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Lakeville, MN man charged with soliciting boys via Craigslist

Maricella Miranda, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – A Lakeville man who posted a personal ad on Craigslist arranged to meet a 13-year-old boy and a police officer posing as a…

Sergio Garcia back in contention at Masters

Sergio Garcia back in contention at Masters

By Daniel Shirley, McClatchy Newspapers – AUGUSTA, Ga. — For a long time, Sergio Garcia was considered the best player in the world without a major title on his resume. (PHOTO: Sergio…

Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartments

Navy jet crashes into Virginia Beach apartments

By Mike Holtzclaw, Newport News (Va.) Daily Press – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Fire crews are searching an apartment complex near Naval Air Station Oceana that was struck Friday by a…

Police arrest ex-teacher who left wife for student for alleged 1998 incident

Police arrest ex-teacher who left wife for student for alleged 1998 incident

McClatchy Newspapers – MODESTO, Calif. — The former teacher from Enochs High School in Modesto whose romance with one of his students drew attention from around the world a few…

Sarajevo commemorates war’s anniversary

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times – SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — As far as the eye could see up and down the main street were rows of red plastic chairs lined up…

Iowa National Guard Airman drowns in Puerto Rico

The Iowa National Guard regrets to announce the death of Staff Sgt. Cory A. Mildenstein (“MILL dun steen”), 49, of Sioux City, Iowa. Mildenstein drowned in the Atlantic Ocean while…

Statement by the President on Easter

Statement by the President on Easter

This Sunday, Michelle and I will join Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate Easter and give thanks for the all-important gift of grace.  Easter is a…

Investigators Look to the Public for Information about Baby Found Dead in Mississippi River Last September

ST. PAUL — Investigators today renewed their call for information from the public about an infant girl whose body was found in the Mississippi River near Winona on Labor Day…

U.S. needs ‘robust research’ on gun violence

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News: ——— Yet another senseless killing spree shocked America this week, as word spread of Monday’s tragedy at Oikos University in…

Fossil-fuel subsidies: Helping the richest get richer

MCT FORUM, By Bill McKibben, Los Angeles Times – Last week, the Senate voted on a proposal by New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez to end some of the billions of dollars in…

N.I. Bucks to call Rockwell home

N.I. Bucks to call Rockwell home

MASON CITY – North Iowa Bucks Head Coach Charles Green announced today that his team will now be calling a new field its home. “It’s official… The N.I. Bucks will…

Iowa Senate proposal would create bureau to control health care costs

Iowa Senate proposal would create bureau to control health care costs

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – State officials would be required to track available data on health care costs with an eye on finding ways to control costs and slow the…

Kenney kicks it off for Iowa recruiting ’13

Kenney kicks it off for Iowa recruiting ’13

Marc Morehouse, CR Gazette – David Kenney strolled through the media interview area Wednesday afternoon with his family and recruiting coordinator Eric Johnson. The eye test says about 6-foot-2 with…

Iowa lawmakers want death threat at Iowa Capitol to be reviewed

Iowa lawmakers want death threat at Iowa Capitol to be reviewed

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – The FBI and Iowa State Patrol are reviewing video shot in and around the Capitol as part of their investigation into a death threat…

Heat’s feisty victory over physical Thunder showed Heat won’t be intimidated

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – Heat coach Erik Spoelstra began his news conference after the Miami’s most significant victory since the All-Star break defending the perception of his team.…

Some 49ers appalled by Saints’ bounty plan

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – Count 49ers safety Donte Whitner among those appalled by Thursday’s revelation that the New Orleans Saints defense was ordered by then-coordinator Gregg Williams…

Monte Poole: Gregg Williams’ audio portrays Saints as head hunters

By Monte Poole, The Oakland Tribune – No matter the results of any investigation, or how much evidence is uncovered and presented, nothing ever hits an unaware public with more…

Russia and Europe view joint 2016 Mars project

By Wolfgang Jung – MOSCOW — Russian space agency Roskosmos and the European Space Agency signed a statement of intent Friday to launch a mission to explore Mars. From 2016,…

Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella hospitalized again

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – Rick Santorum’s youngest daughter, Bella, who suffers from a severe genetic disorder, has been hospitalized, the presidential candidate’s campaign announced Friday. “Rick and…

Victim of chimp attack talks about recovery, hopes for the future

Victim of chimp attack talks about recovery, hopes for the future

By Jon Lender, The Hartford Courant – HARTFORD, Conn. — Charla Nash says she still can’t remember the brutal attack by a chimpanzee that tore off her face and hands…

Job growth slows sharply in March

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Employers added a modest 120,000 new jobs in March, ending a streak of solid job gains in the prior three months…

Charles Manson has not been a model prisoner

Charles Manson has not been a model prisoner

By Andrew Blankstein and Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Charles Manson, who will go before the parole board for the 12th time next week, has not…

River City Dames of Anarchy to donate portion of ticket sales to Humane Society of North Iowa

MASON CITY – North Iowa’s flat track roller derby team, the River City Dames of Anarchy will host their season opener at the North Iowa Fairgrounds this Saturday night against…

MCFD handles vehicle fire Friday morning

MCFD handles vehicle fire Friday morning

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Friday morning, at approximately 7:15 a.m., the Mason City Fire Department answered a call to go to 428 4th Street…

Steve King protest to be held in Mason City

MASON CITY – There will be a protest of U.S. Representative Steve King held on Monday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. The following information was released concerning the event: ———…

Lawyers fear ‘Stand Your Ground’ backlash

By David Ovalle, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — With the worldwide scrutiny of “Stand Your Ground” law after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, criminal-defense lawyers statewide fear that the widespread…

Death penalty repeal clears hurdle in Conn.

By Daniela Altimari and Jon Lender, The Hartford Courant – HARTFORD. Conn. — Connecticut is poised to become the 17th state to abolish the death penalty after the Senate passed a…

Americans quickly adapt to e-reading, study finds

By Jeff Gelles, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Here’s what’s happening on the plugged-in side of the digital divide: an extraordinarily swift change in how people are reading books and…

NFL team owner to athletes: Business success isn’t easy

By Kirsten Valle Pittman, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jerry Richardson has some news for professional athletes trying to make it in business: It’s not easy. “You never know what’s…

Bitter partisan divisions has Congress playing ‘infrastructure chicken’

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Providing money for highways and infrastructure historically has been one of Congress’ easiest tasks. After all, it gives every lawmaker a chance to…

Consumer Confidential: Time to take ownership of personal data

By David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times – Who owns your personal information — you or the business you share it with? It’s a fundamental question that gets to the heart of…

Obama signs bipartisan JOBS Act into law

Obama signs bipartisan JOBS Act into law

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill aimed at giving small businesses more access to capital, touting the measure as…

Senate’s Mitch McConnell tells Obama to ‘back off’ Supreme Court

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell charged Thursday that President Barack Obama had “crossed a dangerous line” when he commented on the Supreme Court’s…

Obama respects Supreme Court’s power to rule on laws, Holder says

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama respects the Supreme Court’s power to rule…

Obama vs. Supreme Court is latest episode in recurring rivalry

By Michael Doyle and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Barack Obama got off to a bad start with the Supreme Court the very moment he was sworn in as…

With peace deadline nearing, Syria sends helicopters against rebels

By David Enders, McClatchy Newspapers – BEIRUT — The Syrian military stepped up its campaign against anti-government rebels Thursday as a deadline for the government to implement a U.N.-sponsored peace plan…

Chicago pimp gets 50 years for sex trafficking

By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The young woman with a sweet face walked to the lectern, past the man who had forced her to become a prostitute at…

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family members

By Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In a reflection of both the horrific and high-profile nature of William Balfour’s murder trial, several prospective jurors audibly gasped Thursday when…

Olbermann’s $70 million suit accuses Current TV of blackmail

By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Keith Olbermann isn’t mincing words in his $70 million lawsuit against Current TV. Dumped last week by the upstart cable network,…

‘Octomom’ back on public assistance

By Kimi Yoshino, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Despite dire financial straits, octuplets mother Nadya Suleman said she is still capable of being a good mother and supporting her…

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