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Identity crisis: A U.S. veteran and a casualty of war

MCT FORUM – By Shannon P. Meehan, Los Angeles Times – July saw a record number of suicides in the Army and among recent veterans. I was nearly one of them. I…

Auto review: XTS fills in at top of Cadillac’s line

Auto review: XTS fills in at top of Cadillac’s line

By David Undercoffler, Los Angeles Times – Cadillac’s all-new flagship sedan, the XTS, is apparently a little confused about the difference between intern and interim. You and I both know that…

One minor injury in fender bender Friday afternoon

One minor injury in fender bender Friday afternoon

MASON CITY – A woman sustained a minor injury Friday afternoon in a two car accident in Mason City. A car with three women inside was traveling westbound on 5th…

Serena in, Venus out at U.S. Open

By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — Serena Williams wore a girly-girl bright pink tennis dress Thursday at the U.S. Open, one that seemed suitable for a cocktail…

Isaac brings rain to Arkansas as Gulf Coast begins cleanup

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — As Isaac made its way into Arkansas on Friday, Gulf Coast communities struggled with high water left by the storm. One couple…

August is year’s deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — More NATO troops, and more Americans, were killed in Afghanistan in August than in any other month this year. Fifty-three Western…

Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of ‘Dobie Gillis’

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular…

Michigan man wins $337 million Powerball jackpot

By Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press – LANSING, Mich. —A self-described hillbilly bred in Arkansas and living for the last 10 years in Lapeer, Mich., claimed the largest lottery prize in…

Comment on Vi-Cor smell: Truth or not?

Comment on Vi-Cor smell: Truth or not?

A visitor to NIT left this comment today.  Do you agree or not? ————- I come to Mason City about once a week. I visit the Cargill plant. There are…

Mohawks travel to Waverly tonight

Mohawks travel to Waverly tonight

WAVERLY – The Mohawk football varsity and sophomore teams travel to Waverly tonight to take on the Go-Hawks. Sophomore game starts at 5 PM and the varsity game is at…

Iowa athletics budget grows past $80 million

Iowa athletics budget grows past $80 million

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa’s athletics department budget will grow to more than $80.6 million for the 2013 fiscal year, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta confirmed…

Ragan: U.S. Chamber praises Iowa economy

Ragan: U.S. Chamber praises Iowa economy

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa is in the top 10 states for growth, productivity and livability, according to a report this summer from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The…

Grassley: Iowa Farmers Express Drought Concerns During Town Hall Meetings, Calls to Office

Grassley: Iowa Farmers Express Drought Concerns During Town Hall Meetings, Calls to Office

WASHINGTON –Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider additional remedies to help Iowa farmers withstand one of the worst droughts in years. “I heard directly…

Cedar Rapids police chief hunt down to 3

Rick Smith and Jeff Raasch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – CEDAR RAPIDS – Police Department Capt. Steve O’Konek and police commanders from Maryland and North Carolina will vie to…

2-Minute Drill — The Northern Illinois Huskies vs Iowa Huskies

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – 2-Minute Drill IOWA (0-0) at NORTHERN ILLINOIS (0-0) IOWA RUSH OFFENSE VS. NIU RUSH DEFENSE Iowa running back has become a national story because it…

Suspect in SUV deaths said wife wasn’t violent, but anxious

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Three days after his wife and children were found shot to death in the family’s SUV, Christopher Vaughn was back in a…

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Wanted for Brutal Assault on Four People

Cleveland, OH – Early this morning, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Marco…

Hunting, fishing surge in U.S. but dip in Iowa

Orlan Love, CR Gazette – While national hunter and angler numbers have increased dramatically during the past five years, that trend is not reflected in the sale of Iowa hunting…

Panthers have plenty of quarterbacks to consider

Panthers have plenty of quarterbacks to consider

Matt Levins, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley finds himself in an enviable position heading into the 2012 season.…

Gangster Gunman Grabbed

San Antonio, TX – Latray Whitley, 23, was arrested yesterday evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio without incident. An arrest warrant was issued by the…

More paroles help shrink Iowa prison population

More paroles help shrink Iowa prison population

Trish Mehaffey, CR Gazette – A 5 percent decline in the state’s prison population between 2011 and 2012 — the largest drop within a year — is the result of…

Minnesota Twins outfielders add to the misery for a change

Minnesota Twins outfielders add to the misery for a change

Ben Goessling, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – From a production standpoint, there’s little doubt the Minnesota Twins’ outfield has been the most stable part of a rickety team this season.…

Obama campaign rolls into Centerville

Krystal Fowler, Daily Iowegian, Centerville, Iowa – CENTERVILLE — Highlighting the differences in economic policy between Pres. Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was the main focus of a campaign…

U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Three Violent Fugitives

Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force hit the streets of Pensacola early today and arrested three Pensacola men wanted on numerous charges that include aggravated…

Lakeville Man Pleads Guilty to Swindling $1.4 Million

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 57-year-old Lakeville man pleaded guilty to obtaining fraudulently more than $1.4 million in loans from four different banks. Kevin A. Dahl pleaded guilty to…

Bloods Member Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Drug Charges

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that TRAVIS SANTEL DWYER, a/k/a “Jap,” age 29, of Columbia, South Carolina pled guilty today in federal court. DWYER…

Sandusky’s name gets erased one brick at a time

By Emily Kaplan, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA—Slowly, Jerry Sandusky’s name is getting erased by the Penn State community. On Thursday, it was done by two small tools, a miniature hammer…

Rare blue moon to make appearance this week

By Rene Lynch, LA Times – LOS ANGELES — The saying “once in a blue moon” refers to something that’s exceedingly rare. But you’ll have two chances to see this lunar…

LAPD investigates officers’ use of force in woman’s death

By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—At least five Los Angeles police officers are under investigation in the death of a woman who suffocated after an officer stomped on…

Dell’s remake hits a rough patch

By Kirk Ladendorf, Austin American-Statesman – AUSTIN, Texas — Dell Inc.’s journey toward business transformation has run into a rough stretch of road. The Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker is…

Facebook offers opportunities for identity thieves

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – “Hi to you my lovely facebook friend’s this is my New account now i got a Trojan virus on the other account so…

Romney accepts GOP nomination, promises to lead US to prosperity

Romney accepts GOP nomination, promises to lead US to prosperity

By Paul West and Mark Z. Barabak, Tribune Washington Bureau – TAMPA, Fla. — Presenting himself as a turnaround artist for economically troubled times, Mitt Romney accepted his party’s presidential nomination…

Apple-Samsung court battle part of larger war between Apple, Google

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Score this round in the battle for world domination: Apple 1, Google 0. While Apple won a billion-dollar…

Clint adds chair-risma to GOP convention

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—After six years, Mitt Romney is finally the Republican presidential nominee, but the man everyone’s talking about is Clint Eastwood — who has…

Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Decision in Texas v. Holder

The Attorney General released the following statement on the ruling today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Texas v. Holder, the state’s proposed voter ID law:…

Egypt’s Morsi denounces Syria as ‘oppressive regime’

By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times – TEHRAN — Egypt’s new president likely caused deep unease among his hosts here Thursday when he assailed Syria, a close ally of Iran,…

Chiefs’ backups struggle in loss to Packers in preseason finale

Chiefs’ backups struggle in loss to Packers in preseason finale

By Adam Teicher, The Kansas City Star – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Romeo Crennel said he was going to leave the Chiefs starters on the field until they accomplished something positive…

Vikings staggering along

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – HOUSTON — OK. So now that we’ve got that over with … The Vikings mercifully finished their preseason Thursday night at Reliant Stadium, left…

Facebook focuses on business, not struggling stock

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Even as their company has lost nearly half its market value, Facebook executives have had little to say…

Cardinals’ offense absent in loss; Furcal’s elbow injury could end his season

Cardinals’ offense absent in loss; Furcal’s elbow injury could end his season

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals got well Thursday night. The Cardinals fell heavily into a world of hurt. Perhaps their worst night of the…

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