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Barney and DeJesus lift Cubs, who are trying to avoid 100 losses

Barney and DeJesus lift Cubs, who are trying to avoid 100 losses

By Dave Van Dyck, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — This Cubs-Cardinals rivalry isn’t quite what it used to be, as shown when only 29,100 tickets were sold for Friday’s 5-4,…

Romney releases 2011 income tax return

Romney releases 2011 income tax return

By William Douglas and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday released income tax returns showing that he and wife, Ann, paid an…

Shuttle Endeavour makes dramatic tour of California

Shuttle Endeavour makes dramatic tour of California

By Mike Anton and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It was an air show to end all air shows, a spectacle that saw California crane its…

Lights, camera, lift

Lights, camera, lift

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Part of the “get to know Mark Weisman” process came earlier this week in a tweet from Iowa strength and conditioning coach…

Paul Ryan booed over Medicare at AARP convention

Paul Ryan booed over Medicare at AARP convention

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was booed at the annual AARP convention after saying their Republican administration would repeal…

Public corruption case against former Detroit mayor begins

Public corruption case against former Detroit mayor begins

By Tresa Baldas and Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — “Let’s get us some money.” “No deal without me.” “It’s my time to get paid.” “These are the…

Man mauled after leaping into tiger den at Bronx Zoo

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — A man was in critical condition Friday after apparently leaping from a monorail into the tiger den at the Bronx…

Libyans target militants, denounce killing of US ambassador

By Nancy A. Youssef and Suliman Ali Zway, McClatchy Newspapers – BENGHAZI, Libya — A protest Friday against Libya’s dependence on ragtag militias for security turned into an attack on…

Iowa Water Summary Update

Iowa Water Summary Update

DES MOINES—The combination of cooler weather slowing evaporation rates and near normal rainfall in the past two weeks allowed soil moisture levels to slightly improve. However, streamflow conditions are below…

King, Vilsack to be in Mason City within next few days

King, Vilsack to be in Mason City within next few days

MASON CITY – Rival politicians Steve King and Christie Vilsack, battling for the newly-created Iowa Fourth District House of Representatives seat in Congress, will be in Mason City within the…

East State Street now open as work continues

East State Street now open as work continues

MASON CITY – East State Street has been re-opened as progress continues between Kentucky and Illinois Avenues to replace sanitary manholes and perform modification to other utilities. A second contractor…

Authorities investigating death in Clear Lake

Authorities investigating death in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police and Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs are investigating a possible murder or suicide today. We are awaiting official word, but sources are telling NIT that…

DNR: Bonus Trout for Fall Anglers

DNR: Bonus Trout for Fall Anglers

The summer drought means more trout for fall anglers. Through July and August, low stream flows and near triple-digit air temperatures meant several trout streams were dropped from stocking routes.…

Former corrections officer sentenced prison for accepting $3,600 in bribes

CAMDEN, N.J. – A former corrections officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for accepting $3,600 in bribes in…

Bar owner sentenced for sex trafficking scheme

Song Ja Cha, 70, a bar owner in Guam, was sentenced to life in prison today for her involvement in a sex trafficking scheme to force young women and one…

Jury Convicts 16 Defendants on Federal Hate Crimes Charges for Religiously-Motivated Assaults on Members of Amish Community

A jury in Cleveland on Thursday convicted 16 people, all residents of Ohio, of federal hate crimes arising out of a series of religiously-motivated assaults on practitioners of the Amish…

Three Individuals Charged with Election Misconduct in Iowa

Three Individuals Charged with Election Misconduct in Iowa

Council Bluffs, IOWA — A DCI investigation into the 2010 and 2011 general and city elections in Pottawattamie County has resulted in three individuals being charged with Election Misconduct (vote…

Latham: Fighting To Defeat Alzheimer’s

Latham: Fighting To Defeat Alzheimer’s

From U.S. Rep. Tom Latham – Alzheimer’s is a horrific and terrifying disease. It wreaks havoc on the mind, destroying memories and stealing one’s past. In the early stages of…

CIA balks at yielding details on drone strikes

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The CIA wants to keep its lethal drones secret, but the Obama administration keeps touting their successes. The resulting conflict could shed more…

House effort to recognize atomic bomb with new park is a dud

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Rarely does a proposed new national park run into this kind of opposition, but this one deals with the A-bomb. Legislation to…

Unproductive and unloved, Congress heads home

Unproductive and unloved, Congress heads home

By David Lightman and William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The most disliked, unproductive Congress in decades planned to leave Washington this week until after the November election, departing without…

Mortgage lending hit 16-year low in 2011, report finds

By Alan J. Heavens, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — If you tried to get a mortgage last year and failed, or were put through the wringer first, you are in…

Mental gaffes driving Cubs’ Sveum crazy

Mental gaffes driving Cubs’ Sveum crazy

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – Mental gaffes have been part of the Cubs’ season from the start, causing Dale Sveum to shake his head in bewilderment. Starlin Castro forgetting the…

Kyle Rudolph makes tight end a factor for Vikings

Kyle Rudolph makes tight end a factor for Vikings

By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — As a high school football player in Cincinnati, Kyle Rudolph marveled at the way Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates ran wild through…

‘End of Watch’ undercuts cop-movie clichés

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Jake Gyllenhaal plays good-natured LAPD officer Brian Taylor, whose ever-present video camera sets up the premise that we’re viewing a found-footage film. In the…

ICE deports Polish fugitive wanted for manslaughter

CHICAGO – A Polish national, who is wanted in his home country for manslaughter, was deported and turned over to Polish law enforcement officials Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs…

Iowa man receives life in prison for killing his mom

Andy Hoffman, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – KEOKUK – A Keokuk man who claimed “bath salts” led him to kill his mother was sentenced to life in prison this week…

Rice contains ‘worrisome’ amounts of arsenic, Consumer Reports says

Rice contains ‘worrisome’ amounts of arsenic, Consumer Reports says

By Tiffany Hsu, LA Times – LOS ANGELES — Arsenic is common in rice and popular rice-based products such as cereals, pastas, drinks and crackers, according to an investigation by…

A house within a house for Grandma

A house within a house for Grandma

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Get ready, kids: Grandma’s moving in. Maybe Grandpa, too. That’s the hope, anyway, at the Bonaire housing development in Maple Grove, Minn.,…

Study says people are inclined to help others

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times – Feeling generous? Think it over a little and then see how you feel. While humankind has often judged itself as greedy and self-interested,…

Jobless claims data point to soft job growth in September

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — September is looking as if it’s going be another sluggish month of job growth. New claims for jobless benefits remained relatively high…

Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY 3 1/2 stars. Philadelphia journalist Alison Klayman’s winning film debut is a transformative documentary about China’s most famous artist and dissident Ai…

‘I Love Lucy’ still a cash cow for CBS

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The last new episode of “I Love Lucy” was broadcast over 50 years ago, but the classic sitcom is still a…

UNI Ready To Start Conference Play Against Youngstown State

UNI Ready To Start Conference Play Against Youngstown State

#8 University of Northern Iowa at #3 Youngstown State Game #4: Sat. Sept. 22, 2012  6:05 p.m. (Central) Youngstown, Ohio :: Stambaugh Stadium Television: ESPN3 Radio: Panther Sports Network The…

Obama defends his handling of immigration issue at Latino town hall

By Christi Parsons and Seema Mehta, Tribune Washington Bureau – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — President Barack Obama defended his handling of the immigration issue Thursday at a town hall focused…

Pro-, anti-U.S. rallies planned in Libya’s Benghazi

By Mel Frykberg, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO — Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, was reported tense Thursday ahead of two major rallies called for Friday, one to show support for the…

Like a big-screen game, focus of ‘Dredd 3D’ is body count

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune – The time-killing carnage in “Dredd 3D” can be assessed all sorts of ways. One depends on how much M-rated gaming you do as a matter…

6 dead in attacks on Mexican police

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — Six Mexican police have been assassinated in two separate incidents in the drug-battleground states of Durango and Tamaulipas, government officials…

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to head bank lobbying group

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a onetime Republican presidential candidate who was considered a finalist to be Mitt Romney’s running mate,…

‘House’ is expected to top ‘Dredd,’ ‘Curve’ at box office

By Ben Fritz and Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The horror film “House at the End of the Street” should top a crowded but rather lackluster weekend…

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