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Mitt Romney visits, prays with the Rev. Billy Graham

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – ASHEVILLE, N.C. — GOP nominee Mitt Romney and the Rev. Billy Graham discussed policy and personal connections Thursday at a meeting at the…

Romney trying to give his image ‘extreme makeover,’ Obama says

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – CORAL GABLES, Fla. — President Barack Obama cast the “new, latest version of Mitt Romney” as a salesman simply softening his image in…

Grassley, Thune Continue to Seek Answers on Federal Money to Battery Company With Chinese Investor

Grassley, Thune Continue to Seek Answers on Federal Money to Battery Company With Chinese Investor

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) continue to press for answers about a $249.1 million federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy through…

Interview with Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery

Interview with Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery

October 11, 2012 Q.  What do you expect from Eric May this year? COACH McCAFFERY: I think Eric is going to have a great year for us. He’s in great…

Lincecum’s sparkling relief helps preserve Giants’ win

Lincecum’s sparkling relief helps preserve Giants’ win

By Daniel Brown, San Jose Mercury News – CINCINNATI — Technically, Tim Lincecum got the win on Wednesday. But as far as his San Francisco Giants’ teammates are concerned, he…

Tigers falter as A’s rally forces decisive Game 5

Tigers falter as A’s rally forces decisive Game 5

By John Lowe, Detroit Free Press – OAKLAND, Calif. — Five Detroit Tigers pitchers combined to get the ball to Jose Valverde for a ninth-inning save opportunity with a two-run…

Athletics rally to set up Verlander vs. Parker showdown

By Matt Kawahara, The Sacramento Bee – OAKLAND, Calif. — The sea of green and gold swelled, clamoring for more to the story that it cheered without trying to explain.…

Quarterback Schaub leads the undefeated Texans

By Marc Narducci, The Philadelphia Inquirer – EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Matt Schaub admitted he enjoyed playing football relatively close to home on Monday night. The Houston Texans’ quarterback was…

Bears offensive coordinator Tice will take time to recalibrate

By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — There have been long hours for the Bears’ offensive coaching staff since Mike Tice took over at the end of January, more…

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Prison for Firearms and an Illegal Silencer

MCALLEN, TX—Humberto Lopez-Cuevas, 27, a Mexican national illegally in the United States, has been handed a federal prison sentence for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms and silencers,…

Mason City woman arrested on several charges including theft

Mason City woman arrested on several charges including theft

MASON CITY – Shannon Renae Lybarger of Mason City was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail at 1:28 pm, October 10th, 2012 on valid warrants after being picked up…

Department of Justice Announces Results of Distressed Homeowner Initiative

LOS ANGELES, CA—Today, Attorney General Eric Holder, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin L. Perkins, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz…

State Launches “Offender Watch” Notification Program

State Launches “Offender Watch” Notification Program

New service provides crime victims and public real-time offender location notifications through IowaSexOffender.com website –  DES MOINES, Iowa — Crime victims who want to know when a registered sex offender…

Iowa Man Drowns on Wapsipinicon River

Wylie Treadway, 52, of Wyoming, drowned on Oct. 7, when he and Douglas R Berkhoff, 60, of Davenport, fell overboard when their 14-foot flat bottom rowboat overturned in a backwater…

Four Louisiana Men Charged with Poaching Iowa by DNR

RED OAK, Iowa – Four Louisiana men face 76 counts and nearly $86,000 in fines and civil damages for allegedly killing five deer illegally in southwest Iowa last November. James…

Man Caught Urinating on Verizon Wireless Window

Man Caught Urinating on Verizon Wireless Window

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – A Hawaiian man has been charged in Mason City with urinating in public. Monday at about 2:45 pm, a call…

Orioles blow ninth-inning lead, lose on Ibanez’ home run in 12th

By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun – NEW YORK — These Baltimore Orioles came to Yankee Stadium having won six of nine in the Bronx during the regular season…

Health Department announces Tdap clinics in schools

Health Department announces Tdap clinics in schools

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of  Public Health, Iowa Department of Public Health and schools within the county are working together to provide free Tdap vaccine available…

Today’s Cartoons: October 11, 2012

Today’s Cartoons: October 11, 2012

Cartoons for NIT readers to enjoy and discuss. Click the cartoon to view larger.    …

Ex-Peace Corps worker gets 15 years for abusing girls in Africa

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK—A former Peace Corps volunteer who admitted using his posting in South Africa to sexually abuse young girls at a center for…

Draft of Egypt’s new constitution under fire for Islam’s influence

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — Egypt unveiled a proposed draft of a new constitution Wednesday amid criticism from liberals and human rights groups that the document…

Mason City man set to spend Christmas in the clink for high speed chase

Mason City man set to spend Christmas in the clink for high speed chase

MASON CITY – On Monday, September 8th, 18-year-old Cody James Studer was sentenced after pleading guilty to driving while barred and a reduced aggravated misdemeanor count of eluding police. Originally…

Next attempt to break world free-fall record is set for Sunday

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After two postponed attempts, daredevil Felix Baumgartner will try again to break the world’s free-fall record at 23 miles above…

Supreme Court conservatives press affirmative action supporters to defend racial preferences

Supreme Court conservatives press affirmative action supporters to defend racial preferences

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Conservative Supreme Court justices took aim at affirmative action Wednesday in a politically charged case that will likely determine what role race…

Bird flu debate: Should H5N1 experiments resume?

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Virologists making mutated versions of the H5N1 bird flu halted their research in January after a U.S. government advisory panel suggested that…

Federal judges uphold South Carolina voter ID law

By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — A federal court Wednesday upheld South Carolina’s voter ID law, overturning its rejection by the U.S. Justice Department. The three judges said…

Farrell, Walken, Rockwell & Harrelson have a bloody lark in ‘Psychopaths’

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The writer-director of “In Bruges,” the playwright turned filmmaker Martin McDonagh, sells out and makes his first Hollywood film, “Seven Psychopaths,” a commentary…

Director mildly amused by the reaction to his latest, ‘The Paperboy’

By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — If there were ever a genre referred to as “film maudit hot mess,” movies so irrepressibly wrong as to be…

For heart patients, medical disclosure can produce side effects

By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Heart attack patients in states that require health care providers to report the outcomes of procedures to open blocked arteries…

Roman Polanski sex assault victim writing memoir

By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The woman whom Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in Los Angeles when she was a teenager will pen…

Tom DeLay attorney asks Texas judges to overturn conviction

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — An attorney for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay attempted to convince a Texas appeals court Wednesday that DeLay’s 2010…

Kevin James raises ‘Boom’ with his gruff, goofy charm

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Kid-friendly funnyman Kevin James is at his cuddliest in “Here Comes the Boom.” And he has to be. This amusing but sometimes unsettling…

ICE deports Mexican murder suspect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A Mexican murder suspect captured in Charlottesville, Va., was removed from the United States late Friday and turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials by officers from…

Cervical cancer vaccine shows promise

By Sandy Bauers, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — A vaccine against cervical cancer, being developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Blue Bell, Pa., produced positive results in a small…

Winnebago Reports Fourth Quarter Operating Income Increase of 270 Percent-

FOREST CITY, IOWA, October 11, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s fourth quarter and fiscal…

US duo share 2012 Nobel Chemistry Prize for cell research

By Lennart Simonsson – STOCKHOLM — U.S. researchers Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka on Wednesday shared the Nobel Chemistry Prize for their pioneering studies on cell receptors, which…

Wal-Mart to ramp up small stores amid employee strikes

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of…

Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever…

Equifax settles charges of improperly selling consumer data

By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies has agreed to pay $393,000 to settle charges that it improperly sold lists of consumers…

Iowa inmate death reported by Iowa Dept. of Corrections

Wesley Betts, an Iowa inmate being housed in a prison out of state under compact agreement, died in a nearby hospital at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Betts died…

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