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Colter directs Northwestern past Iowa

By Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune – EVANSTON, Ill. — Did Northwestern discover a new quarterback Saturday? No, NU coach Pat Fitzgerald simply dusted off an old one. His name: Theodis Kain…

SE Iowa man jailed on drug charges

Andy Hoffman, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – A Burlington man is in the Des Moines County jail in lieu of a $255,000 bond on charges of delivery and possession of…

Decorah sweeps 3A cross country titles

Jeff Linder, CR Gazette – FORT DODGE — Need further evidence of the depth of Decorah’s girls cross country team? Not even a catastrophic injury to one of their top…

October is National Resident’s Rights Month

October is National Resident’s Rights Month

(Des Moines, IA) The month of October is a time to honor and reflect on the individual rights of residents in nursing facilities, assisted living and other long-term care settings.…

In Ames, Romney promises to bring ‘real change, big change’ as president

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – UPDATE: Republican Mitt Romney told cheering Iowans Friday he will confront the problems that politicians have avoided for more than a decade if elected president,…

Mason City woman in jail on warrant

Mason City woman in jail on warrant

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Friday afternoon on a valid Cerro Gordo County warrant. At 1:38 PM Friday, Ashley Phyllis Ashby, age 25, was booked into…

Wildcats scratch Iowa, 28-17

Wildcats scratch Iowa, 28-17

Evanston. Ill. – Northwestern beat Iowa 28-17 today in Evanston.  Each team has defended its home field the last two years in the series (Iowa beat Northwestern 41-31 in Iowa City…

ISU Dedicates Bergstrom Football Complex

ISU Dedicates Bergstrom Football Complex

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University officially dedicated its $20.6 million addition to the Bergstrom Football Complex Friday. The lead donors for the project, Steve and Debbie Bergstrom of The…

Vikings’ Cook out until possible playoff game

Vikings’ Cook out until possible playoff game

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Technically speaking, Vikings cornerback Chris Cook’s season didn’t necessarily end with him breaking his right arm in the third quarter of Thursday…

Tigers must face Giants in their real comfort zone: the road

By Carl Steward, The Oakland Tribune – DETROIT — And now, some really bad news for the Detroit Tigers: The San Francisco Giants team that clocked their best pitcher in Game…

Packers are pros in the red zone

Packers are pros in the red zone

By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — In order to get to the ultimate destination: the end zone, NFL teams must achieve success in the red zone.…

Consumer confidence closes October at 5-year high

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Despite looming tax increases and budget cuts, Americans felt better about the economy this month than at any time in the past…

Amazon.com agrees to collect sales tax in Arizona

By Amy Martinez, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. said Friday it will begin collecting sales taxes in Arizona next February, ending a year-old dispute with the state over…

Singer Bobby Brown charged after second suspected DUI

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—City prosecutors charged singer Bobby Brown on Thursday with multiple misdemeanors in connection with his arrest in Tarzana this week on suspicion of…

Suicide bomber kills 40 at Afghanistan mosque

By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people in northern Afghanistan as he attacked prayer goers leaving mosque on one of…

Romney repeats false claim of Jeep outsourcing to China; Chrysler refutes story

By Nathan Bomey and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeated a false claim Thursday night that Chrysler Group may move all Jeep vehicle…

Economy improves in 3rd quarter, but worries weigh heavily

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Better-than-expected economic growth numbers from the government were spotlighted on the campaign trail Friday, yet economists fretted that a looming congressional showdown…

Texas trooper in chopper shoots, kills 2 suspected illegal immigrants

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – HOUSTON — Two people were killed in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley after a state trooper flying in a highway patrol helicopter opened fire on…

Cease-fire in Syria quickly crumbles

Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The first day of a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict in observance of Eid al-Adha holiday went as many observers had expected: It was…

Sen. Harry Reid injured in Las Vegas car crash

By Lisa Mascaro and John M. Glionna, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was cleared for release from the hospital Friday after suffering non-life-threatening injuries…

US notches 2 percent GDP growth in 3rd quarter

US notches 2 percent GDP growth in 3rd quarter

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Fueled by government and consumer spending, the U.S. economy expanded at a 2 percent annual rate in the three months ended in…

Sandy continues to hit Haiti hard

Sandy continues to hit Haiti hard

By Curtis Morgan and Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald – GRAND GOAVE, Haiti—Mud gushed down from mountains, boulders barreled into highways and bedraggled residents waded through chest-deep flooding to get to…

Romney-Ryan ticket campaigns in Ohio, a ‘ground zero’ for Obama supporters as well

By Jim Carney, Akron Beacon Journal – NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Republican presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan asked an Ohio crowd Friday to help take them to…

Obama, Romney eyeing campaign calendar as well as approaching storm

By Seema Mehta and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times – NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Appealing to the same voters through different strategies, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney forwarded their arguments…

Man arrested in L.A.-area shooting rampage that killed 3

By Richard Winton and Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES—Downey police have arrested a man and booked him in connection with the deaths of three people killed in a…

SOCCER: Iowa State Falls To Oklahoma 3-0 In Season Finale

SOCCER: Iowa State Falls To Oklahoma 3-0 In Season Finale

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State soccer team closed out its 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to Oklahoma Friday at the Cyclone Sports Complex. The Cyclones finished their season…

Mason City man picked up for intimidation with a dangerous weapon

Mason City man picked up for intimidation with a dangerous weapon

MASON CITY – Tyler Meuer, 22, of Mason City has been arrested for intimidation with a dangerous weapon after an incident on Mason City’s north end Friday evening. Meuer was booked…

Energy drinks under fire as FDA probes caffeine content

By Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA—With a 3:30 p.m. meeting for his group design project, a class from 6 to 9 p.m. and a mechanical engineering exam the next…

Texas opens toll road with 85 mph speed limit, highest in US

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times – AUSTIN, Texas — Texas prides itself on being the biggest — now it’s also the fastest. On Wednesday, a newly constructed toll road opened…

Fall TV’s hits and misses

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times – Show of hands: How many of you had “Made in Jersey” at the top of your TV death pool? If you did, give yourself…

Bill Maher: Liberals’ profane comic in chief

By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Look out, President Obama. Bill Maher is feeling conflicted about your reelection. Has the sky fallen? Has the relentless basher of…

Ask the Experts: See estate lawyer about gifting assets

By Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee – Changes in estate tax laws can be extremely confusing. This week, Sacramento, Calif., estate planning attorney Kay Brooks answers a reader’s question about how…

Nothing worse than office peppiness

By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune – Every office has a person who has taken a few too many drags on the pep pipe. A manager or co-worker whose sunny disposition can…

Mason City man with outstanding warrants arrested after attempted theft call

Mason City man with outstanding warrants arrested after attempted theft call

MASON CITY – Shortly before 2 AM Wednesday morning Mason City police were dispatched to 610 11th Street NE on a report of an attempted theft from a residence. During…

Where are the hot jobs? Nursing

By Diane Stafford, The Kansas City Star – There’s a lot of talk about how students and job hunters should train for the “hot jobs.” So, what are they? Too bad…

Failed ‘millennium bomber’ sentenced to 37 years in prison

By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Algerian Ahmed Ressam, the would-be “millennium bomber” who was arrested with bomb-making materials in Port Angeles in December 1999, was sentenced Wednesday…

Today’s cartoons: October 27th, 2012

Today’s cartoons: October 27th, 2012

Political cartoons for readers to enjoy and discuss. Click each cartoon to view larger.…

Dale Jr. gets back behind wheel after concussion

By Carlos Mendez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a lot of time to think while he sat out two weeks with a…

Judge sentences Algerian national guilty of L.A. bomb plot to 37 years

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — A federal judge criticized the effect of solitary confinement Wednesday and refused to impose a life sentence on Ahmed Ressam, convicted in…

Timberwolves down Bucks, 100-76

By Charles F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Eight preseason games are done and Scott Skiles still doesn’t know what his opening-night lineup should look like. The Milwaukee…

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