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Wade, with a little help from LeBron, powers Heat to East finals

Wade, with a little help from LeBron, powers Heat to East finals

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – INDIANAPOLIS — Dwyane Wade apparently wanted three days off, and the opportunity to watch the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers sweat out a Game 7…

Wade and LeBron too tough and too much for Pacers

Wade and LeBron too tough and too much for Pacers

By Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel – INDIANAPOLIS — This series left the Heat bloodied, stitched and smiling. When the final buzzer sounded, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James hugged each other in…

Auction of vial said to contain Ronald Reagan blood halted

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times – VENTURA, Calif. — A vial that purportedly contains Ronald Reagan’s blood has been donated to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation after expressions of outrage…

Senate approves FDA overhaul that would provide faster access to generic drugs

Senate approves FDA overhaul that would provide faster access to generic drugs

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In a momentary flash of bipartisanship, the Senate approved legislation that would allow Americans speedier access to generic drugs as well as…

PHOTOS: MCFD battle fire Thursday evening

PHOTOS: MCFD battle fire Thursday evening

READER SUBMITTED PHOTO AND INFORMATION: MCFD battle blaze at 141 23rd Street SW Thursday night. Onlookers said that two small dogs were rescued and a pet lizard died. Angel, below…

$3.5 Million in CDBG Awards Made to Seven Iowa Communities

May 24, 2012 (DES MOINES, IA) – Downtown Revitalization awards totaling $3.5 million were announced today for seven Iowa communities. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds…

King: “Small Businesses are the Heart Beat of America”

King: “Small Businesses are the Heart Beat of America”

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today in honor of National Small Business Week. King is a member of the Small Business Committee and started his own…

Rowdy bar crowd of 40 threatens Austin, MN police officers

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Local law enforcement avoided a dangerous situation Saturday morning when they were met by a crowd of roughly 40 rowdy bar-goers. The crowd formed…

47-year-old Austin, MN man convicted for groping young man

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – After fondling a man against his will last February, an Austin man must now register as a predatory offender. Terry Lee Barrett, 47, was…

Hormel reports 17% earnings increase for second quarter

Adam Harringa, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – After two quarters of decline, Hormel Foods Corp. rebounded with a 17 percent second-quarter profit increase, boosted by strong results at its Jennie-O Turkey…

Workforce and Economic Development Regional Status Reports Released

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have released a series of 17 regional reports to accompany the Iowa Workforce and Economic Development Status…

The Big Picture: Stale-looking ‘That’s My Boy’ is a raunchy risk for Adam Sandler

By Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times – Adam Sandler may be making the biggest gamble of his career this summer. Even though his films have become increasingly family-friendly in recent years,…

Elton John in hospital with ‘serious infection,’ cancels Vegas gigs

By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel three upcoming concerts due to a respiratory infection, the superstar singer announced Thursday…

Prosecutors ask to seal statements Zimmerman made to law enforcement

By Jeff Weiner, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Prosecutors want a judge to seal key evidence in the case against George Zimmerman from the public until trial, including the…

Iran presses world powers for response to its nuclear proposal

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – BAGHDAD — Talks between six world powers and Tehran over the disputed Iranian nuclear program went into a second day in Baghdad on Thursday…

N.Y. police have individual in custody in Etan Patz case

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times – NEW YORK — New York Police on Thursday had someone in custody in connection with one of the city’s and country’s most gripping…

Hewlett-Packard to cut 27,000 jobs

By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Saying it needed to reduce expenses to reinvigorate its struggling business, Hewlett Packard on Wednesday said it will…

City looking at sanitation department privitization

City looking at sanitation department privitization

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Following one of its priorities for this year, the Mayor and Council is aggressively pursuing a request for proposals (RFP) for garbage and recycled items…

Op-ed: What is a “driving force?” by Peter Children

Today’s editorial defines the meaning of oxymoron if nothing else.  In it the Globe refers to three entries: The Chamber of Commerce, the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corp. and…

SpaceX successfully flies by International Space Station

SpaceX successfully flies by International Space Station

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — While orbiting Earth at about 17,000 mph, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule came within 1.5 miles of the International Space Station in…

Franciscan clergy sex abuse case records released

By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Thousands of pages of previously confidential records related to Franciscan clergymen accused of child sexual abuse have been posted online, three…

‘Pro-choice’ position hits record low, according to poll

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The percentage of Americans who say they are “pro-choice” reached a record low, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, but…

Man wrote on Facebook hours before gunning down girlfriend at restaurant, killing himself

By John Monk, McClatchy Newspapers – COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jamael “JGood” Goodman posted his intentions on Facebook just hours before he shot his girlfriend to death and then committed suicide. “Ima…

Woman injured during filming of ‘Transformers’ movie wins $18.5 million

By Jim Jaworski, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — A 26-year-old woman is being awarded $18.5 million after an on-set accident during the filming of the third “Transformers” movie left her seriously…

Former first lady Nancy Reagan recovering from fall

By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Former first lady Nancy Reagan is continuing to recover from a March fall at her home that left the 90-year-old with…

Iowa targeting ‘middle skills’ work force weakness in new report

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Iowa employers face a mounting shortage of workers with needed post-high school credentials shy of a bachelor’s degree, a new state report says. About 50…

Romney, at U.S. Chamber, tees off on Obama, teachers unions

Romney, at U.S. Chamber, tees off on Obama, teachers unions

By Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Targeting an issue popular with women, a key voter group, Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama’s leadership on education Wednesday and blamed…

Obama rebuts GOP charges on U.S. influence

Obama rebuts GOP charges on U.S. influence

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Barack Obama pushed back against the idea of U.S. influence being in decline — and against Republican criticism of…

Secret Service chief says there’s no culture of misbehavior

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan apologized Wednesday before a Senate panel for the prostitution scandal that has embarrassed his agency and overshadowed President…

MN Man Indicted for Sexually Abusing Three Girls

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier this week in federal court, a 59-year-old man from the northern Minnesota community of Grygla was charged in a superseding indictment for sexually abusing two additional girls while on…

Four arrested in East Park Tuesday night

Four arrested in East Park Tuesday night

Members of the Mason City Police Department responded to a complaint of subjects in East Park after hours at 11:50pm Tuesday night. Officers located two 15-year-old Mason City teens, a…

The European financial crisis isn’t that far away

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, May 23: ——— The furor in Greece looks like what a British prime minister once…

NFL can’t cushion battle over pads

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – By the 2013 season, all NFL players will be required to wear knee and thigh pads. Or will they? NFL owners voted Tuesday to…

Brewers win to avoid sweep; Estrada injured

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — Even when something goes right, something goes wrong. That’s what kind of season it has been for the Milwaukee Brewers. On a…

Harkin Announces Over $1.2 Million for Spectrum Resources in Des Moines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that Spectrum Resources of Des Moines has been awarded $1,211,405 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Reintegration of Ex-Offenders-Adult Programs.  The…

Google Chrome becomes most used Web browser

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer last week as the world’s most used Web browser, according to a statistic released Monday.…

Seventeen Indicted for Distributing Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Cocaine on MN Indian Reservation

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced today that 17 individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug distribution offenses alleged to have occurred in and around…

BP to spend $400 million in air pollution settlement

By Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — In a move that promises cleaner air throughout the Chicago area, BP on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $400 million to settle…

Poll: Rubio would help Romney build lead in Florida

By Marc Caputo, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Mitt Romney has crept to a 6-percentage point lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where a new poll shows a majority of…

Little progress seen as diplomats collide over Iran nuclear talks

Little progress seen as diplomats collide over Iran nuclear talks

By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – BAGHDAD — Hopes for quick progress on Iran’s disputed nuclear program faded rapidly Wednesday, as diplomats from six world powers and Iran collided bitterly…

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