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KitchenAid tweet about Obama’s grandma stirs critics’ anger

By Tiffany Hsu and Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The day after the first presidential debate, it wasn’t Barack Obama or Mitt Romney getting the most attention.…

Mason City man picked up on arrest warrant

Mason City man picked up on arrest warrant

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who violated his probation was picked up on an arrest warrant Thursday. Jason Alan Sandy, 28, was arrested by Clear Lake Police on…

Texas cheerleaders fight for right to wave Bible-passage banners

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — Texas is football country, and in the small town of Kountze, about 85 miles north of Houston, that means many of the…

Dogs attack, kill woman

Abbi Overfelt, The Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C. – PEMBROKE — Nine dogs were seized from the home of a 53-year-old woman after they mauled her to death on Tuesday, according to Robeson…

Two Individuals Charged with Election Fraud in Warren and Wright Counties

Des Moines, IOWA— A DCI investigation has resulted in two individuals being charged with Election Fraud, a Class D Felony, and Fraudulent Practices, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Those charged are 37…

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 91 Individuals for Approximately $430 Million in False Billing

WASHINGTON—Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven cities have led to charges against 91 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals—for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving…

Report: General fertility rate lowest ever recorded in United States

Report: General fertility rate lowest ever recorded in United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to a report released today, the general fertility rate in the United States is the lowest ever recorded. This report, published on October 3, 2012 from the…

Photo of the Day – October 4, 2012

Photo of the Day – October 4, 2012

From David McCoy of Mason City: Sunrise this morning from N. Taft Ave. in Mason City You can email any photo to NorthIowaToday.com for consideration for publication at staff@NorthIowaToday.com…

Spanish police foil planned massacre at university

By Sinikka Tarvainen – MADRID — Spanish police said Thursday they had foiled a planned massacre at a university campus in Palma de Majorca, where a 21-year-old man intended to…

Zenaida Gonzalez attorneys agree to avoid talk of Casey Anthony’s murder trial

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez agreed in principle on Thursday to not mention Casey Anthony’s murder trial during her upcoming defamation trial,…

Analysis: Romney’s debate performance changes the game

Analysis: Romney’s debate performance changes the game

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – DENVER — It’s a new race for the White House. Mitt Romney changed the game with his aggressive, confident performance in Wednesday’s Denver debate,…

Democrats lead early voting in Cerro Gordo County

Democrats lead early voting in Cerro Gordo County

From Cerro Gordo Coutny Auditor Ken Kline – Through the close of business yesterday, there were 3,586 absentee ballot requests. Here are some breakdowns: 2,069 outstanding 1,517 voted and returned…

Assistant County Attorney Tynan explains dismissed charges on Mason City man

Assistant County Attorney Tynan explains dismissed charges on Mason City man

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Assistant Cerro Gordo County Attorney Steven D. Tynan Wednesday evening explained how two class D felony charges were dismissed on September 28th on a Mason…

Rochester, MN Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in an Armed Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS – Yesterday in federal court, a 30-year-old Rochester woman pleaded guilty to her role during an armed robbery at a McDonald’s in Byron, Minnesota. Quiana Shaneea Evans pleaded guilty…

Statement on Investigation into Shooting of Border Patrol Agents

The FBI and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting of Border Patrol agents near Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, in the…

Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York

BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United…

NBA now is a no-flop zone, with fines up to $30,000

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — The NBA is now a no-flop zone. The price for acting? Up to a $30,000 fine, and possibly even a suspension, according to…

AFL-CIO to Boycott Crystal Sugar

AFL-CIO to Boycott Crystal Sugar

STATEMENT FROM AFL-CIO PRESIDENT RICHARD TRUMKA AND IOWA FEDERATION OF LABOR PRESIDENT, KEN SAGAR: The AFL-CIO endorsed a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products to begin Monday, October…

Mason City man who injured officers now charged with domestic assault

Mason City man who injured officers now charged with domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who plead guilty just this past August to injuring police officers had now been charged with another violent crime. Police said today that…

Twins look at changes ahead after another last-place finish

Twins look at changes ahead after another last-place finish

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – TORONTO — As the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers played on televisions in the visitors’ clubhouse Wednesday,…

L.A. County sheriff agrees to long list of jail reforms

By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Bowing to mounting pressure to fix the nation’s largest jail system, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca agreed Wednesday to…

AIG might get special oversight as potential financial system risk

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Bailed-out insurance giant American International Group, whose largely unregulated activities helped trigger the financial crisis, could face special federal oversight as…

Police Officer Convicted of Using Excessive Force

BIRMINGHAM—A federal jury today convicted a Birmingham Police officer for using excessive force when he beat a handcuffed defendant in 2007, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Acting…

Warning unfit drivers cuts crash-related ER visits, study finds

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – When a doctor warns a potentially dangerous driver to stay off the roads, it cuts the risk that the driver will crash a motor…

Vikings’ Guion steps up after getting contract extended

Vikings’ Guion steps up after getting contract extended

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — When the big payday came, Letroy Guion’s motivation spiked. You might not remember the afternoon the Vikings locked up the athletic defensive…

Supreme Court wades into flood-control compensation argument

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — In a case closely watched by farmers, the Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with tough questions about when the federal government must pay landowners…

Turkish artillery opens fire on Syria in escalation of border tensions

Turkish artillery opens fire on Syria in escalation of border tensions

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ISTANBUL — Turkey announced Wednesday that it had fired artillery at Syrian military positions in retaliation for mortar rounds from inside Syria that killed five…

Romney backpedals on deportations

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Two days after Mitt Romney vowed to honor the deportation reprieves granted by the Obama administration to many young illegal immigrants,…

Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

STATESVILLE, NC—An Iron Station man was sentenced on Monday, October 1, 2012, to serve 198 months in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release for producing, transporting and possessing…

FOREX Trader Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding 47 Investors of $2.3 Million Over Two Years

CHICAGO—A former floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange who later conducted spot foreign exchange trading in Florida was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for a fraud…

Trump objects to $7.25 million settlement for failed Tijuana project

By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times – Investors who lost millions of dollars when a Donald Trump condominium project in Baja California failed during the economic meltdown are going to get…

Athletics, who trailed by 13 games June 30, win AL West

By Matt Kawahara, The Sacramento Bee – OAKLAND, Calif. — By the eighth inning, the Athletics had all gathered along their dugout step, where they perched, waiting, until Michael Young’s lazy…

$1 billion campaign in reach for Obama

$1 billion campaign in reach for Obama

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on track to be the first $1 billion candidate. The notion seemed almost astounding two years ago, when…

Bears’ Marshall says effort is about wins, not receptions

By Vaughn McClure, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Brandon Marshall wants the ball, but he says he would trade more catches for more victories any day. The Bears’ receiver made that…

Obama and allies outflank pro-Romney forces on the air

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has overtaken GOP challenger Mitt Romney in what had been an evenly matched television air war for much of…

Police, protesters square off in Iran over sinking economy

By Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – TEHRAN — Iranian police and demonstrators clashed Wednesday during street protests linked to rising prices and the plunging value of…

Relieve external stress by retreating inward

By Jenniffer Weigel, Chicago Tribune – Autumn — with its back-to-school obligations now and the holiday blitz looming — means back to the grind for many. How can we alleviate the…

The race for holiday retail jobs begins

By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Cautiously optimistic about the approaching holiday season, the nation’s retailers have begun their annual hunt for part-time workers and seasonal…

All-female punk rock trio reunite

By Rachel May, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — In the late ’80s, a Detroit punk rock group emerged that spoke to a generation of young punks. But more important, it…

Today’s Cartoons

Today’s Cartoons

Cartoons for NIT readers to enjoy and discuss.…

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