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Badgers batter Gophers

By Phil Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MADISON, Wis. — The 2012 Badgers sure look a lot like the 2011 edition to the Gophers. And the 2010 and the 2009 and…

Nebraska rallies past Northwestern

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern picked the wrong time to play pinball. Leading by 12 points midway through the fourth quarter, the Wildcats needed one more…

Kansas St. routs West Virginia, 55-14

By Kellis Robinett, The Kansas City Star – MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — College football fans across the country tuned in Saturday night expecting to see one of the most entertaining games…

Wounded Pakistani girl now able to stand but battling infection

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education-rights campaigner who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has been able to stand for…

Bush, Obama officials tainted perceptions by proclaiming guilt of alleged al-Qaida leaders, lawyers say

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – FORT MEADE, Md. — Top officials in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, including the two presidents themselves, repeatedly pronounced a group…

U.S. joins Turkey, Iran in call for brief cease-fire in Syria’s civil war

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday threw its support behind a U.N.-led proposal for a brief cease-fire in Syria during a Muslim holiday next…

Natural gas odor causes resident to evaculate home

Natural gas odor causes resident to evaculate home

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 11:20 am Saturday, Mason City firefighters were dispatched to 1013 6th Street SW for a natural gas odor coming…

Second Lady Jill Biden visits Mason City

Second Lady Jill Biden visits Mason City

MASON CITY – Second Lady Jill Biden visited the Democratic party headquarters in Mason City on Friday. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spoke to over 100 onlookers…

Grundy County Deputy Clerk of Court Arrested for Forgery, Perjury

Grundy County Deputy Clerk of Court Arrested for Forgery, Perjury

Grundy County, IOWA — Wednesday, October 17, 2012, agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested 42 year old Brigitte Van Nice, of Grundy Center, Iowa.  The Grundy County…

Man in military uniform fatally shot by Iowa deputy

Andy Hoffman, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – KEOSAUQUA – A Van Buren County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man Tuesday after he pointed a gun at deputies along Iowa…

Barry Zito, Giants shut down Cardinals to force Game 6 in NLCS

Barry Zito, Giants shut down Cardinals to force Game 6 in NLCS

By Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times – ST. LOUIS—The Budweiser was flowing all over town. The champagne was on ice in the clubhouse. The St. Louis Cardinals were one victory…

Packers’ receivers getting much warmer reception

Packers’ receivers getting much warmer reception

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers’ wide receivers are following one clear theme. They’ve seen themselves at their best, shredding a…

Alleged 9/11 plotters skip their Guantanamo hearing

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — All five alleged 9/11 plotters skipped Friday’s legal arguments framing their eventual death-penalty tribunal. While they were…

Illinois congressman brings abortion into spotlight with controversial comments

By Bob Secter and Deborah L. Shelton, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The focus of a fierce suburban congressional battle turned from the economy to abortion literally overnight following Republican…

Amtrak test train hits 111 mph in Illinois

By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune – ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN — The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail…

Judge: Zimmerman entitled to Trayvon Martin’s school records, social media posts

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel – SANFORD, Fla. — A judge Friday said yes to the very thing Trayvon Martin’s family did not want: Defense attorneys rummaging…

Biden tells Florida voters Romney is ‘stuck in the past’ on women’s issues

By Julius Whigham II, Palm Beach Post – PALM BEACH, Fla.—In a speech aimed at the middle class and female voters, Vice President Joe Biden laid out the importance of…

As NECC is sued, meningitis outbreak’s patient zero is autopsied

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—With the toll from the fungal meningitis outbreak up to 21 dead and 247 sickened, and as the compounding facility responsible for…

Mason City man nabbed on warrants

Mason City man nabbed on warrants

MASON CITY – A Mason City man wanted on several warrants was picked up by Mason City police Friday afternoon. Mason City police say they received information that Max John…

Boy Scouts abuse cases echo Catholic Church, Penn State scandals

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The publication Thursday of 20 years worth of secret records kept by the Boy Scouts of America reveal a widespread effort by the…

Obama diagnoses his opponent with ‘Romnesia’

by Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – FAIRFAX, Va. — President Barack Obama diagnosed his opponent with a case of “Romnesia” Friday morning but pledged to help…

Minnesota woman gets assault misdemeanor conviction for beating Iowa child

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Gross misdemeanor charges against a 20-year-old Austin woman for punishing a child were dismissed Thursday in Mower County Court. Instead, DeeDee Mounkghounh was…

Social Security checks to rise 1.7% in 2013

By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — People who get Social Security checks will receive a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly benefits next year, the government said last week. The…

Billy Graham: Cast ballots on “biblical principles” … Agree?

Billy Graham: Cast ballots on “biblical principles” … Agree?

The following ad was sent to NIT.  D0 you agree with the message?  Leave your thoughts, below.…

Retailers crowd shelves with holiday toys

By Shan Li and Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times – With the holiday season approaching, retailers are rushing to put the latest toys on shelves and roll out extra services,…

Declared ‘miracle’ by Catholic Church, boy takes in stride his role in Kateri’s sainthood

Declared ‘miracle’ by Catholic Church, boy takes in stride his role in Kateri’s sainthood

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ROME — The seventh-grader whose recovery from a deadly bacterial infection was deemed a miracle by the Roman Catholic Church, cementing the decision to name…

Vikings face Cardinals’ inconsistent offense

Vikings face Cardinals’ inconsistent offense

By Dan Wiederer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — If you’re worried that the Vikings’ defense might have trouble regrouping after last week’s 38-26 loss in Washington, the remedy seems…

China’s economic growth slowest in more than 3 years

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — China grew at its slowest pace in 3 1/2 years, the latest sign that the nation long famed for its economic…

Paraguayan authorities, working with HSI, seize more than $34 million in counterfeit goods

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — Over the past 15 months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has provided extensive training and capacity building to Paraguay’s customs office and…

Mob-racketeering conspiracy trial gets under way in Philadelphia

By George Anastasia, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — The case against reputed mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six co-defendants should not be decided based on who the government…

Packers’ Alex Green learned a lot studying Cedric Benson

Packers’ Alex Green learned a lot studying Cedric Benson

By Tom Silverstein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — It would be a medical miracle if Cedric Benson were to show up in the Green Bay Packers’ backfield…

Anti-Obama DVD floods Florida mailboxes

By Jim Stratton, Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — A conservative, California-based filmmaker said this week that his company is distributing more than a million free copies of a conspiracy-laden DVD…

‘The secrets are out’: Boy Scouts’ files on sex abuse allegations released

By Jason Felch and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — More than 1,200 files on suspected sexual molesters in the Boy Scouts of America were made public Thursday,…

Study finds burnout on the rise among workers

By Ellen Jean Hirst, Chicago Tribune – While the economy is flashing signs of a rebound, it’s a markedly different story for a growing number of workers, according to a survey…

South Korean Company Indicted for Stealing DuPont’s Kevlar Trade Secrets

WASHINGTON—Kolon Industries Inc. and several of its executives and employees have been indicted for allegedly engaging in a multi-year campaign to steal trade secrets related to DuPont’s Kevlar para-aramid fiber…

Man Pleads Guilty to Laser Strike Incident

Daniel F. Dangler, 29, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to aiming the beam of a laser at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, announced United…

‘Paranormal Activity 4’ is eerie setup for another sequel

By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Even at their best, the films in the unlikely “Paranormal Activity” franchise are never exactly thrilling, but they have cannily managed…

Five Guilty in Shooting Death of Brinks Guard at Casino

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and Matthew…

Your Office Coach: The right way to discuss an office romance

By Marie G. McIntyre, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – QUESTION: Two of my co-workers, “Jake” and “Cheryl,” sit next to each other and spend a lot of time whispering and giggling. They…

Democratic convention organizers took corporate money despite promise not to

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Democratic convention organizers broke their pledge to stage the three-day meeting without corporate donations, using $5 million from a committee financed by…

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