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  • Ravens' Cundiff: 'I expected more backlash'

    Ravens' Cundiff: 'I expected more backlash'
    Billy Cundiff expected worse after the AFC championship game. The Ravens kicker pushed a 32-yard field goal attempt wide left against the New England Patriots with 15 seconds remaining Jan. 22. A converted kick would have tied the game at 23, likely...
  • Cundiff appreciates support of his teammates since missed kick vs. Patriots

    Cundiff appreciates support of his teammates since missed kick vs. Patriots
    Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff said Sunday that his teammates and the Ravens organization have given him nothing but support since he missed a 32-yard field goal attempt in the final minute of the team’s 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the...
  • Rekha Basu: U.S. lags far behind in gender equity

    On her first day back at work after having a baby, Angela Ames, a loss mitigation specialist at Nationwide Insurance in Des Moines, tried repeatedly to find a clean, private place to pump her breast milk. As anyone who has done that knows, it can't easily...
  • Rekha Basu: Reasoned response to fundamentalism gains strength in Iowa

    A young girl stood up at the microphone in front of a theater packed with adults and asked the speaker how she could ensure she receives an adequate science education. Richard Dawkins, world renowned British evolutionary biologist, who is said to be the...
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...
  • Gabby Douglas set to work with former coach

    Gabby Douglas set to work with former coach
    Guess who’s back. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is teaming up with her old coach Liang Chow again. It was Chow who helped Douglas win gold in 2012. Chow told the Des Moines Register that Douglas would return to train at his gym in West Des Moines....
  • Rekha Basu: While America moves forward, Iowa Republicans step backward

    As stealthily as it reared its ugly head, the power to harness prejudice against gay people to win national elections is shriveling up and dying a well-deserved death. Republicans see that, even if they won't all say it out loud, and even if presidential...
  • PETA drops vegan eatery proposal for Dahmer home

    AKRON, Ohio National animal welfare group PETA is abandoning its idea to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home in Bath Township, Ohio, into a vegan restaurant. "We regret that we won't be able to move forward with this project, even though...
  • Wild start to Triple-A season for Baez

    Wild start to Triple-A season for Baez
    Javier Baez, considered the Cubs' top minor league prospect, has had an eventful start for Triple-A Iowa. The 21-year-old shortstop began his season going 0-for-9 with six strikeouts. He was ejected from Saturday's game when he threw his hands up...
  • Rekha Basu: Strong rape laws and independent enforcement are necessary

    Sexual assaults are ubiquitous; they happen in every environment. But for all the talk about changing sexist cultures, it will take real justice, served free from interference by people with a vested interest, to deter them. That is especially...
  • With friends in government, Motorola beats a path to telecom supremacy

    WASHINGTON At the eastern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sheriff Warren Rupf of Contra Costa County and cigar-chomping Sheriff Charlie Plummer of neighboring Alameda County were political powerhouses seemingly locked in an endless duel of one-...
  • News anchor Willow Bay named as USC journalism school's next leader

    News anchor Willow Bay named as USC journalism school's next leader
    Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television...