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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2012, file photo, Louisville players, led by Jordon Paschal (22) and Will Stein (4) celebrate with the "Keg of Nails" trophy after beating Cincinnati 34-31 in overtime in an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky. Ahead of the college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of voters in the Top 25 poll to weigh in on the best traveling trophies in college football and the Keg of Nails ranked No. 10. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)
Rating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry TrophiesRating the Nation: Minnesota dominates when it comes to college football's best trophies
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Hundreds of Bahrainis head to the streets for an unauthorized flash march to show their support for an opposition-called boycott of Saturday's parliamentary and municipal elections after midday prayers in Diraz, Bahrain, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Opposition groups have not been granted permission to hold mass marches ahead of the polls, the first regular elections since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising in the Persian Gulf island kingdom that was swiftly put down. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrestBahrain holds its first major election since Arab Spring-protests erupted here 4 years ago
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Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old selfFor 1 night on Florida stage, Bill Cosby regains revered status as beloved comedian
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FILE - Two boys chat in front of a giant stuffed doll of Winnie-The-Pooh at the "World of Winnie-The-Pooh" exhibition at a Tokyo department store in this April 24, 2002 file photo. Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear genderPolish town opposes Winnie-the-Pooh for dubious gender, immodest clothing
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FILE - Armed members of the militant group al-Shabab attend a rally on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia in this Feb. 13, 2012 file photo. Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus Saturday Nov. 23, 2014 in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.  (AP Photo)
Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya busPolice officials: Al-Shabab militants hijack bus in northern Kenya, kill 28 non-Muslims
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FILE - In this  Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson is not expecting to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the nationally watched case for the past several months, a police union official said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said he met Thursday with Ferguson Police Officer Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting. Wilson remains confident in the outcome of the grand jury investigation, Roorda said.    (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)
Official: Ferguson grand jury still meetingSt. Louis County prosecutor's office says Ferguson grand jury is still in session
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FILE - This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows officials standing outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on his mental health and educational history. In the case of the Newtown shooting, it said its report will focus on the gunman, Adam Lanza, and how his “personal, educational, mental health and medical trajectory can inform public health systems." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's careAgency: Schools helped Adam Lanza's mom 'appease' him, mental health issues not well treated
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Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Florida crowd cheers comedy from embattled CosbyFla. crowd cheers Cosby's comedy; other places cancel as more women accuse him of sex assaults
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, U.S. Army Pfc. Garrick Carlton, center, of Sacramento, Calif., hikes past burning rubbish to man a hilltop observation post along with fellow Pfc. Michael Tompkins, of Wadsworth, Ohio, left, and Pfc. Austin D'Amica, of San Diego, at Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province, Afghanistan. U.S. officials say President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in AfghanistanAP sources: Obama broadening military plans in Afghanistan, allowing Taliban to be targeted
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  • Iowa man charged in random shootings

    Authorities say a man who drove around a Des Moines suburb and randomly opened fire is charged with attempted murder. Pleasant Hill Public Information Officer Adam Choat says 32-year-old Pete Jason Polson faces several charges stemming from Monday morning's shootings, including two counts of attempted murder. Star Tribune, Mon, Nov 17 2014 @ 06:42 PM
  • Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Three Students after Yik Yak Threats

    Pleasant Hill police, city officials and the Iowa Department of Public Safety announced three arrests in the Southeast Polk Schools threats case Friday. The teens were taken into custody and charged on Friday afternoon. KCRG, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:26 PM
  • Man faces more charges in random shooting ...

    COURT RECORDS SHOW 32-YEAR-OLD PETE JASON POLSON NOW FACES SEVERAL DRUG CHARGES, INCLUDING POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER. HE REMAINS AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL, WHERE HIS CASH BOND WAS INCREASED TO $840,000. WMT-AM Cedar Rapids, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
  • Father of Pleasant Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

    The father of the man accused of going on a shooting spree in Pleasant Hill was arrested hours after his son, Monday. Accused shooter, Pete Polson, 32, went before a Polk County judge Tuesday morning. WHO-TV Des Moines, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 01:35 PM
  • Do you know Joseph Haymoff?

    The curious, who were mostly French on this early November day, carefully made their way down through the hedges and brambles and thorny bushes of the steep embankment until the spiky plants opened onto the sand. Everyone stopped to look over the vast beach at low tide. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Doing time in Des Moines

    Editor's note: The following includes excerpts from the diary of Steve Clemens, a self-described peace and justice activist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was arrested for criminal trespass while condemning the use of drones while with the Des Moines Catholic Worker group this past summer. He chose to be booked into the Polk County Jail for 48 hours rather than pay a $100 fine, only later to learn of the jail's $195 room and board charges. Cityview Online, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 06:57 AM
  • Robbery case sent to District Court

    Four men charged in connection with a robbery at Iowa Central Community College are expected to make their pleas after their cases were sent to Webster County District Court Friday. Garhoth Dak, 18, of Storm Lake; Joseph Odir, 21, of Des Moines; Juma Deng, 21, of Urbandale; and Molong Deng, 23, of Des Moines, have had their arraignments scheduled for Dec. 1. All four, who identified themselves as Iowa Central students, are each being held on $10,000 bond at the Webster County Jail. The Messenger, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 01:04 AM
  • Woman Injured in Des Moines Stabbing

    Des Moines police are investigating a stabbing that happened Friday night but say they don't have a suspect in custody. Officers were called to 1073 23rd Street just before 9:00 p.m. on the report of a woman stabbed in the abdomen. WHO-TV Des Moines, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:33 PM
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