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George Zimmerman’s bond revoked in shooting of Trayvon Martin

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – SANFORD, Fla. — Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester has revoked George Zimmerman’s bond in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman…

Massive cyber attack on Iran came from U.S., report says

By Michelle Maltais, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It reads like a riveting sci-fi novel, but it’s stunningly real: A super-sophisticated malicious computer virus burrowed its way into…

Unemployment rises to 8.2 percent in May as job growth stalls again

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The nation’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in nearly a year, to 8.2 percent in May, as the economy…

Health Department Sees Pertussis Cases Double in One Week

Health Department Sees Pertussis Cases Double in One Week

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has confirmed 48 suspected or lab confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the county. Disease Prevention Specialists encourage…

New Syria ‘massacre’ reported; activists say 12 workers executed

By Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Allegations of a fresh massacre in Syria surfaced Friday as activists said security forces shot and killed 12…

Forest City police warn of attempted abduction

From the Winnebago County Emergency Notification Network: Forest City had an incident yesterday May 31st around 2:45 PM with a Tan Panel/Work style van. There were two occupants in the…

Bookmeyer, council make Trout do the dirty work in backing out of arena project

Bookmeyer, council make Trout do the dirty work in backing out of arena project

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – City Hall has dropped its pursuit of a multi-purpose arena, at least for the time-being. This arena was to be Mayor Eric Bookmeyer’s crowning achievement,…

One injured Friday morning in two vehicle accident in Clear Lake

One injured Friday morning in two vehicle accident in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – At approximately 5:40 AM Friday morning, the Clear Lake and Ventura Police Department and Clear Lake Fire Department were dispatched to 2905 4th Ave S. for a…

‘Home,’ sweet ‘Home’? Not to the new American Idol

By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constiution – ATLANTA — Phillip Phillips is his own man. That is what’s admirable about the singer, the first “American Idol” winner from Georgia after…

The Big Picture: How did ‘Battleship’ escape the ‘John Carter’ flop furor?

By Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — If there is a truism in Hollywood when it comes to the media, it’s that people in the industry never…

Winnebago announces new Vice President

Winnebago announces new Vice President

FOREST CITY, Iowa, June 1, 2012 — Winnebago Industries, Inc. has announced the retirement of Raymond M. Beebe from the position of vice president, general counsel and secretary, and the…

Much of North Iowa under hazardous weather outlook

DES MOINES – The National Weather Service in Des Moines says that isolated, non-severe thunderstorms are possible Friday night for Cerro Gordo, Worth, Kossuth, Hancock, Franklin, Butker, Humboldt, Webster and…

ISU LB’s Klein, Knott Net Pre-Season Honors

ISU  LB’s Klein, Knott Net Pre-Season Honors

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State linebacking duo of A.J. Klein and Jake Knott are part of the reason that the Cyclones’ linebackers are rated second nationally as a group…

Hawkeyes Finish 22nd in the Nation at NCAA Championships

Hawkeyes Finish 22nd in the Nation at NCAA Championships

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – The University of Iowa men’s golf team finished tied for 22nd in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Championships, held at the historic Riviera Country Club.…

ISU Golfer Nate McCoy ties for 29th at NCAA Finals

ISU Golfer Nate McCoy ties for 29th at NCAA Finals

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -Nate McCoy capped off his incredible Iowa State career by carding a 72 in the final round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at The Riviera…

Manson follower’s tapes may yield new clues, LAPD says

By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The official record says that Charles Manson and his cult followers murdered eight people during their reign of…

Bill Clinton joining Wisconsin recall battle against Scott Walker

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton will stump in Wisconsin on Friday for that state’s Democratic gubernatorial challenger, the latest in a series of high-profile campaign…

Obama, Romney campaigns duel in Massachusetts

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Massachusetts statehouse steps became the stage for some unscripted political theater on Thursday when the campaigns of Mitt Romney and President…

Republicans make new offer in student loan stalemate

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — With a stalemate in Congress threatening a student loan interest-rate increase, congressional Republicans proposed a new way to keep federally subsidized loan…

Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by appeals court

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Advocates of same-sex marriage won a major legal victory — and greatly increased the odds of a Supreme Court showdown…

Retail sales rise 3.9% in May, topping expectations

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Shoppers cautiously hit the malls to refresh their wardrobes in May, but slower job gains and flagging consumer confidence are raising…

Consumer Confidential: YouTube a faceless business partner

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – Making money from YouTube videos — it’s something I’ve always wondered about. You won’t get rich stuffing Mentos into bottles of Diet Pepsi, right?…

Outdoor Play: It’s Only Natural

Outdoor Play: It’s Only Natural

By Stephanie Brindle, Lime Creek Nature Center Naturalist Intern – “Go outside and play!” Not too long ago, this parental command was a summertime staple. With school closed for the…

Celtics may have already offered their best shot

By Barry Jackson, McClatchy Newspapers – The second game of the Eastern Conference finals gave us high drama and wonderful theatre, the biggest Heat comeback in playoff history and a remarkable…

Suicide attacks target police in Afghanistan

By Ali Safi, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — A series of Taliban bombings targeted police officers across Afghanistan on Thursday, killing nine officers and a civilian, local officials said. The…

Troubled lives clashed in gruesome Miami attack

By Elinor J. Brecher and Nadege Green, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Last weekend’s horror-movie episode on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami brought together two troubled men, one who was struggling…

FDA rejects bid to rename high-fructose corn syrup ‘corn sugar’

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Food and Drug Administration rejected a petition from the Corn Refiners Association to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar,” saying…

Iran ‘sanitizing’ suspected nuclear test site, think tank says

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Iran has razed two buildings and bulldozed earth at the Parchin military complex where international nuclear monitors suspect a test of nuclear weapons explosives…

Lawyers to square off in Zimmerman evidence fight

By Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Typically adversaries, the state and defense in the George Zimmerman case agree on at least one point: Media…

Seattle shootings: day of horror, grief in a shaken city

The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — A man described by his family as “angry toward everything” went on a deadly shooting rampage in Seattle on Wednesday, killing five people and…

Romney accuses Obama of ‘crony capitalism’ in secretive Solyndra trip

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – FREMONT, Calif. — Mitt Romney made a secretive trip to the shuttered headquarters of the Solyndra solar-energy company, arguing it was a symbol of…

Romney gives Obama an ‘F’ grade for first term, ‘no question’

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — It may be early in the general election contest for the White House, but Mitt Romney has nott been pulling punches in his…

Demand for 15-year mortgages surges

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — This year’s spate of record low mortgage rates have led borrowers to refinance into 15-year loans at a pace not…

Judge rules for Google, against Oracle, in copyright case

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a significant win for Google Inc., a federal judge Thursday rejected Oracle Corp.’s claim that the Android mobile…

Retail sales rise 3.9% in May, topping expectations

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Shoppers cautiously hit the malls to refresh their wardrobes in May, but slower job gains and flagging consumer confidence are raising…

Low mortgage rates attracting more short-term borrowers

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As mortgage rates sink deeper into record territory, homeowners are refinancing into 15-year loans at a pace not seen in…

Packers pushing for an M.D. in the secondary

By Tyler Dunne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The time at Lambeau Field isn’t enough. Learning the safety position in this defense requires more than 9-to-5 attention. M.D.…

Elderly people pass the smell test

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Old people have a reputation for producing a distinct stink that follows them around like, well, a bad odor. Now, chemosensory…

Judge rejects couple’s $18.5 million tax deduction for charity

By Dale Kasler, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Talk about not reading the fine print. By overlooking a crucial paperwork requirement, a Sacramento couple has forfeited an $18.5 million tax…

Clementi’s parents say Ravi’s sentence is not sufficient

By Karen Sudol, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKSENSACK, N.J. — Tyler Clementi’s parents said Thursday that a 30-day jail and probationary sentence given to a former Rutgers student who spied…

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