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Bodies of all four missing Iowa boat passengers recovered

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – The bodies of four missing people following a boating collision early Saturday morning near Burlington have been recovered. All four of the…

2 more charged with plot to make explosives to use during summit

Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Two more men have been charged with planning to make explosives to be used during the NATO summit. Police would not say whether they are…

NATO leaders agree on exit plan for Afghanistan

NATO leaders agree on exit plan for Afghanistan

By Steven Thomma and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers – CHICAGO — President Barack Obama and NATO allies on Sunday charted an outwardly confident path to a postwar Afghanistan, their talk…

6 die as earthquake hits Italian cities

By Sabine Dobel ROME — Six people were killed Sunday when a magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit northern Italy. Old buildings including churches and towers collapsed or were damaged. An estimated 3,000…

Pakistan blocks Twitter

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD —Pakistan’s decision to block access to the online social network Twitter on Sunday drew sharp criticism from human rights activists, who called it…

What the evidence in Trayvon Martin case doesn’t show

By Scott Hiaasen, Audra D.S. Burch and Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The stack of evidence released last week in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman is notable,…

Libyan convicted in Pan Am 103 bombing dies

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO— Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, convicted in the 1988 bombing of an American airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, died at home in Tripoli on Sunday…

Steve King launches town hall tour; in Mason City Tuesday

Steve King launches town hall tour; in Mason City Tuesday

Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron) has announced the launch of his campaign’s “Restoring our American Dream” town hall tour. The tour, which kicks off this Monday, May 21st in Congressman King’s…

Photo of the day: Reflection on the Cedar River

Photo of the day: Reflection on the Cedar River

Photo of a Charles City, Iowa bridge submitted by Corey Jacobson.…

Levey the Great Entertains at Grand Opening

Levey the Great Entertains at Grand Opening

by Jody pear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Pulling into the Mason City Auto Sales parking lot Saturday, at the corner of South Monroe and 1st Street NW,…

Justice Dept. is right to go after Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio

MCT FORUM, By Jose Miguel Leyva – Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is finally being called to task. The Department of Justice’s lawsuit against “America’s toughest sheriff” alleges that he and…

China’s secret? It owes Americans nearly $1 trillion

MCT FORUM, By Richard Parker – China has a secret: It owes American investors hundreds of billions of dollars. The Chinese government doesn’t like to talk about it and the…

Facebook’s epic fail

Facebook’s epic fail

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times – Maybe the dumb money wasn’t so dumb this time. The stock market did turn out to be a voting machine on Facebook on…

Is Facebook a graveyard for games?

By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — It may be a financial bonanza for investors riding on the coattails of Facebook’s grand initial public offering Friday, but…

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng grateful to be safe in U.S.

By Lisa Mascaro, Barbara Demick and Andrew Tangel, Tribune Washington Bureau – NEW YORK — After years of detention and a bold escape to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, blind…

Missing actor tells friends he’s alive, entering rehab

By Richard Winton and Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Nick Stahl, the actor who played John Connor in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and has…

A new status update for Facebook CEO

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A day after taking his company public and raising his wealth to more than $19 billion, Facebook Chief Executive Mark…

Federal spending in Alaska has leveled off, report says

By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The explosive growth of federal spending in Alaska has flattened, according to a new analysis, but the state’s per-capita haul is still…

Durant drops big shot on Lakers in 103-100 win

Durant drops big shot on Lakers in 103-100 win

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — New adventures in Los Angeles Lakers playoff losses … They have been blown out. They have frittered away a seven-point…

More improvements completed on 19th Street SE Saturday

More improvements completed on 19th Street SE Saturday

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY -More work was accomplished along 19th Street SE in Mason City this weekend. Volunteers Chris Watts and Larry Solberg, who both live along that…

Clippers lose their edge, now are on the edge after Game 3 loss to Spurs

Clippers lose their edge, now are on the edge after Game 3 loss to Spurs

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The end is near, no matter what the Los Angeles Clippers say, no matter which cliche they attempt to utter,…

Safe Waters, Safe Swimming

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins local public health partners and the CDC in recognizing May 21 through 27 as National Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention…

Sunday’s Game 4 could be the defining moment in the Heat’s Big 3 era

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – INDIANAPOLIS — Suddenly, the Heat feels like the lesser of two teams here in Indiana. Pushed around for two games ina row, Miami finds…

Europe’s governments, banks perilously entwined

By Henry Chu and Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — The alarm over potential bank runs in Greece and Spain this past week has highlighted an often-overlooked fact: Europe’s…

Texas man who raped, impregnated daughter sentenced to 40 years

By Marty Sabota, McClatchy Newspapers – WEATHERFORD, Texas — A Parker County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for repeatedly impregnating his daughter over more than a…

Levenhagen book signing to be held at library

Levenhagen book signing to be held at library

Eric Levenhagen, CPA CTC from ProWise Tax & Accounting, LLC in Mason City will give an author talk and book signing at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in…

Kershaw goes the distance, blanks Cards, 6-0

By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers won another game, but also lost another player. Before their 6-0 victory over the defending World…

Manly Library Creates Digital Archive

Manly Library Creates Digital Archive

MANLY – The Manly Public Library has created a digital archive of FitnessDigest.us, available to patrons that visit the library. FitnessDigest.us is a digital edition magazine that features athletes using…

Networks shake things up for fall

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — The commercial broadcast networks have announced their plans for next season. I’m scared. There’s a beast in New York City.…

Steve Everitt talks bounties; active NFL players hold back

By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press – The NFL may be America’s most popular sport, but this off-season it was rocked by the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, in which…

Activist keeps up protests at Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic

By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times – JACKSON, Miss. — It was a Wednesday morning in front of the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. C. Roy McMillan was camped outside, as…

Alleged Mexican drug lord arrested in Mexico, authorities say

By Richard Marosi and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times – SAN DIEGO — Alleged drug kingpin Victor Emilio Cazares, among the most wanted traffickers in the United States, has been arrested…

NAACP endorses gay marriage

NAACP endorses gay marriage

By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In a move that some called historic, the country’s oldest black civil rights group voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage. The…

Romney, wife contribute $150,000 to his campaign

By Melanie Mason, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The Romney campaign added two noteworthy names to the donor rolls this week: Ann and Mitt Romney. The couple donated a combined…

Analysis: Three states stand out in 2012 presidential election

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The presidential candidates have just placed their opening bets, and three states stand out as keys to the 2012 election: Ohio, Virginia…