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Heat come up short of sweep, fall 89-87 to Knicks

Heat come up short of sweep, fall 89-87 to Knicks

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – NEW YORK — The Miami Heat had the opportunity to give themselves a week off. Instead, they took most of Sunday off. And appeared significantly…

Greene’s 2-homer day sparks Cards, 8-1

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – HOUSTON — Tyler Greene showed all those offensive skills today that could provide the definitive separation between suspect and prospect. The St. Louis Cardinals’…

Holiday steps up as Sixers take 3-1 lead on Bulls

Holiday steps up as Sixers take 3-1 lead on Bulls

By Bob Cooney, Philadelphia Daily News – PHILADELPHIA — Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner couldn’t be more different when it comes to personalities. Holiday demands respect with his cool style, easygoing…

Carp’s homer helps Mariners take series from Twins

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Mike Carp finally had the chance to talk home runs again, along with the importance of timing and what it takes to…

Giants defeat Milwaukee Brewers in 11 innings

By Carl Steward, Contra Costa Times – SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants aren’t exactly rolling into Los Angeles for their first series against the Dodgers in full-speed locomotive mode,…

Dodgers fall to Cubs in 11 innings, lose Hairston to hamstring injury

Dodgers fall to Cubs in 11 innings, lose Hairston to hamstring injury

By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times – CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Dodgers started the day fretting about a hamstring injury to slugger Matt Kemp, then enduring a 2-hour 41-minute rain…

White House Continues Effort to Stop Student Interest Rate Increase

On Friday, the President traveled to Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, to speak with students and their parents about the need to prevent interest rates on federal subsidized student…

NIACC baseball is three-seed in Region XI Tournament

NIACC baseball is three-seed in Region XI Tournament

NIACC baseball will be the third seed in this week’s Region XI Tournament after Southeastern’s sweep of Iowa Lakes on Sunday. Southeastern (15-9) topped Iowa Lakes 10-5 and 5-3 to…

George Lindsey, Goober Pyle on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ dies at 83

By Dennis Mclellan, Los Angeles Times – George Lindsey, the Southern-born character actor who played dim hayseed Goober Pyle, the genial gas station auto mechanic on “The Andy Griffith Show”…

Sarkozy out in France; ruling parties lose in Greece in backlash over austerity

Sarkozy out in France; ruling parties lose in Greece in backlash over austerity

By Roy Gutman, McClatchy Newspapers – ATHENS, Greece — French and Greek voters delivered a sharp rebuke to their governments in national elections Sunday, raising questions about the viability of…

Israel’s Netanyahu calls early elections for September

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Sunday that he is moving to dismantle what has been considered one of the more stable…

Russian protesters clash with police on eve of Putin’s inauguration

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times – MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in protest ahead of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration…

NIACC softball eliminated by Ellsworth to end season

NIACC softball eliminated by Ellsworth to end season

FORT DODGE, Iowa – NIACC softball’s season came to a close on Saturday as the Trojans were ousted by Ellsworth 12-1 at the Region XI Tournament. NIACC scored its only…

2 Illinois women plead guilty to selling counterfeit goods

PEORIA, Ill. — Two Central Illinois women have pleaded guilty of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. The two woman conducted business as “The Purse Lady” and sold counterfeit items.…

ICE arrests 13 during enforcement operation targeting convicted criminal aliens in the Boston-area

BOSTON — During a two-day targeted enforcement operation in the Boston area, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 13 convicted criminal aliens.…

Texas man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for child sexual exploitation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local man has been sentenced to 210 months in prison following his conviction for producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of…

HSI targets bandit crews that exploit the Arizona border

You’ll find them in Arizona’s most remote areas, brandishing firearms and bullet-proof vests. They are on the hunt for weapons traffickers or drug smugglers. But they’re not law enforcement officers.…

Leader in alien smuggling ring sentenced to 18 years in prison

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A 27-year-old southwest Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Monday for alien smuggling that resulted in the death of a Honduran national.…

Softball: Buckeyes Clip Iowa in Series Finale

Softball: Buckeyes Clip Iowa in Series Finale

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to down the University of Iowa softball team, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Field.…

9/11 defense lawyer claims system is rigged

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—The five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks used their weekend war court appearances to stage “peaceful…

Kinney Pioneer Museum opened this week

Kinney Pioneer Museum opened this week

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Kinney Pioneer Museum season opened this week. You can experience life on the Iowa frontier through the vintage exhibits…

Common waterborne pathogens that can make swimmers sick

Erin Jordan, CR Gazette – Cryptosporidium (Crypto) This parasite can cause diarrhea in animals and humans. Cryptosporidiosis is usually mild for most people but can cause severe, potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness…

Police obtain search warrant on Mercy doctor’s home

Police obtain search warrant on Mercy doctor’s home

MASON CITY – Shortly before 10pm Saturday night Cerro Gordo County Sheriff department received a call reporting and underage drinking party involving drugs and alcohol at 14587 300 Court north…

Airports going ‘green’ with renewable energy

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – “The one thing we seem to have in abundance out here is wind,” said Tim Bradshaw, Eastern Iowa Airport director. And with that gift from Mother…

Jeff Miller: Reggie Evans is Clippers’ barometer

Jeff Miller: Reggie Evans is Clippers’ barometer

By Jeff Miller, The Orange County Register – LOS ANGELES — He has played 10 NBA seasons, never making an All-Star team, never averaging as many as six points a game,…

Cardinals fall to Norris and Astros again

Cardinals fall to Norris and Astros again

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – HOUSTON — Bud Norris was 6-2 with a 2.37 earned-run average against the Cardinals. Jaime Garcia was 0-3 and 6.39 against the Houston Astros.…

Mariners, Hernandez blank Twins, 7-0

By Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Getting their staff ace to shut down one of the worst offenses in baseball wasn’t the key to the Seattle Mariners finally…

Mason City man faces child endangerment and drunken driving charges

Mason City man faces child endangerment and drunken driving charges

Shortly before 7pm Friday evening Mason City police made a traffic contact in the 100 block of Washington Avenue North near the Southbridge Mall. As a result of the traffic…

Clinton to Columbia College graduates: ‘Follow your heart as well as your mind’

By Carolyn Click, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former President Bill Clinton urged Columbia College graduates Saturday to find work they love and develop “creative cooperation” to resolve pressing problems…

The changing classroom: Laptops replace lectures in schools

The changing classroom: Laptops replace lectures in schools

By Erin Richards, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WAUKESHA, Wis. — Last year, Kim Crosby spent about 80 percent of her class time teaching math concepts at Waukesha STEM Academy. For the…

Campaign ads this year have been overwhelmingly negative

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — This has been an unusually ugly year in political advertising. Seven out of 10 ads that have aired so far in this presidential…

‘Super PAC’ rethinks certain donations

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Anxiety about the effect of a ban on political spending by federal contractors is prompting new caution by a company connected to…

Debtors seethe, sue over collectors’ tactics

Debtors seethe, sue over collectors’ tactics

By Marjie Lundstrom and Sam Stanton, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kristy Schwarm was introduced to collection agencies after she bounced an $83.41 check at a Mendocino County FoodMaxx. She…

UPDATED: Accused 9/11 co-conspirators defiant all day long at war court arraignment

UPDATED: Accused 9/11 co-conspirators defiant all day long at war court arraignment

By Carol Rosenberg, McClatchy Newspapers – GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators put on a show of defiance during a marathon…

Clark: Why I joined Fed ^ North Iowa

The public debate over the authenticity of a Facebook group called Fed ^ North Iowa has led one of the group leaders to offer her motivation for getting involved. The…

Iowa softball sweeps Ohio State

Iowa softball sweeps Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa softball team kept pace in the Big Ten Conference title race by sweeping the doubleheader at Ohio State on Saturday night at Buckeye…

Iowa splits doubleheader with Michigan

Iowa splits doubleheader with Michigan

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team split a Saturday afternoon doubleheader against Michigan at Duane Banks Field. The Wolverines came from behind to win game one…

‘Super PAC’ rethinks certain donations

By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Anxiety about the effect of a ban on political spending by federal contractors is prompting new caution by a company connected to…

Linda Robertson: Jamaica International Invitational gives stage to home hero Usain Bolt

By Linda Robertson, McClatchy Newspapers – KINGSTON, Jamaica — With the London Olympics 82 days from commencing, a glittering cast of medal contenders converged at the Jamaica International Invitational on Saturday…

NIACC volleyball summer league

NIACC volleyball summer league

MASON CITY, Iowa – NIACC volleyball will hold its annual summer volleyball league this summer starting on Jun 13. Deadline for registration is May 25.  The league starts on June…

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