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Vikings’ kickoff, punt returns too much for Lions

Vikings’ kickoff, punt returns too much for Lions

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and Marcus Sherels added a third-quarter score on a punt…

Europe completes frantic comeback to retain Ryder Cup

By Jeff Shain, Orlando Sentinel – MEDINAH, Ill. — With a comeback that would have made Seve Ballesteros proud, Europe has retained the Ryder Cup. Captain Jose Maria Olazabal’s lads…

Tigers top Twins, 2-1, close in on Central title

Tigers top Twins, 2-1, close in on Central title

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Every time Fernando Rodney finishes off a win for Tampa Bay, he pretends to shoot a bow and arrow into the…

Fla. elections supervisors assist in probe of firm hired for voter registration

By John Lantigua, Palm Beach Post – PALM BEACH, Fla. — Investigations into whether a firm hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters handed in forged registration…

Engeldinger lost his job, then opened fire, killing 5 in Minneapolis

Engeldinger lost his job, then opened fire, killing 5 in Minneapolis

By Abby Simons, Randy Furst, Matt McKinney and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew J. Engeldinger’s descent into darkness began two years ago, but even as he…

Iran says Israel should draw ‘red line’ for itself

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday said that, instead of drawing a “red line” for Iran, Israel should draw one for itself and its nuclear arsenal, the ISNA news agency…

Biden accuses Romney, Ryan of deficit hypocrisy

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – FORT MYERS, Fla.—Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans Saturday of hypocrisy over the budget, mocking “how they bleed over the national debt”…

An interview with: IOWA COACH KIRK FERENTZ – September 29, 2012

An interview with:  IOWA COACH KIRK FERENTZ – September 29, 2012

Iowa – 31 Minnesota – 13 COACH FERENTZ: Needless to say, we’re thrilled to get the victory today. Minnesota is a good football team. They’re very well coached. They played…

FEMA Corps Members Welcomed Friday in Iowa

VINTON, Iowa – Two-hundred thirty young adults from across the nation were sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Iowa on Friday, providing a boost…

Leaders say much at stake in retention vote

Leaders say much at stake in retention vote

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – JOHNSTON — As unlikely as it might seem, Bob Vander Plaats, who is leading the campaign to oust an Iowa Supreme Court justice, and…

Column: Iowa’s toughness an asset in Big Ten

Column: Iowa’s toughness an asset in Big Ten

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — It’s time Iowa fans stepped away from the ledge, take a seat and order a barley pop. Iowa’s 31-13 domination over Minnesota…

Iowa’s Weisman keeps plowing forward

Marcus R. Fuller, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Gophers knew what it was like to have an Iowa running back run wild on them.…

Hawkeyes beat Minnesota, 31-13

Hawkeyes beat Minnesota, 31-13

Marcus R. Fuller, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – IOWA CITY, Iowa — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill’s team was the surprise of the Big Ten entering conference play. And the…

Three killed, one injured in Iowa car accident

Three killed, one injured in Iowa car accident

CHARITON, IOWA – A Knoxville, Iowa man driving a pickup truck in central Iowa near Chariton, Iowa, on Friday night crossed a center line and struck another vehicle, killed all…

Aredale Mayor Minnier Wrestles Starla Love

Aredale Mayor Minnier Wrestles Starla Love

AREDALE – There was hot midget wrestling action at Duck’s Bar & Grille in Aredale Saturday night, broadcasted by Pat Palmer, aka The Computer Guy. Jeremy Minnier, the mayor of…

Bacon makes everything better

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — They had a plan and they executed it to perfection. There was the game and all that. The Hawkeyes rode running back…

Guantanamo detainee is repatriated

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – Omar Ahmed Khadr, the youngest and last remaining Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center for terrorism suspects, was sent home…

Today’s Cartoons

Today’s Cartoons

Cartoons for NIT readers to enjoy and discuss.…

U.S. wants ‘fresh look’ at Afghan war effort

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan is being transferred and another Marine general will take over the war effort…

California adopts wider law on guns

By Michael J. Mishak and Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday outlawing the open carrying of rifles and shotguns in…

ISU Women Defend Griak Title; Men Second

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – All-Americans Betsy Saina and Meaghan Nelson ran to a 1-2 finish as their fifth-ranked Iowa State women’s cross country team placed its top five runners among…

Arsonist gets death penalty in fatal Old fire in California

By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times – SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—A San Bernardino County jury on Friday ordered a death sentence for the violent methamphetamine addict convicted of setting the catastrophic…

Vikings’ secondary faces tall challenge against Megatron and Lions

Vikings’ secondary faces tall challenge against Megatron and Lions

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Written on a piece of paper in front of Antoine Winfield was a comparison of the height and weight of the…

Report Says Portable Heater Fires in Residential Buildings Cause About 70 Deaths Each Year

Portable heaters were involved in 45 percent of all fatal heating fires in residential buildings, reports say. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced the release…

Daily-deals companies tweak models as novelty fades

By Wailin Wong, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Investors have turned skeptical on Groupon, growth has slowed, and hundreds of would-be competitors have disappeared from the crowded daily-deal landscape, but…

Helpware: SlimDrivers program throws curveballs

By Noah Matthews, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – “Tired of spending hours updating your PC?” Good question. The answer promised to be a free download of SlimDrivers (http:///www.slimwareutilities.com), which promises to…

Spending Smart: A tax-free toast to your health

By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune – Do you hate more money? If you have access to a flexible spending account at work and don’t use it, perhaps you’re a more-money…

Some job sectors holding back painfully slow recovery

Some job sectors holding back painfully slow recovery

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — In order to fix the sluggish job market, it’s important to first understand the nature of the problem. The high unemployment…

Appeals court rejects request to remove judge in Arizona death-penalty case

By Maryann Batlle, Cronkite News Service – WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death row inmate’s request that a judge recuse herself from his carjacking-murder case…

Monkey business on ‘Animal Practice’

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – Crystal nibbles on some yogurt and nuts as her eyes dart around the room. A wardrobe person comes by with an outfit to…

Problems are few at Carmageddon 2

By Alan Zarembo, Ari Bloomekatz and Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The plot is identical to last summer’s Carmageddon: Can Los Angeles avoid a traffic apocalypse as officials…

Pentagon buying mobile cardiac care unit, MRI equipment for Guantanamo use

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – MIAMI — The Pentagon is buying a mobile cardiac care unit and separate MRI trailer for the 167 detainees at Guantanamo, a $2.6…

Cyclones Sweep TCU

AMES, Iowa – No. 19 Iowa State (8-5, 2-1 Big 12) swept the TCU Horned Frogs (13-3, 2-1 Big 12) in three sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-17) on Saturday in Hilton…

What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald – BUTTER (R) When her husband retires, a woman (Jennifer Garner) decides to keep his 15-year streak as Iowa’s champion butter carver going by…

Medicare on minds of Jewish voters in Florida

By Marc Caputo and Amy Sherman, The Miami Herald – MIAMI—“Barack Obama … Oy vey!” The Republican signs greeted Vice President Joe Biden on Friday as he began campaigning in the…

Packers’ offensive production is sorely lacking

Packers’ offensive production is sorely lacking

by Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Those who say the Green Bay Packers played a big role in getting NFL officials back on the job…

MN Woman Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Lower Brule, South Dakota woman charged with assaulting, resisting, and impeding a federal officer was sentenced on September 26, 2012, by…

Seahawks’ Wilson is standing tall at only 5 foot 11

By Kathleen Nelson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Height is not an issue for quarterback Russell Wilson or the Seattle Seahawks. The rest of the league might be another story. Listed…

One injured, one killed in North Iowa motorcycle accident

One injured, one killed in North Iowa motorcycle accident

CALMAR, IOWA – One person was killed and another injured in a motorcycle accident near Calmar, Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol said Saturday that Trish Ann Taylor,…

No return worries

No return worries

Susan Denk, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are eighth in the Big Ten in punt returns. But the low average does not concern…

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