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Missouri loses SEC debut to No. 7 Georgia

By Terez A. Paylor, The Kansas City Star – COLUMBIA, MO. — For three months, Missouri talked the talk. First it was T.J. Moe who proclaimed the Tigers unafraid of the…

For the Jets, this will end badly

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—The New York Jets have the potential to be a dumpster fire. Tim Tebow is an exciting player, but trading for him —…

Samardzija tosses Cubs’ first complete game of season in victory

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija threw his last pitch of the 2012 season Saturday night at PNC Park, but really isn’t finished playing baseball. Manager Dale…

Indians shut out by Twins

By Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal – MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians made it easy on their fans, who had only one thing to watch Saturday night. It appeared that Indians…

Michigan survives Air Force with Robinson’s 200-200 game effort

Michigan survives Air Force with Robinson’s 200-200 game effort

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Most of the Michigan football team was glad to see Air Force fly away Saturday night. The only exception: Denard…

UNI Wins Home Opener In Dominating Fashion 59-0

UNI Wins Home Opener In Dominating Fashion 59-0

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications CEDAR FALLS, Iowa  – The No. 7 University of Northern Iowa football team defeated the Central State Marauders Saturday night 59-0 inside the UNI-Dome, giving head coach Mark…

Lehigh Cement Celebrates 100 years in Mason City

Lehigh Cement Celebrates 100 years in Mason City

MASON CITY – Lehigh Cement celebrated 100 years in Mason City on Saturday. Plant Manager Tom O’Neill said the plant is going strong with 133 employees and is looking forward…

Post-game interview with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz

Post-game interview with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz

COACH FERENTZ:  First of all, just give Iowa State credit.  They outplayed us today and deserved to win the football game, it was hard fought, both sides.  We are certainly…

Minnesota routs New Hampshire

Minnesota routs New Hampshire

By Phil Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — MarQueis Gray strides into the huddle with an all-business air, looks his teammates in the eye, and utters with palpable gravity: “Oprah…

Florida rallies for win at Texas A&M

By Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel – COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M’s 12th man was rocking Kyle Field, coach Kevin Sumlin’s hyperdrive offense was rolling and the Florida Gators led by…

Lynx returned to their roots

Lynx returned to their roots

By Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — When all else failed in stunning fashion, Taj McWilliams-Franklin suggested it was time the Lynx go back to their roots. Down 25…

Fifth straight year of weather embarrassment hits US Open

By Bill Scott – NEW YORK — Andy Murray braved unpredictable winds to post a grueling 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) defeat of Tomas Berdych on Saturday, but will not…

Virginia hangs on for 17-16 win against Penn State behind resurgent Rocco

Virginia hangs on for 17-16 win against Penn State behind resurgent Rocco

By Norm Wood, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) – CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Standing on the sideline early in the fourth quarter Saturday with his team trailing by a field goal and…

Obama convention bounce continues to grow

Obama convention bounce continues to grow

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s post-convention “bounce” continued to grow Saturday, as new polls showed him widening a lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama’s lead…

US, China claim leadership role in Asia-Pacific region

MOSCOW — The diplomatic tussle between China and the United States intensified Saturday at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, with both claiming a leadership role in the Asia-Pacific region.…

Iowa State wins slugfest against Iowa, 9-6

Iowa State wins slugfest against Iowa, 9-6

by Matt Marquardt – IOWA CITY – Forget the throwback uniforms from the 1991-1922 Iowa championship season. The good luck charms were not enough to propel Iowa past Iowa State…

Hy-Vee East gas station expanding

Hy-Vee East gas station expanding

MASON CITY – Hy-Vee East gas station is doing a full remodel, according to employees. The convenience store will be expanding just over 25 feet to the east and 3…

Civil War re-enactment kicking off Saturday in East Park

Civil War re-enactment kicking off Saturday in East Park

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 2:30 pm Friday, the first of the Civil War re-en-actors were starting to arrive and set up camp for…

Indiana sculptor proud of his work

Indiana sculptor proud of his work

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – You could see the pride on the face of Gregory Mendez Friday as Mason City Operations and Maintenance staff installed his sculpture in…

New public intox charges for Mason City woman

New public intox charges for Mason City woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman had a new brush with the law Friday evening. Michaela Jo Thureson, 23, was arrested by authorities for the third time for an…

Police not ready to call suspicious fires in Hollywood, Fla., hate crimes

By Juan Ortega, Sun Sentinel – HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A strip mall where arson destroyed a Judaica store last year became the site of a second fiery attack Friday, when…

Peterson jurors say they never doubted Savio was murdered

By Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial said they never doubted his third wife, Kathleen Savio, was murdered. But it took statements from…

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie will be stumping for GOP in state and national races

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. —New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is hitting the campaign trail for two Republican gubernatorial candidates next week in hopes of…

August Deadliest Month for Riders in MN; 40 Deaths for Year

August Deadliest Month for Riders in MN; 40 Deaths for Year

ST. PAUL — The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hits 40 following the deadliest month of the year. August had 11 rider deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of…

Strip club co-owner pleads guilty in plot to kill mayor

By Patrick M. Walker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – FORT WORTH, Texas — In a surprise move, the co-owner of an Arlington, Texas, strip club pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal…

FBI: A Violent Trend Emerges in Infant Abductions

FBI: A Violent Trend Emerges in Infant Abductions

From the FBI: It is relatively rare for infants to be abducted by strangers. But it does happen. And recent analysis of abduction cases by the FBI suggests there are…

Mortgage debt relief may bring new pain: a tax bill

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Struggling homeowners who obtain reductions in their mortgage debt face a new obstacle starting next year — a bill for taxes…

Obama marks anniversary of September 11th attacks

Obama marks anniversary of September 11th attacks

President Obama marks the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks by remembering the innocent lives lost, and honoring the first responders and men and women in uniform who have…

Hertz deal won’t hinder Enterprise’s path to growth, analysts say

By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — When Hertz in August announced its plans to acquire the Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands, the news caused hardly…

Saints bounty bans lifted

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Their season hasn’t even started, and already the New Orleans Saints have notched a significant victory. The suspensions of four…

Iowa Republicans push tax relief ideas

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Without question, Iowans are better off now than they were two years ago, Iowa Republicans said Thursday. Leaders in the GOP-controlled House and Republicans who…

Twins squibbed out of a win

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Twins rookie Liam Hendriks turned his head in disgust, or maybe it was disbelief. Another squib hit. Another lead evaporated. Another…

Matlock leads Cyclones Over Eagles, Hawkeyes

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State volleyball team won a pair of matches Friday at the Iowa State Challenge in Hilton Coliseum. The No. 18 Cyclones (5-3, 0-0 Big 12)…

Big 12 announces a big TV deal

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – The Big 12’s revival is complete. With Friday’s announcement of a contract with ESPN and Fox Sports Media Group that’s been in…

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally reentering the US; Previously deported on 3 separate occasions

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Mexican national pleaded guilty today to one count of illegally reentering the United States after deportation. He faces up to two years in federal prison and…

Amazon’s new Kindles reflect rapidly growing tablet market

By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – Amazon.com Inc.’s seven new versions of its Kindle offer consumers more choices in the rapidly expanding tablet market. But…

Judge rejects new restrictions for attorneys at Guantanamo Bay

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Using strong words, a federal judge has rejected the Obama administration’s efforts to change the rules under which Guantanamo Bay detainees are…

Recession may be ahead for powerful Packers

Recession may be ahead for powerful Packers

By Bob McGinn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ted Thompson, the old career special-teamer for the Houston Oilers, has spoken many times about pro football being a…

MMA reaches for the ‘Rising Stars’

By Carlos Arias, The Orange County Register – UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz is teaming up with boxing and MMA promoter Roy Englebrecht to launch the Fight Club MMA…

Libyan says he was waterboarded in CIA custody

By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — A Libyan man says he was waterboarded while in CIA custody in Afghanistan, a new allegation that challenges the long-standing claim…

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