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Close call on bases-loaded walk helps costs Cubs in loss to Giants

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Garza kept his cool after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Giants, despite knowing the game turned on one pitch he believed…

Tiger Woods battles flu and wind in Memorial

By Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal – DUBLIN, Ohio — When he came to the first tee, Tiger Woods’ droopy eyes gave away how sick he was. Woods played the third…

Maryland officials fighting back against pit bull ruling

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Maryland officials have set up a task force to study and recommend possible legislation concerning a court ruling that declared pit bulls…

Hit and run accident on I-35 leaves Osage man injured Friday

WORTH COUNTY – At about 11:30 PM Friday evening, an Osage man was injured in a hit and run accident on I-35. At the 205 mile marker in the northbound…

Coalition raid frees 4 aid workers in Afghanistan

By Ali Safi and Jon Stephenson, McClatchy Newspapers – KABUL, Afghanistan — Special forces from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan stormed a mountain hideout in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan…

Ex-mistress Rielle Hunter writes tell-all book about affair with John Edwards

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — The trial of John Edwards is over, but the public soon will learn more details about his career-ending affair with Rielle Hunter.…

Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life for deaths of protesters; state TV says he suffers heart attack after verdict

By Nancy A. Youssef and Mohanned Sabry, McClatchy Newspapers – CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian judge Saturday sentenced deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his minister of interior to life in prison…

Obama: It’s Time for Congress to Get to Work

Obama: It’s Time for Congress to Get to Work

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from a Honeywell manufacturing facility in Minnesota about his proposal to make it easier for companies to…

Harkin Announces $11.5 Million for Iowa Air Services; Mason City, Forest City to receive dollars

Harkin Announces $11.5 Million for Iowa Air Services; Mason City, Forest City to receive dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that 27 Municipal Airports and airport services have been awarded a total of $11,515,836 from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT)…

Olympic wrestling trials had $5.6 million economic impact on Johnson County

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — The recent 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials at the University of Iowa generated a projected $5.6 million economic impact for…

Iowa posts record month for net state tax collections

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – Net state tax receipts collected in May were the most of any month in Iowa history. The $794.5 million deposited in the state treasury after…

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Information Related to Detonation of Three Recent Improvised Explosive Devices

PHOENIX — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Atteberry today announces a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest…

Romney: California tough for GOP, but can ‘help me’ win

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Mitt Romney, raising money in Riverside on Friday, acknowledged the implausibility in winning California in the general election during his…

For Obama, the campaign is wherever he is

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – CHICAGO — President Barack Obama zipped around his hometown Friday — hitting a string of fundraisers, visiting friends and checking…

Mitt Romney discloses worth up to $250 million

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney shed dozens of stocks and holdings in various foreign companies in the last 10 months, beefing…

Britt man arrested for minor consumption

Britt man arrested for minor consumption

CLEAR LAKE – A Britt man was arrested Friday evening at a Clear Lake drinking establishment for two offenses. Alan Jeffery Horstman, 20, of Britt was picked up at PM…

Thorton woman arrested for domestic assault

Thorton woman arrested for domestic assault

THORNTON – A woman was arrested for a domestic assault just after midnight in Thornton. Angela Jean Flummer, 34, of Thornton was arrested for simple domestic assault after four Cerro…

Authorities respond to “large fight” at Mason City bar

Authorities respond to “large fight” at Mason City bar

MASON CITY – According to online media reports, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office assisted the Mason City Police Department with a “large fight” early this morning at 1341 North…

‘Men in Black 3’ censored in China

‘Men in Black 3’ censored in China

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Men in Black 3” is the latest film to face the wrath of Chinese censors. At least three minutes of…

Battleship Iowa gets a new mission in Hollywood

Battleship Iowa gets a new mission in Hollywood

By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The battleship Iowa, which once transported President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a summit with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in…

Another laconic lawman arrives on cable

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – Forget “Men in Black.” It’s men in hats who are making a comeback these days. The History Channel scored record ratings for its…

Clint’s wife aims to launch the band she’s managing into the spotlight with new reality show

By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Francesca Eastwood is slouched sideways in a chair, her bare feet hanging over the seat’s arm. As the 19-year-old toils…

‘Star Wars 1313’ marks games comeback attempt by George Lucas

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — After virtually disappearing from sight since late 2010, George Lucas’ video game company is attempting a comeback by plunging back…

Comcast chief calls his ‘Battleship’ a ‘large miss’

By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Volatility at Universal Pictures, particularly the huge loss the studio is taking on “Battleship,” has kept NBC Universal from a…

‘SNL’ funnyman Bill Hader returns as host of TCM movie series

By Susan King, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Bill Hader is known for his crazy characters, such as Stefon, Weekend Update’s flamboyant New York…

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…

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…

Chrysler aims to crack small-car market by reviving Dodge Dart

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Three years after their shotgun marriage, Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA are rolling out a new car that combines…

With old rules gone, bankers make risky bets

With old rules gone, bankers make risky bets

By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The nation’s biggest banks like to tout their low-cost checking accounts, extensive ATM networks and loans to home buyers and…

Markets fall hard; Dow goes into red for 2012

By Laura Mandaro, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. stocks started the new month with more than 2 percent losses Friday, turning the Dow industrials negative for the year and…

Lock-up over, Groupon shares tumble 9%

By Wailin Wong, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Shares of Groupon Inc. tanked on Friday, reflecting heavy selling as restrictions on insider sales of stock were lifted. The stock closed…

Rising auto sales a bright spot among bleak reports

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite signs of a slowing economy, automakers continued to power ahead as pent-up consumer demand, easier borrowing and better deals…

Freedom Communications to sell 21 small newspapers

By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Newspaper group Freedom Communications Inc. agreed to sell 21 small papers in Florida and North Carolina and warned a…

Pavano and Twins rocked by Indians

Pavano and Twins rocked by Indians

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CLEVELAND — The rest of the Minnesota Twins’ original starting rotation plans have fallen apart, and now Carl Pavano is hanging by a…

Man testifies that Dodger Stadium beating was unprovoked

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A man attacked alongside Bryan Stow testified Friday that the beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot was completely unprovoked…

Santana no-hits Cards in 8-0 rout

Santana no-hits Cards in 8-0 rout

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran came to Queens years ago planning to play an unforgettable role in making New York Mets history, and…

Heat’s comeback in fourth quarter isn’t enough

Heat’s comeback in fourth quarter isn’t enough

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – BOSTON — This city and its rocking and rambunctious arena isn’t going to let the Celtics go down without a fight. Two days after…

Nightmare of a third inning ends Brewers’ winning streak

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — After returning home early Friday morning in the wake of an inspiring four-game road sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the…

Giants edge Cubs, 4-3, behind Bumgarner

By Alex Pavlovic, San Jose Mercury News – SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner made his big league debut and won his first game at the age of 20. At 21,…

At 37, Bernard Lagat is still in pursuit of Olympic gold

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times – Time means everything to a runner. Every step equals another second ticking away, every race another chance to beat the clock. And every…

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