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Mason City woman arrested for domestic assault incident

Mason City woman arrested for domestic assault incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested Monday morning after a domestic incident. Donyale Maria Jones, 24, of 221 2nd Street NE was arrested at about 9:06 AM…

Cubs outslug Padres to end 12-game losing streak

Cubs outslug Padres to end 12-game losing streak

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The Cubs’ losing streak ended at 12 games Monday with an 11-7 victory over the Padres at Wrigley Field, ending a stretch general…

Syria denies responsibility for massacre

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Syrian authorities on Sunday denied responsibility for a weekend massacre in the central town of Houla in which…

Senate Passes Grassley Bill to Ban Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

Senate Passes Grassley Bill to Ban Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on May 24th received full Senate passage of his legislation to impose a nationwide ban on the chemicals used to make the dangerous…

Two arrested after alleged beating of gay man

Peter Passi and Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune, Minn. – Two men were arrested after an alleged assault at an abandoned gravel pit in New Independence Township shortly after 11 p.m.…

Minnesota Twins and Jason Marquis officially part ways

John Shipley, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – The Twins and Jason Marquis officially parted ways Monday, May 28, when the veteran right-hander cleared release waivers. Though the Twins are on…

U.N. Security Council condemns Syria army attack in Houla

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday condemned Syrian army artillery and tank barrages on a civilian neighborhood where 108 people, most…

College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Now that the issue of the president’s birth certificate has been laid to rest (mostly), some conservatives are turning their attention…

Israeli police convicted of leaving Palestinian to die

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — Two Israeli police officers were convicted Monday of negligent homicide for removing a suspected Palestinian car thief from a prison hospital and…

Tony Blair faces inquiry into role of press during his premiership

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair defended his relationship with media owner Rupert Murdoch during questioning Monday before a panel looking into…

Questions remain about why naked man on Miami causeway tried to rip flesh off another man’s face

By Daniela Guzman and Diana Moskovitz, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — Only the police tape, the bloodstain on the ground and a grotesque mystery remained after the brutal attack on the…

Kofi Annan arrives in Syria as massacre adds urgency to peace plan

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Syria on Monday amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the massacre of more…

Statement by the Press Secretary on Student Loan Interest Rate Votes in the Senate

From the White House Press Secretary (Jay Carney): With only 37 days left to stop student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1, Senate Republicans still have not proven…

Vandals strike Aredale welcome sign

Vandals strike Aredale welcome sign

by Matt Marquardt – AREDALE, IOWA – Vandals struck a welcome sign in the town of Aredale, Iowa last night, mayor Jeremy Minnier confirmed this morning. “It just happened last…

Memorial Day observed at Elmwood Cemetery

Memorial Day observed at Elmwood Cemetery

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Memorial Day was observed and celebrated this morning at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City. The program was organized by the Mason City Veteran’s…

Scour Holes Causing Boat Launching Problems on Two Clear Lake Ramps

Scour Holes Causing Boat Launching Problems on Two Clear Lake Ramps

From the Iowa DNR: VENTURA – Boaters launching from the Ventura Access and McIntosh Woods boat ramps are advised to only back their trailer down as far as necessary to…

USS Iowa begins trek to Los Angeles

Terry Coyle, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The USS Iowa has left San Francisco and is on its way to its new home in southern California. The battleship was…

Obama’s Weekly address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Obama’s Weekly address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama paid tribute to our men and women in uniform who have died in service to our country.  The President also reaffirmed our nation’s…

LeBron James’ worth goes beyond the stat sheet

LeBron James’ worth goes beyond the stat sheet

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel  – MIAMI — It is perhaps the greatest joy of Dan Craig’s job. As Miami Heat video coordinator, it is his responsibility to break down…

Cubs’ skid hits 12 as Pirates pull off sweep

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — As the Cubs inched closer to tying the franchise record for consecutive losses, the architects of the team were back home focusing…

Heat vs. Celtics: Who has the edge?

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel – Looking as the key elements of Celtics-Heat: Center Centers? What centers? Both teams essentially enter playing power forwards masquerading as starting centers, the Celtics…

Lions’ Nick Fairley arrested again, clocked doing 100 mph on Ala. highway

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Nick Fairley is in trouble again. This time, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and attempting to elude police.…

Cabrera’s homer in 9th rallies Tigers past Twins

Cabrera’s homer in 9th rallies Tigers past Twins

By Joe Christensen, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)  – MINNEAPOLIS — After drawing near-capacity crowds at Target Field for the first two games against Detroit this weekend, the Twins had their third…

Kasey Kahne wins his 3rd 600

Kasey Kahne wins his 3rd 600

By Jim Utter, McClatchy Newspapers – CONCORD, N.C. — This must be Kasey Kahne, Version 2.0. Kahne, who at one point early in the season was in danger of falling…

Spurs go into attack mode to beat Thunder, 101-98, in Game 1

By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times – SAN ANTONIO — The late-night wake-up call consisted of a singular phrase, four words that shook up a team while keeping it on…

Golden Gate Bridge gets a light show for 75th birthday

Golden Gate Bridge gets a light show for 75th birthday

By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Golden Gate Bridge is getting a little sparkle for its 75th birthday. On Sunday, remotely operated mirrors on top…

Lawyer for 3 arrested before NATO summit under attack for releasing photo of purported undercover policeman

By Jason Meisner and Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — It was shortly before 2 a.m. on the eve of the NATO summit when the criminal-defense lawyer emerged from…

Witnesses contradict each other, change stories in Trayvon Martin case

By Frances Robles, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — The fight between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin began with two people huffing and puffing in the dark, and then a brief…

Panetta warns against defense-spending cuts

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday that it would be “disastrous” for Congress to allow cuts in defense spending as scheduled in January.…

NATO attack killed family, Afghan government says

By Alex Rodriguez and Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan authorities on Sunday said a NATO airstrike killed a family of eight at their house in…

Photo of the day: Bear in Nora Springs area

Photo of the day: Bear in Nora Springs area

This reader submitted photo (courtesy of a Nora Springs woman) is said to be of a bear spotted in that area.…

Think Congress is sophomoric? A study says you’re right

Think Congress is sophomoric? A study says you’re right

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — If it sounds like the debates in Congress have devolved into those of teenagers, it’s because they have. Discourse in the…

USA Today: Clear Lake has top beaches

USA Today: Clear Lake has top beaches

CLEAR LAKE, IA: Clear Lake is home to two top beaches according to USA Today. Clear Lake’s City Beach and Clear Lake State Park Beach were both mentioned in the…

European couple traveling near Big Sur, Calif., assists stranded Ted Turner

By Julia Prodis Sulek, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sometimes even big shots rely on the kindness of strangers. In the case of media mogul and…

Franchitti wins Indy, remembers Wheldon

By Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Wheldon would have been back in victory lane. You can bet on that. He’d have laughed, maybe wept, and patted…

Latham: If we don’t remember them, who will?

Latham: If we don’t remember them, who will?

From U.S. Rep. Tom Latham – Perhaps the most fitting way to observe Memorial Day is to call to mind the collective memories we share of those Americans who sacrificed…

Appeals court green-lights Shell Oil’s drilling in Alaska Arctic this year

Appeals court green-lights Shell Oil’s drilling in Alaska Arctic this year

By Lisa Demer, McClatchy Newspapers – ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An appeals court has sided with the federal government in giving the go-ahead to Shell Oil Co. to move forward with…

Nate McCoy Prepares For NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

Nate McCoy Prepares For NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

AMES, Iowa – It’s been 32 years since an Iowa State golfer made an appearance at the NCAA finals and that will all change this week. Senior Nate McCoy, who…