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Michael Vick says he happy to get a second chance

By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Michael Vick walked off the practice field with a child in a DeSean Jackson jersey who carried his helmet. Autograph…

Barney and Soriano power Cubs past Astros

Barney and Soriano power Cubs past Astros

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The cool weather, thousands of empty seats and two teams on the road to nowhere lent an end-of-summer vibe to Wrigley Field…

Twins snap four-game losing skid

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins had high hopes for outfielder Darin Mastroianni when they plucked him off waivers last offseason. With Samuel Deduno, they…

Car burglar nabbed again, then released again

Car burglar nabbed again, then released again

Kaleb Austin Wright, age 18, was arrested again early Sunday morning while attempting to enter unoccupied vehicles in the parking lots of Target and Mills Fleet Farm. Wright was booked…

Law Enforcement Arrest One Subject in Southern Iowa Home Invasion, Seek Additional Suspects

Law Enforcement Arrest One Subject in Southern Iowa Home Invasion, Seek Additional Suspects

Leon, IOWA — On August 10, 2012, at 10:32 PM, the Leon Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, and Iowa State Patrol were dispatched to 706 NE 2nd Street in…

Prosecutors to call forensic pathologist in Drew Peterson trial

By Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson murder trial will attempt to clear the first hurdle in their case this week — convincing jurors…

3 reported dead in shootout near Texas A&M

By Dave Doolittle, Chuck Lindell and Patrick George, Austin American-Statesman – COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Three people have died, including a Brazos County constable and a reported gunman, in a…

Muslim woman sues Disneyland, says she lost her job over headscarf

Muslim woman sues Disneyland, says she lost her job over headscarf

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Imane Boudlal got a job two weeks after moving to California, a hostess position at a Disneyland Resort cafe. She…

Mississippi fattest, Colorado thinnest in new federal obesity statistics

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ready for this one? Americans are fat. More accurate, Americans are still fat. The federal government released its “obesity map”…

ProgressIowa.org: Paul Ryan ducks questions at Iowa state fair

ProgressIowa.org: Paul Ryan ducks questions at Iowa state fair

From ProgressIowa.org: Today at the Iowa State Fair, Congressman Paul Ryan made his first solo campaign stop as the GOP Vice Presidential nominee, speaking at the Des Moines Register ‘soapbox.’…

EDITORIAL: Tornquist admits he doesn’t want you to have access to City Council meetings

EDITORIAL: Tornquist admits he doesn’t want you to have access to City Council meetings

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Did city staff bamboozle the Mayor and City Council, or is Mason City just too good for YouTube? Per a recommendation from city staff, the…

Possible stabbing: If you have information, MCPD wants to hear from you

Possible stabbing: If you have information, MCPD wants to hear from you

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is seeking information on a possible stabbing Sunday afternoon. At about 3:15 PM Sunday, 20 year old Anthony Dale Linderman of Mason…

American people send condolences to Iran

American people send condolences to Iran

Statement by the White House Press Secretary on the Earthquake in Iran: “The American people send the Iranian people our deepest condolences for the loss of life in the tragic…

Minnesota Twins GM on Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s struggles: ‘Now I have a decision to make’

Minnesota Twins GM on Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s struggles: ‘Now I have a decision to make’

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – Tsuyoshi Nishioka will be wearing a Twins uniform when the team starts a three-game series against Tampa Bay on Friday, Aug. 10,…

Summerfest in Hampton Declared a Success

Summerfest in Hampton Declared a Success

by Deb Brown – HAMPTON – Nice weather and lots of sunshine provided the background for a marvelous Summerfest Weekend in Hampton. Two days of fun and frolic, inflatables, classic…

North Iowa man who burglarized home and beat woman released pending appeal

North Iowa man who burglarized home and beat woman released pending appeal

MASON CITY – A man who broke into a Mason City residence and assaulted a female occupant who was sentenced to 10 years in prison on an amended 2nd degree…

Photo of the day: Unique transportation, with skull

Photo of the day: Unique transportation, with skull

Photo of the day: Photos submitted by Jamie Smith of Albert Lea, taken at Albert Lea Wal-Mart parking lot. To send a photo, or letter to the editor for publication…

Notice to readers: Changes coming to NIT

by NorthIowaToday.com Publisher and Owner Matt Marquardt – As NorthIowaToday.com prepares to enter its third year of offering North Iowa news to the world, changes to the web site are…

Will you play? Powerball jackpot soars to its 2nd most cash ever

Peter Mucha, The Philadelphia Inquirer – The Powerball jackpot crossed the $300 million mark on Saturday, with the cash prize topping $200 million for only the second time in the…

DNR Issues Permit for Livestock Truck Washing

DES MOINES – The DNR is streamlining the permitting process for wastewater disposal by small businesses that wash their own livestock trucks and trailers. “Normally there is a lengthy wait…

“Food stamp” fraud has high cost

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – The federal government distributes enough food aid every year to help feed more than 46 million low-income Americans. But a sliver of that “food stamps”…

Buying an iPhone from an Apple Store? Ask them to price-match

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Apple has authorized Apple Stores to price-match other retailers’ discounts on the iPhone 4S, according to a report. The discounts…

Afghan officials say they broke up terror plot targeting parliament

By Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces foiled an insurgent plot to attack Afghanistan’s parliament and the home of one of the country’s leaders, Afghan officials…

Most Americans think the TSA is doing a good job, survey finds

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite all the griping over full-body searches of children and senior citizens, most Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is…

Pine Ridge Indian homicide cases get new scrutiny

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. — The top federal prosecutor in South Dakota, stepping into the middle of a bitter dispute between…

Illinois man accused of taking shots at mosque

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune  – CHICAGO — A Morton Grove, Ill., resident accused of shooting at a mosque during Friday night’s heavily attended Ramadan evening prayer service has complained for…

Paul Ryan returns to Wisconsin to adoring crowd

By James B. Nelson, Steve Schultze, Bill Glauber and Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WAUKESHA, Wis. — Brushing aside tears and responding to cheers, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan returned to…

Turbochargers making comeback: What once considered signature of gas-guzzling sports car turns eco-friendly

The Yomiuri Shimbun –   TOKYO — Turbochargers and superchargers were once considered to be a signature of gas-guzzling sports cars, but they are poised to make a comeback in…

Bomb kills Afghan governor, 3 bodyguards

By Laura King and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful remote-controlled bomb ripped through a car carrying a district governor in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing…

Here are 10 moments you may have missed on TV

By Michelle Kaufman, McClatchy Newspapers – LONDON — Chances are, if you were watching NBC over the past 17 days, you saw The Queen jump out of a helicopter with…

Israeli soldier to serve 45 days in fatal shooting of 2 Palestinian women

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier who was indicted two years ago in the fatal shooting of two Palestinian women during a 22-day military offensive…

‘Bourne,’ ‘Campaign,’ ‘Hope Springs’ all enjoy solid starts

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Hollywood didn’t so much celebrate this weekend as breathe a sigh of relief. Three new movies — “The Bourne Legacy,”…

Beyond 7 Billion: The unending boom

By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times – JAIPUR, India — Ramjee Lal Kumhar and his bride, Mamta, first laid eyes on each other inside a billowing wedding tent festooned…

Facedeals checks you in with facial-recognition cameras

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A new app is being tested in Nashville, Tenn., that can check in people on Facebook and send them offers…

Amazon to launch new Kindles next week, report speculates

by Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A new deal Friday on the Kindle DX has sparked speculation that Amazon could launch new Kindle devices next week,…

Peterson defense team embraces media spotlight

By Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Each day of Drew Peterson’s murder trial, his defense team argues his case for several hours in front of jurors in a tiny…

Obama praises Ryan, but disparages ‘trickle-down fairy dust’

Obama praises Ryan, but disparages ‘trickle-down fairy dust’

By Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — President Barack Obama criticized the newly minted Republican team of Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan during a series of…

Hydropower bills energize environmental debate over dams

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Hydropower dams would get a boost, while their skeptics would get punished, under a controversial new bill backed by Western conservatives in…

Pace of Obama, Romney visits to Iowa ahead of 2008

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – The 2012 presidential campaigns appear to be taking Iowa’s “Fields of opportunity” economic development marketing slogan to heart. Consider that with 88 days until…

Investigator says Chevron refinery fire ‘near disaster’ for workers; pipe safety in question

By Matthias Gafni and Sean Maher, Contra Costa Times – RICHMOND, Calif. — More than a dozen workers were nearly killed when the vapor cloud that sparked Monday’s massive Chevron…

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