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Kansas State holds off Iowa State

By Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle – AMES, Iowa — At some point in every football season, a team has an off day. It doesn’t execute perfectly, it commits too…

Redskins’ Griffin meets sturdy Vikings defense

Redskins’ Griffin meets sturdy Vikings defense

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Terry Shea doesn’t know where to start. The nine weeks he spent mentoring and training Robert Griffin III earlier this year…

Border Patrol shooting of Mexican teen draws condemnation

By Richard Marosi and Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — The fatal shooting of a teenager suspected of throwing rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents has prompted…

Seafood plant worker cooked to death in industrial oven

By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A worker at a Santa Fe Springs seafood plant in Los Angeles County, Calif., met a tragic end this…

Car bomb kills at least 16 in Pakistan market

By Zulfiqar Ali and Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A powerful car bomb tore through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least…

Gary Collins, actor and TV host, dies at 74

By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times – Gary Collins, an actor who was the longtime host of the syndicated TV show “Hour Magazine” and a former master of ceremonies for…

Iowa dad accused of assaulting daughter, pulling gun on her friends

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – A Swisher father has been arrested on suspicion of seven charges – including assault causing bodily injury on his daughter – after police said he…

New policy leads to fewer Hawkeye fans in jail

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – At the start of the second quarter in the Iowa Hawkeye game against Central Michigan on Sept. 22, three people were behind bars in Kinnick…

Iowa beats MSU, 19-16

Iowa beats MSU, 19-16

Iowa at Michigan State Postgame Notes October 13, 2012 – Iowa defeated Michigan State, 19-16, in double-overtime at Spartan Stadium. PK Mike Meyer converted field goals in each overtime period…

“Women for Romney” discuss their support for candidate

“Women for Romney” discuss their support for candidate

by Matt Marquardt – CLEAR LAKE – At a small gathering at Clear Lake’s Cabin Coffee on Friday, three women expressed their support for Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  The event…

Upmeyer describes ‘Iowa Strong’ initiative

Upmeyer describes ‘Iowa Strong’ initiative

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Iowa voters deserve to be given the opportunity to learn where candidates stand on a variety of topics that will impact their daily lives. Throughout…

Last stand of a pathetic, clueless, ‘dangerous’ man

Last stand of a pathetic, clueless, ‘dangerous’ man

By Rich Hofmann, Philadelphia Daily News – BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Three of the 10 known victims stood up and spoke at the sentencing hearing, and a fourth had his statement…

Crews working hard to complete work on 6th SW in Mason City

Crews working hard to complete work on 6th SW in Mason City

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Project Manager Ryan McGreger and Project Engineer Rob West had their crew from Yohn Excavating, out of Clear Lake, working…

DCI launches web app enabling the monitoring of OWI cases

DCI launches web app enabling the monitoring of OWI cases

Ankeny, IOWA — The state crime lab of the Division of Criminal Investigation is launching a new web application that will enable attorneys, law enforcement and members of the public…

ICE deports 2 high-profile Salvadoran fugitives, including accused weapons trafficker and man wanted for murder

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Two Salvadoran criminal fugitives recently captured in northern California – one wanted for murder, the other for weapons trafficking – were handed over to authorities…

L.A. gets cast as Tehran in ‘Argo’

L.A. gets cast as Tehran in ‘Argo’

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — To create the dramatic opening sequence for the CIA thriller “Argo,” filmmakers visited two continents to depict Iranian students storming the…

Ask the Experts: CD inheritance not taxable, but interest is

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – California Franchise Tax Board expert Daniel Tahara answers readers’ questions on California taxes. To see more advice or to ask your own questions,…

Teen Read Week coming up at Mason City Library

Teen Read Week coming up at Mason City Library

MASON CITY – Teen Read Week is October 15-20, 2012 at the Mason City Library. Teens will be getting “game cards” at the Youth Services Desk if they would like…

Forty Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes that Resulted in Thousands of Identities Stolen and Millions of Dollars in Identity Theft Tax Filings

MIAMI—Federal charges were filed today against 40 defendants in 20 separate cases, dealing with thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars of fraudulent identity theft tax filings. Today’s cases…

Bowling scores: 2012-10-07 through 2012-10-12

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       10/07/12   Team High Series          TEAM TWO       1455 Team High Game           TEAM TWO       558   Individual High Series Male         David Neel         556 Individual High…

Wells Fargo earns record $4.7 billion

Wells Fargo earns record $4.7 billion

By Andrew Dunn, The Charlotte Observer – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Low interest rates are still spurring homeowners to refinance their mortgages in droves. And Wells Fargo & Co. is still making…

Attacked Pakistani teen serves as inspiration to many

By Tony Borden – The Institute of War & Peace Reporting – LONDON — The Institute of War & Peace Reporting deplores the attack on Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old blogger…

Russian rights activist has fighting words over Peace Prize choice

By Sergeo L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — In Russia many perceived the decision as strange and curious to say the least. Veteran human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, who…

Whey’s growing role in feeding a hungry world

By Joe Taschler and Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Got whey? From infant formula and protein supplements to sports drinks and nutrition bars, whey — the nursery rhyme…

Knowing the score on mortgage credit

By Alan J. Heavens, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Good credit is important, especially when you’re looking to buy a house. Mortgage lenders have to know whether you’re able…

Around the nation in college football . . .

By Blair Kerkhoff, The Kansas City Star – Game of the week Stanford at Notre Dame Both are having better seasons than projected, especially the Irish. This should be a bruising…

Trial begins for Ohio teen accused in Craigslist killings

By Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — Prosecutors in the aggravated murder trial of Brogan Rafferty began their case Friday morning by calling the Stow, Ohio, teenager an…

ISU Women XC Win adidas Title; Men 16th

ISU Women XC Win adidas Title; Men 16th

MADISON, Wis. – Iowa State’s Betsy Saina and Meaghan Nelson placed second and fourth respectively, in a field of 323 runners from 48 teams to pace the Cyclone women’s cross…

Facebook guards hacker mentality to stave off complacency

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook Inc. is on the outs with investors, and the tumbling stock price has dented employees’ morale and personal net…

Deficit stays above $1 trillion in fiscal year

Deficit stays above $1 trillion in fiscal year

By Robert Schroeder – WASHINGTON — The U.S. government finished fiscal 2012 with a deficit of $1.089 trillion, the Treasury Department reported Friday, a smaller gap than in the prior…

Packers’ offensive line wants to stand its ground

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — It’s not as if Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers will have a mutiny on their hands if they don’t commit…

Ricky Watters lives with aftereffects of punishing football career

By Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News – For who? For what? Forever. Forever, Ricky Watters will live with his infamous dismissal, his implication that his health was more important than winning…

Toyota recall of millions of autos may slow its rebound in US

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Just as it was regaining market share in the U.S., Toyota has announced a massive recall that could crimp its comeback.…

Ravens linebacker Lewis seems unable to shed blockers, chase down backs

By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun – BALTIMORE — A helmet to the chest from Kansas City Chiefs center Ryan Lilja rudely greeted Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, a punishing blow…

Love lessons from the Boomers

By Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune – Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment. Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two…

Team in ‘Expendables 2’ beats superheroes in China

By Ben Fritz, John Horn and Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China’s battle of the superheroes ended up being won by … a group of aging action stars.…

Mexico tourism grows, thanks to non-US visitors

By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Mexico predicts record tourist visits this year. But it’s not because of a surge in U.S. visitors. Don’t get Mexico wrong.…

Three Days Grace nails industrial sound for new album

By Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Canadian rockers Three Days Grace noticed something disappointing in today’s rock scene: stale music. Drummer Neil Sanderson says Three Days…

Bryan Cranston adds to his full resume with ‘Argo’

By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee – SAN FRANCISCO — The best way to describe Bryan Cranston’s career is eclectic. You don’t even have to look at his whole résumé to…

Appeals court to consider DEA classification of marijuana

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Medical marijuana users will get a long-awaited day in the nation’s second-highest federal court next week, when California-based activists argue for looser regulations.…

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