12
If your birthday is today: Keep your connections to the past open. Touch base with people who inspire you to be and do your best. Don't feel that you must ke...
Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request in a case that has set off ...
U.S. wholesale prices rise 0.1%, a sign inflation in check
WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.
Comet named after Wisconsin astronomer to pass by Earth
MILWAUKEE — A comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year.
May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal
BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Theresa May said she found “a shared determination” Tuesday among some European leaders to help persuade the British Parliament to ...
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3 students hospitalized after school bus crash
Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills
PEWAUKEE, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he’s considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck se...
With new board in place, CBS to decide Moonves' exit pay
NEW YORK — The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misc...
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Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies
WASHINGTON — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats...
Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules
WASHINGTON — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its bigg...
Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car...
Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he wi...
University of Illinois to open second solar farm
URBANA — Some professors at the University of Illinois have cautioned that 55 acres of land being set aside for the institution’s second solar farm should in...
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Chicago mayor: Hike gas tax to pay for transportation fix
Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Reminding the world that migrants are people too, a U.N. migration conference ended Tuesday with pledges to put a landmark new accord to...
Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap
RIMBO, Sweden — Both sides in Yemen’s civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in w...
Iowa to pay more for children's health insurance program
DES MOINES — The cost of the children’s health insurance program in Iowa is set to soar from $7 million to $37 million over the next two years because of cha...
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Ankeny man accused of being in street race that led to 2 deaths
U.N. science official: 'Do more and faster' on climate
KATOWICE, Poland — The head of the U.N.’s top science panel on climate change said Tuesday the world needs to “do more and faster” to prevent global warming ...
Russia says 114,000 Syrians returned home in 2018
MOSCOW — Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have returned home this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a mere fraction of the nearly 6 million who have fle...
Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral
RIO DE JANEIRO — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet...
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Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president
HOUSTON — Advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another fa...
Karen Gates
GUTTENBERG, Iowa — Karen Gates, 62, of Guttenberg, Iowa, died December 10, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 001 S. Industri...
Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies
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Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago.
California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees
LOS ANGELES — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defa...
Trump bickers with Democrats, threatens shutdown
WASHINGTON — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic le...
Marcus Gabriel
HANOVER, Ill. — Marcus Gabriel, 90, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, in Arizona. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Satur...
John J. Anstoetter
John J. Anstoetter, 87, of Dubuque, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Floyd Parton, brother of Dolly Parton, has died
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U.S. returns 3 disputed bells taken from Philippines in 1901
MANILA, Philippines — For over a century, the Bells of Balangiga have not rung in the Philippines, a silence that the president last year called “painful.” N...
Cost of France's protests running into billions
PARIS — France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so already has cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune.
Ask Amy: Kids want to nudge their dad toward divorce
Dear Amy: My sister and I have recently found out that our father has been seeing a woman who is not our mother.
Drs. Oz and Roizen: Name that insomnia solution
The original cradle song — “Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, Gute Nacht (Lullaby: Good Evening, Good Night)” — was written by German composer Johannes Brahms in 1868...
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Letter: Resist move toward checks and unbalances
Our founding fathers wisely framed the U.S. Constitution, which separates the three branches of government — Legislative, Judiciary and Executive. They are s...
Scharpf returns to Top Chef kitchen
Kevin Scharpf, chef and owner of Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar in Dubuque, will compete Thursday, Dec. 13, in the second episode of the 16th season of Bravo’s “T...
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No other issue has roused GOP senators’ wrath at President Trump the way his whitewashing of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has.
Tri-state cooks: Peosta woman savors ovens inside and out
PEOSTA, Iowa — The elaborate backyard wood fire pizza oven is the piece de resistance of Mary Klein’s extensive cooking resume.
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